Location: Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
Type: Full Time
5 openings available.
Internal Number: 20230201
Royal Thai Scholar Program- Teaching Assistant
Qualifications: Twenty-one years of age or older with a valid US driver's license required. Potential candidates should have strong communication skills, a sense of humor, and a keen interest in working with international students. We expect exceptional writing from our TAs and the ability to assist with editing essays written by highly proficient ELL students. ELL experience and familiarity with boarding schools are a plus. Candidates should possess a strong work ethic, enthusiasm, cultural sensitivity, leadership, and the desire to engage in collective work. Many past candidates have been interested in exploring the teaching profession and have used this experience as a gateway to graduate school or employment in the teaching field.
Job Description: Teaching Assistants (TAs) function as mentors, instructors, and residential supervisors 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 attend various boarding schools as postgraduates. TA duties include assisting in and potentially teaching classes, leading conversation groups, developing recreational activities and field trips, driving 14-passenger mini-buses, and supervising dorms.
Classes: TAs assist classroom instructors in teaching American culture, Literature, college entrance processes, the college essay, the TOEFL test (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language), and SAT preparation. Duties may include leading small group discussions, grading, running warm-up activities or conferencing with students on papers. TAs provide homework assistance when needed.
Discussion Groups: TAs work with a group of 5-8 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.
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:
Teaching assistants are expected to be on campus from June 2 - August 19, 2023. Room and board is provided throughout.
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Wolfeboro, NH 03894
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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