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Prep for Prep students come from modest backgrounds and go on to excel at the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world. Many are the first in their families to graduate from college. Nearly 3,000 of Prep’s college graduates are now leaders in every field imaginable, from business and law, education and the arts, to science and medicine.
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Assist Humanities teachers in the Summer Session of the Preparatory Component (classes in session late June to mid-August, 2019) including assisting individual students, preparing and correcting quizzes, and keeping attendance.
Assist with the general needs of the program, including tutoring students, supervising students during lunch, recreation, and possibly on the school bus, and attending three-day boarding school trip.
Studying towards a BA at a selective college, current Freshman, Sophomore or Junior
Strong academic background in English or closely related subject (History, Politics or Sociology for Problems and Issues in Modern American Society (PIMAS) position)
Energetic, well-organized, willing to pitch in
Ability to relate to highly motivated students of color
Must provide proof of acceptance to work-study program for Summer ’19 or proof of an attempt to obtain work-study. Prep is only able to pay a $2,400 stipend; work-study pays the balance of the stipend.
Stipend: One year college completed: $3,000 for Summer Session (if eligible for Work/Study funding). $2,400 if not eligible for Work/Study funding.
Two or more years college completed: $3,200 for Summer Session (if eligible for Work/Study funding). $2,400 if not eligible for Work/Study funding.
*All positions also include 5 day round trip metro card for the length of the program
Teacher’s Assistants are urged to obtain Summer Work-Study Grants if available from the college or university and if the student is eligible.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Summer Teaching Assistant”
Prep for Prep is an equal opportunities employer
About Prep for Prep
Prep for Prep develops leaders from under-represented communities through access to a superior education and life-changing opportunities. Since 1978, Prep has identified New York City’s most able students of color through a highly selective admissions process and, following 14 months of rigorous academic preparation, placed them at leading independent schools in the City and boarding schools throughout the Northeast. Once placed, Prep offers its students a sense of community, peer support, critical post-placement services, and a host of leadership development opportunities through college graduation. The results are compelling: more Prep students have graduated from Harvard than any other institution, and over 90% of Prep’s 2,694 college graduates have earned degrees from the most competitive colleges in the country; nearly 40% have graduated from Ivy League schools. They are emerging leaders in every field from business and law, to education and the arts, to science and medicine.