Sylvan Learning Center Teacher

Sylvan Learning Center | McHenry, MD

The Sylvan Teacher is responsible for creating robust learning experiences for students and evaluates student progress on each assignment.


Essential Job Functions:

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 log 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 required

State or provincial teaching credentials (current or expired)

Minimum of one or two years of teaching experience preferred

Knowledge of phonics and reading comprehension preferred for reading teachers


Math Program Teachers:

Four year degree required in a discipline requiring 3 or more years of college level math


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

Four year degree or equivalent preferred


Skills and Abilities Required:

Knowledge of general office equipment such as copiers, printers, and office phones

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


As a part-time Sylvan Instructor, you will work flexible hours. You will be trained on the Sylvan curriculum and given the tools to teach in a small group, 3:1 setting. You will become Sylvan certified and will provide personalized instruction in Reading, Writing, Math, Study Skills, SAT/ACT prep and State exams to students of all levels. If you aspire to inspire, then we want you on our team.


If you want to be a part of an organization that believes in fostering knowledge and confidence in children, apply today, and don’t let this opportunity pass you by!


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