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Speechtopia is a global edtech startup that utilizes speech and debate training to realize a gamified educational ecosystem for children and youth 6-18 years old. We believe that education needs to change from a hierarchical knowledge-based system to a socialized skilled-based system – and that speech and debate is the best way to get there. Through our unique online platform, we can host students from all over the world.

We are seeking part-time teachers for our online practice sessions around the Australian, British and US East Coast time zones: facilitators have minimal lecture, and instead lead competitive games like parliamentary debate, reader’s theater, model legislature and storymash. Teachers facilitate games and give feedback according to our professional criteria. While playing, students foster self-confidence, self-awareness and self-agency through true motivation-driven learning.

Job Description:

– Facilitating speech and debate arts games for both native and nonnative students

(type A teachers will only teach nonnative students)

– Students’ age: 6-18 years old

– Class size: 5-10 students

Responsibilities:

– Prepare for class with online course, reading material, itinerary and ppt

– Help students gaining broad, multifaceted knowledge cutting across several disciplines outside the learner’s normal academic subjects

– Lead online speech, drama and debate games for kids via video conferencing

– Giving feedback according to our professional criteria, on the Speechtopia platform

– Increasing learners’ confidence, poise and self-esteem

– Providing an engaging, active, learner-centered atmosphere

– Improving rigorous higher order and critical thinking skills

– Enhancing the ability to structure and organize thoughts

– Enhancing learners’ analytical, research and note-taking kills

– Improving learners’ ability to form balanced, informed arguments and to use reasoning and evidence.

– Developing effective speech composition and delivery

– Encouraging teamwork

Basic Requirements:

– Native English speaker, with a BA or above

– Experience in drama/theatre/business/communications

– Clear and effective communicator

– Enthusiastic and self-motivated

– Eager to learn and try new ideas to improve student learning on public speaking and debate skills

– Ability to design, plan, develop, implement and evaluate curriculum and its effectiveness in the classroom

Price ladder:

(One session is 1.5 hours of video conferencing with 5-10 kids)

(Kids are sorted into ‘levels’ based on their experience and age – lower levels have younger kids while higher levels have older)

Type A: Between 34-41 USD/session (newbie conversion bonuses + half year performance raises)

Stage 1-6 teachers, English teaching focus

– Must have passion for aiding English second learners

– For stages 0-3, must have prior experience with kids aged 6-10

– Professional, caring, patient

– Drama background a plus

Type B: Between 38-45 USD/session (newbie conversion bonuses + half year performance raises)

Stage 3-7 teachers, speech and drama focus

– Must have prior public speaking, dramatic performance or vocal arts experience

– Must be comfortable with potential non-native English speaking students

– Charismatic, expressive and good at facilitating activities (flexibility and fast-thinking abilities)

– Oratory awards a plus

Type C: Between 43-50 USD/session (newbie conversion bonuses + half year performance raises)

Stage 3-7 teachers, debate focus

– Must have prior debating and judging experience

– Must be comfortable with non-native English-speaking students

– Logical, knowledgeable and flexible

– Debate awards a plus

These are candidates who may not fit exactly, but we still want to reach out for our team:

1, Candidates who have professional curriculum development experience

2, Candidates who have social media marking experience

3, Candidates who have debate tournament organization experience

4, Candidates who have sales training or teacher management experience

5, Candidates who have online education operations experience

6, Candidates who have networks of either foreign English teachers or activities

To apply for this job email your details to recruiting@speechtopia.net