Summer Teaching Opportunity

| January 20, 2015

Teaching Fellow Job Description

Purpose Statement: The Practice Makes Perfect teaching fellowship

program is one of the most rewarding and rigorous experiences available to

undergraduate students across the country. The fellowship will prepare

individuals for a career in education while also teach skills such as leadership,

communication, and perseverance that are transferable to any profession.

About the Organization

Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) is an innovative education organization that

partners with communities to eliminate the summer learning loss and create

high quality learning opportunities for inner-city youth, K-12, using a unique

near-peer mentorship model. During PMP’s intensive summer program,

scholars participate in rigorous Common Core-aligned lessons in reading,

writing, and math in addition to enjoying daily enrichment activities. Mentors

in the program are four years older, support scholars throughout the day, and

receive two additional hours of leadership development and college prep.

Teaching Fellows will:

• Complete 50+ hours of training and orientation.

• Gain 200 hours of teaching experience with the support of a certified NY

teacher (Teaching Coach).

• Develop lesson plans and deliver instruction to scholars in the subjects

of reading, writing, and math.

• Design and lead enrichment activities.

• Assess scholar progress toward daily objectives and summer goals with

the purpose of eliminating the summer learning loss and making gains in

core content areas.

• Instruct mentors in how they can be most effective in their relationships

with scholars.

• Lead mentor sessions in leadership development and college preparation

(this can include SAT prep, passion mapping, and more).

• Create and maintain relationships with parents and/or legal guardians

throughout the summer to share scholar achievements and reinforce

classroom goals and expectations.

• Differentiate instruction for a wide-variety of learning styles.

• Develop and/or maintain a prescribed classroom and behavior

management system.

• Gathers and submits all required data in a timely manner (test scores,

attendance, end of summer report cards etc.).

• Engage in professional development run by their Teaching Coach with

the purpose of strengthening teaching practices to ensure measurable

student outcomes.

Skills and Qualifications

The Practice Makes Perfect teaching fellowship is available to juniors, seniors,

and graduate students pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s preferably in

education and/or a related field. Candidates must also have:

• A minimum of one semester student teaching or a similarly related


• Availability for all of training (middle of June) and the summer program

(July and early August).

• Excellent organizational ability including planning, prioritizing, and time


• A passion for education and a deep set belief in the potential of all

students, regardless of socioeconomic status, to achieve success.

• Leadership experience and ability across a variety of settings.

• Excellent interpersonal skills to motivate others.


• 6-week fellowship (1-week training, 5-week program)

• Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

• Weekly Average Commitment: 40 hours (excluding transportation)


The PMP teaching fellowship pays hourly at a rate of $8.75/hr.

Please note there is a potential for performance-based bonuses.


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