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Virtual Dyslexia Coach

We are a growing company based in San Antonio that offers our coaches flexible, work-from-home schedules and the unique opportunity to impact the lives of the children we serve.

What we do:

We are looking for committed and reliable coaches who are passionate about helping children succeed and reach their potential. We work with students of all ages (6 - adult) virtually and teach them to read and spell using the well-known Barton Reading and Spelling System. Our students typically have one or more learning differences including dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, dysgraphia, and sometimes autism. We conduct one-on-one, 50-minute sessions with each student between 2 and 5 times a week (usually 2-3 times). Students typically take 1 - 3 years to progress through the program. During these sessions, we work hard to develop a personal relationship with the student and teach the program in a way that is as fun and engaging as possible. Our ideal candidate has experience working with children in a virtual setting, knowledge about dyslexia, and a background in dyslexia instruction. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct 1-on-1 coaching sessions with students using our reading and spelling program. Each student will meet with you a minimum of 2 times a week. While there is flexibility in that you design your own schedule, once a student's schedule is agreed to and finalized, your consistent and prompt attendance is vital to student success and parent satisfaction. 

  • Maintain your calendar using our software by taking attendance for sessions and scheduling makeups for missed sessions in accordance with Fearless Readers, LLC. makeup session policies. 

  • Track student progress via provided Google Drive materials and engage in regular communication with the parents of assigned students by sending weekly updates and bi-monthly progress reports using the templates provided to you.

  • Maintain high-quality tutoring services by conducting sessions with fidelity in accordance with Barton Reading and Spelling System standards.

  • Ensure customer satisfaction by providing the best experience possible for both students and parents.

 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Degree in education or a similar field

  • Previous experience with teaching or tutoring

  • Prior experience teaching the Barton Reading and Spelling System, Take Flight, or other similar reading programs

  • Knowledge about dyslexia and related learning differences

  • Basic technological capabilities

    • Experience with Zoom/video conferencing software

    • Experience with Google Drive/Microsoft Office Suite/calendar systems 

    • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues as they arise

  • Must have a reliable laptop (Chromebooks and Ipads will not work with our programs) or desktop computer and fast internet connection

  • Must have good phonemic awareness as this is a vital skill that will be taught to students

 

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent time management skills - our students’ sessions are tightly scheduled and coaches must be available to start right on time and keep the sessions moving at an appropriate pace

  • Fast learner - coaches who are unfamiliar with our program will need to be able to quickly master this new material

  • Great oral and written communication skills - coaches will be responsible for communication with parents and sending regular progress update emails. 

  • Reliability - Students develop strong relationships with their coaches and as such applicants should be willing to commit to this position and schedule for a minimum of one year. Students are typically with the program for 1 - 3 years. 

  • Patience, creativity, and an ability to customize the program to suit the needs of unique students. 


Desired Availability:

Coaches will meet with students for 50-minute sessions 2+ times a week. Coaches must have a minimum availability of 6 hours per week to take students. These hours must take place on two weekdays between the hours of 3-7 pm CT. Additional availability is welcome and will be filled as we receive students that match your desired schedule. For example, availability could be Mondays and Wednesdays between 3p CT and 6p CT. 

 

Pay:

We pay biweekly at a rate of $25 - 35 an hour depending on education, background, experience, and Barton certification. 

Apply:

If you are interested in contracting with us, please complete the steps below. 

- Email your resume to FearlessReadersInfo@gmail.com

- Complete our availability form located here.

- Record a 20-minute demo of yourself teaching an online lesson from Barton book 3 lesson 6 using Zoom with a student or adult. If using a child, please ensure you have the parents' permission. Video can be submitted via Google Drive or Youtube and link emailed to FearlessReadersInfo@gmail.com 


 

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New to Barton and interested in contracting?

We occasionally contract with individuals who have a teaching background but no Barton experience. To learn more about the Barton Reading and Spelling Program, check out our videos below. These were created for parents of our future students but will help you to better understand the program and what we offer. You can also learn more by visiting the Barton Reading and Spelling website.  

 

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please send us an email explaining why you are interested in this position along with your resume.