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One-to-One ESL Tutor

school
Studio Education
location
Shanghai, China
salary
US 3000 - 4000 a month
Start date
Ongoing
1 year
1
  • Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher, ESL Instructor
  • Bachelor
  • 1 year of teaching experience
  • English, Education or Humanities preferred
  • TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours
  • TEFL certification required
  • United States (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate’s qualifications will demonstrate high achievement in their academic background.
  • Work experience will demonstrate versatility across age groups and success and enthusiasm for classroom teaching. Experience teaching literature and/or creative writing is also a strong asset, as is an enjoyment of drama and public speaking in the classroom, especially in the primary-school age group.
  • One or more years of teaching experience
  • Undergraduate degree + TEFL required, teaching license an advantage
  • Special consideration is given to candidates with undergraduate and/or Master’s degrees in English Literature, Education, or a related field.
  • The ability to obtain a teacher’s work visa in China
  • Candidates currently in China, or abroad, are welcome to apply.
  • One-year contract
  • Teacher work permit provided and support in obtaining necessary documents
  • Medical insurance with access to leading international hospitals provided
  • 38-42 working weeks per year, 10-14 weeks holiday
  • Two-week holiday at Christmas, plus generous time off for all Chinese public holidays
  • Centers located in vibrant, cosmopolitan neighborhoods
  • Strong work-life balance; Teachers have pursued language lessons, music lessons, master’s degrees, and PGCE certifications while working full-time with us
  • Opportunity to work additional hours for additional compensation
  • Assistance with relocation and with integrating into life in China (setting up bank accounts, SIM cards, seeking apartments, etc.)
  • Hours and desired salary are flexible dependent on the candidate’s needs and preferences.
  • Teacher work permit and medical insurance provided

One-to-One Tutor

  • Central locations in downtown Shanghai
  • From two days (Sat & Sun) to five days (including Sat & Sun), according to the candidate
  • Thirty weekends per year, plus between zero and twelve additional weeks, according to the candidate
  • September to June or September to August
  • No lessons over Chinese public holidays and Christmas
  • Paid 400-450 RMB/hour of lessons
  • Limited additional preparation and marking
  • Foreign-owned and foreign-managed company with ten years of service in Shanghai
  • One-year contract, September start
  • Typical monthly salary of 21,600RMB based on 18 teaching over three days per week and three weekends per month or 28,800RMB based on 24 hours teaching over four days per week

Typical hours:

  • 30 weeks per year:
    • Fridays 4:45 pm-7:45 pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 8:45 am-7:45 pm
    • Monday and Thursday after school optional
  • 8-12 weeks per year: Monday to Friday daytimes
  • One year of teaching experience and degree + TEFL required
  • Candidates currently in China, or abroad, are welcome to apply.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • The teacher will be comfortable and experienced working with students of all ages and abilities
  • The teacher will be able to teach our challenging and ambitious curriculum which is different from and more rigorous than commonly used state, national, and international curriculums.
  • The teacher will be a proponent of the philosophy that it is possible to teach non-native English speakers/bilingual students using native-level materials, and that non-native speakers can be guided to perform at levels far beyond what is considered standard grade-level expectations. Ideally, a track record in this area will prove this commitment.
  • The teacher will demonstrate outstanding classroom management skills.
  • The teacher will be punctual and reliable.
  • The teacher will wear professional attire during teaching/tutoring sessions, and at all times when working at our school, whether in-person or online. The complete dress code is detailed in the Teachers Handbook.
  • The teacher will follow lesson plans provided by Studio Education and prepare for their lessons accordingly.
  • The teacher will be responsive to questions and concerns from parents, as well as questions from colleagues and supervisors about student progress and lessons.
  • The teacher will make careful and detailed corrections and will provide written and timely feedback, on all story and essay writing assignments at the following lesson.
  • The teacher will adhere to the standards and requirements for marking student work as described by the Teachers Handbook and level-specific Guidebooks.
  • The teacher will ensure that all students maintain high-quality writing portfolios.
  • The teacher will monitor students to make sure that their writing portfolios are kept current.
  • The teacher will guide the students to rehearse and deliver engaging presentations and drama performances.

About Studio Education:

Studio Education is an independent learning centre founded in 2013 in Shanghai, by James Jobbins, an Oxford-educated British schoolteacher. With multiple locations across Shanghai, Studio Education is a foreign-owned and foreign-managed company, that delivers a custom-designed curriculum that supports students in appreciating and responding to literature, creative writing, critical thinking, and drama / public speaking.

Studio is both a means to an end and an end in itself. It serves to support and prepare students in their efforts to pursue a wide-ranging exploratory education, and it provides – and hails – education for its own sake. Studio’s courses nurture the skills and attributes necessary for successful admission into the world’s best middle schools, high schools, and universities – and they go so much further than that, reveling in inspiring great thinking and creativity in intellectual pursuits.

