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 a Division 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 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Japan time.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced startup of 130+ 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.
What you will be doing
(based on your background/capability and client needs)
Teach and mentor 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).
Manage and mentor academic instructors
Manage the quality of teaching in private lessons and group classes, as well as with various subjects and age ranges
Increase the division’s revenue, service hours and unique students
Maintain the division’s internal costs, teaching quality and trainer quality
Support the tutor hiring process with interviews and reviews
Communicate directly with upper management regarding performance, student scheduling, and goal progress
Work 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.
Entrepreneurial - You are driven to see the business grow and see its impact spread to new clients. You look for new opportunities and ways for the company to improve.
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.
Competitive compensation package including a performance-based bonus biannually
Compensation is commensurate with experience
20 days of paid time off per year
Visa sponsorship (if needed)
Potential for career progression and diversification
Autonomy to implement ideas and have a significant impact
40hrs/week, flexible schedule
In-person ~10 am - 7 pm JST (at least one weekend day)