Our summer programs instructors and instructional assistants are a diverse group of highly qualified professionals who specialize in teaching advanced concepts to bright elementary, middle, and high school students. In our dynamic summer classrooms, instructors engage, challenge, and connect with their students to support their learning individually and as a class.

CTY’s administrators and resident assistants love working with young people and are always on hand to ensure students are making the most of their experience in and out of class.


Our instructors and staff support active learning by questioning and encouraging students. They present lively lessons, lead class discussions and hands-on activities, and give helpful feedback throughout the course.


Our instructors employ learning strategies that help students master course concepts, including peer reviews, concept mapping, and learning through labs, workshops, and hands-on activities. Instructors also provide robust, useful feedback, and identify misconceptions or gaps in understanding.

Meet our instructors and staff

CTY's staff hail from cities and universities around the world, but they all have one thing in common: a dedication to helping our students engage and connect with advanced concepts.

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