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Employment opportunities at Mostly Math

First things first:

We realize that, relative to many organizations and job postings, this section is lengthy. However, the way we see it is that Mostly Math provides professional services, and our employees must be highly committed. If you are willing to take the time to read and follow our application requirements to serve yourself in this process, then you will be willing to go that extra mile to serve your students.

Applicants should read this entire page carefully to learn how to properly apply for these positions. Applications that do not include the required information or do not follow the procedure outlined below will not be considered.

Tutoring

At any time, we may have a small number of part-time positions (2-10 hours per week) available. These positions often begin as casual positions, but for the right people who can please their students and generate their own referrals, hours can quickly multiply.

All serious job inquiries may be directed to Ms. Sarah Bartram by sending an email to sarahb AT mostly-math DOT com. Please note that a high level of comfort using email and regular email access is required for any position at Mostly Math. Consequently, we accept resumes by email only, either as an attachment or within the body text of the email itself.

We thank all applicants for their application; however only the most suitable candidates will be contacted.

Who We Are Looking For

Please apply if you meet all of the requirements listed below:

  • All of our tutors must be comfortable tutoring up to and including first year university mathematics (Calculus and/or Statistics and/or Linear Algebra). Preference is given to tutors who can also tutor Science and/or English to the same academic level. Please note that we only hire tutors who can tutor advanced mathematics. Even our English tutors, for example, must also be math tutors.
  • Our tutors should have at least three years of recent Canadian tutoring experience and good references from former students. We want tutors who know what goes on in the classroom and are familiar with not only the curriculum, but with favoured test questions.
  • We do not require our tutors to be certified teachers - we are more interested in people with tutoring experience, which is very different from classroom teaching experience. Even teachers with several years of experience must clearly demonstrate their tutoring experience. To get an idea of what we mean, read about our Private Tutoring Services to decide whether you think you are a good fit.

Available Positions

Subject Area Tutors

Math, especially with Science and/or English

  • Knowledge: Successful applicants will have at least three years of experience tutoring the Ontario curriculum. Ideal candidates will have tutored students from one or more local high schools and will have school-specific knowledge. Successful candidates will be familiar with which textbooks are used by which local schools and will know which schools are "tougher" and which schools are "easier" than others. Successful applicants should feel completely comfortable with any problem from the required texts and should be able to predict which questions are typical test questions.
  • Skills: Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate (through descriptions of past experiences, through references, etc.) an ability to communicate fluently in English. Written skills are also important. The ability to communicate complicated and abstract concepts in a clear, down-to-earth manner is required. Successful candidates will be able to explain material and techniques in a variety of different ways, and will know which way is appropriate for each individual student.
  • Attitude:A complete love and passion for teaching and for the subject material is an absolute must as is complete dedication to student success! Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that they are committed to developing their students' confidence and competence. Successful applicants must be professional yet personable and able to work with a variety of people.

Test Prep Tutors

Test preparation including, but not limited to standardized tests such as the SAT, SSAT, GRE, AP and private school entrance tests, UTS entrance test

  • Knowledge: Successful applicants will have at least three years of recent experience helping students prepare for these tests. Successful applicants should feel completely comfortable with any problem from the tests and should be able to help students with not only content but also strategies for fast, accurate completion of typical test questions.
  • Skills: Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate (through descriptions of past experiences, through references, etc.) an ability to communicate fluently in English. Written skills are also important.The ability to communicate complicated and abstract concepts in a clear, down-to-earth manner is required. Successful candidates will be able to explain material and techniques in a variety of different ways, and will know which way is appropriate for each individual student. Test Prep Tutors may occasionally be asked to give presentations or seminars to groups of students and/or parents.
  • Attitude:A complete love and passion for teaching and for the subject material is an absolute requirement, as well as complete dedication to student success. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate that they are willing to go that extra mile for their students, and that they are committed to developing their students' confidence and competence. Successful applicants must be professional yet personable and able to work with a variety of people.

How to apply

  • Step 1: Visit our pages describing our Tutoring services to familiarize yourself with our philosophy and practices
  • Step 2: Send us your resume. Resumes, complete with cover letter, should be sent by email. Documents may be included within the body of an email or sent as an attachment. We thank all applicants, but applicants will only be contacted if we wish to interview them.

Your application should clearly indicate:

  • Which subjects/grades you wish to tutor including which first year university courses you are comfortable with: Calculus, Statistics, Linear Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Essay Writing/English etc.
  • Your availability for tutoring (days, times, number of hours per week) as well as the number of hours per week you would like to work
  • A full description of your recent, Canadian tutoring (as opposed to classroom teaching) experience
  • A list of Toronto area schools and/or Ontario universities whose students you have tutored
  • Why you think you are a good fit for Mostly Math

Included with the above information, we would like:

  • 2 references from parents/students who can attest to your skills as a tutor
  • 1 professional or academic reference (e.g. employer, professor)

Please be advised that we consider only the best of the best applications. Because our screening process is highly selective, we invite you to submit additional material that best conveys your true abilities as a tutor. While most companies frown upon extensive resumes or personal letters, we feel that we are simply unable to judge most applicants from a single piece of paper. Please use your judgement and send us whatever you feel is appropriate material, but at a minimum, please include the information requested above.

Other Employment Opportunities

Mostly Math works with a variety of learners for a variety of purposes. We are happy to entertain proposals for contract employment in the following areas:

Workshop or Seminar Developers and Leaders

Including but not limited to math, language and academic topics e.g. study skills, Math in Art, how to write an essay, how to write a research paper, essential math skills for university

Talented individuals are invited to submit proposals for workshops, seminars, and other group learning activities. Successful applicants will have at least three years of recent experience developing and conducting group workshops and/or seminars. Successful applicants should feel completely comfortable with their subject matter and should be able to prepare a logical, coherent presentation. Successful candidates will be able to present to a wide range of audience members and will be able to develop and lead interesting presentations that captivate, teach and inspire their audience.

Please submit proposals by email and include:

  • The title of your proposed workshop
  • A content outline of the presentation including a timeline and total time
  • A description of the resources used to gather information (if appropriate)
  • A description of any hands-on tasks (building a resume, creating an art project) or final projects to be completed by the participants
  • The intended audience (age, size of group, ability level, with or without parents etc.)
  • The estimated number of working hours to prepare the presentation
  • The cost of any materials including art supplies, photocopies, handouts

If interested, Mostly Math will contact you to discuss further possibilities and the possibility of hiring you on a contract basis to develop and present your workshop.

Tutoring Chairs

for established tutors looking to move their current students to a professional environment

Are you a tutor looking for a good place to tutor? If you are an established tutor with your own students and are tired of spending half your time travelling, or searching for empty rooms at school or in a library then consider applying for a chair at Mostly Math.

Successful applicants can receive their personal room for tutoring, access to books, worksheets, sample tests, other tutors (for learning and socializing),refreshments and basic office amenities such as photocopier, fax and telephone. Students will come to you, reducing your travel time and increasing the number of students you can see.

Please contact us to express interest in joining our team either as a staff tutor, or as an independent tutor.