– Seasonal Teaching Positions –

Summer Academy Middle School Teacher

Our middle school teachers teach their own class in Math, Science, Global Connect or Language Arts, lead a small reading group and create an elective based on their unique talents and interests. Student U teachers work full-time in the summer, creating lesson plans, teaching their own classes and working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students and part-time during the school year tutoring at our after-school program. Applications will open November 2019.

Summer Academy High School Teacher

Our high school teachers are experienced school teachers and professionals from Durham and the surrounding community. They teach in a five-week academic enrichment program designed to support our rising 9th and 10th grade students as they transition to and through high school. Student U high school teachers work full-time in the summer, teaching their own self-designed course while working collaboratively with other teachers to engage and inspire students. Courses encompass the Humanities, Math, Science, Art, Wellness, and College Prep. Applications will open November 2019.

– School Year Part-time Teaching Positions –

Middle School After-school Instructor

After-school Instructors work Monday through Thursday throughout the school year with the same group, or “family,” of 10-15 middle school students, acting as an academic coach and support for students. After-school Instructors work closely with schools, tutors and Student U staff to ensure that all of our students are receiving the support, intervention, and enrichment that they need to be the most successful academic, emotional, and social versions of themselves during the school year. Consider joining our Year-Round Program as an After-school Instructor. Please contact Luke Carman at luke.carman@studentudurham.org for inquiries.

High School Advocate

Advocates are high school teachers, guidance counselors, community members and other school personnel hired to support Student U students throughout the year. Responsibilities include meeting with students weekly, communicating regularly with students, their families, and their teachers, and creating individually-tailored academic improvement plans based on student progress. Advocates help students and families navigate the high school experience. Consider becoming a High School Advocate. This is a part-time job that can be done while fulfilling your full-time responsibilities.

– Volunteer Opportunities –

Middle School Tutor

During the school year, we see our middle school students Monday through Thursday after school at our Year-Round Program at The W.G. Pearson Center. In order to support our students and help them be successful in school, our volunteers help our students both complete and understand their homework. We need tutors to work with students on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from either 3:00-5:00 PM, 4:30-6:00 PM, or 3:00-6:00PM. We ask volunteers to commit to tutoring at least one day per week for the semester. Consider tutoring a middle school student anytime Monday-Thursday between 3-6 PM.

High School Tutor

Student U hosts tutoring sessions at The W.G. Pearson Center for our high school students twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Tutors support students in one or more of the following subjects: Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Spanish, Latin, World History, and US History. Join us Tuesdays and/or Thursdays for high school tutoring currently from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.