Whether you're an experienced teacher who's ready to retire or recently did, concerned about your health or that of a family member, or looking to supplement your income, we may be the right fit for you during COVID and beyond.
You are a motivated, friendly, and articulate person who loves helping children succeed. You are responsible, prompt, and honor your commitments. You are enthusiastic about helping our clients grow intellectually; achieve academic, independence, and social milestones; and you treat everyone with respect and patience.
USA Tutors is only looking for people who are freelance contractors for all advertised positions. This means that if we reach a non-contractual employment agreement you provide us with your availability and keep it updated. We call you when someone has scheduled a session, and you agree to work that time. For contractual agreements, you are commiting to meet with a child or group of children on a weekly basis for one or more terms. It is your responsibility to schedule all other personal, professional, and academic commitments around that time.
You are paid on the 15th and last business day of each month and are responsible for your withholdings. (If these dates fall on a holiday or weekend they may be shifted by one day.)
If you earn over $599 a year with us, we will send you a 1099 form for your taxes. We do not withhold federal or state taxes on your behalf, so please plan ahead.
At this time we are receptive to online (nationally) and in person (in Connecticut) applicants. To work in this division you must possess several years of experience teaching in the USA on a relevant level and hold an active teaching certification for either a state or Montessori system.
Please meet ALL of the following qualifications:
Submit our K to 12 Application form and Availability form along with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to the role as well as your resume. (Read the section below first for tips.)
Proofread carefully. If you don't make a good impression on us we will presume that you won't make one on our clients either.
Application and Availability forms are at the bottom of this page.
Your completed application should include:
· A cover letter meant for both USA Tutors and the parents of the children you may be supporting
o Be sure that you list your most notable and relevant educational credentials and experience.
o Let your personality shine through.
o Give parents a sense of what to expect if they hire you to work with their child(ren). If you’re likely to be teaching/providing assistance in our online platform then mention any technical expertise.
o Feel free to include a couple quotations from parents of children you supported, the children themselves, and/or former supervisors.
o Proofread carefully! (While the English professor in me is emerging here, it’s true that oversights in proofreading make a poor first impression, especially to someone looking to hire an educator.)
· A current resume
o We will black out or delete your direct contact information before sharing it with prospective parents.
o Verify that you have listed all certifications and credentials that may be relevant including out-of-state teaching certifications; First Aid, CPR, and/or AED certifications/training; TESOL; and secondary subject areas.
o If you’re recently out of graduate school, include paid and volunteer positions in which you worked with children and explain your responsibilities. You should also include your GPA in your master’s program.
· Three letters of reference that do not need to be specifically for this position but must address your abilities as an educator (teacher, tutor, or trainer)
o The letters should be from the last seven years for experienced classroom teachers and the last three years from new teachers. (The less classroom teaching experience you possess, the more recent your letters should be.)
o The letters may be from the same people you list as references on our application as long as they can be reached to answer follow-up questions.
o Two letters must be from a current or former supervisor and the third may be from a colleague or parent(s) of a child(ren) you taught. One letter may be from an older (middle or high school) student reflecting on your teaching and its impact or from parents of younger children.
o New letters may be emailed to us directly from the writer while existing letters may be scanned and submitted electronically as part of your application packet. HR@USATutors.io
· Our “Application” for K to 12 instructors on this page
· Our “Availability Form” on the same page
· A copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts – electronic and unofficial is fine (Experienced teachers with five or more years of classroom experience may limit their transcripts to only the last page as long as we can clearly see your full name, the name and stamp of the degree granting institution, the title of the degree earned, the final GPA, and the date the degree was awarded.)
· Copies of each of your teaching certifications
· If applicable: copies of other certifications such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, ESL or Literacy volunteer, etc.
Once you have submitted this application packet electronically, we will schedule a live interview either in person if you're in CT or online.
If the interview goes well, our next steps will be:
· You record an interactive video with a child using our online tutoring platform as an example of your teaching style and ability to present the content in an engaging way. This video should be approximately 20 minutes and will be presented to parents with whom we are recommending you be placed.
· You must provide evidence of having passed a reputable background check, including fingerprinting, in the last 14 months or undergo one through your local police department/the State Police. (See more information in the attachment below on this topic.) The applicant must pay for their own background check. If you pass and accept a position with us we will reimburse you for the cost in your first 30 days with us. If you do not pass or we are unable to place you then we will not reimburse you for the cost. (We will provide you with the written results for your records irrespective of the outcome.)
Once we have reached this point, we will ask you to provide a brief biography (one to three paragraphs) talking about who you are, what’s important to you, some interests that may appeal to your students and a photo to be shared with prospective families. We will begin actively matching you with our pool of requests.