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Job Summary

Wolverine Pathways Teaching Assistant - Compensation: $22/hour. This is a part-time temporary position. Approximately 25 Saturdays from September - May, and/or 4 weeks, Monday-Thursday from July-August.

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways program was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The Instructional Assistant will provide exemplary service to the districts of Ypsilanti, Detroit and/or Southfield by supporting WP teachers and scholars within their schools by presenting an expertise in their given subject area of English, mathematics, or science.


  • Assist classroom teacher in explaining information, answering student questions, facilitating small group student learning, and evaluating and grading assignments
  • Maintain documentation of work and scholar progress to be able to present as needed
  • Monitor the quality of the scholar achievement to ensure no fundamental concepts are lost
  • Research a variety of topics (e.g. current practices, policies, education codes, etc.) in order to provide information and recommendations
  • Working under limited supervision following standardized practices and methods; and leading, guiding, and coordinating others
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the program

Desired Qualifications*

  • Be a graduate level college student or have a degree in subject area
  • Be a math, science, or English major
  • Have some experience tutoring or teaching
  • Some experience with group faciltation
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students
  • Be highly recommended by at least 2 professional associates
  • Must be able to attend pre-session training day and submit pre-session training assignments and materials
  • Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; working as part of  team; and working with frequent interruptions
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.