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Instructor Positions

Welcome to the Academy!

  • Thank you for your interest in working with Pacific Learning Academy! We have a great team excited to work with you! Currently we are hiring for long-term, part-time instructors: Spanish, Biology, English, History (multiple-subject capability preferred).

    For Spanish, we are hiring for a Lead Spanish Instructor position. Lead instructors typically have more experience, can assist with curriculum development, and mentor newer tutors.

    Upon hire, all instructors go through a paid orientation and training, including observing previously-recorded Zoom sessions to get a sense of how we do things here. Pacific Learning Academy offers their clients tutoring, test prep, and 1-on-1 customized middle and high school accredited classes. You do not need certifications to teach a credit class, but you must have empathy, curiosity and a deep knowledge of your subject matter.

    All lessons are either in the 1-on-1 or shared lesson format, meaning you'll be customizing your lessons to a student you get to know extremely well over the year.

    If you think you can tutor more than 1 subject, be sure to indicate that on your application as we give priority to multi-subject instructors!
  • We apologize that we are unable to hire candidates outside of easy driving distance to Sammamish, WA

    With COVID-19 precautions in place, we are working with students in their Sammamish and Issaquah homes and are not considering those unable to make that commute. About half of the Academy's students request in-person lessons and the other half request lessons via online platforms.
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  • Reminder - If you do not live within an easy commute to Sammamish, WA, please do not apply to these positions.
    Recordatorio - Por favor, no solicite este puesto si no vive en Sammamish, Washington o lo suficientemente cerca para viajar todos los días.
  • Qualifications

  • A 4-year degree is the minimum level of education required to apply to Pacific Learning Academy; however, certification is NOT required.
  • Academy instructors often tutor subjects other than their field of study, but please let us know the title of your particular degree.
  • Certification is preferred, but not required
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  • Getting to Know You

  • Please let us know what specific subjects you are comfortable supporting from 6th to 12th grade. The Academy provides tutoring for all subjects from 6th-12th grade and we'd love to hear which ones you feel prepared to support! (Which levels of the following can you tutor? English, World/US History, Pre-Algebra to Calculus, Statistics, Chem, Bio, Physics, and Languages, (Spanish/French/Japanese/ASL).
  • Have you tutored SAT/ACT test prep? If you'd like to be considered for test prep, what were your approximate scores and what is your experience/familiarity with the tests?
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  • Instructors at the Academy earn a base wage starting in the $26-30 range, DOE, but actual wages are typically more than that. On top of your base wage we add a bonus for teaching credit classes. We pay compensation for drive time between in-person lessons and we also pay a flat hourly administrative rate for initial prep, in-service training meetings, orientation, and for special projects (optional) that come up from time to time. An instructor starting at $27/hour, for example, would likely average out to $32 after drive time and credit class bonus amounts.
  • The commitment for this position is through the end of the season (end of June 2022 for school year instructors). Instructors commit to a full season with the Academy, understanding that a mid-season departure is disruptive to the student, the family, and to the Academy. Please do NOT apply if you're not able to fully commit to a fixed weekly schedule or if you are not able to commit to the current season. Please do not apply if you're unable to commit to at least the current season or if you're unable to drive to student homes in Sammamish or Issaquah, WA.

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  • Due to the part-time nature of a 1-on-1 school, full-time work is not typical. Instructors choose their availability. Your hours will depend on 1) what hours you are available, 2) how many subjects you can support and 3) the number of families requesting those subjects in the hours you have made available. Academy instructors typically work between 10 and 20 hours per week, although we do have experienced, multi-subject instructors who work up to 40 hours per week. What is the minimum and maximum number of hours you're interested in long-term? Please let us know the number of hours that would make this position worth pursuing for you (keeping in mind the commitment to the end of the year).
  • Which hours and days are you available for lessons with the Academy? Please be specific (by day).
  • Academy instructors are also meeting with their students virtually. You will need a computer with webcam/mic, an internet speed fast enough to handle Zoom lessons and space on your machine to record multiple lessons (you may move them to our cloud after recording). Data caps will inhibit or prevent you from working with Academy students.

    Please indicate your understanding that:
    * You will need to use your computer
    * You must have a webcam, mic, and the data and internet speeds necessary for Zoom lessons.
    * You understand that all lessons must be recorded and you will need enough hard drive space to record before moving files to the cloud.
  • Thank you so much for your time and interest in the Pacific Learning Academy instructor position. After you sign below and submit your application, it will be shared with the Academy office. Due to the high volume of applications we have been receiving, we regret that we cannot respond to every application. If you have any questions or worry that your application did not go through, you are welcome to contact us at jobs@PacificLearningAcademy.com. Sincerely, Pacific Learning Academy
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