Upswing

Online Astronomy Tutor

1 month agoRemote

Company Description

Upswing exists to empower the historically marginalized to overcome systemic personal or educational obstacles to achieve their life goals.

Upswing partners with educational institutions (primarily college-level) to connect their students to educational and personal resources through technology and services - including online tutoring!

Job Description



Upswing's tutoring philosophy stresses the importance of fostering independence. To succeed in this role, you must be familiar with tutoring via the Socratic method and love working with students to develop critical thinking skills. Online sessions take place via Upswing's virtual classroom and offer video, audio, and chatbox in addition to a whiteboard.


  • This is a remote position that allows tutors to work at nearly any location with reliable access to a computer and Internet.
  • Work via Upswing is based on your availability and demand from students. The ideal candidate is available to tutor between Sun-Thurs, 6pm - 10pm CST / 5pm-9pm EST.
  • Once hired, expect to onboard between 2-5 business days.
  • This position pays between $14-$16 per hour.
  • Payments are issued via PayPal. Please ensure that you are able to receive payments via PayPal before applying.
  • Our busy periods are typically once the fall and spring semesters are in full swing (beginning of September through beginning of November, and end of January through beginning of May).
Good fit candidates:
  • Subject matter expert, or advanced knowledge gained during the attainment of an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or professional experience in astronomy
  • Have access to reliable, high-speed Internet, a quiet, distraction-free environment to conduct tutorials, and a reliable laptop/desktop with camera and microphone functionality
  • Received excellent grades in undergraduate or graduate school
  • Enjoy teaching others and helping people through problems and a desire to help others reach their goals
  • Can tutor a minimum of 2-5 hours per week during the fall and spring semester
  • A background in teaching methodology, instruction, or experience tutoring at the college level i.e. in a math or learning lab or in a writing center, is highly preferred
  • Responsive to session requests
  • Top-notch verbal and written communication skills
Perks
  • Tutor from anywhere in the world through our platform
  • Join a community of exceptional tutors looking to make a difference
  • Calendar integration and text/email alerts for session requests
  • Create your own schedule with the expectation of remaining active during the fall and spring semesters

Job ID: Upswing-NcPmtf9nAWDy

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Wellness Program
    • Fitness Subsidies
  • Parental Benefits and Childcare
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Work Flexibility
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Diversity and Inclusion
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program