Are you interested in teaching kids and working for an awesome company with great pay, cool benefits and flexible hours?
The right person will: a) possess an excellent academic background with some exposure to college level math and science classes (and we mean excellent; an Ivy League or comparable Bachelors level degree is a must); b) want to teach children and be willing to learn how to teach children; c) epitomize the word “flexible”; d) thrive under pressure and exhibit the patience of a saint; e) think creatively about everything; and, most importantly; f) have a YOUTHFUL attitude.
You will be working exclusively with teenagers. Yes, teenagers. Those self-involved, irrational, capricious, and willful creatures. They can be fussy and critical, and sometimes they smell bad. But we love ‘em. And so must you. More importantly, for the purposes of your job, they must like you. A dynamic personality is absolutely required. You will need to speak to teenagers on their own terms, so unless you are well-versed in current music, movies, fashion, and culture don’t apply for this job! If you don’t know who Lil Wayne is, if you don’t have a healthy text plan, if you wear seasonal sweaters that jingle or sing, if you have never laughed at someone doing something incredibly stupid and/or dangerous on YouTube, this is not the job for you. If you disapprove of tattoos or nose rings or underage… well, everything, this is not the job for you. If you are conservative (with a small “c”) or an Adult (with a capital “A”), this is not the job for you. This job is serious fun for the right person – you get to hang out with some pretty cool kids – but for the wrong person, it can be a nightmare.
You don’t just need to be able to ‘do’ school or take tests well yourself; you must be able to help others ‘do’ school and take tests well, which is much harder than simply having a good knowledge of content. Imagine trying to help yet another kid understand the causes of the American revolution or the formula for area of a trapezoid. Now imagine it again. Imagine having to keep a teenager focused on school or their upcoming ACT when their friends and Facebook are calling. Literally. Now imagine it again. That’s your job. Got the picture?
We are in Westport, CT and you need to be able to get yourself to our location – non-negotiable. If you are good enough we might even help relocate you. If you are going to be graduating college this year and you currently have no plans (other than your parents’ basement), you might want to speak to us. This is a full-time salaried gig with benefits and the whole enchilada. Doing what? Umm – teaching kids – of course. Oh, and the hours? Also adolescent: you’ll get started at around 2pm and work until 9pm – non-negotiable. If you just thought, “Crap, I’ll miss The Daily Show, but, on the other hand, Chinese take-out for dinner, dude!” Send us a paragraph or two telling us who you are – and please consider this a test. The pay is great, and we’re all cool. Got game?