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Academic Mentor / Tutor

Bay Area

Full Time

Job Description:

Make a Difference: ESM Prep is hiring bright, motivated, and personable Academic Mentors.

ESM Prep is a community of educators seeking energetic and engaging Tutors and Academic Mentors excited to work at the intersection of education and business. Tutors will assist students preparing for college by readying them for the ACT and SAT exams, tutoring multiple academic subjects, and mentoring students through the college search and application process. Beyond these services, however, we are seeking exceptional people to continue growing and improving our rapidly expanding educational services company in the Bay Area.

We are currently seeking full-time team members for the 2020-2021 school year.

Our Philosophy

We call our tutors Academic Mentors because we prioritize holistic development of each of our students. All applicants should be passionate about working with youth and should have previous experience tutoring, teaching, and/or coaching.


  • Comfortable tutoring at least algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, ACT, and SAT. (English, history, chemistry, physics, biology and Spanish is a plus.)
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Reliable car
  • Willing to travel at least 30 minutes for tutoring sessions
  • Available to tutor at least 10 hours per week during weekdays (usually after 3pm) and/or weekends (a tutor's typical work schedule is Sunday-Thursday)
  • Available to tutor through June 2021 or longer
  • Internet access


We are currently accepting applications for prospective tutors located all throughout the Bay Area, but we are in particular need of candidates capable of tutoring on the peninsula in Atherton and Palo Alto. While some of our sessions with students occur virtually via "Zoom" video conferencing, the majority of our tutoring sessions are held in the student's home.

Job Requirements:

Full-Time Academic Mentors are compensated based on a combination of salary, commission, and benefits. Total annual compensation for full-time employees typically ranges from $60,000 - $80,000, though it often exceeds that range after 2+ years with the company.
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