If you are an undergraduate or graduate student thinking about becoming a teacher, 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.
Why Graiders Choose The Graide Network
DIFFERENTIATE IN THE JOB MARKET
Show principals robust, relevant and measurable experience with your target subject and grade level.
PRACTICAL, HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE
Develop critical instructional skills, receive frequent feedback from teachers, and build your knowledge of curriculum, grade level expectations, and learning patterns.
CONVENIENT AND FLEXIBLE
No more commuting or finding a carpool. Work from the comfort of your dorm or favorite coffee shop.
Create Your Profile
The online application process starts with your relevant experience and coursework, academic performance, and passion for the teaching profession. (~10 mins)
If your application is approved, your final step is to complete an abbreviated mock assignment on our platform and join a coaching call with our Member Success team. (~45 mins)
How It Works
Complete an online application activity which includes your academic background, relevant experience, and a feedback activity.
Accept an assignment request from a teacher or apply to an open assignment on the Assignment Board.
Grade and provide feedback on the student work using a rubric, prompt and the teacher's grading instructions. Our team will be there to help!
Wait for the teacher to approve your work and provide a rating and review just for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of work do Graiders do?
Graiders grade assignments that are substantive and require high-quality rubric-based scoring and feedback. Most assignments we support are writing assignments for English and Social Studies classes, but we have seen everything from math worksheets to science reports. For standard writing assignments, you'll provide scoring and summary feedback on each student's strengths and growth areas as well as a note for the teacher on overall class strengths and growths.
What is the time commitment?
Graiders should be prepared to dedicate at least 20 hours per month during the school year (Sept-Dec and Feb-May). That equates to grading approximately two assignments per month (the average assignment typically requires three to five hours to grade). However, the number of assignments you complete is ultimately up to you. The more assignments you complete, the higher you will appear in recommendations, and the more experience you gain.
When are applications due?
We evaluate applications every week! You should expect to hear back from us within 7-10 days from submitting your Application Activity.
How am I matched with teachers?
You are invited to apply to assignments on your assignment board, or may be requested by a teacher. Our recommendations to teachers and selections from the assignment board are based on matching the teacher’s grade level and subject with your grade level and subject of interest. Graiders can improve their rankings with high ratings from teachers, strong track records of experience, and fast response rates.
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 pay rate for Graiders is $10 per estimated hour of grading for the 2017-2018 school year. Grading time estimates are based on assignment length, any special teacher requests, and 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, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, UCLA, Pomona College, and dozens more.
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