Language Arts Course Designer, (Remote) - $200,000/year USD

Job ID: 4824

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The most important thing you will do in this role (and maybe your entire career!) is be a part of building the future of education for your area of domain expertise. You will design an AP (Advanced Placement) program to teach traditional school subjects but in a non-traditional way. We have a few core principles that guide our approach to learning:

  1. Teaching is done through technology, not teachers. Why? Because learning apps take advantage of decades worth of learning science, including spaced repetition, forced recall, mastery-based progress, and adaptive algorithms which speed up and slow down to match the speed of each individual student. The science shows students can learn 2-5x faster and with better recall.  
  2. Learning is social. Students can use all the best apps, videos, and online resources to learn, but to make the experience great, it also needs to have a social element. Students need exercises that engage them, apply the “book knowledge” learned, and draw them into the material.
  3. Learning is motivational and fun. One of our core principles is that “kids must love school.” When that is true, you have a strong foundation; when false, everything else is a struggle. Our educational programs need to be educational, but they need to be fun and use material, examples, and references that are interesting and relatable to students. 

We believe technology can deliver an educational experience that engages and teaches kids 3-5x faster than the standard teacher-classroom model. By the end of our program, each student will be in the 95th to 99th percentile range in every school subject. If you are a passionate subject matter expert who believes that technology—not teachers—is the key to unlocking students’ full learning potential, then this job is for you.

The ideal candidate for this role is someone who lives and breathes english language and literature, both in and out of the classroom. Unfortunately, in the traditional school model, most students have trouble staying engaged in english class because the content does not seem relevant to them—even though it very much is! In this role, you will design the activities, games, and events that show these promising minds why it’s such an important topic, and one that is worth studying in-depth.

You will be at the very center of the learning experience. Your expertise in english and enthusiasm for learning will enable you to create hands-on, real-world learning experiences. If you’re eager to give kids a learning experience that actually makes them love school, we urge you to apply.

What you will be doing
  • Identifying the best available learning resources for your subject area that help students learn, practice, and master AP English Language or AP English Literature
  • Constantly reassessing how your AP program can be improved to increase student achievement and engagement with
  • Designing activities for live Zoom sessions that capture the attention of 9-12th grade students better than social media or video games
What you will NOT be doing
  • Teaching - our learning apps do that; your job is to reinforce the lessons that the students have already learned
  • Choosing which topics to include in each lesson - the learning apps already have all the topics mapped out
Key Responsibilities
  • Making important decisions about what should form part of the curriculum and what shouldn't, and ensuring the curriculum covers 100% of College Board standards
  • Ensuring students on the program are active and engaged, and that they're providing positive feedback on the AP program
  • Hosting live Zoom sessions in afterschool hours, also hosting 'during school' Zoom sessions for Alpha School, and making yourself available for 1-to-1 tutoring services when students require it.
Candidate Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree in English or a related field
  • Experience tutoring AP or Test Prep outside of a classroom setting (1-on-1 tutoring) or college-level teaching and/or tutoring experience
  • The ability to understand kids - what motivates, excites and intrigues them - and are able to connect with them on a personal level


$200k/year ($100/hour)



full-time Job

40 hours/week any timezone

Employment Type

Long-term role