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Part Time Online Instructor

We are looking for passionate and energetic instructors to teach an online reading, writing, and critical thinking course using ThinkCERCA’s platform and provided curriculum to students in China. 

In this position, you will be providing virtual instruction to a small group (10 - 15 students) of English-speaking Chinese students. Our team will provide training in using ThinkCERCA and the online classroom platform, as well as lesson plans for each session in the course. We are excited to grow our footprint in China with these positions and our new partnerships!

About ThinkCERCA:

ThinkCERCA is a Chicago-based company passionately committed to improving the quality of K-12 education. Built by educators, our online platform is designed to empower teachers in personalizing literacy instruction across disciplines. The ThinkCERCA framework provides a common language for students, teachers, parents, and administrators to drive sustainable growth in student achievement. Our work has a demonstrated impact: The results of third party studies show that schools that use ThinkCERCA see significant growth in their students’ literacy and critical thinking skills.

Here’s who we’re looking for:

You are passionate about education, you have been a teacher or school leader before (or are currently a teacher or school leader), and you are great at building relationships. You know how to lead an engaging lesson and you are very comfortable with technology. You are excited about becoming an expert on our online platform to successfully teach students reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. You are more than comfortable spending a chunk of your time working autonomously, but you are also a team player, and enjoy collaborating with coworkers. 

Required experiences, skills, and attributes:

  • College degree required, with a major and/or graduate degree in Education. 
  • 3+ years of experience in a classroom, preferably English Language Arts.
  • Experience using technology in your classroom.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching students' reading and writing skills.
  • Ability to teach engaging, hands-on lessons.
  • A sense of humor.
  • A love of teaching.

Bonus points if you:

  • Have used ThinkCERCA in your teaching before.
  • Have a degree or certification in English Language Learners or TOSEL.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Attend and pass ThinkCERCA's teacher trainings.
  • Review all curriculum materials provided.
  • Use our curriculum provided to teach both the Spring and Fall course.
  • Grade student work, providing written comments.
  • Work with ThinkCERCA’s team to communicate student progress to parents.

Course Details:

  • Summer Course: 90 minute sessions once/day for 10 consecutive weekdays
  • Fall Course: 90 minute sessions once/week for 10 weeks
  • Times: Early mornings (weekdays and weekends) 
  • 2 hour training with pre work starting mid-April
  • $35/hour for teaching, grading, and training
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