– 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.

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.

Returning Summer Academy Middle School Teacher

Returning Summer Academy High School Teacher

Summer Academy Mentor Teacher

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 includes 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).

Summer Academy Interventionist

Student U Summer Interventionists are licensed, experienced educators who are present part-time in the summer to support middle school students who are behind grade level in some capacity and/or could benefit from more individualized instruction.

Summer Academy Internship Coordinator

The Summer Internship Coordinator position is designed for a person with strong communication and leadership skills and a desire to support students in reaching their college and career goals. The Coordinator will be responsible for managing the daily operations of Student U’s on-campus summer internship program for rising juniors and seniors and facilitating professional development sessions for all interns (on-campus and off-campus) once a week.

Summer Academy Operations Assistant

The Student U Operations Assistant will support our Operations & Facilities Manager and the Operations Team each day during the Summer Academy to ensure that all 6-10th graders have a great summer experience. The summer operations team works to make sure each day runs effectively which includes everything from transportation, food, and technology. The Operations Assistant will play an important role for program success which include overseeing Student U’s healthy food initiative.

– School Year Part-time Teaching Positions –

There are currently no part-time positions available.

– 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.