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Why wait to make a difference?

Become a Graider and help deliver high-impact feedback to the students who need it most. 

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student and you are:

  • Passionate about helping students learn

  • A strong writer with excellent communication skills

  • Highly dependable

We'd love to meet you! Read on to learn more about this unique, 100% remote work opportunity and the application process. 

School’s (almost) out for summer

Join the list to be notified on July 15 when applications open again for the fall semester!

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Why Graiders Choose The Graide Network

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Giving students personalized feedback has one of the biggest impacts on their learning.

PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Develop critical instructional skills and receive frequent feedback and coaching. 

CONVENIENT AND FLEXIBLE

No more commuting or finding a carpool. Work from the comfort of your dorm or favorite coffee shop.

 

Application Process

 
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Create Your Profile

The online application process starts with your relevant experience and coursework, academic performance, and passion for the teaching profession. (~10 mins)

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Application Activity

Next, you will score and provide feedback on sample student essays. We evaluate your feedback based on our "7 Hallmarks of Effective Feedback" framework.  (~60 mins)

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Mock Assignment

If your application is approved, your final step is to complete a mock assignment on our platform. Throughout, you’ll be supported by resources and feedback from our Graider Development team (2 hours)

How It Works

Match
Apply to an open assignment on the Assignment Board.

Grade
Grade and provide feedback on the student work using a rubric, prompt and the teacher's grading instructions.

Review
Wait for the teacher to approve your work and provide a rating and review just for you. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of work do Graiders do?
Graiders grade assignments that require high-quality, rubric-based scoring and feedback. Most assignments we support are writing assignments for English and Social Studies classes, but we support science, math, psychology, computer science, and many other courses, too. For standard writing assignments, you'll score and provide feedback on each student's strengths and growth areas, as well as share summary thoughts for the teacher on the class' overall strengths and growths.

What is the time commitment?
Graiders should be prepared to dedicate at least 6 hours per week during the school year (Sept-Dec and Feb-May). That equates to grading approximately four assignments per month (the average assignment typically requires three to five hours to grade). The more assignments you complete, the higher you will appear in recommendations, and the more experience you gain.

When are applications due?
When application re-open on July 15, we will evaluate applications every week! You should expect to hear back from us about one week after submitting your Application Activity. 

How do I get work?
You can apply to assignments on the Assignment Board or you may receive requests for assignments in the grade levels and subjects you are qualified to grade. Graiders can improve their rankings with proven track records of effective feedback, proactiveness and dependability.

How will my work be evaluated?
After each assignment you complete, the teacher rates you on four metrics: quality of feedback, quality of scoring, professionalism, and an overall rating. The teacher also provides qualitative feedback and coaching to help you improve.

What interaction will I have with teachers?
We offer a secure, easy-to-use internal messaging system to keep the lines of communication open between teachers and Graiders. There is no in-person interaction, and all the assignments and rubrics are digital and communication occurs through the website. This means that you can work wherever and whenever you like.

What are Graiders paid?
The starting pay rate for Graiders is $10 per final hour of grading. Graiders who prove to consistently meet or exceed expectations can earn $12 per hour. In addition, there can be “surge pricing” for certain courses or assignments with short turnaround times. Grading time calculations are based on assignment length, any special teacher requests, and include time to become familiar with the prompt and rubric.

This could be you!

We’re proud to work with undergraduate and graduate students from over 50 top-tier colleges and universities from coast to coast, including Dartmouth, Cornell, UVA, Texas A&M, Boston University, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, UCLA, Pomona College, and dozens more.

Meet some of our students' and teachers' favorites: