Share Your Passion for Reading

Help students become skilled readers who love great books.

Share Your Passion for Reading

Help students become skilled readers who love great books.

Share Your Passion for Reading

Help students become skilled readers who love great books.

Teach Reading Classes This Summer

Real-World Teaching Experience

Professional Training & Support

Competitive Compensation 

Make a lasting impact on students while developing your teaching skills! We give our teachers the opportunity to lead their own classroom. In one summer, you’ll gain over 400 hours of experience teaching students ranging from 4-year-olds to adults.

Our paid training program provides the classroom management skills, curriculum, and knowledge of reading development you’ll need to teach students of all ages. After training, you’ll get ongoing support throughout the summer.

Teaching reading classes is challenging work, but also fun and rewarding. In addition to the extensive teacher training and valuable classroom experience you’ll receive, you can expect to earn between $6500-$9500 over the summer.

Real-World Teaching Experience

Make a lasting impact on students while developing your teaching skills! We give our teachers the opportunity to lead their own classroom. In one summer, you’ll gain over 400 hours of experience teaching students ranging from 4-year-olds to adults.

Professional Training & Support

Our paid training program provides the classroom management skills, curriculum, and knowledge of reading development you’ll need to teach students of all ages. After training, you’ll get ongoing support throughout the summer.

Competitive Compensation 

Teaching reading classes is challenging work, but also fun and rewarding. In addition to the extensive teacher training and valuable classroom experience you’ll receive, you can expect to earn between $6500-$9500 over the summer.

Make An Impact This Summer

Who We Are

The Institute of Reading Development is a nationwide leader in reading skills programs, dedicated to teaching the right reading skills and providing our students with great experiences in great books.

Since 1970, we have taught over 2 million students across the United States. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading in every student.

Who We Are

The Institute of Reading Development is a nationwide leader in reading skills programs, dedicated to teaching the right reading skills and providing our students with great experiences in great books.

Since 1970, we have taught over 2 million students across the United States. Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of reading in every student.

We Hire Teachers Who…

Love to Read

Institute instructors understand first-hand the power of getting absorbed in great books.  By teaching the right reading skills and projecting enthusiasm for reading in the classroom, our teachers help students learn to love books, too.  

Lead with Confidence

Institute instructors take the initiative in working with students and parents. Our teachers actively help students in the classroom and seek out opportunities to initiate conversations with parents before and after class.

Show Warmth & Support

Institute instructors make students and parents feel welcome in the classroom. They provide concrete guidance and support, encouraging students to ask questions, practice new skills, and participate actively in discussions.

 

Work Hard

Institute instructors embrace hard work and take ownership of all aspects of the job. They reflect on their own work and strive to improve. Our teachers ask their students to work hard and expect results because they lead by example.

Communicate Effectively

Institute instructors have the intellectual capacity to learn our program curriculum and then implement it successfully with students in their classroom. They are able to describe program goals clearly, give concrete explanations of all classroom activities, direct students with authority, and lead thoughtful discussions.

Does This Sound Like You?

Love to Read

Institute instructors understand first-hand the power of getting absorbed in great books.  By teaching the right reading skills and projecting enthusiasm for reading in the classroom, our teachers help students learn to love books, too.

Lead with Confidence

Institute instructors take the initiative in working with students and parents. Our teachers actively help students in the classroom and seek out opportunities to initiate conversations with parents before and after class.

Show Warmth & Support

Institute instructors make students and parents feel welcome in the classroom. They provide concrete guidance and support, encouraging students to ask questions, practice new skills, and participate actively in discussions.

 

Work Hard

Institute instructors embrace hard work and take ownership of all aspects of the job. They reflect on their own work and strive to improve. Our teachers ask their students to work hard and expect results because they lead by example.

Communicate Effectively

Institute instructors have the intellectual capacity to learn our program curriculum and then implement it successfully with students in their classroom. They are able to describe program goals clearly, give concrete explanations of all classroom activities, direct students with authority, and lead thoughtful discussions.

Does This Sound Like You?

Our Summer Programs Make A
BIG DIFFERENCE

In our Summer Reading Skills Programs you’ll teach students valuable skills that make reading easier and more enjoyable and set them up for academic success.

