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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, Saturday, June 17-Thursday, July 27. The session runs Monday-Thursday after professional development, and no session takes place the week of July fourth. 

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 in Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Southfield, and is looking for you! We need dedicated undergraduate students to support our WP teachers, and scholars with dynamic curriculum during a fun and engaging 4 week summer session. The pay rate is competitive, and we require your full commitment to the program dates: Monday-Thursday, June 26-July 27(excluding the week of July 4th). 

We provide transportation from Ann Arbor to Detroit, Ypsilanti, and Southfield, or you may transport yourself to the locations each day.


  • 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.