Certified Teacher for Sylvan Learning of Skokie

Posted: 03/04/2021

Job Description

Sylvan Teachers are 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, evaluates student progress on each assignment, communicates this progress, and works with Center staff to ensure learning is personal for each student.


  • 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 students


Language Arts and Study Skills 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 college level math
  • SAT/ACT, Test Prep, and Advanced Reading Skills Teachers
  • Four year degree or equivalent preferred

All Teachers:

  • Knowledge of general office equipment such as copiers, printers, and office phones
  • Knowledge of tablet computers preferred


· 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 player

The 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.

Please note: the position is for in-person work not remote. This means that teachers will need to come into the center and work with students directly. Sylvan of Skokie takes the health and safety of our students and staff members very seriously. We require that staff and customers wear a mask at all times while in the center and have limited center capacity to allow for social distancing. Additionally, Sylvan temperature screens all staff and customers upon entry and thoroughly disinfects all surfaces regularly. Sylvan of Skokie has not had any cases of COVID transmission from in-center activities.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $13.00 - $15.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We require that staff and customers wear a mask at all times while in the center and have limited center capacity to allow for social distancing. Additionally Sylvan temperature screens upon entry and thoroughly disinfects all surfaces regularly.