Summer Employment: PCA 2020 Teaching Assistant


Are you a college student or recent graduate who is interested in working directly with low-income, first-generation, youth from underserved high schools? EAOP is hiring Teaching Assistants for our summer program, Pre-College Academy 2020!

For the job description and application click on the links below. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.


Program Overview

Pre-College Academy (PCA) is a six-week college-preparatory summer program hosted by the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at the University of California, Berkeley. EAOP partners with schools, districts, community organizations, and families to empower underserved students and prepare them for college and career success. For 35 years, PCA has provided intensive academic enrichment for EAOP students from partner high schools throughout the Bay Area. PCA prepares students for academic success in the following school year, including excellence in classes that meet the University of California’s A-G subject requirements and enrollment in Honors and Advanced Placement courses.

Course Information

PCA offers students rigorous coursework, college-style expectations and an environment of challenging academic camaraderie. Students commit to two academic classes, including a Writing course, and a second course in Math (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre- Calculus). Writing courses are theme-based, drawing on a range of academic disciplines. Examples of courses taught in the past include: Free Me Fast: The {potentially} Liberating Linguistics of Rap, In Search Of The Self Through a Critically Analytical Lens, Decolonizing the Classroom: Radical Healing and Empowering Education, Language, Culture, and Power: Mixtape of an Activist. Additionally, students attend weekly activity sessions that may include team building, leadership activities, and college advising. All classes are offered on the UC Berkeley campus.     


All PCA program activities take place on the UC Berkeley campus.


Undergraduate: $19.02/hr
Graduate: $19.90/hr

Program Dates and Schedule

  • May 19, 2020 – TA Program Training 5:30 pm  8:30 pm
  • May 30, 2020 – Program Orientation, 8:30 am  12:00 pm
  • June 6, 2020  All Faculty & Staff Training, 9:00 am  3:00 pm
  • June 15, 2020 – July 23, 2020 (PCA Program, between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday - Thursday)
  • July 28, 2020 – Program Debrief, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Primary job duties will take place at UC Berkeley. Teaching Assistants will work in a teaching team with a lead instructor. All TAs will attend training sessions before the start of the program. Each TA will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Attending pre-program trainings and orientation in May (including some Saturdays)
  • Assisting instructor with set up and clean-up of classroom
  • Assisting instructor with classroom management and supervision of small group work
  • Supporting students individually as needed
  • Facilitating lesson plans under the guidance of the instructor
  • Correcting student assignments and entering grades into an online database
  • Entering student attendance into an online database
  • Assisting in preparation of course materials
  • Holding morning and lunch-time tutoring sessions/office hours
  • Participating in program evaluation and post-program debriefing
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Tutoring/teaching experience in Math (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus or Calculus) or Writing/English/Social Sciences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of high school students
  • Experience working with low-income, first-generation college-bound students
  • Ability to facilitate small-group learning and to assist students with in-class assignments
  • Reliable, organized and possesses strong communication skills
  • Ability to communicate in a language other than English is a plus
  • Ideal candidates will have a comfort with and demonstrated commitment to diversity, social justice, and fostering an inclusive, multicultural environment

TO APPLY: Download the application and send all accompanying materials to Nikko Roxas at


Phone: 510.642.2364
Fax: 510.643.5827

Early Academic Outreach Program
University of California, Berkeley
Hearst Field Annex, Building C
Berkeley, CA 94720-1060



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Notice! - During this unprecedented time, our concern for our students and their families remains our priority. While we are not providing college advising services in-person due to school closures, our programs are committed to serving students, partners, and communities virtually. Please watch this space for additional resources as well as connect with your local college advising staff for additional information.