Homeschooling pod leader information

Our pod includes three rising second graders all attending the public same school.

Responsibilities with kids include:

  • Walking through Math and Reading curriculum delivered by the school (either in video or written form)
  • Helping them complete assigned work
  • Ensuring work comes home with each child
  • Supplement school-provided subjects with Gym, Art, Science
    • Science may or may not have predefined curriculum. Leader should be interested in coming up with topics that interest kids and developing activities to support lessons.
    • Art and Gym will almost definitely need to be created by the Leader. These can be simple or complicated based on your interests!
  • Parents can assist with getting materials as long as we have notice.

Learning pod will be in person in Medford. One of the pod families has offered a single room above their garage with a bathroom and separate entrance. In general, all parents are supportive of being outside as much as possible given weather etc.

Who we are looking for someone who is:

  • Good at group management (keep them engaged, on task, make learning fun)
  • A good problem solver, adaptable, has good judgment when the unexpected comes up
  • Patient
  • A good communicator, with children and parents
  • Comfortable with various technologies for at home learning (zoom, MS teams)
  • Excited by the possibilities of this role
  • Experienced with kids of this age

The right person is not necessarily already teacher. A person who is in training to be a teacher, a tutor, or a college student taking online classes could be a good fit depending on experience and fit. Must have background check/CORI. Must have been taking, and continue to take, adequate precautions related to COVID.

Up for discussion and definition between teacher and pod:

  • School day length and frequency. Flexibility on hours and days is available. Parents and leader would come to agreement on details.
  • Safety protocols to which each family and the teacher would need to adhere.
  • Pay structure and/or benefits. We do not expect to match a seasoned teacher’s salary or benefits. We are hoping to find someone who is interested in this position because of the role itself, and the flexibility and part-time schedule it offers. All of this is up for definition with the right person!

Please contact with your resume to convey your interest. References and interview may be requested later.