Summer Academy Mentor Teacher

Durham, North Carolina, United States


Our Mission

Student U is a college-access and success organization that believes all students in Durham have the ability to succeed. We know that structural racism, poverty and other systemic injustices force our students to face significant obstacles to educational success. We want to change the odds for children in the Durham community. We believe our students are powerful, and that this power will help us realize a Durham where all students can succeed.

The Work

Our Summer Academy staff are excited to facilitate learning and create an environment for students to succeed.

In Summer Academy, we are committed to helping our students feel success and growth by providing thoughtful, intentional academic experiences, and sharing our own excitement around academic content.

Mentor Teachers serve as an important support role in our Summer Academy program. Each mentor will own a part of the instructional day at Student U. This include academic core classes like math, science, English and Global Connect along with Read Fearlessly (small reading groups) and electives (teacher designed courses based on teacher interest). We believe that our curriculum should represent best practices for how adolescents learn and grow, encourage academic rigor, develop critical thinking skills and engage students in becoming change agents in their communities. This role is designed for a person who will enjoy coaching brand-new and novice teachers, developing culturally responsive curriculum and contributing to the overall Student U community.

Pre-Summer Responsibilities (January – May, part-time)

Teacher Orientation Responsibilities (June 10-21, 2019)

Summer Academy Responsibilities (June 24 –July 26, 2019; approximately 25 hours/week)

Evaluation Week (July 29– July 31, 2019; part-time)Complete end-of-year survey

Anti-Discrimination Policy & Commitment to Equity & Child Safeguarding Policy




Compensation: $18/hour (approximately 25 hours/week)

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Applications include submitting your resume, cover letter, two professional references, answering the following questions, and a weekly planning outline.

  1. What role do you believe race and wealth play in the education of children? How do your beliefs influence your education and teacher coaching philosophy?
  2. From your perspective, what skills and talents do effective teachers possess? How will you ensure that all your teachers have the skills they need to succeed?

**If you are concerned about your ability to fulfill the requirements due to scheduling conflicts, please contact Bettina Umstead at [email protected] or 919-695-3219.**

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