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Tutor, Elementary Licensure Exams

Title: Tutor, Elementary Licensure Exams

Location: Flexible within the US

Type: Part-Time Contract (4-10 hours per week)

Start Date: Feb 12th 2024

Contract Length: Feb 12th 2024 – May 20th, 2024

Priority Application Deadline: Apply by December 1st 2024 for priority review. Applications after that will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay) is an accredited not-for-profit institution of higher education serving thousands of educators from across the country, from pre-service teachers to system-level leaders. Our mission is to ensure that all students are taught by excellent educators, in order to build a more just world where every student has a clear path to a fulfilling life.

Relay Graduate School of Education seeks a Licensure Exam Prep Tutor, Elementary / Secondary Math / Secondary Science / Humanities (ELA and Social Studies) to support teacher candidates preparing for teacher licensure exams covering core subjects content and content pedagogy required for specific endorsement areas. The Tutor will work closely with Relay’s licensure exam preparation department to support candidates in our educator preparation programs across the country by providing data-driven, individualized support to teacher candidates.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Student Support (4-6 hrs per week)

  • Prepare for (e.g., send calendar invites and email reminders, gather study resources and/or practice items, create agendas, etc.) and host up to six 1:1 hour long tutoring sessions per week to teach content, review practice items, create personalized study plans, and make referrals to study resources aligned to elementary education multi-subject exams / secondary math exams / secondary science / english language arts / social studies exams
  • Analyze candidate data on score reports, practice items, and diagnostic exams, using data to adjust instruction during tutoring sessions as needed
  • Become intimately familiar with the licensure exams you are assigned to support (e.g., Praxis Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (5001), NYSTCE Mathematics (004) exam, Praxis General Science (5436), TExES English Language Arts and Reading 7 12 (231), etc.)
  • Create a professional and welcoming environment in 1:1 settings, demonstrating respect for candidates’ diverse backgrounds and experiences and establishing positive relationships with candidates throughout tutoring
  • Guide teacher candidates in cultivating growth mindsets, self-efficacy, and self-directed learning practices as they prepare for their licensure exams
  • Utilize active listening and questioning strategies to further diagnose needs and monitor progress

Professional Development (1-2 hrs per week)

  • Participate in onboarding and professional development opportunities with Relay’s licensure assessment preparation department to improve tutoring skills, grow cultural competencies, and utilize feedback and reflection
  • Share resources used in tutoring sessions and provide feedback on tutoring protocols and structures to the licensure exam preparation department


  • Valid initial-level teaching certificate in elementary education
  • At least 2 years of work experience as a certified elementary teacher
  • Strong grasp of the content area (elementary)
  • Experience teaching or facilitating professional development for adult learners in an online environment preferred
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Alignment with Relay’s mission, values, and DEI/A strategy
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Authorized to work in the U.S.


Relay is committed to creating and maintaining a compensation and benefits system that supports our ability to recruit and retain a diverse and talented team. As we make decisions about compensation, we will be guided by the following values: clarity, consistency, and internal equity. This role is paid at a rate of $30 per hour. To ensure internal pay equity:

  • Relay does not currently differentiate starting salary offers based on years of experience
  • Relay does not negotiate salary offers


Employees must have a primary work location within the U.S., where they are legally authorized to work. Relay is a registered employer in the following states: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington State and Washington DC. Please note that Relay Graduate School of Education’s headquarters are in New York City. Employees who choose to perform work from states not listed here will be subject to NYC state withholdings.


Relay highly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine. Relay abides by each state’s requirements, and acknowledges those may change over time. If moved forward to the phone screen stage, you will have the chance to ask your recruiter more about this policy.

Relay Graduate School of Education provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.