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.
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-busses, 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. Duties may include leading small group discussions, grading, running warm-up activities or conferencing with students on papers. TAs will also run evening study hall on a rotational basis, and provide homework assistance when needed.
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 schedule for check-ins similar to what the students will experience in boarding school.
Contact – Jonathan Fouser – Director of Global and Summer Programs
Additional Salary Information: The program runs for twelve weeks, dates to be announced. Typically, teaching assistants are expected to be on campus from June 1 - August 24, 2018. Room and board is provided throughout. The remuneration is $6500 for the full program. There may also be an opportunity to work for the first seven weeks (June -July 21, 2018) or the final five weeks (July 23-August 24, 2018) at a prorated salary; however, preferential consideration will be given to those candidates available for the full program.
About Brewster Academy
Brewster Academy, first founded in 1820, is a coeducational private boarding/day school. Brewster Academy is an international leader in school reform and educational technology. Teaching candidates must be interested in working in an exciting, highly professional collaborative teaching environment, implementing research based teaching practices using a defined curriculum model differentiated to meet a range of student abilities. Set on a beautiful 80-acre rural campus on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro NH, 2 hours north of Boston, Brewster attracts and enrolls 360 students, grades 9-PG, and 60 faculty from all over the world. Visit our website at www.brewsteracademy.org EOE