Academic Mentor, Alpha - an EDU Startup (Austin, United States) - $100,000/year USD

Job ID: 4923

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an in-person role located at our campus in Austin, Texas. 

You’ve proven you’re top of the class. Teach students your secrets to success. Become an academic mentor and coach K-12 students to reach their full potential.

Alpha is a new kind of school. You won’t find stuffy lectures or rigid lesson plans here. Instead, we’ve built a place where students can learn at their perfect speed. Students use academic apps that apply the latest in adaptive learning technology to enable them to learn 2x more than in a traditional classroom setting. And we're not just focused on academics. Alpha students engage in fun, real-world life skills sessions where they master the skills to succeed – everything from public speaking to entrepreneurship. At the end of the day, we're committed to our promise: Alpha kids will love school.

We’re looking for entertaining, energetic, and inspiring individuals like you who connect with students on a peer level. You will be responsible for motivating and encouraging students to achieve challenging academic goals… while enjoying school.

You don't need a teaching background or any experience in education. We believe graduates of rigorous collegiate programs are uniquely prepared to coach students to achieve academic and personal excellence.

If you’re ready to join us on campus in Austin, TX, apply today!

What you will be doing
  • Leading live Workshops: Present curated academic material that sparks the desire to learn & explore and coach students on valuable life skills like public speaking, focus, and giving and receiving feedback.
  • Holding daily Motivation Sessions: Because so much of personal success comes down to mindset, you’ll help students set a positive tone for their own daily learning as they advance.
  • Cultivating student success: Following our playbooks, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that 100% of students achieve their academic goals and master core life skills.
What you will NOT be doing
  • Traditional teaching: At Alpha, students learn solely from self-guided, adaptive learning apps. You’ll be there to help them connect the dots, apply their new skills, and problem-solve along the way — no lectures required.
  • Disciplining: The old-school learning model of pushing kids to the point of burnout or disengagement doesn’t apply here. Instead of punishments, you will share behavioral corrections and respectful reasoning that gets results.
Candidate Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from a Top 20 university
  • Legal right to work in the US without visa sponsorship
  • Willingness to relocate to Austin, TX
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$100k/year ($50/hour)


Austin, United States

full-time Job

40 hours/week

Employment Type

Long-term role