Large Tutoring Inc. is a small business, as we believe the best tutoring services should be. It gives us the time to get to know each of our students, and the flexibility to adapt with them as they move forward in their academic journeys. Through personalized lesson plans, we teach them as they want to be taught.
We pride ourselves in hiring not only expert teachers, but bubbling and energetic personalities who make learning fun. For our students, these subjects may have a lot of emotion attached. They may feel shame and frustration with what they're learning, so our tutors need to have the enthusiasm for two.
We are the first to admit that the list of things to learn is never ending. And the more we learn about something, the more we seem to find that it’s actually a lot more complex than when we first thought.
That's why we help our students navigate these growing complexities, but more importantly, we ensure that they can always find their way back to the basics. As they learn to tackle new and more challenging problems, we ensure that they know exactly where the solutions are coming from. We don’t ask “what did we do?” but “why did we do it?” By understanding the “why”, we ensure that the next time around, and then the next, students will be able to apply their knowledge to solve the problem, independently.
At Large Tutoring, we value being adaptable, trustworthy, qualified, modern, and friendly. We hope you hold these values and can't wait to talk to you!
Science and Math Tutor (STEM Tutor)
Are you passionate about sharing Science and Math subjects with youth from Grade 5 to 1st year University? Large Tutoring Inc. is run by a UBC Chemical & Biological Engineering graduate committed to bringing top-level education to families in the Metro Vancouver area. We are looking for 1-2 individuals who are capable of conducting 60-90 minute tutoring sessions (sometimes 2+ hours) in a variety of subjects including Math, Calculus, Chemistry, Biology and Physics at all levels (AP and IB included).
Ideal candidate(s) would start Mid to Late August working up to 10 hours a week with students. Currently, most lessons are taking place through Zoom, but many will return to in-person in September. We are looking for a candidate who has the technological set up to work remotely from home, but who also is willing to transit to students’ homes or public locations (ie. coffee shops, libraries, etc.) when the pandemic is concluded (we do have protocols in place for this). The chosen candidate will also be required to complete a Police Information Check (PIC) for the vulnerable sector. The PIC is the same requirement parents are required to complete before volunteering at local schools. This is a contractor position, as such, the wage will be $28.00 - $32.00 an hour depending on the level of education and experience. The wage is for time spent with students and any time spent preparing for the lessons is covered by the wage. The cost of the PIC, $77.00, is an expense that the chosen candidate will have to cover. Often we conduct introductory meetings with students and their parents and occasionally we have meetings for the tutor team. These meetings will be paid at a non-premium wage of $16.00 an hour.
We’re looking for role models who share their passion for science and math, who can interact effectively through online technology such as Zoom and in-person, and who can support, encourage and instill energy and enthusiasm into challenging topics. Someone who strives to make learning fun and has the ability to connect with their students. At Large Tutoring Inc., we value individuals who are adaptable, trustworthy, qualified, modern, and friendly. Our philosophy ensures that students do not merely memorize situations, but understand why they made the choices they did. In doing so, we ensure our students are able to excel in similar but different circumstances.
The successful candidate(s) will guide students through the BC Curriculum, but will also adjust the lesson plan to cover additional concepts the students require explanation on. The successful candidate(s) will keep a tracking sheet of all their sessions that will be kept up to date at all times. The candidate(s) will also complete progress reports for their students up to 4 times a year.
Our students are our number one priority. We make an effort to get to know them and understand their interests outside of academics. A Large Tutoring Inc. tutor understands their students, how they think, and how best to support them. The successful candidate must understand boundaries with students, have exceptional communication skills and patience, and be able to teach students with varying academic achievements. We also highly value our tutors. We want to make sure our educators' time and boundaries are respected. We value the opinions of our tutors and trust in their teaching strategies.
-Teach a variety of students varying from grade 5 to 1st year University students for up to 10 hours a week.
-Be available for introductory meetings, Zoom video conferences, and phone calls with prospective students.
-Create brief lesson plans, “brush up” on any topics that will be covered in lessons, and assign homework materials for students (not worksheets, but suggested questions from the student's textbook, etc.).
-Willingness to answer students’ questions via email outside of lesson time under appropriate circumstances and timing (not to excessive amounts).
-Be available to work during non-traditional hours. Since many students have school requirements, sessions may run into the evening (up to 10:00 PM) and/or take place on weekends. This will depend on the students on your roster and their availability. All sessions only take place at mutually agreed upon times and locations between the student and the tutor.
-Adapt, encourage and provide feedback to students (and to parents) to achieve real life results.
-Higher Level education in Science and Math (including but not limited to: Bachelor’s of Science, Bachelor’s of Applied Science, Bachelor’s of Kinesiology, etc. Completed degree programs or degrees programs in-progress are welcome to apply)
- Live or be able to come to Vancouver for in-person lessons
-Proven proficiency in Math, Calculus, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics to a 1st year university level.
-Extreme levels of enthusiasm, patience, kindness, and empathy for teaching and for students across diverse socioeconomic backgrounds - the MOST important aspect. We also love bubbly personalities that contain enough energy for 2!
-Background in tutoring, teaching or mentoring is ideal (but desire to help and to succeed is also important).
-Experience working and willingness to work with students with learning difficulties or disabilities (ie. Gifted Learning Disabled, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADD, ADHD, or students on the spectrum).
-Excellent communication skills - in person and online - we want students to have fun!
-Work well independently and the ability to facilitate a group discussion
-Strong multitasking and organizational abilities. Scheduling is something that the tutor is largely responsible for and inaccurate schedules can cause confusion.
-Must have a computer/tablet with video conferencing capabilities, as well as a quiet space to video conference with their students OR be willing to do mostly in-person lessons. Preference will be given to individuals who have a tablet and stylus of some kind - though this is not a requirement. Only applicable during the pandemic.
-Flexible schedule and mindset. Our students often require a flexible schedule and we hope they will be flexible with us in return. We try to keep these accommodations within reason, but they are inevitable in this position.
We look forward to hearing from you! We hope you bring passion, energy, enthusiasm, and fun to this position. Please send a cover letter and resume to apply to the position.
Reference ID: Math and Science Tutor_July 2021
Part-time hours: 10 per week
Application deadline: 2021-07-24
Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: $28.00-$32.00 per hour
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Flexible schedule
- Work from home
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
We have a protocol sheet for in-person lessons. The tutor distances from everyone except the student, and the tutor and student both wear masks. There are waivers and symptom screening forms that are completed before the session starts.
- Do you live in Vancouver?
- Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
- working with learning disabilities: 1 year (preferred)
- teaching/tutoring: 1 year (preferred)
- Temporarily due to COVID-19