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Tutor Opportunities

Midwest Region Program

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West Region Program

Program Details:

  • K-12 Math and K-8 ELA
  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 2:15 - 4:00 PM PT.
  • You will be interviewing for tutoring sessions taking place in the coming fall.
  • 4:1 (student-to-tutor ratio) Sessions
  • Requires fingerprinting

If you understand the program details and requirements and believe you would be a quality candidate, please click the button below!

Job Overview

Cignition, Inc., a leading virtual tutoring provider utilizing a research-validated instruction model, is seeking dedicated virtual tutors to join our team. As a Cignition tutor, you will play a pivotal role in providing one-to-one and small group (up to 4:1) tutoring sessions, focusing on math and English Language Arts. Join our mission to build conceptual understanding, one engaged learner at a time.

Working directly with our experienced Program Management team, composed of former classroom educators and education experts, you will facilitate engaging and interactive tutoring sessions to foster student-to-student interaction.

Benefits and Pay Range

  • Starting pay: $25/hr
  • Part-time role with flexible hours (up to 25 hours per week, no set minimum)
    • The more programs you complete the necessary requirements for, the more tutoring sessions you are likely to be scheduled. 
    • We are currently looking for candidates who have availability in the following window:
      • Mon - Fri between the hours of 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM ET
  • Opportunity to work with a highly experienced and supportive Program Management team
  • Access to a comprehensive digital curriculum library
  • Training provided to ensure effective use of internal resources

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Conduct one-to-one and small group (up to 4:1) virtual tutoring sessions in math and English Language Arts.
  • Maintain professionalism and integrity in all interactions with students.
  • Utilize an inquiry-based approach to encourage meaningful student engagement.
  • Update availability regularly to ensure accurate scheduling.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Our tutors average 10 years of classroom experience and we aim to maintain that level of quality.
  • Proficiency in virtual meeting tools such as Google Meet and Zoom.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with research-based instructional practices (e.g., the Science of Reading).

Service Requirements

  • All tutor hires will be required to complete either digital (for in-state) or manual (ink) fingerprinting for AT LEAST one program. Failure to do so will result in not being scheduled any sessions and you will be terminated.

Hardware Requirements

  • Support Operating Systems
    • MacOS X - 10.11.6 EL Capitan or higher
    • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10, 11
    • Chromebooks - must be eligible for the latest updates
  • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz or higher - Intel i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent
  • Ram: 4GB or higher
  • Monitor: 1 or multiple
  • Web Camera: built-in 720p or higher
  • Speaker and Microphone: built-in or headphones
  • Web Browser: Google Chrome
  • Mobile Devices are not acceptable

Internet Service Provider (ISP) - Bandwidth Requirements

  • Broadband/Fiber Minimum Speeds: 10mbps Upload and 5mbps Download

    • Delay (Latency)The time it takes for data to get from one point to another should be less than 150 milliseconds to avoid lag in audio or video.

    • Consistency (Jitter)The less variation in how quickly data arrives, the better. Aim for less than 40 milliseconds of jitter.

    • Reliability (Packet Loss) - Avg(Max): Ideally, no more than 2% of the data we send should get lost along the way.

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Upon reviewing this information, if you believe that Cignition would be a great fit, we encourage you to click the button below and complete our application. The hiring timeline will be communicated to shortlisted candidates, and successful applicants will be invited to participate in a virtual interview!

Why Tutor with Cignition?

Great Pay

Cignition offers competitive compensation depending on experience.

Flexible Schedule

We have multiple programs across the country that offer a range of session times. 

Unique Tools

Cignition provides you with an advanced online tutoring environment and all of the tools you’ll need to succeed.

Math and ELA

Don’t get lost in the online tutoring crowd. Cignition focuses solely on K-12 Math and ELA tutoring.

Start Quickly

Cignition provides all of the training and tools to get you up and running fast.

Be a Star

In addition to Professional Development opportunities, diagnostic feedback is provided to help you continuously improve your skills.

What is Unique About Cignition’s Tutoring?

Active Engaged Learning

Tutoring with Cignition utilizes several data sources to help inform and guide tutoring. FogStone Isle, our immersive online dashboard, makes student and lesson plan information on demand. Tutors also have the ability to work with the same group of students throughout the year.

Grant-Funded Math Research

Cignition is actively participating in several grants, focused on aiding underserved students in dramatically improving their academic success. We take a collaborative, inquiry-based instructional approach and allow students to take lead on their journey.