Pacific Learning Academy is a year-round school that hires instructors for middle and high school core courses (including languages). When you apply, you’ll mark the subject area(s) that you are proficient to tutor or teach at the high school level.
We require a “season” commitment (staying until the end of the school year and/or the summer season to ensure continuity for our students). We hope you’ll stay even longer!
What’s in it for YOU to Work at Pacific Learning Academy?
– Established, 15-year-old, single-owner, local (Sammamish/Issaquah) accredited school and educational service with an A+ reputation for quality, caring instructors and staff.
– 100% Satisfaction Rate from clients
– Paid Drive Time between lessons [N/A during COVID-19 pandemic]
– Ample room to grow into 20-30+ hours/week if you’re able to support multiple subjects (or popular subjects). A minimum of 12-15/week, please.
– Supportive office staff works to fill your desired schedule as soon as possible
– Books/resources provided at no cost to you and training throughout the year
– Pay is competitive and YOU pick your hours!
– Medical/Vision/Dental Health Benefit option for instructors consistently working 28+ hours/week.
Goals & Objectives of the Position
To provide the highest quality learning experience
100% Customer Satisfaction with no customer complaints
To proactively prepare for lessons so that student questions are quickly resolved
To encourage referrals to other families by providing outstanding academic support
To turn in class reports reports within 24 hours
4-year degree (or equivalent) as a minimum
Teaching certificate or master’s degree preferred (but not required)
Ability to work with students of all abilities 6th to 12th grade, including ADD/ADHD
Computer and internet capabilities for remote lessons
Webcam, mic, and comfort using Zoom platform
Available at least 3x/week (Mon-Thurs are the most popular lesson days)
Weekend availability desired, but not required
Reliable transportation for in-home tutoring [N/A during COVID-19 pandemic]
Clean WSP background check
Essential Abilities & Behaviors:
Be proficient in all levels of the subject(s) you tutor/teach (multiple subjects or AP/IB experience a plus)
Communicate via official Academy email
Motivated to become familiar with local district textbooks and curriculum
Positive, upbeat, and encouraging
Provide the best tutoring/teaching experience our clients have ever had
Persuade reluctant learners to find joy in the subject again!
During the academic school year, families typically request once or twice a week, sometime between 3 and 8pm (Mon – Thurs with some weekend requests). Because we are an accredited school, we also have daytime students during the school year (plus Running Start and Homeschool students). During the summer season, families typically see us between 10 and 4pm (Mon-Thurs) or during weekends. Your schedule stays the same every week. You need to be available for at least 3 weekdays to fit our students’ scheduling needs. Academy instructors work between 10 and 30 hours a week, depending on their availability, their skill set, and the number of students we have in their particular subject(s).
Job Duration: Training begins immediately upon hire. Position lasts until the end of the season, which is August 31st for summer-only instructors, or the end of the school year (end-of-June) for year-round instructors. There is ample opportunity for summer work for instructors joining us during the school year. Successful instructors are always welcome to rejoin the team the following fall.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all lessons are currently synchronous, face-to-face, virtual lessons utilizing Zoom. The Academy is not an online school (which typically does not include real-time interactions). When it’s possible again, we will resume in-person instruction held in Issaquah and Sammamish homes, libraries or the Academy administrative office.
Instructors may work from anywhere, utilizing Zoom for customized lessons.
Instructors will need an area free of distractions or extraneous noise.
Backgrounds should be professional/neat and/or virtual backgrounds will need to be appropriate for a learning environment.
When we are able, we will resume working in student homes, local libraries or the Academy administrative office in Sammamish.
Instructors are not currently meeting students in their homes. All lessons are virtual until further notice. Once we resume in-home lessons, instructors will need reliable, private transportation and the ability to meet students in the Sammamish and Issaquah area. At that time, the Academy will resume paying for drive time.
If you can accomplish the goals above and fit the requirements of this position, please apply now. We look forward to working with you!