Our Staff: The Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science programs at Boston University depend upon the quality of its part-time teaching and tutoring staff to provide instruction, academic support, and guidance to program participants. Upward Bound Math Science employs numerous tutors and teachers during the summer and academic year programs. Please see the job descriptions that are listed on this site. In person interviews are required of all applicants.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy: Boston University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status.
Tutors provide academic tutoring and supervision of students during summer and academic year, provide leadership for assigned groups of students during program activities, and serve as role models. During the summer, residential and nonresidential positions are available. Summer schedules vary, but here are examples of a Residential and Non-Residential schedule. Summer Tutors work full time; it is generally not possible to take classes or hold another job while working as a summer tutor. During the academic year tutors may work between 2 and 4 days per week. The academic year program operates from 4-8 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 4-6 p.m. on Thursdays (spring only), and 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Educational Requirements: A high school diploma and at least a 2nd year college student. Two years of undergraduate coursework are required for summer positions.
Required Experience:1-2 years as an academic tutor or summer camp counselor, demonstrated leadership skills, excellent interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of a diverse urban youth population.
Compensation: Tutors are paid $13.25/hour. In the summer tutors are compensated for 35 hours/week & summer residential tutors also receive room and board for 7 weeks.
To Apply: Download the Fall Academic Year Tutor Application and return it to Allison Cox (email@example.com)
Spring and Summer applications will become available in the late fall – early winter.
Afterschool Teaching Positions
Boston University Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math Science are now accepting applications for part-time afterschool teaching positions for our Spring Afterschool Program which runs mid-January through mid-May. Teachers are responsible for planning and conducting instruction. Each Test Prep instructor is responsible for teaching 1-2, 1 hour and 50 minute weekly sections of MCAS ELA, MCAS Physics, MCAS Biology, MCAS Math, SAT Reading, or SAT Math Test Prep. Course materials will focus on test taking techniques, practice tests, and reinforcement of content areas. Each Test Prep instructor is expected to develop and implement course curriculum, and provide written evaluations of students’ performance (midterm and final) as well as attending one Saturday Parent Open House. Most classes meet 4-6pm, some SAT classes meet 6-8pm. Classes max at 15 students.
Educational requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferable, in specific academic discipline or secondary education with certification or teaching experience in appropriate content area.
Required experience: Minimum 2 years teaching experience with high school students, strong teaching skills, demonstrated understanding of the needs of disadvantaged youth, ability to respond to student learning needs with innovative ideas and approaches to instruction, and excellent interpersonal skills.
Compensation: $23 an hour, plus prep-time. Teachers are paid for 30 minutes of prep-time for each hour of classroom instruction.
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: Boston University, Upward Bound, 621 Commonwealth Ave., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215.