The Sylvan tutor is responsible for creating a positive personal learning experience for students by teaching students using Sylvan program materials – no need to create your own lesson plans! Using the prepared Sylvan program materials, the tutor creates balanced and robust learning experiences for students. The Sylvan tutor 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 Logs 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 preferred
  • State teaching credentials (current or expired) preferred
  • Minimum of one or two years of teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of phonics and reading comprehension preferred

Math Program Teachers:

  • Four-year degree preferred in a discipline requiring three or more years of college-level math

SAT/ACT, Test Prep, and Advanced Reading Skills Teachers:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent preferred


  • Knowledge of general office equipment such as copiers and printers
  • 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.

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