Now Hiring for Academic Year 2018-19
Priority deadline to submit applications: March 31, 2018
Paid training for hired tutors: Two weeks between April 1 and June 15, 2018, determined by tutor and Illini Tutoring.
Job start date: June 15, 2018 or earlier if desired by hired tutor
Job end date: May 31, 2019 (contract for excellent tutors may be renewed for future years)
We are currently accepting applications for one full-time tutor and/or up to three part-time tutors for the 2018-19 school year. We will consider applicants with at least a Bachelor's Degree in a math- or science-related field (current undergraduates who have demonstrated their reliability and commitment through previous employment, education, and volunteering experience may be considered as well.) Special consideration will be given to applicants with a teaching certificate and/or significant tutoring experience, but if you have the drive and dedication to be a successful tutor, we can train you even if you have little teaching or tutoring experience (some of our best tutors had little tutoring experience before working with us!)
It is expected that all candidates will be ready to tutor all levels of high school math (through and including calculus I), chemistry, and physics. This position includes a range of 12-15 tutoring hours per week (part-time position.) Tutors typically help students with homework, test prep, study skills, and related school work. New hires complete 2 weeks of paid training before they begin working with students.
Part-time tutor schedule for August 2018-May 2019:
Position A: Sunday mornings/early afternoons OR Sunday afternoons/early evenings, Mondays 3:30-8:30PM, and Wednesdays 3:30-8:30PM
Position B: Sunday mornings/early afternoons OR Sunday afternoons/early evenings, Tuesdays 3:30-8:30PM, and Thursdays 3:30-8:30PM
Full-time tutor schedule for August 2018-May 2019:
Sunday mornings/early afternoons or Sunday afternoons/early evenings, Mondays-Thursdays 3:30-8:30PM.
Summer 2018 hours for part- and full-time tutors are set in June and July and are scheduled Mondays-Fridays between 9:30AM-6:30PM. These hours are more flexible than our school year hours.
Some flexibility in hours is possible. Tutors are expected to work their regular schedule and are allowed two (2) personal days per semester for illness, emergencies, religious observance, and so on. Due to the nature of our work, we will not approve requests for any additional days off during the school year (beyond the two personal days, barring extreme emergency.) Instead, tutors receive the following days off:
- Thanksgiving break (including the Wednesday before Thanksgiving through and including the Saturday after Thanksgiving)
- Winter Break (according to the Unit 4 calendar)
- Spring Break (according to the Unit 4 calendar)
- Nearly all Fridays and Saturdays
Illini Tutoring has a reputation for having the very best math and science tutors in Champaign-Urbana. We only consider candidates who are excellent at explaining math and science problems to students. You must be ready to help students with math and science homework assignments and test preparation. Tutors must be proficient in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry, and either high-school level chemistry or physics. If you are invited for an interview, you will be asked to demonstrate your math teaching skills.
We encourage all applicants to review material from the above math courses. A great resource is this past exam. You should be able to explain how to solve any of the problems in the math section of this exam.
Illini Tutoring LLC prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by Illini Tutoring or seeking employment with Illini Tutoring because of race, creed, religion, color, or national origin or because of age, physical or mental disability, marital status, or sex when the reasonable demands of the position do not require an age or disclosure of physical or mental disability. Federal law requires proof of citizenship or "alien right-to-work" status.
Because Illini Tutoring believes that our strength is in our diversity, we actively recruit applicants who come from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM and STEM education.