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Job Summary

The University of Michigan Wolverine Pathways was established to increase the high school graduation rate, college acceptance and retention rates of academically promising scholars. The Wolverine Pathways teachers assistants will provide exemplary service and expertise in their given subject area of E/LA, science, or math to the communities of Ypsilanti, Southfield, and/or Detroit. They will co-facilitate the program for highly motivated 7th- 12th grade scholars. We are also looking for teachers assistants to fill positions for the winter Saturday sessions and next summer (2018).

Assistant teach pre-developed curriculum to highly motivated students during eight week fall and/or winter sessions.  E/LA, science, or math teacher assistant: Saturday, February 3 and February 10 - April 14, 2018.

Wolverine Pathways Teaching Assistant - Compensation: $22/hour. This is a part-time temporary position. The pay rate is competitive, and we require your full commitment to the program dates. 

Winter session dates below:

  • February 10, 2018 Academic Week 1 8:00 a.m. to3:00 p.m.
  • February 17, 2018 Academic Week 2 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • February 24, 2018 Academic Week 3 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • March 3, 2018 Academic Week 4 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • March 10, 2018 Academic Week 5 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • March 17, 2018 Academic Week 6 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • March 24, 2018 (SF/DET) Academic Week 7 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • April 7, 2018 (YPSI) Academic Week 7 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • April 14, 2018 Academic Week 8 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


  • 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 a  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.