Part-Time Online Tutor

US-WA-Seattle
3 weeks ago
ID
2017-1421
# of Openings
1
Category
ALVS

Overview

Apex Learning is the leading provider of digital curriculum for secondary education to the nation's school districts. The company's comprehensive, standards-based online courses help schools successfully engage all students in rigorous coursework and prepare them for high school graduation and beyond. Districts are successfully using Apex Learning digital curriculum to meet needs ranging from credit recovery to original credit, from building foundational skills to creating opportunities for advanced coursework, and from distance learning to classroom-based programs.

 

Apex Learning Virtual School (ALVS) is looking for part-time online tutors to support our virtual high school students with live online chat. The tutor will be  responsible for managing and responding to multiple online chat sessions providing exceptional instruction, student mentorship and subject matter expertise on assigned subjects.

 

This position reports to the Program Manager, ALVS

Responsibilities

  • Familiarity with ALVS course content, structure, style within math, science, English, and social studies subjects (Tutors will receive access to demo accounts for all courses in their subject area).
  • Engage with students in a friendly and professional manner requesting information about the course, activity, and/or specific content so they can quickly serve the student’s needs.
  • Respond to student questions in a positive, supportive manner, giving as detailed explanations as possible.
  • Guide the student through content and/or process without answering the question for them using the Socratic method.
  • Be vigilant to signs that the student is asking for help on assessment (quizzes and test) questions and setting the expectation with students that tutors will not confirm answers but can help clarify what the assessment questions is asking, provide parallel problems, or guide the student back to course content.
  • Redirect students to appropriate subject matter experts for help or to their teacher for questions relating to their specific course.
  • Seek guidance from the chat advisors (experienced ALVS teachers) by escalating content questions and sharing chat trasncsrips for evaluation and feedback.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following combinations:
  • Math/science double major or major/minor
  • English/social science double major or major/minor
  • Education major with math/science minor or English/social science minor (or double major)
  • Adheres to the professional teaching obligations and be a subject matter expert.
  • Fosters a positive and motivating environment for students.
  • Provide student feedback in a manner that supports learning.
  • Actively listens and delivers information in a clear, compelling and concise manner.
  • Attention to detail when typing with minimal spelling and grammatical errors
  • Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Tutoring or other educator experience preferred

HOW TO APPLY

We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your resume and cover letter in a single Word or PDF file via our careers portal, found at: https://jobs-apexlearning.icims.com/jobs

 

 

Apex Learning is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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