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SAT/ACT Prep- English/ Reading Comprehension Program Instructor
TRIO Educational Talent Search
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TRiO Talent Search (TS) is a federal TRIO Program funded through the U. S. Department of Education to provide academic, career, and financial counseling to eligible middle and high school students and to encourage them to graduate from high school and pursue their post-secondary education. TS consists of a Middle School Component that serves 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and a High School Component which serves eligible 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders in nine target schools in Hampton via free tutoring, annual college tours, Financial Aid and Financial Literacy seminars, and career and academic workshops.

Program Overview

ETS Program is currently seeking highly motivated, knowledgeable, creative, engaging, student focused, experienced educators to teach SAT/ACT Prep English/Reading Comprehension. Courses will be taught to High School students in 9th -12th grade. The position requires someone who has passion, innovation, and knowledge to motivate and challenge students to generate and cultivate the skills necessary for college success. We seek instructors who can develop strong curriculum that addresses students’ needs, interests, abilities, and curiosities in the subject.

Each course will be defined by:

  • Small Classes (20-25 students)

  • Daily in-class instruction, group work, real-world application of concepts taught, and quizzes

  • Pre & post assessments

SUMMARY OF POSITION: SAT/ACT Prep Instructor is a part-time employee who reports to the Program Director and performs the following duties:

Summer Academic Program Schedule

  • Instruction for the SAT/ACT Test prep session takes place three times a year FALL, SPRING, and SUMMER. Instructors will teach 6-8 sessions after school.

  • The tentative daily instructional schedule is 5:30pm-7:30pm Tuesday & Thursdays, with a two week schedule (Monday-Thursdays) in the summer. The student/parent orientation, weekly staff meetings, and enrichment activities are mandatory events for all summer staff. Note: Each program is 6-10 days in total.

COMPENSATION: SAT/ACT Program Instructor-English/Reading Comprehension is a part-time position. Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience; includes comprehensive fringe benefit package. This is a grant-funded position. Continuation of the position is contingent upon the continuation of related grant funding.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with Academic Coordinator in developing and selecting course content.

  • Develop a teaching-learning plan, consistent with academic performance standards and expectations.

  • Provided individualized and small group instruction.

  • Establish classroom management policies and procedures needed to maintain a productive classroom environment.

  • Design a curriculum that employs the use of creative problem solving skills.

  • Evaluate each participant’s progress in the subjects taught.

  • Complete comprehensive progress and final evaluations for each student.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and support of ETS program mission, vision, values, standard, policies, and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

  • Perform other related duties as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with teaching credential (required): Master’s degree highly preferred or equivalent experience in teaching university or secondary levels. (Through knowledge of subject matter and skill acquisition in English and Composition).

  • Established record of improving student scores on SAT/ACT exams.

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in related field and some proficiency with Computers.

  • Knowledge of the college application and admissions process

  • Knowledge of academic performance standards (Knowledgeable of Virginia Standard of Learning)

  • Inspirational, culturally aware with demonstrated knowledge and experience in problems facing low-income and first generation students

  • Knowledge of child/adolescent development and different learning styles

  • Must be able to effectively work with students with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds

  • Must be able to understand and enforce all ETS Program policies

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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