Summerbridge student teachers are young, fun, creative, and motivated individuals, ready to take on the challenge of teaching in an educational program. Our student teachers are between the ages of 16 to 22 and come from secondary schools and universities from around the world, including Hong Kong, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. They are a diverse group bringing a variety of talents and backgrounds to the program. Common to all student teachers is a desire to help young people, a willingness to work in an intense and rewarding environment, and a commitment to both teaching and learning.
With the help and guidance of experienced teachers, Summerbridge student teachers are responsible for developing curriculum, teaching classes, planning extra-curricular activities, and evaluating student performance. Student teachers work to create a community that celebrates academic achievement, creativity, individuality, and risk-taking.
“In Summerbridge, the impact on students is dramatic and it is immediate. You see the students grow and you see the students be so grateful. Though it is hard work, you see the change that you have cultivated as a teacher just blossom in the students. I have really learned the value of enthusiasm here. Students cannot help but find joy in the enthusiasm teachers bring.”
“Summerbridge is not just your typical summer program, nor is it solely about teaching; the strong bond between students and teachers is what sets it apart. Through classes, I realized how diverse learning styles can be and how teaching is not about feeding students with information but rather suiting students’ needs and interests, which in turn allows interests to sprout.”
"What surprised me the most was seeing how passionate the students are. It was really heartwarming and emotional to see how much each student improved, not just in their English skills, but also in their self-confidence. It was amazing to see each student step out of their own shell to be a much more confident person."