INTELLECTUAL ENRICHMENT ONLINE TUITION
STUDENTS & BACKGROUND
A family based in Morocco is seeking an outstanding academic mentor and tutor of Philosophy, Psychology, History, General Knowledge and Critical Thinking to work online with their three daughters, aged seventeen, thirteen and seven.
The children currently attend a US curriculum school in Tangier, Morocco, having previously attended a British International school in Portugal. Their schooling is supported by a family tutor who is additionally preparing the eldest daughter for her university applications.
The eldest daughter, aged seventeen, is highly intelligent and pragmatic, with a friendly and easygoing personality. She is motivated in her studies and respectful towards her teachers. With a natural tact and maturity beyond her years, she is eager to learn and is currently considering her options for her university education, which she is likely to pursue in the UK or the US. Her favourite subjects are Computer Science, Political Science and Economics, the first of which she intends to study at degree level. Outside of school, she likes to read, draw, and play sports. She regularly comes top of her class in a number of subjects taking pleasure in learning and broadening her knowledge.
The middle daughter, aged thirteen is also highly intelligent, with an active mind and a joyful personality. She is gifted in Mathematics, Literature and Music and outside of school enjoys reading, drama and writing her own stories and songs. Lately she has started falling behind in some of her studies, with concentration and motivation in her schoolwork sometimes lacking.
The youngest daughter, aged seven, has shown some considerable academic potential and finds herself some way ahead of her peers in both Maths and Literacy, and so for now is able to explore a number of topics outside of her school curriculum with the family tutor, whilst reinforcing her reading and numeracy. She is playful, energetic and curious and responds well to game-based and practical learning.
All the children lead a healthy and active lifestyle and enjoy practising a number of sports, including swimming, ballet, tennis and football to name a few.
ROLE OF THE TUTOR
The tutor will put together a bespoke curriculum of studies for each student, which is appropriate to their age and context.
That said, the focus for each student should be on expanding their general cultural and philosophical thinking of the world, in part by helping them to develop an understanding of present and historical currents of thoughts. The studies should always emphasise critical and independent thinking, learning through dialogue, and sharpening their communication and writing skills. For example, the tutor might prepare a short course on the thinking of Aristotle, Descartes, Averroes, the history of the internet or our inbuilt biases. Such studies would incorporate independent reading, dialogue and written work. For the eldest student, these lessons could take the form of university-level tutorials in order to best prepare her for her studies ahead.
Tuition will take place on two days of the week to be determined. The tutor must be available all day on these days for scheduling of lessons, which may occur last-minute, due to the girls’ busy schedule. The tutor should use the rest of their time on these two days to prepare and review materials for the girls’ courses.
DESIRED TUTOR PROFILE
The successful candidate will have a superlative academic record within some or all of the aforementioned areas of study. A PHD (or a similar level of education or professional success) is highly desirable, as is a rich knowledge of Islamic thought and Philosophy. Knowledge of Arabic is additionally preferable, and knowledge of French would be advantageous, although not essential.
Experience in teaching, tutoring or mentoring is essential. The selected candidate will additionally be an outstanding communicator, with a passion for imparting knowledge and helping others, and a warm and nurturing personality.
Commencement date: September 2023.
Contractual Term: Initially 1 year with potential for renewal.
Salary: $60,000 - $90,000 per annum with a 15% retention upon completion of the contractual term.
Hours: The tutor can expect to be on call from 8am to 9pm 2 days per week.
Days off: 5 days per week.
Holidays: 10 weeks per year, to be agreed in advance with the family.
Accommodation: This is an online position.