Saturday Academy Interventionist

Practice Makes Perfect - Jamaica, NY


Job Description

About the Organization

Practice Makes Perfect (PMP) is a full-service summer school operator that partners with K-12 schools to eliminate the summer learning loss and create high-quality, academic learning opportunities. We leverage a unique-near peer learning model to drive student outcomes. PMP was founded in 2011 at Cornell University by a first-generation college student to pay forward the blessings he received in route to attaining his college degree. Since 2011, PMP has served over 3,000 low-income children, created almost 1,000 seasonal jobs, and trained over 300 aspiring educators.

PMP has been recognized by former President Bill Clinton, Echoing Green, TED, Beespace, The Global Good Fund, Forbes 30 Under 30, Points of Light Civic Accelerator, The Global Social Benefit Institute Accelerator, The Clinton Global Initiative, The Gratitude Award Network and Hearts on Fire. Additionally, PMP’s work has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, NPR, Forbes, ABC 7, NY1, Entrepreneur, and dozens of other media. In 2017, PMP was honored as Best for The World by B Lab for its impact on its customers and its governance practices. To learn more about PMP’s mission, watch Founder & CEO Karim Abouelnaga’s TED talk on a Summer School Kids Want to Attend.

At PMP, we’re redefining summer school by making learning fun and cool. We’re at a new juncture in our growth where we are building our team to scale our services to reach even more kids across New York City and beyond. You’ll have an opportunity to work with a small, committed team that is passionate about leveling the playing field for some of our nation’s most deserving youth. This is an opportunity to be at the forefront of creating long-lasting, sustainable change across our K-12 school system.

The Team

You will be part of the PMP Program team. The Program team is the heart of our company. While the rest of the team works to make our services possible, your role is to make them happen. You’ll play a role in leading the impact that we hope to see in this world.

Primary Responsibilities

The Saturday Academy Interventionist is responsible for working with groups of up to 15 students to supplement their classes and provide them with additional time to practice Math or ELA from 9am to 12pm on Saturdays.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Arrive 30 minutes before your shift
  • Teach or co-teach lessons in Math or ELA
  • Spend 15 minutes conducting end of session reports on attendance and progress made during the session
  • Report challenges or opportunities from the sessions to the PMP team
  • Attend professional learning seminars offered by PMP throughout the year
  • Deliver on PMP's brand promises: Professionalism, Full-Service Partnership, and Programmatic Outcomes
  • Support the values of PMP: Excellence, Entrepreneurship, Conscious Capitalism, and Revolutionary Change


  • Current or recent college student
  • Prior work experience with PMP strongly preferred, but not necessary
  • Prior teaching or student teaching experience is required
  • Desire to work with kids who may be struggling
  • Comfort with K-8 grade Math, Reading, and Writing
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Obsession with customer-service and doing everything you can to meet the needs of our partners
  • Belief that low-income and inner-city kids have limitless potential and are our country’s biggest potential opportunity
  • Mindset that no vision is too big and that no task is too small for you to do
  • Understanding of professionalism and how to exceed expectations
  • Reliable and consistent


  • $22 per hour
  • Potential for college tuition reimbursement

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $22.00 /hour

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $22.00 /year


  • student teaching or teaching: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Jamaica, NY 11433 (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)