Weekday Afterschool Instructors (ELA/Math)

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity


Sponsors for Educational Opportunity
55 Exchange Place Suite 502
New York, NY, 10005



Job Type:



Part Time

Last Day to Apply:




Specific Days Needed:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Number of Available Positions:


Area of Focus:

Academic Support/Homework Help

Job Description:

SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that gets talented, low-income public high school students to and through college.
SEO Scholars is seeking additional math and English Language Arts (ELA) educators to implement a rigorous, college prep curriculum for our motivated and driven high school students. We are looking for passionate educators with a student-centered approach to teaching and learning.
  • Focus on Instruction - All syllabi, lesson plans, and student handouts are provided. Instructors teach a one-hour lesson plan six times over the course of the week. SEO provides professional development, individual coaching, and opportunities to engage with other instructors in a collegial, inspiring environment that encourages reflection and growth.
  • Promote Depth of Understanding – Instructors are considered ‘thinking coaches’ and facilitators of learning who support students’ deep engagement with course content. Classes are capped at twelve students to provide an intimate learning environment.
  • Support Academic Growth - Instructors are responsible for thoroughly preparing to teach, providing weekly written feedback on student progress, and upholding SEO Scholars core teaching principles and policies.
  • Attendance & Punctuality - Commit to teach on all scheduled days of programming, arrive to programming on time (30 min before first class), and attend all meetings as scheduled by staff. All absences, aside from those due to personal illness or emergency, must be cleared with the Assistant Director of Instruction prior to the start of the semester.
  • Preparation - Carefully read weekly Instructor Notes (via email) from the Assistant Director of Instruction. View electronic versions of the lesson plans and thoroughly prepare for effective delivery of lessons prior to each day of instruction. Thorough preparation includes annotating the lesson plan (e.g., anticipating misconceptions and planning for how to address them, differentiating for higher and lower performing students, preparing leveled questions, etc.) and completing all classwork.
  • Instruction - Follow the required lesson plans and meet lesson objectives. Meet criteria for rigorous instruction as described on the lesson observation rubric.
  • Record Keeping - Submit codes and points through Skedula by due dates; submit timesheets on time; respond to staff communication in a timely manner; and complete all other required records in a timely manner.
  • Feedback - Provide detailed weekly feedback on Scholar progress through Skedula (at least five Scholars per week).
  • Abide by all SEO Procedures and Policies.

Spring semester classes begin on Tuesday, January 16th and end on Thursday, June 7th. Different grade levels start at different times during the spring semester, so if you are only available starting in February or March, please still submit an application. There are several scheduled weeks off during the semester. Classes meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:30 – 6:30 PM. Instructors lead 2 one-hour classes of 10-12 students each day for a total of 6 classes per week.

Weekday Afterschool Instructors are compensated at a starting per diem rate of $100 ($300 per week). The per diem rate includes all preparation, meetings (including orientations), emails, and completion of anecdotals.  (See Instructor Manual for further details.)

Please submit an application through our website: www.seoscholars.org/teach-with-us

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Web: http://www.seoscholars.org/teach-with-us/

To the Attention of:

Allison Wilner and Melody Hughes

Required Skills/Experience:

The ideal candidate:

  • Has high school and/or college-level teaching experience
  • Demonstrates significant depth of knowledge and expertise in his/her content area
  • Is reflective, highly collaborative, and looking to grow as an educator
  • Strongly supports SEO’s mission of educational access and equity
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, oral, and electronic communication skills