Pacific Learning Academy hires year-round for a variety of subjects. 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?
– Growing, 14-year-old, single-owner, LOCAL (Sammamish/Issaquah) educational company with an A+ reputation for quality, caring instructors
– 100% Satisfaction Rate from clients
– Paid Drive Time between lessons
– 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 working 28+ hours/week.
Goals & Objectives of the Position
To provide the highest quality tutoring/teaching 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
Daily access to internet connection and same-day responsiveness
Available at least 3x/week (Mon-Thurs are the most popular tutoring days)
Weekend availability desired, but not required
Reliable transportation for in-home tutoring on the Eastside (mostly Issaquah and Sammamish)
Clean WSP background check
Essential Abilities & Behaviors:
Be proficient in all levels of the subject(s) you tutor (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 scheduling needs. Academy tutors 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 tutors, or the end of the school year (mid-June) for year-round tutors. There is ample opportunity for summer work for tutors joining us during the school year. Successful tutors are always welcome to rejoin the team the following fall.
We do not offer online instruction. All lessons are held in Issaquah and Sammamish homes and libraries. We do have families from Redmond/Bellevue/Snoqualmie who travel to meet their instructors in the Issaquah/Sammamish area. On rare occasions, Academy instructors will travel to these towns for lessons, as long as it’s convenient for the instructor.
Working in students’ homes (with an adult in the house), local library or other public place. Driving between lessons unless they are the library.
About half our tutoring is done in homes. You need reliable transportation and will drive between lessons. [Pacific Learning Academy compensates 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!