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Careers at Summmit

OUR COMPANY:

Summit Educational Group is a leader among standardized test preparation and tutoring providers nationwide. Our tutors are bright, passionate, and engaging individuals who are eager to learn Summit’s unique and effective test prep strategies. Founded in 1988, we have over 30 years of experience helping young people and their families leverage academics to find success in life.

We raise test scores and improve grades, achieving meaningful results by recruiting and hiring bright, kind, and reliable tutors. Our team is lively, committed to student growth, operates through a student-centered lens, and believes in a collaborative, education-focused culture. Summit provides one-on-one in-home test preparation and academic tutoring, runs classes throughout the region, and publishes its own branded course materials used by private tutoring companies and schools across the country.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Summit Educational Group is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive workplace reflective of the communities in which we work and the clients that we serve. We seek to bring together people of varying backgrounds, skills, and experience, recognizing that this leads to a diversity of thought that fuels creativity and enables people to do their best work. We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Open Positions

Manager of Teacher & Tutor Services

Summit Educational Group is seeking an organized, reliable, and relationship-driven leader to join our team as a Manager of Teacher & Tutor Services (TTS). This is a full-time, salaried, 40-hr/week position, reporting to the General Manager of TTS.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Staff all Classroom Programs and Proctored Practice Tests for Educational Partnerships
  • Carefully evaluate teachers based on observations, student surveys, and school feedback.
  • Identify talented tutors to train up to become classroom teachers
  • Conduct classroom trainings
  • Work with the recruiter to hire teachers as needed in specific regions
  • Support teachers as needed by answering questions, troubleshooting challenges, providing additional resources and training, and building relationships.
  • Evaluate teaching staff regularly in accordance with performance guidelines, retaining the top performers.
  • In collaboration with CIT, update/create session guides customized to each class schedule
  • Collaborate with the Tutor and Teacher Services Team, Human Resources, and CIT (Curriculum, Instruction, and Training) teams to stay up to date on new policies, initiatives and curricular changes and participate in ongoing collaborative projects.

Your Skill Set

As a candidate for the role of Manager of TTS you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • A strong commitment to being of service to others, tirelessly pursuing solutions for our clients and balancing this with the dignity of your colleagues.
  • Nuanced oral and written communication skills with an ability to clearly and concisely convey information.
  • An interest in working as part of a team that supports each other in managing a range of competing responsibilities.
  • An ability to prioritize multiple streams of work with a strong attention to detail.
  • Alignment with Summit’s core values: deeply caring; ethical; accountable; accessible; expert; integrity.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience in the test prep or academic tutoring fields strongly preferred.

Salary, Benefits, and Location:

This is a full-time position in one of Summit’s offices in Newton, MA, New Canaan, CT or White Plains, NY.

Summit offers a compelling compensation package including competitive salary and performance bonus, 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match, paid time off, employee discount, dental plan, and a medical plan with fitness club discount. All of our office locations offer ample free parking and a spacious, casual, and friendly environment.

To Apply: 

Email a thoughtful cover letter and resume that conveys your interest in the Manager of TTS role and how your skill set is a fit for this opportunity to hr@mytutor.com.

We know that community members from marginalized backgrounds often receive negative messaging based on their race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, and sex that prevent them from pursuing opportunities that they believe are a good fit or find interesting. If you are questioning whether you should apply, but believe you meet many of the qualifications above, please do not hesitate to submit your materials.

At Summit Educational Group, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our company.

Tutors

The role of Tutor is challenging, fun, and rewarding.  As a Summit Tutor you will help students reach their potential and open doors for them, empowering them to reach some of their wildest dreams. As such, this is a position of impact where you will be making a true difference in the lives of the students and families you work with.

This is a part time opportunity, a perfect job for those who love connecting with young adults, are passionate about education, and find true enjoyment in helping others accomplish their goals. The role of Tutor is highly flexible, allowing you to fit tutoring around your schedule, even if you have a full-time job, are busy with family commitments, or simply enjoy a schedule packed with hobbies.  Tutoring sessions are 90 minutes, occur mostly on weekday evenings or weekends, and can be scheduled directly between you and your students.

Summit staff will provide you with training, materials, and a constant support system, to ensure you are able to perform at your best.  We are here to help you with tutoring questions as well as any logistic concerns that arise.  We take care of client recruiting and billing and keep you informed of the latest news in the test prep world so that you are free to focus on what you do best: building relationships that support academic growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • This position is part-time. Tutors are expected to maintain a minimum of 3 students (approximately 6 hours a week).
  • Tutor responsibilities include analyzing student diagnostic performance, determining student needs, teaching Summit curriculum, assigning homework, and updating parents/caregivers and the Summit office about student progress.
  • Some programs are divided between a math instructor and a verbal instructor, giving tutors the ability to teach to their strengths. In this case, each tutor generally meets once every other week with a student.

Your Skill Set

As a candidate for the role of Tutor you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Experience and/or a high level of comfort working with high school aged adolescents, alongside an ability to build trusting relationships.
  • Understanding and facility with concepts that appear on the ACT and SAT, including algebraic expressions, angles, exponents and roots, as well as conventions of standard English.
  • A student-centered disposition that prioritizes the learning needs of the young people we serve.
  • Teaching or tutoring experience is welcomed, but not required.
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel 30-60 minutes to students’ homes.
  • Reliable internet access for updating student information, submitting hours, and conducting online lessons as needed.
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong ability to follow through on commitments, while being flexible in light of student schedule changes.

Compensation:

Tutors are compensated at a rate of $35 – $45/hour, depending on experience and qualifications. Tutors are compensated for travel to sessions taking over 30 minutes. All tutors are evaluated annually, and rate increases reward our best tutors. There are additional opportunities to teach, proctor, and research for those looking to expand their role.

To Apply: 

Please complete this application form, which will ask you for your Availability and Academic Background. If we think there is a match given this information, a member of the Tutor Services team will reach out to schedule next steps which, amongst other things, will include a qualifying test.

Throughout the entire process, the Summit Team will provide support to compelling candidates, including in house tutoring to help you with tough concepts.

We know that community members from marginalized backgrounds often receive negative messaging based on their race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, and sex that prevent them from pursuing opportunities that they believe are a good fit or find interesting. If you are questioning whether you should apply, but believe you meet many of the qualifications above, please do not hesitate to submit your materials.

At Summit Educational Group, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our company.

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