Tokyo Academics is the passion project of a constellation of teachers, researchers, and academics from around the world. Since 2012, we’ve evolved from a few university friends to a growing number of part-time and full-time individuals located in Tokyo, as well as working remotely. We are an organization of experts deeply passionate about helping students meet their potential and capture the opportunities of the future.
We are always looking for outstanding individuals to join our tutoring and teaching team. We are currently looking for an Academic Manager to mentor and train a cohort of our teachers. This role will work closely with our Academic Director to facilitate training, manage tutors, track student progress, as well as work on other projects.
This role will be based out of our Tokyo office and working during regular business hours of 10:00am to 7:00pm Japan time.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced startup of 120+ team members around the world. You will play a significant role in helping the organization continue to grow by training and managing new tutors and team members.
*Visa sponsorship is provided for exceptional overseas applicants looking to relocate to Japan.
What you will be doing
(based on your background/capability and client needs)
Teaching and mentoring students both one-on-one and in classes.
Core subjects include (not all are required):
Reading comprehension (elementary to AP/IB or equivalent)
Writing (elementary to AP/IB or equivalent)
Math (elementary to calculus)
History (World, US, & European)
Chemistry, Physics, Biology AP/IB or equivalent)
Standardized Test Prep (SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE, etc.)
Our students range from elementary, middle, and high school. We do our best to match you with students in your capable subject areas (please indicate in your application).
Managing and mentoring a 10-20 person cohort of academic instructors
Managing the quality of your cohort’s teaching in private lessons and group classes, as well as with various subjects and age ranges
Supporting the tutor hiring process with interviews and reviews
Communicating directly with upper management regarding cohort performance, student scheduling, and goal progress
Working towards opportunities for greater responsibility and commensurate compensation - this is a management track
Project work based on previous experience: curriculum development, teacher training and quality assurance, recruiting, and new service development among others
Who you are
Inspirational - You represent top universities and the requisite academic rigors for entry. You inspire and establish credibility with high school students, their parents, and especially their tutors.
Nurturing - You are committed to instilling essential learning and teaching skills to students and tutors, so they, too, can reach their maximum potential.
Test Prep Oriented - You have the mindset to “game the system” and maximize scores: our students aim to earn high scores on the SAT, ACT, AP, IB, ISEE and SSAT to apply to competitive middle schools, high schools, and universities.
Disciplined - You know when to apply a soft touch or discipline as needed: to both students and tutors.
Academically Excellent - You have a superior record of performance academically and on standardized examinations (SAT, ACT, AP, IB, A-Levels, etc.). You have subject matter expertise across multiple subjects: math, sciences, English, etc.
Professional - You are the model of professionalism, capable of consistently setting a professional standard for all staff at Tokyo Academics.
Passionate - You have a passion for mentoring students and fellow tutors. You have previous teaching, tutoring, coaching, or leadership experience.
Team Minded - You are a quick study, a strong and rapid communicator, and an energetic and collaborative team member. You have the ability to self-manage your priorities and calendar.
Committed - You are dedicated to seeing your cohort’s students through to the end. Be it the target scores, the final exam at the end of the year, or college admissions, you will put in the time to reach success.
Competitive compensation package including a performance-based bonus biannually
20 days of paid time off per year
Joining a growing bootstrapped company with a lot of potential for growth
Autonomy to implement ideas and have a significant impact
40hrs/week, flexible schedule
In-person ~12pm-9pm JST (at least one weekend day)