Writing Instructor! - Support low-income high school students with Minds Matter Houston
Minds Matter Houston
We are looking for a volunteer Writing instructor for our weekend programs.
Minds Matter Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects driven and determined students from low-income families with the people, preparation and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world. 90% of students are 1st generation college students.
We are looking for enthusiastic instructors to help us teach and engage young minds. Writing Instructors are responsible for planning, instruction, and facilitation of daily agendas in Saturday sessions. Instructors are expected to engage students in the review of core reading and writing fundamentals. Dry erase boards, calculators, and other basic materials will be provided. (Currently instructed virtually)
Qualifications and Skills
- College graduates
- Teaching Certification with experience working with high school-level students
- 3+ years of experience. Prior or current teachers
- Availability to instruct sessions from 10am-12pm on Saturday
- Able to commit to 12 Saturday sessions during the school year
- Located in Houston (Sessions are currently virtual)
Job Types: Part-time, Temporary
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Minds Matter Houston
1000 Louisiana street, #5800, houston, TX 77002, US
Minds Matter transforms the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.
Beginning in their sophomore year of high school, our students spend 4-6 hours per week during the school year in Minds Matter sessions with their volunteer mentors and instructors. Our sophomore program centers on cultivating the math and writing/critical thinking skills that are the foundation of our students’ academic success. In the junior program, students work with their mentors on test preparation for the SAT and ACT standardized exams. During the summers after their sophomore and junior year, students attend summer enrichment programs at prep schools, colleges, and universities across the country and around the world. In the senior program, students work closely with their mentors on personal statements, financial aid forms, financial literacy, and navigating the college application process. Our volunteers guide seniors through college selection, helping students determine what school and area of study might be the best fit for them.
Throughout the program, students gain confidence and ambition, strengthen their skills in writing, critical thinking, test-taking, and mathematics, and flourish into young adults who are ready and excited to succeed in college. Minds Matter proudly boasts a 100% success rate for students’ acceptance into four-year colleges and universities.