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Certified Teacher - AP English II

Yancy Life Houston, TX
  • Expired: 7 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Description

Positions start ASAP for qualified candidates.

Instructors provide instruction daily to one public school campus per semester.



Current Zip Codes Serviced:

77085, 77048, 77009, 77018, 77023, 77093, 77021, 77071, 77054


Monday – Thursday, Tuesday – Friday or Monday - Friday

7 hours per day between the hours of 8:00am - 3:00pm

Instructor must be well seasoned in teaching bell to bell. Instructor must have application phase knowledge of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for English Language Arts, Writing grades 9th – 12th.


  • Write analytical essays that demonstrate a thorough understanding of both the text and the analytical writing task by establishing a cogent thesis statement, providing an insightful interpretation of text, and smoothly integrating well chosen textual evidence
  • Choose sentences that are purposeful and well controlled
  • Evaluate how an author’s use of language advances purpose, creates tone, evokes emotion, and shapes meaning
  • Make perceptive inferences about literary and informational texts, supporting those inferences with specific and well-chosen textual evidence

Use a variety of sentence structures

  • Revise drafts to clarify the thesis, strengthen supporting ideas, use appropriate transitions within and between paragraphs, improve the effectiveness of sentences, and recognize that word choice clarifies meaning and creates an appropriate tone
  • Edit drafts to correct grammar, sentence structure, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
  • Determine the meaning of technical or nuanced words using context, structural analyses, and reference materials
  • Analyze how the author’s use of language, including common rhetorical techniques and literary elements and devices, supports meaning
  • Analyze literary texts by examining universal themes and the ways in which literary elements and devices support meaning
  • Demonstrate an understanding of informational texts by determining the implicit main idea or argument, summarizing accurately, recognizing organizational patterns, and making inferences about the author’s purpose and viewpoint
  • Analyze the underlying connections and thematic links between texts representing similar or different genres
  • Make complex inferences about literary and informational texts, supporting those inferences with accurate, relevant textual evidence

The Instructional Specialists will take an active part in developing each student’s academic abilities. Instructional Specialists will provide academic Instruction and academic support to students on campus during the school day. Yancy Life Instructional Specialists will support the schools instructional program with the flexibility to adapt teaching methods and motivational strategies to fit individual students as well as campus needs.

The Instructional Specialist will have student caseloads of low-performing students to monitor and track (model very similar to what is used with Special Education students).

Summary of essential job functions:

Provide instruction in English Language Arts, Writing

Provide instruction in small groups, individual, or push-in as established by campus need.

Provide instruction to 1-8 students per session.

The Instructional Specialist must group students based on guidelines defined by campus or Yancy Life.

The Instructional Specialist must make sure identified students are coming to Instructional sessions.

The Instructional Specialist must be engaged with students throughout the entire Instructional session.

The Instructional Specialist must keep accurate daily attendance of students receiving services.

The Instructional Specialist must maintain an accurate log of student progress and development.

The Instructional Specialist must review testing data to support instructional content being delivered.

The Instructional Specialist must prepare materials and/or mini-lessons to be delivered to students based on needs identified by assessments or campus staff.

Provide a “Proximity Control” environment for classroom management within group, 1 on 1 and push in sessions. Stay mobile around the classroom to service students at all times.

Yancy Life received its 501(c) (3) on January 23, 2003, making it a publicly funded organization. The organization serves as a premier outlet for youth extra-curricular activities serving students from grades 1st through 12th.

***Other Openings All Grade Levels Various Campuses***


Open for Applications: 12/11/2019

Interview Sessions Conducted: 12/11/2019 – Until Filled

Rate Chart:

Bachelors Degree Up to $18.50

Masters Degree $18.50 - $23.50

Certified Teachers $25.00

Yancy Life

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Salary: $25.00 /hour

Yancy Life

Why Work Here?

Help Build Our Communities, One Life at a Time!

Yancy Life received its 501(c) (3) on January 23, 2003, making it a publicly funded organization. The organization serves as a premier outlet for youth extra curricular activities serving students from grades 1st through 12th. The organization will offer various enrichment programs to its participants. These programs include: Step Team, Aerobics (for Parents), Arts and Crafts, B. A. M. (male mentoring / etiquette), Chess Club, Computer Literacy (for Adults, and Students), Science / Robotics, Dance, Drum line, ESL Workshops, F. A. M. E (female mentoring / etiquette), Homework Club, Gardening, Journalism, Keyboarding, Media and Technology, Photography, Self-Defense, Special Events, Sports Clinics, and STAAR Tutorials.


2600 S. Loop West, Houston, TX 77054
Houston, TX