What type of work do Graiders do?

Graiders grade assignments that are substantive and require high-quality feedback. Assignments can range from math worksheets to WWII document-based essays. Graiders also synthesize the performance of the class as a whole in a brief report for the teacher.

What is the time commitment?

Graiders should be prepared to dedicate about 10 hours per month. That equates to grading approximately two assignments per month (the average assignment typically requires 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.

What is the application process?

Candidates are vetted and approved by The Graide Network through an online application process. We consider your relevant experience and coursework, academic performance, professionalism, and passion for the teaching profession.

Are Graiders trained?

Yes, we provide Graiders with training on grading and feedback best practices, including norming processes and techniques for giving specific feedback that is tied to learning outcomes. Teachers also provide customized instructions to Graiders with each assignment.

How am I matched with teachers?

Each time a teacher posts an assignment, we provide a list of recommended Graiders. Our recommendations 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 can I communicate with teachers?

We offer a secure, easy-to-use internal messaging system to keep the lines of communication open between teachers and Graiders.

Do I get feedback from teachers on my work?

After each assignment you complete, the teacher rates you on five metrics: quality of feedback, depth of feedback, timeliness, responsiveness, and an overall rating. The teacher also provides qualitative feedback and coaching to help you improve.

Is there any in-person interaction?

No, everything is virtual. All the assignments and rubrics are digital and communication occurs through the website. This means that you can work wherever and whenever you like.