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Summer Teaching Fellow

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

June 3, 2019 - August 2, 2019

Application Window

December 13, 2018 - February 21, 2019

Locations

  • Austin, TX
  • Del Valle, TX
  • Manor, TX

Contact Information

Tiffany Hung
(512) 692-9444
tiffany@breakthroughctx.org

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Description

Breakthrough Austin creates first-generation college graduates. The program admits students in middle school and makes a long-term commitment to helping them graduate from high school and college by providing academic summer programs, individualized academic support and enrichment and college-prep activities for students and families. Breakthrough Austin operates several summer sites located at The University of Texas, a campus in Manor Independent School District, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal school. Breakthrough seeks enthusiastic, creative, and successful high school and college students to teach and mentor during our academic summer sessions. Under the guidance of seasoned teaching professionals, high school and college students will teach English, math, social studies, or science to classes of eight to ten students. Teachers will also serve on committees, lead study skills lessons, and design Explorations (electives) classes for their students. All Breakthrough Austin summer teachers are AmeriCorps members for the duration of the program and low cost summer housing is available through a partnership with College Houses, Inc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Effective communication skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and responsibilities
• Flexibility and openness to changing roles
• Ability to work on a team and be an active team member
• Responds well to constructive criticism and input on how to improve performance
• Effective tutoring and mentoring skills
• Willingness to learn and to attend all AmeriCorps trainings
• Commitment to working with youth and to community service
• Ability to manage several concurrent issues and solve problems effectively
• Ability to complete paperwork and meet deadlines
• Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

Breakthrough Austin creates first-generation college graduates. The program admits students in middle school and makes a long-term commitment to helping them graduate from high school and college by providing academic summer programs, individualized academic support and enrichment and college-prep activities for students and families. Breakthrough Austin operates several summer sites located at The University of Texas, a campus in Manor Independent School District, and St. Andrew’s Episcopal school. Breakthrough seeks enthusiastic, creative, and successful high school and college students to teach and mentor during our academic summer sessions. Under the guidance of seasoned teaching professionals, high school and college students will teach English, math, social studies, or science to classes of eight to ten students. Teachers will also serve on committees, lead study skills lessons, and design Explorations (electives) classes for their students. All Breakthrough Austin summer teachers are AmeriCorps members for the duration of the program and low cost summer housing is available through a partnership with College Houses, Inc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Effective communication skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and responsibilities
• Flexibility and openness to changing roles
• Ability to work on a team and be an active team member
• Responds well to constructive criticism and input on how to improve performance
• Effective tutoring and mentoring skills
• Willingness to learn and to attend all AmeriCorps trainings
• Commitment to working with youth and to community service
• Ability to manage several concurrent issues and solve problems effectively
• Ability to complete paperwork and meet deadlines
• Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
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Living Allowance

$1044 - $1044 monthly

Benefits

College Credit, Education award upon successful completion of service, Housing, Living allowance, Training

Additional Benefits

Assistance securing on-campus housing AmeriCorps Education Award - $1,612 Actual living allowance is $2000 total

Education Requirements

Less than High School Completed

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

50

Location Type

Rural, Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Higher Education Institution, High School, Middle School, Private School, School District

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Tiffany Hung
(512) 692-9444
tiffany@breakthroughctx.org

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