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Sylvan Teacher

Sylvan Teacher

JOB TITLE: Sylvan Teacher      

DIVISION: Learning Center

REPORTS TO: Director of Education or Lead Teacher


The Sylvan Teacher is responsible for creating a positive personal learning experience for students by teaching students using Sylvan program materials.  Using the program materials, the teacher creates balanced and robust learning experiences for students.  The Sylvan Teacher evaluates student progress on each assignment, communicates this progress, and works with Center staff to ensure learning is personal for each student. 



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
  • 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

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be a complete list of all job responsibilities or skills, knowledge and abilities required.

To inquire about this position or to apply please call Cary Swensen, Sylvan Learning Salinas Owner/Director at 831-449-7551.

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