Saturday Academy Teaching Fellow (Math/ELA)

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



55 Exchange Place
New York
New York
United States



SEO Scholars is a free eight-year academic program that helps get talented, low-income public high school students to and through college.


The Saturday Academy Teaching Fellow Position offers math and ELA educators who are newer to the profession or new to SEO’s instructional model an opportunity to develop a strong foundation in research-based high-leverage instructional practice within a supportive and inspiring community of educators and motivated public high-school students. As a Saturday Academy Teaching Fellow, you will:

  • Teach a rigorous, inspiring curriculum
  • All lesson plans and curricular materials are provided
  • Receive quality professional development and training
  • SEO provides professional development, individual coaching, and opportunities to engage with other instructors in a collegial, inspiring environment that encourages reflection and growth.
  • Fellows benefit from observing other instructors teach and receive coaching from Lead instructors and program staff.
  • Promote depth of understanding along with skill acquisition
  • Instructors are considered thinking coaches and facilitators of learning who support students’ deep engagement with course content.
  • Fellows will also work with students in one-on-one settings to further understanding.


  • Teaching Load - Teach two Critical Reading hours OR one Critical Writing hour and one Grammar hour OR two mathematics hours. Instructors teach one group of approximately 20 students (2 hours of teaching per day).
  • Attendance & Punctuality - Commit to teach on all scheduled days of programming, arrive to programming on time (30 min before first class), and attend all meetings as scheduled by staff.
  • Careful Preparation – Read, annotate and prepare all lesson materials prior to teaching.
  • Instruction - Follow the required lesson plans and meet lesson objectives. Meet criteria for rigorous instruction.
  • Observation – Spend two hours of the day observing and/or pushing in to other instructors’ classes.
  • Office Hours – Spend one hour working with students one-on-one during Office Hours.
  • Substitute Instruction – If a last-minute absence occurs, you will cover for another instructor and teach two of their classes in addition to your two classes (the equivalent of a full load). On days where you take on another instructor’s class, you will not do observations or run Office Hours.
  • Record Keeping – Keep electronic gradebook up to date and complete all grading in a timely manner.
  • Feedback – Provide written feedback on at least five students per week.
  • Abide by all SEO Procedures and Policies.


The ideal candidate:

  • Is a passionate math or ELA educator
  • Is looking to gain additional practice and professional development to develop their skillset
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is motivated and inspired by SEO Scholars’ mission


Saturday Academy begins on Saturday, September 8th and ends on Saturday, December 15th. Classes meet approximately three Saturdays a month from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM. The twelve dates for Fall 2018 are as follows: 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15.

Sample Schedule: ELA Fellow   

9:00 Arrival

9:30-10:30 Critical Writing

10:30-11:30 Observe Class

11:30-12:30 Office Hours

12:30-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:30 PREP

2:30-3:30 Grammar

3:30-4:30 Observe Class

Sample Schedule: Math Fellow   

9:00 Arrival

9:30-10:30 Math Hour 1

10:30-11:30 Observe Class

11:30-12:30 Office Hours

12:30-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-2:30 PREP

2:30-3:30 Math Hour 2

3:30-4:30 Observe Class



Saturday Academy Teaching Fellows are compensated at a $275 per diem rate. This includes all preparation, meetings (including orientations), emails, grading, completion of anecdotals, report card comment writing, and online gradebook maintenance associated with the instructor’s assigned classes. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Please apply through our website:

Please note that the deadline to apply is Friday, August 17th. Thank you!

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/D/V