Jobs

Test Prep Tutor                          


Classification

Hourly (PT)
5-10 hrs/week tutoring
2-4 hours/week performing admin duties

Compensation

$35-42/hour for tutoring hours (DOE)
$16-19/hour for admin duties

Location

Primary: Westside Portland Office (1235 SW 16th Ave)
Secondary: Central Portland Office (975 SE Sandy Blvd)

Working Hours

Tutoring hours: Scheduled between 2-8pm on weekdays, and 10am-4pm on Saturdays/Sundays

Administrative hours: Flexible hours, performed onsite or remotely

Supervision + Collaboration

  • Reports to Director and Academic Development Manager
  • Collaborates with Engagement Coordinator to monitor student progress
  • Collaborates with Student Services Team for client services tasks
  • Collaborates with otherTutors for mentorship program, professional development, and curriculum development

Essential Functions

Tutoring + Small Group Instruction (approx 70% of role)

  • Conduct 1-on-1 instruction with a caseload of students and occasional small group instruction.
  • Use syllabus, training materials, and proprietary curriculum to devise sessions that feature a mix of strategy and content, balancing review of previously covered topics and discussion of new topics.
  • Develop rapport with students to instill trust and convey authority.
  • Engage students Socratically, prompting critical thinking and reflection.
  • Assign and hold students accountable to completing homework to reinforce material learned in sessions.
  • Measure progress against both qualitative and quantitative standards, in keeping with a student’s program and goals.

Training + Professional Development (approx 10% of role)

  • Meet with other tutors regularly to conduct ongoing training and observations.
  • Facilitate mentorship of junior tutors and participate in cohort trainings and observations.
  • Prepare to teach new subjects or types of tests in accordance with planned advancement within the firm.
  • Sit for an official exam every 12-18 months.

Administrative (approx 20% of role)

  • Work with Director and Tutors to revise existing curriculum and write new curriculum.
  • Complete lesson recaps in a timely manner (within 24hrs) and conduct additional parent communication as needed.
  • Complete monthly Progress Reports for caseload of students.
  • Attend quarterly All Hands Meetings to discuss professional development topics, company-wide updates, and industry news.
  • Prepare for upcoming tutoring sessions by reviewing past notes, preparing lessons, requesting or gathering materials, and studying new/unfamiliar practice tests.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Teaching or tutoring experience
  • Ability to commit to tutor for at least one year

Required Skills

  • Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new programs (e.g., a tutoring-specific CRM portal) with moderate training
  • Comfort using Gmail, Google Docs, and Skype at an intermediate level with minimal support
  • Nuanced interpersonal skills to effectively interpret tone and nonverbal communication and respond appropriately
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that is often noisy and active
  • Ability to maintain focus and effectively manage time during tutoring sessions
  • Clear verbal and written communication, with excellent grammar and spelling
  • Comfort with working alongside all levels of staff and confidence when interacting with parents and youth ages 9-18+. 
  • Sensitive handling of confidential materials and conversations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher
  • Verifiable competitive test scores (SAT: 1420+ or ACT: 30+)
  • Experience tutoring for SAT and/or ACT at an established firm
  • Test prep tutoring experience
  • Open to two-year commitment (or longer)

Training and Professional Development 

Required training will be fully funded by NAE and compensated at the administrative hourly rate. Ongoing training and professional development will be provided on an as-needed basis.

If verifiable test scores are not available, offer letters are contingent upon earning a competitive score on a timed and proctored SAT or ACT, to be taken onsite at the commencement of training.