Finding Summer Teaching Opportunities

Instructor: Eric Campos

Eric has tutored in English, writing, history, and other subjects.

If you are a teacher, summer vacation doesn't necessarily mean you'll be out of work. Read on to learn about a number of possibilities for summer teaching opportunities.

Standardized Test Instructor

Often times high schools students will use the summer break to prepare for standardized tests such as the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. As a standardized test instructor, your sessions would typically involve going over strategies for taking these tests as well as reviewing material seen in the various sections. Here are just a few of our resources that could come in handy when you teach your summer test-prep class:


Just because the regular school year is over doesn't mean that students won't need outside help. Many students seek out additional tutoring to help with summer school classes or subjects they struggle with during the year. Students may even seek out tutors to help them get ahead in a topic before the school year starts, for example, getting a jump on foreign language instruction. Here at, we have a vast library of tutoring materials you can use to assist you in teaching almost any subject, including full courses in subjects like math, science, English, and social studies. You'll find short, engaging lessons you can show to your clients, quizzes you can use to assess their proficiency levels, and more!

English As A Second Language Teacher

There is a growing demand for ESL teachers all year round. The summer only increases opportunity for you as children as well as adults are now free to learn the English language at more flexible time schedules. Programs can be found in a number of venues, including colleges, high schools, and community and outreach centers. This is something you can also offer on your own as a tutor. offers several courses that may assist you with ESL instruction. Our ACT Compass, TOEFL iBT and Accuplacer Listening, Language Use, and Reading Skills ESL instruction courses can help you prepare students for some common exams taken by English language learners, or simply provide useful materials you can incorporate into your instruction sessions. For some teaching tips on ESL instruction, check out English as a Second Language in the Classroom: Acquisition & Development.

Summer Progam Counselor or Instructor

Another versatile position you could try is a summer camp counselor or subject-specific instructor at a summer program. A large number of students attend these types of programs during the summer. Opportunities abound not only at traditional overnight camps, but also academic enrichment programs, which are often themed around areas such as technology, science, or the arts. This is also a chance for you to try new and fun activities while getting paid! Our course on Teaching to Different Learning Styles may prove a valuable resource for you as you may encounter students with differing abilities, motivation levels, or learning challenges.

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