English Language Tutor
Voxy - New York, NY

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Rapidly-growing education technology company seeks high-quality English tutors for online tutoring service

Company Description
Voxy (Voxy.com) offers an entirely new, highly effective, proven approach to language learning. By using mobile technology and gaming mechanics, Voxy turns the media that you consume, the conversations that you have, and the activities you do into powerful contextual language lessons that are available anytime, anywhere. Voxy is currently focused on teaching English to Spanish and Portuguese speakers, but is rapidly expanding into new markets and new languages to reach the billions of language learners across the globe.

Voxy launched in public beta at TechCrunch Disrupt in September 2010 as one of the most disruptive technology Startups of the year and has been recognized for its innovative approach by The New York Times, CNN Money, Veja, Venturebeat, and others. It was also named one of the Top 10 Tech Companies to work for in NYC. Voxy ’s iPhone application has been the #1 ranked Education app in 13 countries around the world for most of 2011. Voxy is headquartered in NYC. For more information, visit voxy.com.

Role Description
We are currently seeking high-quality English language tutors for our online tutoring service, preference given to candidates with Spanish- and/or Portuguese-language skills. This is ideal part-time paid work experience for students pursuing college degrees or certifications in education, linguistics or English language teaching.

The mission of VoxyTutor is to round out the language training and instruction that learners get with our product. We offer individual English lessons via Skype to Voxy Premium learners, where they can benefit from personalized instruction tailored to their real-world needs.

Tutors working with us will benefit from our expertise and cutting-edge research in the fields of linguistics, pedagogy and distance learning, with which we are creating lesson plans designed to enrich the learning experience of the student and ease the workload of the tutor. We also offer tutoring rates competitive to our students ’ home countries and a letter of recommendation from our VP of Curriculum and Pedagogical Research, Katie Nielson, after the tutor has worked with us for three months or more.

VoxyTutor is on track to become a world-class language tutoring service and we need talented, committed and enthusiastic tutors to help us achieve our goal!

Ideal Candidate
  • You°re a native English speaker.
  • You have English language teaching or tutoring experience.
  • You have or are currently pursuing a degree in education, linguistics or TESOL from a top university.
  • You are or are studying to become a certified ESL teacher.
  • You have Spanish- and/or Portuguese-language skills.
  • You°re an internet and Skype ninja.
  • You ’re passionate about language learning and helping others achieve their language goals.
To apply, please provide:

  • A copy of your resume
  • A few words on why you ’d like to work for Voxy and why you are the ideal candidate to join our team of exceptional tutors.
  • Thanks! We look forward to reading your application!

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