Summer English Teacher 6th Graders

Job Type

Part Time


Details: Compensation: $40-$42 instructional/$15 administrative



Start Date


Application Deadline



2090 Seventh Avenue
10th Floor
New York
United States


Summer Quest’s mission is to ignite intellectual curiosity, prepare students for competitive exams and to cultivate

academic development through a variety of inquiry and project-based enrichment classes throughout the summer. Our

goal is to offer rising 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th graders a competitive advantage for the upcoming school year.

Program Description:

• Teacher Orientation: June 27th and 28th, 2018

• Summer Program: July 9th – August 10th 2018

• Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 1:30pm, two 90 minute classes

English Literature Course Description

This comprehensive English language and literature course will center on the idea of “difference”. Students will deep dive

into R.J. Palacio’s Wonder to understand diverse perspectives and experiences, and will critically examine human

interactions, motivations and beliefs through literature. They will look specifically at physical difference and will begin to

examine their own perspectives through teacher-guided writing and reflection. The course will culminate in a final

project designed to present a critical inquiry of the idea of difference as represented in literature. The ideal candidate will

have significant experience teaching English to middle school students and will be able to transmit this passion for

literature and for critical inquiry in a creative and engaging way. S/he must be able to utilize progressive coaching and

discussion instruction models to engage students. The ability to create a safe, rich and fun learning environment is


Job Requirements:

 B.A. in education, English or related field (M.A. preferred)

 Minimum of two years teaching experience, preferably in middle school

 Experience in cooperative learning groups, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning techniques and/or the

Paideia teaching and learning model

 Willing to learn and utilize progressive instruction model

 Strong work ethic and professional values

 Strong interpersonal skills

 Willingness to promote HEAF educational and youth development philosophy.

 Ability to work collaboratively with the HEAF staff

 Ability and willingness to commit to academic semester

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Send cover letter with resume to:

Alaine Johnson

Associate Director of High Expectations

Attn: Summer Quest Teacher Search

Fax (212) 663-9736

Email: ,

NO Phone calls please