Saturday Academy Instructor (ELA/Math)

POSITION: Saturday Academy Instructor (ELA/Math)
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA


SEO Scholars seeks additional math and English Language Arts (ELA) educators to implement a rigorous, college prep curriculum for our motivated and driven high school students. We are looking for passionate educators with a student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

  • Teaching Load – Instructors teach 2 or 3 lessons to groups of approximately 20 students for 2 – 4 hours per day, depending on the position and subject.
  • Attendance & Punctuality – Commit to teach on all scheduled days of programming, arrive to programming on time (30 min before first class), and attend all meetings as scheduled by staff.
  • Careful Preparation – Read and annotate all lesson materials prior to teaching.
  • Instruction – Follow the required lesson plans and meet lesson objectives. Meet criteria for rigorous instruction.
  • Feedback – Provide written or electronic feedback to students via carefully graded and corrected assignments, edits of written work, and/or individualized report card comments at the end of the semester.
  • Record Keeping – Grade all assignments and assessments associated with your class and submit relevant student data, including qualitative feedback on student’ progress, to SEO staff in a timely manner.
  • Communication – Utilize SEO assigned email through Microsoft Outlook (Office 365) to communicate with SEO staff, students, and other instructors.
  • Abide by all SEO Procedures and Policies.


  • Teach a rigorous, inspiring curriculum!
    • All lesson plans and all curricular materials are provided
  • High-quality professional development and training
    • SEO provides professional development, individual coaching, and opportunities to engage with other instructors in a collegial, inspiring environment that encourages reflection and growth.
  • Promote depth of understanding along with skill acquisition
    • Instructors are considered thinking coaches and facilitators of learning who support students’ deep engagement with course content.


The ideal candidate:

  • Has high school teaching experience and a genuine love for teaching
  • Has expertise and depth of knowledge in English or social studies content
  • Is passionate about student learning and completely dedicated to students’ success
  • Has strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is an energetic, reflective, and conscientious teacher looking to join a supportive and diverse community committed to securing social justice through education
  • Is motivated and inspired by SEO Scholars’ mission

Available Spring Positions:

9th Grade

  • Semester begins with Scholar Orientation on February 9th, which instructors are expected to attend. Saturday Academy classes begin on February 16th and end on May 4th. Classes meet on 2/16, 2/2, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27 and 5/4 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Instructors teach one group of about 25 students and see them for two separate 1-hour classes.
  • Positions are available for Critical Reading, Critical Writing/Grammar, and Math

10th/11th Grade

  • Saturday Academy classes begin on January 19th and end on May 4th. Classes meet on 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6, 4/20, 4/27 and 5/4 from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • Instructors teach one or two groups of 20 students and see them for two to three separate 1-hour classes
  • Positions are available for Critical Reading, Critical Writing/Grammar, and Math


Saturday Academy begins in early September and ends in mid-December. Classes meet from 9:30 AM –4:30 PM. Instructors lead 2 one-hour classes of approximately 22 students.


Saturday Academy is held at Year Up Bay Area: 80 Sutter Street, San Francisco.


Instructors are compensated on a competitive hourly rate scale that starts at $36 / hour and increases by semester based on tenure with the organization as an SEO Instructor.


Please apply through our website:

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