Part-Time, Short-Term Math Teacher for Summer 2024

Faculty / Full-Time

Commonwealth School, Boston, MA

Dive In Commonwealth is a free summer and school-year program for high-achieving middle-school students from low-income communities across the greater Boston area. Starting the summer after sixth or seventh grade and lasting until the fall of their freshman year, Dive In students engage in rigorous classes and exciting extracurriculars, preparing them for private schools and the path to college. Like our parent school, Commonwealth School, Dive In empowers motivated students by offering enriching activities in a close-knit community of like-minded peers. Our unique urban campus is located in the heart of Boston’s historic Back Bay, easily accessible by public transportation.

Dive In Commonwealth seeks a Math Teacher for the summer of 2024. The teacher will work with a small group of middle-school students to advance their practical knowledge of math, nurture their innate curiosity, cultivate their intellectual confidence, and strengthen general learning skills in the classroom and beyond. Dive In welcomes teaching applicants from both public and private schools as well as from local community centers; our hiring is informed by our mission to close achievement gaps across educational institutions and build bridges to historically neglected neighborhoods.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach rising seventh graders 
  • Implement a math curriculum created by our other math teacher, thirty class sessions (60 minutes each) total
  • Maintain healthy teacher-student relationships
  • Collaborate with the Director, Assistant Director, and staff to support students
  • Assign final grades and/or write end-of-term assessments 
  • Commit to the role for the entirety of the summer program dates (See “Schedule” below.)

Essential Skills and Qualifications  

  • Commitment to Dive In’s mission and desire to help marginalized middle schoolers excel 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to implement lessons and collaborate with the other math teacher to ensure the consistency and progress of the math curriculum
  • Demonstrated interest in math and enthusiasm for the material
  • Experience leading, facilitating, or coaching a small group of people
  • High energy and a sense of humor!

Preferred Experience 

  • Previous teaching experience and/or tutoring or camp-counseling experience
  • Experience working with middle-school age students
  • Familiarity with local museums (e.g. Museum of Science, MIT Museum) and willingness to integrate field trips into classroom curriculum (if relevant)
  • While a bachelor’s degree is preferred, it is not required. If you have a strong understanding of math and a passion for education, we encourage you to apply.


  • $80 per hour paid on a biweekly basis


  • July 8 to August 16, 2024
  • Mondays through Fridays, one-hour teaching block each day
  • Lunch provided


Interested candidates should email the following materials to Dive In Co-director Rui Shu ( by May 30, 2024. Questions about the role can be directed to Rui as well. 

  • Résumé or CV 
  • Brief email or cover letter describing one’s commitment to the Dive In mission and qualifications for this position
  • Names of at least two references and their contact information 

Commonwealth School is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Commonwealth School

Boston, MA
High School
All Gender