Jobs at Morris Tutoring
Thanks for your interest in working at Morris Tutoring.
Here’s what you need to know before you fill out an application:
- This is not a full-time job. Tutors work between two and twelve hours a week, often starting with just a couple of hours per week.
- I accept applications on a regular basis, although I may not have an immediate need for new tutors.
- I value knowledge of subject and the ability to convey that knowledge above formal certification. Applicants with teaching experience are preferred.
- I do not interview everyone who applies. If we are in need of another tutor and your experience (and the profile of subjects you are capable of tutoring proficiently) fits our needs, I will be in touch with you and set up an interview.
Tutoring application forms are available here.
- This is not a full-time job. Office staff work 20 hours per week during the school year, and 16 hours per week in the summer, when we are less busy.
- We have only one person filling this job. The duties consist of answering phones, communicating by email or phone with parents and tutors, scheduling, and billing.
- I value friendliness, interpersonal skills, accuracy and efficiency.
- Continuity is important, so I hire people who can commit to at least several years. You are welcome to apply, but it is rare that I am in need of this kind of help.
Office application forms are available here.
What It’s Like to Tutor at Morris Tutoring
“Tutoring at Morris Tutoring has given me the best of both worlds; the autonomy of one on one interaction with my students and the camaraderie of my fellow tutors and director. I can plan a lesson in advance by taking advantage of the extensive teaching materials on site. I also know that if a student arrives with an unexpected assignment I will quickly find pertinent worksheets and textbooks on hand. If a term momentarily escapes me, or another example might be helpful, I can enlist a fellow tutor for a “guest appearance” and brief explanation.
The benefits of a pre-tutoring evaluation by Susan are immeasurable. Reviewing the results with her and designing an educational approach suited to each student’s strengths and weaknesses gives me a jump start on quickly engaging each child.
With parental approval, I can co-ordinate with my student’s teachers to reinforce learning gaps the teacher has noted and preview upcoming concepts.
I don’t have to battle traffic to reach a student’s home or fend off overly friendly pets (and younger siblings) once I get there. There are no at home distractions.
At Morris Tutoring I am respected as a tutor, provided with the environment and materials to optimize learning, and supported by my director and fellow tutors. Plus you can’t beat the free pretzels!”
—– Maureen N.
“For twelve years, I have worked as a tutor at Morris Tutoring Associates. And that’s what we are — associates.
Susan has created an atmosphere where we all work together for the students’ best interests. She is available for conversations about what materials, techniques, and approaches are best for each student’s learning styles.
There are no office politics, just a casual yet professional atmosphere in which the students feel safe and the tutors feel supported. I wouldn’t want to tutor anywhere else!
But don’t get me started about those stupid pretzels. Kids nibbling them into animal shapes instead of marveling at my brilliance, flicking salt on the tables, crushing them into the carpet”….
—- Gina G.
“I love working at MTA! It’s such a warm and inviting atmosphere, it feels like family. Everything you need to be successful in tutoring is at your fingertips. Susan is always there to support you and guide you with each and every student!”
—– Sherri S.
“I love tutoring here because of the environment, quality of students, teamwork with other tutors and the vast availability of reference resources! Oh, and a caring supportive leader!”
—– Judi M.
“Working at Morris Tutoring offers more autonomy than classroom teaching, and with the ideal student-tutor ratio of one-to-one, true individualization of instruction can be achieved. Benefits of this accrue to both the tutor and the student. Susan is always available for consultation or sage advice and my colleagues are an educated and cosmopolitan bunch of folks who genuinely love kids and who add humor to the workplace (and sometimes help to answer thorny questions).”
—– Ken F.
“Morris Tutoring is a collaborative, supportive community of educators creating a positive environment conducive to teaching and learning. We help each other to help the students! Unlike tutoring for myself (where I could make more money), here I have colleagues, materials and professional relationships, and I don’t have to deal with finding students, scheduling and billing.”
—– Debbie D.