Part-time Instructor, J PREP EA Domestic College Preparation, Tokyo

J PREP’s EA (English for Academic Purposes) Domestic College Preparation Curriculum is seeking to expand its pool of part-time instructors to accommodate our rapidly growing student population and expanding course listings.

J PREP’s EA (English for Academic Purposes) Domestic College Preparation Curriculum is seeking to expand its pool of part-time instructors to accommodate our rapidly growing student population and expanding course listings. This is an ongoing search with candidates who successfully pass the initial screening being invited for an interview and a demo lesson. Those who pass the interview/ demo lesson will be offered training before taking on classes this academic year (starting in March) or in academic year 2025 depending on our openings and instructor availability.

J PREP’s EA Domestic College Preparation Curriculum is a three-year program for senior high school students. Its goal is to help our students gain admittance to competitive and ultra-competitive domestic universities and programs. As opposed to our other traditional cram schools, J PREP views the entrance exams as not the end of the students’ studies but as one important moment on the students’ journey to becoming global leaders in their chosen fields. Our students are extremely motivated, and we are seeking equally motivated, expert instructors to help them reach the next level.

We are seeking instructors who possess:
• at least a three-year bachelor’s degree.
• English proficiency.
• a valid working visa.
• a TESOL certificate, CELTA, or DELTA.
• experience teaching high-school-aged students; preferably in Japan. Ideally, this should be solo-teaching experience.
• some understanding of the entrance exam system in Japan or a willingness to learn.
• either (1) experience teaching test-preparation classes or (2) experience (or an interest) in CLIL methodology and teaching liberal arts subjects.

Instructors should be:
• able to provide engaging lessons based on our teaching methods and materials.
• dedicated to helping our students reach their academic goals.
• genuinely interested in education.
• willing to commit to at least a one-year contract.
• friendly, polite, and academically minded.
• reliable and punctual.

Preference will be given to:
• those who possess M.A. degrees in linguistics, TESOL, or other related fields.
• those with significant experience (3+ years) teaching high-school aged students.

Compensation: (¥2,000 training rate/ ¥3,500 probation/) ¥5,000 per hour 

We are looking for instructors who can grow with us and become valued members of our team. Hours available depend on class openings and instructor availability. For the right candidates, there are likely to be further opportunities to take on more responsibility in due course.

Applications should be directed to domestic_hiring@jprep.jp. To apply, please submit your resume/CV and a cover letter (addressed to EA Domestic College All-English Hiring Manager) detailing your experience and interests as they relate to this position. Applications should include (EA All-English Part-time Instructor) in the subject line. We regret to inform you that due to the number of applications we receive only candidates who pass the initial screening will be contacted.

About J PREP

J PREP is a liberal arts afterschool program based in Shibuya, with branches in Jiyugaoka, Kichijoji, Yotsuya, Yokohama, Mita, Myogadani, Azamino and Sakata (Yamagata Prefecture). J PREP was founded in 2012 by Jun Saito, a former assistant professor of political science at Yale University and the author of several recent bestselling books.

Our students are between the ages of 3 through 18 and attend top schools in and around Tokyo. Many of our students aspire to study abroad, attend university at high-ranking schools in the United States and other countries, or enter English-oriented domestic programs.

Our highly qualified faculty members are graduates of some of the top liberal arts programs in the US and internationally, and many hold advanced degrees.

J PREP is rapidly expanding. Our multimedia curriculum is intended to broaden students’ perspectives, and supplemental courses in various liberal arts disciplines (such as literature, economics, and science) are offered periodically. Our long-term mission is to better the overall quality of the Japanese educational system from the bottom up, rather than merely teaching conversational English or preparing students for entrance exams in Japan. As a majority of our faculty members have lived outside Japan, they understand the importance of English as a communication device. For the same reason, J PREP’s work environment is not confined by traditional Japanese corporate culture.

Contact details: 

EA Domestic College Preparation All-English Hiring Manager, domestic_hiring@jprep.jp

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