Job Description: Teaching Assistants (TAs) function as language and culture mentors, and residential counselors for the Royal Thai Scholars. These students are Thailand’s top high school graduates, who will further their education in the United States. After the summer program, Thai Scholars will attend various boarding schools as postgraduates. TA duties include assisting in classes, leading conversation groups, assisting in recreation activities and field trips, driving 14 passenger mini-buses, and supervising dorms.
Classes: TAs assist classroom instructors in teaching English (reading, writing, listening, speaking), American culture, Reading, English Literature, college entrance processes, the college entrance essay, the TOEFL test (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language), and SAT test preparation.
Discussion Groups: TAs work with a group of 6-8 students in sessions about American culture, as well as comment on culture journals and college essay drafts.
Recreation: TAs assist in the planning, implementation, and introduction of sports/recreational activities students will encounter in boarding school and college. In general, most Thai Scholars have limited or no experience with fitness or sports activities in Thailand. Dormitory
Supervision: TAs, working with partners in the dormitory, are responsible for running weekly dorm meetings, and maintaining a check-in schedule similar to what the students will experience in boarding school.
To learn more about the program: https://www.brewsteracademy.org/summer/international-scholars
Teaching assistants are expected to be on campus from June 4 - August 22, 2021.
Room and board is provided throughout.
Qualifications: Twenty-one years of age or older with a valid driver's license required. Potential candidates should have strong writing skills and an ability to assist with editing essays written by high-functioning ESL students. ESL experience and/or familiarity with boarding schools are a plus. Candidates should possess a strong work ethic, enthusiasm, cultural sensitivity and an ability to take guidance. Many past candidates have been interested in exploring the teaching profession
Internal Number: 202199
About Brewster Academy
Brewster Academy, founded in 1820, is a coeducational boarding/day school for grades 9-12 and PG. It sets the standard for secondary education with a team-based, student-centered approach to teaching and an emphasis on its mission to prepare diverse thinkers for lives of purpose. Brewster has received national accolades for its Interim Studies and Social and Emotional Learning programs and has a robust immersive global travel program. Teaching candidates must be interested in working in an exciting, collaborative environment that implements research-based teaching practices using a defined curriculum model differentiated to meet a range of student abilities. Set on a stunning 80-acre lakeside campus on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in idyllic Wolfeboro, N.H., Brewster is two hours north of Boston. Opportunities for boating, skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, and other outdoor enjoyments are all literally minutes away. Brewster enrolls about 360 students and 60 faculty from around the world. Visit brewsteracademy.org to learn more about us. EOE