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PMP Teaching Fellows


The Practice Makes Perfect paid summer Teaching Fellowship offers Teaching Fellows the opportunity to make summer learning engaging, fun, and impactful for students who need it the most. Serving as head classroom teachers at our partner school sites in New York City, Fellows are instrumental to achieving PMP’s mission of providing high-quality summer programming. Fellows craft engaging lessons, facilitate cultural learning and serve as role models for our scholars and mentors.  Teaching Fellows will arise from this rigorous and rewarding summer having gained the experience, skills, and confidence necessary to be fully prepared for a future position as an educator, changemaker, and leader.

Applications are closed for Summer 2017

Still interested in participating in our Summer 2017 program, or looking forward to applying for Summer 2018?

Sign up below to volunteer for Summer 2017 or to be placed on our Summer 2018 waitlist!

Who are PMP’s Teaching Fellows?


Practice Makes Perfect’s Teaching Fellows are revolutionary, socially conscious changemakers. They are dedicated, courageous leaders who are also creative, compassionate, resilient, professional, and bold. PMP Teaching Fellows go the extra mile to ensure their scholars have the most academically enriching and fun summer experience. Teaching Fellows are passionate about education and firmly believe in the potential of all students, regardless of race and socioeconomic status, to achieve success.

Applicants must also meet the following qualifications:

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree preferably in education and/or a related field
  • Minimum of one semester student teaching or experience working in youth development and/or working with children
  • Availability for all of training and pre-program planning (middle – end of June) and the summer program (July and early August)
  • GPA of at least 3.0 (If your GPA is below 3.0 we will consider your application, but we will ask for additional information)
  • Leadership experience and ability across a variety of settings
  • Excellent organizational ability including planning, prioritizing, and time management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate others


Teaching Coach


If you are a certified New York City teacher and interested in an opportunity with Practice Makes Perfect’s summer program click here for more information!

Teaching Fellow Role Responsibilities


  • Complete mandatory 45 hours of training and orientation
  • Complete pre-program home visits and site-specific planning
  • Gain 100-150 hours of teaching experience with the support of a certified NY teacher (Teaching Coach)
  • Develop daily lesson plans and deliver instruction to scholars in reading, writing, and math
  • Design and lead enrichment activities including skill building lessons, spelling and vocabulary games, and more
  • Assess scholar progress toward daily objectives and summer goals with the purpose of eliminating the summer learning loss and making gains in core content areas
  • Oversee and instruct mentors in how they can be most effective in their relationships with scholars
  • Lead mentor enrichment in leadership development and college preparation (this can include SAT prep, passion mapping, and more)
  • Create and maintain relationships with parents and/or legal guardians throughout the summer to share scholar achievements and reinforce classroom goals and expectations
  • Differentiate instruction for a wide-variety of learning styles
  • Develop and/or maintain a prescribed classroom and behavior management system
  • Gather and submit all required data (test scores, attendance, exit ticket scores, etc.) in a timely manner
  • Create scholar portfolios for each scholar – includes qualitative and quantitative data summaries
  • Engage in professional development sessions with PMP staff every Friday

Teaching Fellow Testimonials 


Gain a glimpse of the Practice Makes Perfect classroom by hearing the experiences of our past Teaching Fellows!



The PMP Teaching Fellowship pays a $825 stipend for training and pre-program planning and an hourly rate of $17/hour during the 5-week program.

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