Teaching Assistant (Academic Adventures)

Teaching Assistants support the student experience and implement the academic life mission of Duke TIP.  Teaching Assistants assist the Instructor with general classroom duties including providing feedback on students’ assignments, contributing to students’ evaluations, obtaining supplies, and assisting with laboratory or activity set-up.

Job Duties

  • Commitment to Saturday schedule of 8:45 am to 4:00 pm with lunch break
  • Review student medical records and note required modifications
  • Assist Instructor with general classroom duties, including obtaining supplies, activity setup, planning, and class presentations
  • Provide individualized instructional assistance throughout the day
  • At Instructor’s discretion, make instructional presentations
  • Supervise students during morning and afternoon breaks and during walks to and from the classroom
  • Assist administrative team with student supervision during lunch
  • Assist the Instructor with research, class presentations, and planning, if requested
  • Assist with the distribution of and inventory return of academic program materials
  • Evaluate and report as directed at the end of the program
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Educational Requirements

A minimum of two years of college coursework, including some concentrated study in subject areas relevant to the Academic Adventures course is required. Experience teaching or tutoring is highly preferred. Experience with upper elementary, middle and/or high school students and/or experience with programs and/or curricula for academically gifted students is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to execute and implement programming as directed
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate interacting with gifted students
  • Collaborative, flexible, innovative

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