Part-Time SAT/ACT Coach (Remote)

Telecommute · Boston, Massachusetts, United States · Learning


Do you like helping students succeed? Do you want to bring high quality education to more students? Do you like finding ways to make people more efficient and effective? You may be a good fit as a Testive coach. Our coaches provide support, accountability, and expert content knowledge to their students. They are both tutors and mentors, like test prep personal trainers.

Testive has pioneered a unique approach to learning that helps students succeed by combining a personalized, online learning experience with a human coach. Since we took on our first students, we have found that applying the power of technology along with the intuition of people leads to effective test prep and a fulfilling experience for our students, families, and coaches.

This position involves working with students as their coach and helping us improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the coaching process. The ideal candidate loves helping students succeed and believes that all students can reach their potential when given good materials, good tracking, and good motivation.

Coaches meet with students for approximately 30 minutes per week, and communicate with students and parents regularly about their progress. Since all meetings take place virtually, there is no travel time and, because Testive's software provides the necessary learning tools and analytics, prep time is greatly reduced. Tutoring experience isn't necessary, but a passion for teaching and learning is a requirement.


This position is part-time and has highly flexible hours. Your schedule will be determined by the needs of your students, not the needs of your boss. Keeping this in mind, you must be available to meet with students at least three weekday evenings and/or weekend days per week (during non-summer months) in order to accommodate the high school schedule.

Our coaches need to have robust knowledge of the content presented on the SAT and the ACT. We're looking for coaches who scored in the following ranges at least one of these tests: 2100 or above on the 2400-scale SAT, 1400 or above on the 1600-scale SAT, 31 or above on the ACT (out of 36). Only college graduates will be considered.

Coaches are expected to meet with students for approximately 30 minutes per week, and to keep track of their progress on a daily basis. Total time commitment is therefore around 3 hours per month per student, for which coaches are paid $80 (per active student). Additional compensation may be provided for student referrals and students acquired independently.

Our students and families aren’t just looking for test prep experts who can generate a number on a standardized test for them; they are looking for trusted partners who will support them through this stressful part of the college application process. Therefore, you’ll need to communicate consistently and thoroughly with parents about their students, and respond to questions and concerns in a timely fashion. This includes seeking support and guidance when necessary. In order to keep your practice as a test prep coach sharp, you’ll also participate in collaborative observation and feedback sessions with other coaches (about a half-hour total each month).

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