Academic Coach - History, gt.school (United States) - $100,000/year USD

Job ID: 4898

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Description

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 history, both in and out of the classroom. Unfortunately, in the traditional school model, most students have trouble staying engaged in history 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 gt.school learning experience. Your expertise in history 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 World History or AP US History
  • Designing activities for live Zoom sessions that capture the attention of 9-12th grade students better than social media or video games
  • Hosting live Zoom sessions during after-school hours (typically evenings, between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM CT so that students in any US timezone can attend)
  • Making yourself available for 1-to-1 tutoring calls when students require it (with the final goal of improving the program, not the 1-time tutoring session)
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
  • Constantly reassessing how your AP program can be improved to increase student achievement and engagement with gt.school
Candidate Requirements
  • A university degree in History
  • Experience teaching high school AP United States History or AP World History, or equivalent university-level courses
  • Experience leading math-related extracurricular activities (e.g., History olympiad team, etc.)
Details

Salary

$100k/year ($50/hour)

Location

United States

full-time Job

40 hours/week

Employment Type

Long-term role