GENERAL SUMMARYThe Sylvan Teacher is responsible for creating a positive personal learning experience for students by teaching students using Sylvan program materials.
Using the program materials, the teacher creates balanced and robust learning experiences for students.
The Sylvan Teacher evaluates student progress on each assignment, communicates this progress, and works with Center staff to ensure learning is personal for each student.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Prepares for each instructional session; Gathers and prepares materials as appropriate
Greets students and initiates instruction to personally engage each student
Instructs students according to the design of the Sylvan programs
Manages students, tasks and time to create a balanced and robust instructional session
Evaluates and records the progress of each student on their program assignment
Uses praise and encouragement to ensure students are engaged and inspired to learn
Motivates students with Sylvan tokens given for specific achievements according to the Sylvan instructional management standards
Records and tracks tokens earned by students
Manages the conclusion of each instructional session and manages the completion of learning log and transition activities;
Supports procedures to ensure student safety and well-being
Communicates specific student needs to Center staff
Attends periodic staff meetings and completes ongoing training as needed
Completes certification training on each Sylvan program taught to studentsKNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
Language Arts Program Teachers :
Four year degree or equivalent required
State or provincial teaching credentials (current or expired)
Minimum of one or two years of teaching experience preferred
Knowledge of phonics and reading comprehension preferred for reading teachers
Math Program Teachers :
Four year degree required in a discipline requiring 3 or more years of university or college level math
Knowledge of general office equipment such as copiers and printers
Knowledge of tablet computers preferredSKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Proven ability to engage, motivate, and inspire students to learn
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and be flexible
Strong problem solving and customer service skills
Strong team playerThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.
They are not intended to be a complete list of all job responsibilities or skills, knowledge and abilities required.