For each program, we select age-appropriate books with the power to engage the imagination and the heart and make a lasting impact on students. By providing great experiences with these great books, you’ll help your students grow into lifelong readers.

Our Summer Programs Make A

BIG DIFFERENCE

In our Summer Reading Skills Programs you’ll teach students valuable skills that make reading easier and more enjoyable and set them up for academic success.

For each program, we select age-appropriate books with the power to engage the imagination and the heart and make a lasting impact on students. By providing great experiences with these great books, you’ll help your students grow into lifelong readers.

Become A More Effective Teacher

Teacher Training

Whether you are a veteran teacher or just beginning your career, our paid, comprehensive training program will improve your teaching skills and confidence. This is a full-time training program that lasts for 18 days.  You must be free of other obligations in order to participate.  In total, you’ll receive over 125 hours of training on our curriculum, teaching techniques, and classroom management strategies. You’ll be fully prepared to teach all of our programs!

Ongoing Supervision

During the teaching term, you’ll participate in weekly individual video conferences with your supervisor. In these meetings, your supervisor will give you support and guidance and help you stay focused on program objectives. You’ll also be able to email or call your supervisor directly with questions that arise during the week.

Teacher Training

Whether you are a veteran teacher or just beginning your career, our paid, comprehensive training program will improve your teaching skills and confidence. This is a full-time training program that lasts for 18 days.  You must be free of other obligations in order to participate.  In total, you’ll receive over 125 hours of training on our curriculum, teaching techniques, and classroom management strategies. You’ll be fully prepared to teach all of our programs!

Ongoing Supervision

During the teaching term, you’ll participate in weekly individual video conferences with your supervisor. In these meetings, your supervisor will give you support and guidance and help you stay focused on program objectives. You’ll also be able to email or call your supervisor directly with questions that arise during the week.

“Hands down what I enjoyed most this summer was my students. I interacted with and educated such a diverse group of students. It was extremely rewarding to see the progress they made. Coming in at a close second, I also enjoyed the progress I made as an educator.”

Courtney

Institute Instructor in Houston, TX

“I had a fantastic summer with the Institute that gave me great teaching experience and pushed me to bring my all every day. I have learned an incredible amount in the classroom about myself as a person and as a teacher.”

Olivia

Institute Instructor in Miami, FL

“Teaching for the Institute was the first time that I’ve had any real classroom experience, and it has solidified that this is something that I want to pursue. Just being in the classroom with the students was what I enjoyed most about teaching this summer.”

Matthew

Institute Instructor in Seattle, WA

“Hands down what I enjoyed most this summer was my students. I interacted with and educated such a diverse group of students. It was extremely rewarding to see the progress they made. Coming in at a close second, I also enjoyed the progress I made as an educator.”

Courtney

Institute Instructor in Houston, TX

“I had a fantastic summer with the Institute that gave me great teaching experience and pushed me to bring my all every day. I have learned an incredible amount in the classroom about myself as a person and as a teacher.”

Olivia

Institute Instructor in Miami, FL

“Teaching for the Institute was the first time that I’ve had any real classroom experience, and it has solidified that this is something that I want to pursue. Just being in the classroom with the students was what I enjoyed most about teaching this summer.”

Matthew

Institute Instructor in Seattle, WA

Ready To Grow As A Teacher?

Summer Teaching Jobs Available Nationwide

We hire hard-working, encouraging people with a passion for reading to teach our summer programs.  Apply now to help students of all ages develop strong reading skills and a love of great books.

Our comprehensive training program will hone your teaching skills and confidence.  You’ll receive competitive pay and gain over 400 hours of real-world teaching experience in one summer. Best of all, you’ll make a lasting impact on your students.

In order to apply for a teaching job you must have:

  • A completed undergraduate degree (minimum 3.0 GPA) by the time teaching begins
  • Full-time use of a reliable car throughout the summer
  • A computer with a webcam for participating in video meetings
  • Minimal or no scheduling conflicts during the training and teaching season

Find A Teaching Job

Where will you be this summer? Use this form to get information about teaching jobs in your area, including compensation, training and teaching schedules, and class locations. After reviewing the job details, you can complete your application.

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Partnerships

We partner with over 100 educational organizations nationwide to offer summer reading programs in their local communities, including:

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Teach Reading Classes This Summer

Teach Reading Classes This Summer