Peninsula Bridge Summer Teaching Assistant (TA)
Do you enjoy working with kids? Are you
interested in education and mentoring programs? Do you want to make a direct
impact on the lives of young people? Would you like to create and teach your
own elective on a topic of your choice?
As you begin to think about possible summer
opportunities, please consider joining the Peninsula Bridge community.
Peninsula Bridge transforms the lives of highly motivated, low-income students
by preparing and supporting them for success in college preparatory high school
programs and four-year colleges. We are looking for motivated and committed
high school and college-aged students to be Teaching Assistants for this
Who Can Apply to be A Teaching Assistant? (TA)
TA positions are open to rising sophomores,
juniors, seniors and above, and they are not limited to students or alumni.
When Are TA Applications Due?
Applications are due by Friday, February 14th, 2020, although early submissions are welcome. Decisions will be made on March 2nd.
What Are Teaching Assistant’s Roles And
You’ll assist in teaching the classes and so much
more! During the summer, it will be your responsibility to:
- Be an active, positive role model for the
students in the program
- Be an advisor of a small group of students
- You may design and implement your own afternoon elective
- Have a flexible and adaptable mindset
- Support the students and the Site Director with daily administrative and
- Have a “Can Do” attitude
Is This A Volunteer Position?
Yes. TAs work as volunteers and may qualify for
the Presidential Service Award, an incredible distinction in appreciation of
What are the Requirements and Expectations for TA
Participation This Spring and Summer
- You must be available every weekday from June
22 - July 24 from 8:15 AM- 3:30 PM (Unless discussed otherwise. Times vary by site. No program July 3)
- You must be available to attend all Peninsula Bridge functions (dates and times
vary by site).
- TA Training: June 19th, 10-12am (location TBA)
- You must attend all training, orientation, or class days by site.
What Makes Peninsula Bridge’s Summer Program
- Peninsula Bridge students are taught by a
faculty composed of Master Teachers and high school/college aged Teaching
Assistants. With support from professional educators, Peninsula Bridge’s TAs’
are responsible for lesson planning, teaching, advising, and program administration.
- Peninsula Bridge aims to change the
conversation about education by demonstrating that all students deserve access
to academic opportunities and that high school and college students can be
great role models by taking responsibility for the education of others.
- Peninsula Bridge is a five-week full-time,
academic-based program. High school and college students handle much of the
programming with Master Teacher and Site Director supervision.
- Peninsula Bridge builds a strong network of
friends and mentors who are committed to the program’s mission and our summer
Why IS This An Incredibly Rewarding And
Please be assured that six weeks you spend as TA
will be incredibly rewarding and inspiring. It is important that you also know
that it will require a great amount of energy and commitment. You will work
long days and on occasion, some nights preparing for the next day’s classes and
activities. You will go home exhausted on many days but with a smile on your face.
You will create a new sense of pride built on Peninsula Bridge’s spirit of
collaboration and teamwork.
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