SAT/ACT Instructor (Chicago Western Suburbs)
Chicagoland, IL (various locations) - , IL
Part Time
4 Year Degree
About This Role:

Academic Approach’s Mission

Academic Approach began with a focused mission: to mentor students while building their skills. By collaborating with dozens of Chicago public, charter, and parochial high schools, the School Programs team brings Academic Approach’s curricular and instructional expertise to underserved student populations.


As a School Programs Instructor, you will teach a cohort of students a specialized standardized test-prep course to meet the group’s needs. Instructors guide students on transferring highly tested skills to real-world applications and help them expand their post high-school options. Apply now for part-time employment with purpose.


We are currently hiring in Glenbard, IL, Plainfield, IL, and Naperville, IL. The ideal candidate would live close to or have easy accessibility to these areas. Below you can find more information:


Benefits of being an instructor with Academic Approach


  • Flexibility in building your schedule: If you are looking for hours that fit around your schedule, we can work with you to build out a schedule that makes sense for you. We just ask that you have availability on any of the following:
    • Glenbard, IL
      • Tuesdays, (2:45pm – 8:30pm)
      • Thursdays, (2:45pm – 8:30pm)
    • Plainfield, IL
      • Wednesdays, (2:30pm – 7:30pm)
      • Thursdays, (2:30pm -7:30pm)
      • Saturday, (9:00am – 11:00am)
    • Naperville, IL
      • Tuesday, (6:00pm - 8:00pm)
      • Thursday, (6:00pm - 8:00pm)


  • A pay structure that takes travel time, program difficulty, and classroom management into account. More information will be provided at your interview.


  • Meaningfully impact students’ lives: You'll empower young people in some of Chicago's highest need schools. The test growth your students will experience may be the difference-maker in earning admission to their dream university or a scholarship that makes attending college a reality.


  • Are you an educator or considering a career in education? Many of our instructors are pursuing education careers and appreciate having the chance to hone their instructional skills. Others come to us from a classroom teaching background and love the alternative teaching experience.


  • 1-on-1 tutoring opportunities available: In addition to classroom opportunities, instructors can tutor students in a 1-on-1 setting if time, scheduled, and demand permits. Engage in rewarding, highly personalized 1-on-1 tutoring programs while enjoying the support of Academic Approach's expert directors, in-depth training, and state-of-the-art print and online curriculum.



  • A bachelor's degree in any subject or major
  • High standardized test scores in English, math, reading, or science
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A demonstrated ability to teach and mentor successfully
  • Friendliness, patience, and sensitivity to a diversity of students
  • Passion for eliminating educational inequity in the city of Chicago
  • Must be able to pass biometrics background check
About Academic Approach:

Founded in Chicago in 2001, Academic Approach empowers students and educators from all backgrounds and skill levels to succeed both on and beyond college admissions testing. Through our data-driven, skills-based approach, Academic Approach provides high-impact test preparation – both one-on-one tutoring and classroom course instruction – for students, professional development and coaching for faculty, and interim/formative assessments along with in-depth analytics for schools and school districts.


Academic Approach is firmly committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, amnesty status, or veteran status. Applicants of diverse backgrounds, skillsets, and experiences are especially encouraged to apply.