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Work-Study Student, Summer Tutoring (Off-Campus)

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Date: Feb 5, 2019

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Teaching Fellow Opportunity

June 10-August 7, 2019


Breakthrough Cincinnati—Where it is cool to be smart.

As a pioneer in education reform, Breakthrough is more than an organization. We are a nationwide movement, tackling the achievement and opportunity gap with a groundbreaking approach. Through our summer and school-year programs at over 24 national sites, we increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved middle-and-high school students, putting them on the path to college.


Breakthrough Cincinnati—We believe in the power of young people.

We are also the largest pre-service teacher-training program in the country, providing best-in-class pre-professional innovative training for undergraduate teaching fellows each year. Breakthrough Cincinnati has been serving the local community for over 25 years, and currently has two sites to meet greater needs:

1. Cincinnati Country Day School and

2. The University of Cincinnati.



Breakthrough Cincinnati is looking for 64 hard-working undergraduates to join our classrooms this summer. We seek undergraduates from all academic backgrounds—both those planning careers in youth development and those who are considering it for the first time. Breakthrough teaching fellows have a deep commitment to social justice and passion for working with inspiring middle-school students. Our teaching fellows must be open to personal growth and comfortable working in a fast-paced collaborative environment.


As a teaching fellow, you will join a supportive community where you receive extensive training, continuous support, and the opportunity to lead a classroom. Throughout the summer, you will assume leadership roles and practice persistence, creativity, flexibility, and problem-solving. Under the guidance of experienced educators, you will work alongside other exceptional teaching fellows to plan and teach classes, manage a classroom, advise students, lead field trips, and develop as a teacher and leader. Your summer at Breakthrough will help prepare you for a career in education and/or will grow professional skills that will help you stand apart in other professions.



Breakthrough students are working towards college. They are in middle school, a time of tremendous academic, developmental, and social change. Our students dedicate four summers to learning in a rigorous, engaging, and supportive community. They engage in core courses, electives, problem-based learning, cultural events, and super fun activities! Breakthrough wants students and teachers to grow intellectually, build cohorts of support, and experience college and career connections so they can feel confident in their abilities to lead and succeed. 

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Your summer will include the following:

  • A nine-week teaching residency that includes two weeks of training, six weeks of classroom instruction, and up to one week of wrap-up and reflection (June 10-August 7)
  • A typical school daily schedule, five days a week.

Duties include:

  • Writing daily lesson plans
  • Teaching three lessons a day
  • Supervising student activities
  • Leading field trips and special events
  • Mentoring middle-school students


  • Subject matter knowledge in Math, Literature, Science, or History
  • Strong communication skills
  • Dependability and Punctuality
  • Uphold professional standards
  • Willingness to learn
  • A deep set belief in the potential of all students



Breakthrough is designed for undergraduates of all majors. Education coursework is not a prerequisite; students from all majors and with all professional interests are encouraged to apply. To be eligible to apply, you must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply if they are authorized to work in the U.S.


If interested, send an email to the Program Director then submit an application through the national collaborative website (see below). The application includes the following:

  • Personal and contact information
  • A resume including your extracurricular and work experiences
  • Contact information for a recommender
  •  An unofficial copy of your transcript
  • Three short-answer questions
  • Site and teaching-subject preferences

If you advance in the selection process, you may also be asked to submit a mock teaching video and participate in an interview.


For additional information about our site, frequently asked questions, teaching fellow application and instructions, please visit the collaborative website.


You may also contact Dr. Tiffany Dolder-Holland, UC Program Director with additional questions at


Application Deadline: March 21st, 2018


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Recipient of work study award based on financial need and must be admitted into a degree program.
  • Must be enrolled at least part-time (6 credit hours for undergraduate students and 5 credit hours for graduate students), with the exception of summer quarter, or will be a registered student during the next academic quarter/semester for summer work. Student workers must meet the enrollment requirement for the entire quarter.
  • Must be age 16 or older.


Application Process:  Complete an Applicant Profile and upload your Resume, then apply to Requisition # 36024 and upload a copy of your FEDERAL WORK STUDY award under the "Additional Documents" section. Failure to include a copy of your Federal Work Study award may remove you from consideration.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 36024

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