Join the Bell Curves Team!
If you enjoy teaching and have exceptional scores on standardized tests, you may be right for the Bell Curves team of skilled, passionate instructors. We seek instructors who wish to not only hold an interesting, high-paying, and flexible part-time job, but who also want to be part of reshaping the education industry and contributing positively to the lives of others. Our teachers must be energetic, caring, engaging, and dedicated to helping others.
While we are always looking for new teachers, we are currently especially interested in and actively interviewing prospective teachers in New York City, Long Island, Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and the Bay Area (SF/Oakland).
In order to effectively teach, you must be able to demonstrate a mastery of the test. A history of achievement on standardized tests or in academic settings is required to be considered for a teaching position.
Our general hiring process includes three steps:
We interview all qualified candidates. The interview will last approximately one hour and includes a short teaching demonstration and mini-test.
Our training is the core of our teacher development and support program. In our training program we convey our teaching methodology and help draw out our prospective instructors' presentation skills. We also use our training to most effectively assess a candidate's teaching skills, mastery of content, and professionalism.
For prospective GMAT, LSAT, and GRE instructors, we require all instructors to sit for the actual exam immediately following training or to have an official test score from the last 2 years. For prospective ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT and SHSAT teachers, we expect you to sit for an exam at one of our sites.
The typical Bell Curves teacher training is approximately 30 hours distributed over 3 - 4 weeks. During training we will demonstrate our teaching methodologies, allow you to gain familiarity with program materials, and provide you the opportunities to demonstrate your comfort in front of a classroom.
Am I paid for training?
We understand the huge commitment that training requires of you and we will invest in making you the best teacher possible. If you successfully complete the training and agree to teach at least one class you will be paid for all training hours at $8 per hour. If you are asked to leave the training after attending some portion of it because we have decided that you would not be a good fit for the company, you will be paid for the hours you attended at $8 per hour upon return of all BC materials. If you choose to drop out of the training of your own accord you will not be compensated.
How much work can I expect?
Our typical courses meet for 1 or 2 sessions per week for a total of between 3 and 6 hours per week for about 8 - 12 weeks. After your first course, you will be able to teach as many concurrent courses as you can fit into your schedule. We also have encourage our instructors to become involved in other aspects of our programs and the company, and so we offer our experienced instructors opportunities to participate in marketing, curriculum development, and online program development. Programs and courses for graduate school entrance tests typically meet on weeknights starting at 6:30 pm and on the weekends at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. College entrance programs and courses typically start in the late afternoon on weekdays.
We only hire part-time instructors who can commit to work with us for at least a year. Instructors who remain with us for longer than a year may be offered one of our coveted salaried teaching positions, which offers benefits such as: health insurance, paid vacation, and educational supplements.
If you feel that you are qualified, fill out our Teaching Application.