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How to Apply

A cover letter and resume are required. The cover letter must be PAGE 1 of your resume and should:

  1. Specifically, outline the reasons for your interest in the position
  2. Outline your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position

Please furnish professional references: be highly recommended by at least one professional associate
(administrator, teacher, counselor)

Job Summary

Wolverine Pathways Math Instructor
Compensation: $22-35/hour

This is a part-time temporary position

We require your full commitment to the program session dates for which you are applying

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 instructors will provide exemplary service and expertise in their given subject area to the
communities of Ypsilanti, Southfield and/or Detroit. They will facilitate the virtual academic program for
highly motivated 7th through 10th grade scholars.


Instructors will facilitate the mathematical inquiry and learning for highly motivated 7th-10th grade
scholars. Duties include:

  • Facilitating synchronous whole group and/or half group sessions that cultivate community and norm-setting and that orient students to and transition them between math activities
  • Monitoring and/or facilitating synchronous small group student-led sessions that support student mathematical stretch, problem-solving, and independence
  • Providing one-on-one math tutoring for students who require additional support
  • Engaging with remote math lead and/or receiving professional development or coaching with remote math lead as is warranted

Instructors must attend mandatory professional development and all required dates.

Professional Development date/time below:

  • Date: February 6, 2021
  • Time: TBD

Winter session dates, below:

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021
  • Saturday, March 6, 2021
  • Saturday, March 13, 2021
  • Saturday, March 20, 2021
  • Saturday, April 10, 2021
  • Saturday, April 17, 2021
  • Saturday, April 24, 2021

Winter session time commitment, below:

  • Saturdays from 9:30 am-1:00 pm
  • 3.5 hours of instruction
  • 1.5 hours of prep

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related specialty
  • Experience with inquiry-based teaching styles
  • Experience teaching or tutoring Algebra I through Pre-Calculus (i,e, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus)
  • Have excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to be an advocate for the development of students
  • Be dynamic and creative in the implementation of lessons
  • Be able to attend pre-session training/professional development session(s)
  • Specific ability-based competencies include: communicating with diverse groups; displaying tact and courtesy; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; being attentive to detail; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; and the ability to work as part of a team

Desired Qualifications*

  • Certification in specialty/grade level
  • At least 2 years’ experience in selected subject area
  • Rated “highly effective” on school evaluations
  • If a high school teacher, experience with ACT/SAT preparation facilitation is preferred

Additional Information

  • Classes of 25 or fewer
  • All scholars are application vetted


The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at the University of Michigan leads and supports university-wide initiatives focused on the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, while fostering an inclusive and equitable University community. Our office also engages surrounding communities in mission-focused, mutually beneficial partnerships.

In support of this overarching effort, three units within our office - the Center for Educational Outreach (CEO), Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI), and Wolverine Pathways - all work closely with ODEI to further the strategic vision of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Michigan.                 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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