Liberty LEADS is a NYC-based college access program that has served over 200 underrepresented children between 5th and 12th grade each year since 1989. Liberty LEADS was founded to empower youth by helping them attain higher education, embrace leadership engagement, and create a positive future for themselves and others. Liberty LEADS provides an alternative learning environment in which young people can experience success as learners and increase their ability and motivation to graduate from high school and seek entry into postsecondary education and/or meaningful employment. The program is guided by the principle that all children have gifts, talents, and great potential and can contribute to one another's social and academic growth.
We are looking for energetic and creative educators who enjoy working with youth during the summer and are available for in person programming. The PSAT/SAT English Instructor will work with current 10th and 11th graders. The SAT English instructor will prepare high school students to take the SAT, focusing on test preparation for the English/ELA section. The Instructors responsibilities vary depending on the students’ needs. Instructor will teach students test-taking skills and assign them the type of reading comprehension problems on the actual PSAT/SAT. Instructors will be involved in assessment after the student takes a practice test, and adjust lesson plans to provide help tailored to each student.
Selected applicants will be responsible for developing and implementing a 20-day, project-based curriculum. For the interview, we ask that applicants present ideas for the purpose and theme of their ideal summer experience. Programming begins July 5th 2023 and meets Wednesday through Friday the first week of July and Monday through Thursday for the following four weeks culminating with a final presentation. All applicants must be available for all 20 days of programming from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch is provided and spent with the students.
Create a differentiated ELA PSAT/SAT curriculum for 10th/11th grade that can be implemented in person or virtually.
Teach PSAT/ ELA concepts and test taking skills to current 10th.11th graders.
Teach stress management techniques that will help students reduce anxiety.
Manage classroom using positive behavior management strategies
Meet regularly with the Liberty LEADS High School Advisor or Program Coordinator for supervision and debriefing
Accompany students up and down stairs, on field trips (that may include but not limited to walks, hikes, parks)
Must possess a Bachelor or Master degree in education, preferably with a concentration in ENGLISH
Experience tutoring/teaching SAT prep preferred
NYS Teacher Certification or professional proficiency in content area preferred
Experience teaching high school youth
Knowledge and understanding of the NYCDOE academic standards (Common Core/New Generation Standards)
Experience teaching classes using Zoom platform preferred
Reliable WIFI and computer access
Attend mandatory curriculum planning session with co teachers and advisors (dates tbd)
Attend mandatory June 2023 Orientation
Walking up and down stairs up to and including the nine flights to the gym
Supervising and participating in outdoor activities such as walking up to 20 city blocks, hiking or other activities as named.
Please forward the cover letter and resume to: Marisol Saks, Operations Manager (email@example.com) - Bank Street College of Education - Liberty Leads and apply through the Bank Street website.
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the educational process all available knowledge about learning and growth, and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.