Congratulations on choosing Teach for America!
As you prepare to confront educational inequity, we are excited to equip you with a few critical skills to help you maximize your impact and confidently develop your future students into stronger writers and critical thinkers.
You will excel as a Graider if you are:
- Passionate about helping students grow. You can empathize with a diverse range of learners and provide thoughtful feedback that they can use to improve.
- Reliable. Teachers and students can count on you to complete assignments on time and only accept assignment requests when you know you’ll be able to complete them by the deadline.
- A proactive communicator. You have excellent written communication skills and tend to over-communicate, especially in remote work environments!
- Open to feedback and correction. You are eager to continually improve your skills and adapt to the needs of different teachers and students.
Read on to learn more about this unique, 100% remote work opportunity, the application process, and special access to our top-rated course, "The Seven Hallmarks of Effective Feedback."
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.
Complete Graide Academy Course 1
Through our partnership with TFA, you have free access to an un-graded version of our online course, "The 7 Hallmarks of Effective Feedback." Successfully completing the final course activity will replace the "Application Activity" step of our Graider application process and fast-track you to working as a Graider. (~2.5 hours)
Create Your Profile
The online application process concludes by entering a little information about you: 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)
of TFA corps members say they are highly likely to apply the "7 Hallmarks of Effective Feedback" in their teaching practice.
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 10 hours per month. 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?
Enrollment in Course 1 is due by 11:59pm on December 1. You should expect to hear back from us within 7-10 days after completing the course.
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. Your first couple assignments may take longer than average as you continue to build your skills.
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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