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Substitute Instructor

Kaplan, Inc.
Crystal, Virginia
Closing date
Jul 22, 2024

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Job Title

Substitute Instructor

The KI Substitute Instructor is responsible for various aspects of classroom management within their designated classes, as well as adherence to the KI curriculum, helping international students achieve their academic goals through English language instruction and preparation for standardized tests.

He/she/they will perform assignments that may vary from day to day.

Key Job Responsibilities
  • Teach any level of classes using the KI curriculum as assigned by the Academic Manager.
  • Maintain a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning which maximizes student satisfaction.
  • Effectively counsel and advise students regarding their academic performance and goals.
  • Accept and incorporate feedback on classroom performance given by the Academic Manager to ensure consistent improvement in teaching quality.
  • Prepare lesson plans according to established syllabus and submit to the Academic Manager upon request.
  • Accurately record attendance and submit rosters to the Academic Manager as directed within required deadlines.
  • Accurately record student performance and submit Individual Student Reports (ISRs) to the Academic Manager as directed within required deadlines.
  • Attend instructor's meetings and in-house workshops to consistently improve teaching skills.
  • Work to incorporate new teaching technology (e.g Smartboards) into your lessons in order to offer a dynamic, engaging, and enjoyable student experience.
  • Effectively communicate with school administrative staff regarding planned and unplanned absences; provide clear instructions, complete lesson plans, and materials for substitutes.
  • Become familiar with and adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Complete other job duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in combination with TESOL, CELTA, TEFL certificate (including practicum) or six months of ESL/EFL teaching experience
  • Superior skills in creating a dynamic, interactive classroom experience
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with industry, international students and/ or 1-2 years of international teaching experience
  • One or more foreign language ability

Physical Requirements
  • Sitting/Standing
  • Lifting up to 20+ pounds
  • Carrying
  • Grasping
  • Reaching
  • Visual Acuity
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening

In compliance with California guidelines regarding pay transparency, our pay scales for Substitute Instructors In California; from teachers with no experience, to well qualified and experienced candidates:
  • $21.67 Avg
  • $21.00 Min
  • $23.00 Max


Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Kaplan lnternational is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. If you require any adjustments or additional support within the recruitment process, please contact us directly. All positions with Kaplan are paid at least $15 per hour or $31,200 per year for full-time positions. Compensation for specific positions are based on job level, skills, years of experience, and education, among other factors. Additionally, certain positions are bonus or commission eligible.

Kaplan International Languages requires that all new hires have proof of COVID -19 vaccination as a condition of employment. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons are available on case by case basis.

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