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 Richton Park, IL & Chicago Heights, 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.
Chicago Heights, IL
- Tuesday & Thursday: (9:10am - 10:05am)
- Tuesday & Thursday: (3:00pm - 4:30pm)
Richton Park, IL
- Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday: (1:23pm - 2:13pm)
- Monday & Friday: (10:12am - 11:02am)
- Wednesday: (11:02am - 11:42am)
- 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
When programs are in full swing, you can expect up to 25 hours per week depending on availability, performance, and fit for the program. We have some programs starting up this fall, but the majority of our programs will begin in the Spring, 2020 semester with training provided before classes start.