Language Arts Teacher - After School

Art of Problem Solving - Multiple Locations - Part time

AoPS Academy is a program of Art of Problem Solving, a global leader in K–12 advanced education. Since 1993, AoPS has prepared hundreds of thousands of students for college and career success through engaging curriculum, expert online instruction, and local, in-person academies.

AoPS Academies are hiring part-time English Language Arts (ELA) Instructors. We are looking for professionals with strong writing and humanities backgrounds to teach our engaging Language Arts curriculum to small classes of high-achieving elementary, middle, or high school students.

Our instructors contribute greatly to the success of our students and are an integral part of our Academy family. This may be a great fit for you if you enjoy facilitating discussions in a collaborative and engaging student-led classroom, building relationships with students, and making a direct impact on how they learn and approach language arts.

Our classes challenge students to approach a variety of problem solving scenarios within different language arts contexts such as history, unsolved mysteries, investigative journalism, philosophy, business, and marketing. Visit our Course Catalog (https://aopsacademy.org/courses/catalog) to see more details regarding all of our class offerings.

Job Duties:

You will use company-created materials to prepare for and teach advanced courses that focus on problem solving and critical thinking. This allows instructors to focus on the delivery of material. As an AoPS Academy Language Arts Instructor, you will:

  • Prepare for weekly lessons created by our curriculum team.
  • Actively engage students in the course material throughout each class.
  • Expertly manage a classroom of up to 16 students.
  • Regularly grade students’ tests and provide comprehensive feedback on writing assignments to help students improve writing skills on unit projects.
  • Meet with students and families, as needed, during the 15 minutes before or after class.
  • Substitute for classes from time to time (optional).

Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education or a humanities field, or equivalent experience, ideally related to language arts.
  • A formal teaching credential is not required, but experience working with students, particularly grades 2-12, is preferred.
  • Possess strong content knowledge in reading, writing, and grammar with the ability to help students navigate advanced concepts requiring critical thinking.
  • Skillfully provide clear, thoughtful, and thorough feedback on students’ writing assignments.
  • Expertly motivate and challenge advanced learners.

Location and Schedule:

As this is an in-person position at our Fremont campus location, candidates must be located in Fremont or the greater area and must be able to commute to our campus. Please note that AoPS is following CDC guidelines.

This position requires a minimum initial commitment of 3 hours per week for each assigned class. Each course meets once per week for 1 hour 45 minutes. Please note that AoPS Academy is an afterschool program with classes in the evenings and on weekends, so candidates must be available to teach during weekday after-school hours (as early as 4pm) and/or on weekends.

Benefits:

  • Paid Sick Leave
  • 401K retirement plan with company match
  • Employee discount on classes and Beast Academy Online (BAO) yearly subscriptions
  • Eligible for a pay increase after successfully teaching a full academic year at an AoPS Academy campus

In order to be considered for this position you must be legally authorized to work in the US. We are unable to offer sponsorship, including STEM-OPT and H-1B.

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Locations

Fremont, California
Pleasanton, California
Princeton, New Jersey
Frisco, Texas
Lexington, Massachusetts

Role

Ela Teacher

Experience Level

Mid Level

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