Summer Writing & Math Instructors

Summer Writing & Math Instructors

* Temporary summer employment * Salary: $6,000 *

Pre-College Academy Dates: June 16 ; July 24, 2014

Educators with experience working with English Language Learners are strongly encouraged to apply.

Program Description:

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is a University of California-sponsored program that prepares young people from educationally underserved backgrounds for college admission. For over 25 years, EAOP at UC Berkeley has offered its summer enrichment program, the Pre-College Academy (PCA), to EAOP high school students the summer after their 9th & 10th grades. PCA offers students rigorous coursework, college-style expectations and an environment of challenging academic camaraderie with intensive support from faculty, staff and peers. All classes are offered on-campus at UC Berkeley. Students commit to two academic courses including Writing, and Math (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus) or Engineering. PCA seeks to prepare students for academic success in the following school year including enrollment in honors and Advanced Placement courses and excellence in classes that meet the University of California’s A-G subject requirements.

Writing Instructor Description:

PCA instructors are responsible for creating and implementing an exciting course geared toward high school students completing their 9th and 10th grade years. Instructors select their own topic and develop courses that will improve students’ writing and critical thinking. Examples of courses taught in the past include, Living in the Shadows: Race, Struggle & Identity Politics; Zombie Apocalypse: A Post Apocalyptic Study of Modern America; Fukù & Zafa: Masculinity, Identity & Oppression.Instructors are expected to include student-centered, project-based learning in the course curriculum.

Geometry & Algebra II Instructor Description:

The instructor is responsible for creating and implementing 2 exciting courses geared toward high school students completing their 9th and 10th grade years. The instructor is also expected to include student-centered, project-based learning in the course curriculum.

Pre-Program Responsibilities (Date of Hire ; June 16, 2014)

  • Develop an exciting, student-centered course curriculum.
  • Design course and create all course-related materials including but not limited to syllabus, course calendar, course reader, assignments, projects, etc.
  • Submit draft course outline and syllabus to Deputy Director for review.
  • Submit supplies and materials requests to Academic Programs Coordinator.
  • Attend Faculty Orientation (date TBD) and Retreat on May 24, 2014
  • Attend Student and Family Orientation on May 31, 2014.
  • Review student diagnostic test and apply this information to organization of curriculum.

Program Responsibilities (June 16 ; July 24, 2014):

  • Plan and teach 2 separate sections of class 4 days a week (Monday through Thursday). Morning classes will take place from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM each day, and afternoon classes from 1:30 PM ; 3:30 PM.
  • Supervise work of 2 teaching assistants and provide appropriate professional development, as agreed.
  • Support teaching assistants in leading activities/lessons.
  • Submit progress reports and comment on each student’s progress throughout PCA.
  • Offer tutoring and additional academic support (including lunchtime office hours).
  • Attend weekly staff meetings (PCA Wednesdays at 8:00 AM).
  • Assign mid-session and final grades.
  • Participate in PCA debrief session on July 29, 2014.
  • Complete and submit final grade reports on time at the culmination of the program.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach writing to high school students.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating course curriculum that is appropriate for high school students.
  • Experience teaching and working with English Language Learners strongly preferred.
  • Experience and/or ability to work effectively with a diverse student body of high schools students, including low-income, first generation college-going students of color.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to teach in an intensive, fast-paced summer schedule.
  • Organized, detail-oriented and flexible.
  • Willingness to work with students on an individual level and to create specific learning plans in order to best meet varying student academic needs.
  • Willingness to incorporate technology into classroom.
  • Ability to effectively moderate or facilitate classroom discussions.
  • Commitment to supporting student academic achievement and personal growth.
  • Desire to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with college level expectations and environment.
  • Comfortable supervising 2 teaching assistants in the classroom.

This is a sensitive position and finalists are subject to a criminal background check. Employment is contingent on successful completion of the background check.

Position is open until filled.

EAOP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to apply

Email resume and cover letter to:

Garrett Naiman, Deputy Director,UC Berkeley Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) –

For additional questions, prospective applicants can also call 510.642.1744.

Berkeley, California
The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
Garrett Naiman

2150 Kittredge St. Suite 3A, Berkeley, CA, 94720, US