Test Prep Instructor - English and Reading
Our fundamental belief at Freudigman & Billings is that children learn best in the context of supportive relationships. We are committed to helping students better understand how they learn and how they can take ownership of that learning. Our team provides educational solutions for adolescents and children through individual assessment, personally tailored learning programs, and one-on-one coaching.
Freudigman & Billings uses a unique approach to standardized test preparation that focuses on critical thinking, applied reasoning, and problem solving strategies. We help students understand fundamental principles about how the world of information is organized and how they can interact with that information. This process does not involve the rote memorization of vocabulary or inundation of practice questions that many associate with “test prep.” Instead, we focus on teaching students effective strategies for gathering, sequencing, categorizing, and classifying information from text and visual sources. These processes contribute to a student’s ability to reason, solve problems, make inferences, and draw conclusions.
The work is as rewarding as it is challenging as we help students navigate one of the most important steps forward in their education. The ideal candidate may or may not have a background in coaching for standardized exams and content areas related to standardized testing, but should possess an inherent curiosity about the process of developing individualized educational plans and a desire to gain mastery of the minute details necessary to execute programs across time. Impeccable organizational skills, the ability to think critically, and appropriate professional judgment are necessary qualities to excel in this position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Director of Test Prep in order to generate and execute specific plans for each student
Attend client-specific case review meetings
Interact with other departments in the organization, such as the Subject Tutoring Department and the Educational Therapy Department, to ensure coordinated service provision
Maintain confidentiality and security of client information
Availability to teach at the office in Westport on Sundays and attend some weekday meetings is required
Availability to teach on some weekday evenings is desired
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Attention to detail and precise reporting abilities
Self-motivated and driven to help students succeed
Aptitude for building relationships with students and colleagues
Ability to thrive and be confident in a fast-paced environment
Ability to pass a background check
Customer service experience
Prior tutoring or teaching experience
Undergraduate degree from a top college or university preferred
All work is performed in the office in Westport, CT
Reports to the Director of Test Prep
Hourly rate based on experience