Education Facilitator and Learning Mentor


Job Title: Reading Tutor, K-6

Location: Remote

Employment Type: Contract

Start Date: January

Pay: Starts at $34/hour

OpenLiteracy is hiring certified and retired teachers who are authorized to work in the U.S. to tutor students in grades K-6. Tutors are asked to commit to a minimum of 6 hours per week on a reasonably predictable schedule. The following application asks for information about your teaching history and includes four short screening questions that are aligned with the tutoring work that we do. Learn more about our application process at

Anticipated start date: January 8

Tutor Pay:

  • $17/30 minute tutoring session
  • $25/40 minute tutoring session

Tutor Pay schedule: Tutors are paid bi-weekly

Meetings/Trainings: $34/hour

Why tutor with OpenLiteracy?

  • Entirely Remote: All of our tutoring is done remotely; all you need is a reliable device, Wi-Fi, and a quiet place to host your lessons.
  • Competitive Pay: Tutors are paid for each tutoring session that they complete and are also paid if a session is scheduled but the student does not show up. Each tutoring session is 30 or 40 minutes. Tutors are paid $34 an hour for training and $17 per 30 minute session. For 40 minute sessions, tutors are paid $25.
  • 1:1 Dedicated Tutoring: Students are matched with a tutor, whom they meet with over time. This allows you to leverage your skills in building trusting relationships and getting to know students’ strengths as learners.

Each tutor at OpenLiteracy will be responsible for remotely tutoring a range of students K-6. For this project students will meet with students 1:1 in 30 minute sessions via our online tutoring platform use a tutoring curriculum designed by OpenLiteracy and aligned with the UFLI Foundations scope and sequence. We are currently staffing tutoring contracts in California and New Jersey with additional possible contracts in Virginia.

Your Qualifications:

  • You are a certified or retired teacher (non-negotiable)
  • You are authorized to work in the United States with a degree in education or teaching and have K-6 classroom teaching experience
  • You are a knowledgeable literacy educator, with an understanding of phonics, structured literacy instruction, and how to support students in building reading comprehension and fluency.
  • You have reliable technology and a quiet workspace. OpenLiteracy tutoring lessons take place online. Tutors must have access to reliable, high-speed Internet, a quiet, distraction-free environment to conduct lessons, and a reliable laptop/desktop with camera and microphone functionality.
  • You are very organized and a great time manager. You show up on time, manage a calendar with ease, and are able to manage tutoring sessions to end at the designated end time
  • You are skillful at building relationships. Struggling readers have often experienced a lot of failure in reading. You believe that all students, with great instruction, can make progress in reading and that a caring, supportive tutor can transform literacy outcomes.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field
  • Current or expired K-12 teaching certification
  • K-6 classroom experience teaching reading
  • Knowledge of the science of reading

Work Demands:

  • Reliable wi-fi and computer
  • Quiet place to conduct your tutoring sessions without interruptions
  • Ability to navigate digital tutoring platform

Additional Requirements:

  • Authorized to work in the U.S.
  • All candidates must complete a criminal background check and educational verification with CHECKR

Application & Interview Process

While the interview process may vary slightly, the general process will be:

  1. Complete OpenLiteracy’s Online application at
  2. Receive an invitation to complete the Tutoring Simulation Interview
  3. Complete our tutoring simulation
  4. Meet with a member of hiring team discuss the position and answer any questions
  5. Complete our criminal background check and education verification with CHECKR

OpenLiteracy is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor. We encourage talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Job Type: Part-time
Pay: $34.00 per hour
Expected hours: 6 – 40 per week


  • Flexible schedule

Schedule: Choose your own hours

Work Location: Remote

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