Peninsula Bridge – 5th Grade Instructors for After School Program

The 5th grade instructor will teach 15-20 students per session using the Peninsula Bridge curriculum. The curriculum is a combination of English Language Arts, Humanities, Math, and Science. All materials and resources will be prepared and provided by Peninsula Bridge. The 5th grade instructor will be responsible for reading all communications (lesson plans, weekly newsletters, etc) and being well prepared for all sessions. The teacher will lead engaging small and whole group instruction in the sessions to develop grade-level proficiency in English Language Arts skills and to prepare students for success in higher-level high school courses. They will also provide a written narrative of each student at the conclusion of the program. The 5th grade instructor will be a part of the After School team in addition to an upper grades Math Instructor, English Instructor, and Site Coordinator. The 5th grade instructor will report to the Middle School Director. In addition to direct teaching, there will be monthly team meetings and 1-2 training sessions outside of the regularly scheduled program time.


For 25 years, Peninsula Bridge has been serving motivated low-income youth from San Mateo to Mountain View with academic and and social-emotional support. Peninsula Bridge transforms the lives of highly motivated, low-income students by preparing and supporting them for success in college preparatory high school programs and four year colleges. Peninsula Bridge is an entrepreneurial organization that is launching newly expanded programs to improve student outcomes. Our after school academic program serves 6th and 7th grade students with by developing a strong cohort of like minded students that come together for  homework support, academic enrichment, and hands on learning to foster lifelong learning.

Key Competencies:

  • Proven excellence in teaching in a public school or independent school setting.

  • Experience in teaching and making learning relevant and engaging for students.

  • Knowledge of and direct practice in teaching and modeling Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills.

  • Excellent communication skills, verbally and in writing.

  • Effective student group management skills that incorporate growth mindset and positive behavioral interactions with students.

  • Ability to support students and families in a respectful, inclusive, and engaging way.

  • Ability to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and a highly developed understanding of youth development skills.

  • Adaptable and able to manage multiple objectives at one time. The after school setting is constantly changing and the ability to be nimble, supportive, and proactive is key for team members.

  • Collaborative classroom practices are imperative to the success of Peninsula Bridge as we often incorporate outside visitors, volunteers, etc.

  • Effective organization skills, attention to detail.

  • Fluency in Spanish desired but not required.

  • Ability to operate and teach Google Chromebook Apps for access to curriculum, student reports, collaborative work with students and team members  

Possible Locations:

East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy
1039 Garden St, East Palo Alto
Tuesdays, Thursdays
Program Time: 3:30-6:00 PM
Direct Teaching Time: 4:30-6:00 PM

The Nueva School
131 E 28th Ave, San Mateo
Mondays, Thursdays
Program Time: 3:00-5:30 PM
Direct Teaching Time: 4:00-5:30 PM


This is a position based on hourly pay. Compensation is:

  • $75/hr. for Direct Teaching Hours

  • $35/hr. for Administrative Tasks


Administrative tasks include training, student feedback, grading, monthly debrief meetings, etc.

There are an average of 63 sessions per academic school year (September-June) 

We observe school holidays and in-service days these are unpaid.

How to Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Amanda Afshar