The name “Studio” reflects a symbiosis of study and creativity – learning at Studio is infused with, and inseparable from, the creative temperament of conceiving, exploring, trying, and applying new ideas. Studio’s programs incorporate and go beyond memorization, understanding, and the application of functional skills; they develop the higher-order thinking skills of analysis, evaluation, and synthesis. These are the essential elements of a flourishing intellect and creativity.

 

Our Philosophy:

We educate students to become kind-hearted and open-minded people of integrity, tolerance, and self-discipline committed to independent thinking, creative expression, and a life lived for the common good. The heart and soul of Studio Education is a combined partnership with families and the community to provide a purposeful, rigorous education that balances intellectual and creative development with moral integrity. At Studio Education, all students sit at round tables, in small groups of eight students or fewer, where each student’s face can be seen, where each student’s voice can be heard, and where every student can think critically, inquire, discuss, imagine, solve problems and create.

We strive to teach our students to learn to think logically, independently, confidently, and imaginatively. We explore the historical context of the subject matter while, at the same time, studying the implications of the actions of our predecessors and contemporaries on the human experience and the human condition. Honorable character arises from a kind heart and an open mind; leaps of imagination and innovation are propelled by a critical understanding of the past and present, and by a new vision for the future. Studio Education embraces all three, boldly asserting an educator’s duty to focus on learning for each student’s transformation into a purposeful, moral human being.

 

Our Students:

  • Range from 3 to 16 years old, with core programs from 3-13, with the majority of students from 7-10 years old.
  • Are English speaking, and most study at bilingual and international schools in Shanghai.
  • Hope to study, live, and/or travel abroad in the future.
  • Come to us for rigorous lessons that exceed the level of challenge and depth of instruction that they receive in their regular full-time schools.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

About Studio Education

Studio Education is an independent learning centre founded in 2013 in Shanghai, by James Jobbins, an Oxford-educated British schoolteacher. With multiple locations across Shanghai, Studio Education is a foreign-owned and foreign-managed company, delivering a custom-designed curriculum which supports students in appreciating and responding to literature, creative writing, critical thinking and drama / public speaking.

Studio is both a means to an end and an end in itself. It serves to support and to prepare students in their efforts to pursue a wide-ranging exploratory education, and it provides – and hails – education for its own sake. Studio’s courses nurture the skills and attributes necessary for successful admission into the world’s best middle schools, high schools and universities – and they go so much further than that, revelling in inspiring great thinking and creativity in intellectual pursuits.

The name “Studio” reflects a symbiosis of study and creativity – learning at Studio is infused with, and inseparable from, the creative temperament of conceiving, exploring, trying and applying new ideas. Studio’s programmes incorporate and go beyond memorisation, understanding and the application of functional skills; they develop the higher-order thinking skills of analysis, evaluation and synthesis. These are the essential elements of a flourishing intellect and of creativity.

 

Our Philosophy

We educate students to become kind-hearted and open-minded human beings of integrity, tolerance and self-discipline who are committed to independent thinking, creative expression and a life lived for the common good. The heart and soul of Studio Education is a combined partnership with families and community to provide purposeful, rigorous education that balances intellectual and creative development with moral integrity. At Studio Education, all students sit at round tables, in small groups of eight students or fewer, where each student’s face can be seen, where each student’s voice can be heard and where every student can think critically, inquire, discuss, imagine, solve problems and create.

We strive to teach our students to learn to think logically, independently, confidently and imaginatively. We explore the historical context of the subject matter while, at the same time, studying the implications of the actions of our predecessors and contemporaries on the human experience and on the human condition. Honourable character arises from a kind heart and an open mind; leaps of imagination and innovation are propelled by a critical understanding of the past and present, and by a new vision for the future. Studio Education embraces all three, boldly asserting an educator’s duty to focus on learning for the purpose of each student’s transformation into a purposeful, moral human being.

 

Our Students

Our students range from 3 to 16 years old, with core programmes from 3-13, with the majority of students from 7-10 years old. They are English speaking, and most study at bilingual and international schools in Shanghai. Our students hope to study, live and/or travel abroad in the future. Our families come to us for rigorous lessons which exceed the level of challenge and depth of instruction which their children receive in their regular full-time schools.  

 

Our Teachers

Studio's faculty consists of a range of educators, from those who trained as schoolteachers in their home country to practising writers, artists and academics. Their collegiality comes from a belief in the importance of intellectual and creative pursuits and an ability to transmit that belief to children and their families.

We are building our school around serious, inspiring, intelligent teachers, whose intellectual energy and ability are an inspiration to us all.

Studio’s ethos of rigour and intellectual exploration, and our unremitting focus on education, make it possible for us to attract and retain the best teachers in the world. All of our teachers are highly intelligent, disciplined, enthusiastic about what they teach, and serious about children making significant intellectual, creative, and academic progress.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
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