Do you love teaching? Do you enjoy crushing standardized tests, even if you’re embarrassed to admit it to your friends? Let’s work together!
If you decide to join us, we’ll make sure that you have the skills, flexibility, and support to be one of the top 10 or 20 tutors in the industry from day one. And then we’ll make sure that you keep getting better, and that we find ways to keep you challenged and engaged over time.
We’re looking for committed educators who want to learn and grow with us. We’ll invest heavily in making you great, but greatness takes time, and this partnership will only make sense if you can see yourself working with us full-time for at least four years.
Scroll down for the required qualifications and the things we really don’t care about.
Send over a detailed resume, a rundown of your standardized scores, and an informal introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org. Formal cover letters are boring as hell, so please be yourself, and tell us about your passions in life and why you’re interested in becoming a GMAT and GRE tutor. No phone calls, please.
– Charles, Mike, Dave, & Dana
REQUIRED CHARACTERISTICS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Proven ability to kick the snot out of standardized tests. If you’ve never touched the GMAT or GRE before, that’s cool, but we’ll need evidence of super-elite test-taking skills in some form or another.
Incredible perceptiveness and interpersonal skills. To be a great GMAT tutor, you have to be great at getting inside your students’ heads. So if you have that talent, you’re in the right place.
Interest in tutoring as a long-term, full-time career. It will take several months to become a good tutor — and years to become a great one. It’s not worth going down this path unless you’re pretty sure that you’ll want to invest the time to become amazing at it. Sorry, but we definitely aren’t looking for part-time or short-term tutors.
Some teaching or tutoring experience — but not necessarily with standardized testing. As long as it’s clear that you have great teaching instincts, elite test-taking skills, and a passion for teaching, we can teach you the rest.
Outstanding verbal skills in general, and writing skills in particular. Sorry, we’re not interested in hiring a quantitative specialist, though we’re open to the possibility of a full-time verbal tutor.
Schedule flexibility. It might take several months to learn everything you need to know about GMAT tutoring, depending on your experience — and our students often prefer to meet outside of normal business hours. So if you have some schedule flexibility, it will make both training and tutoring much, much easier.
Collaborative spirit. If you start working with us, you’ll be only our fifth tutor. So there’s plenty of room for all of us to find creative ways to collaborate, make each other better at tutoring, and provide a better service for our students.
Good question- and explanation-writing skills. We develop a lot of our own practice materials, so we definitely want partners who can contribute to those efforts.
THINGS WE REALLY DON’T CARE ABOUT:
GMAT or test-prep tutoring experience. We’re happy to train the right candidate — so if you have teaching experience but have never done GMAT tutoring before, no big deal. As long as you have great teaching instincts and a demonstrated passion for teaching, let’s talk.
Whether you have an MBA. An MBA is not a teaching degree, and we’ve still never met a great GMAT or GRE tutor who has one.
Your country of residence. Most tutoring can be conducted via Skype, so we’re open to the right overseas candidates.