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Sylvan Learning Certified Teacher (Spartanburg) - Part time in Spartanburg, South Carolina


Do you love to teach?  Are you retired and miss teaching?  Are you currently a teacher and want to earn some extra money doing what you love but without all of the headaches of lesson plans, grading, and parent meetings? 

Sylvan Learning has helped more than two million students in over 40 years and we continue to grow. Do you ASPIRE to INSPIRE? If so, then you’ll want to be a part of this growing company and put your blend of teaching experience and customer-service talents to work.

The Sylvan Learning Center of the Upstate in Spartanburg is looking for energetic, happy, flexible, part-time instructors who...

  • Hold a bachelor's degree and teaching certificate from any state (current or expired)
  • Are able to work with kids of all ages and LOVE it
  • Have the ability to multitask
  • Have a reliable form of transportation
  • Are willing to become certified in multiple Sylvan curriculum
  • Are able to instruct Elementary or Middle and High School+ students in the specific area of Reading, English and/or Writing We specialize in providing personalized 3:1 instruction to students grades K through 12th grade in the following subjects: READING, Math, Study Skills, Writing, SAT/ACT Prep, and our new EDGE STEM courses in Robotics, Science, Coding/Game Design, and Engineering.

As a part-time Sylvan Instructor, your primary responsibility is teaching, not creating lesson plans, grading or parent meetings (our Directors do all that!). You will be trained on the Sylvan curriculum and given the tools to teach in small group and 3:1 setting.   You get to do what you love to do --- teach kids and see the results!  You know you will be making a difference in each and every student’s life—what a reward!  Isn’t that why you got into teaching in the first place?


As a successful Instructor, you will: Deliver Quality Education: • Teach using Sylvan based programs • Supervise, interact with and motivate students during instruction hour while they work with equipment and materials • Reward students for completed assignments • Evaluate and document student progress • Communicate student needs to the Center Director(s) •  Inspire Students: • Develop rapport with students and establish a fun learning environment • Maintain a positive attitude and demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching and Sylvan.

ALL INSTRUCTOR SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED • Enjoy working with children, laughing, and smiling • Proven ability to engage, motivate, and inspire students to learn • Strong interpersonal and communication skills • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and be flexible • Strong problem-solving and customer-service skills • Strong team player • Reliable transportation to/from your assigned location • Excellent work ethic • Great organizational skills and be comfortable using computers and instructional technology • Able to clear a background check • Ability to certify in multiple Sylvan curriculum • Available weekdays and/or weekends (2 or more days a week after school for at least two hours sometime between 4 and 8 and/or Saturday for at least two hours after 8am and/or Sunday afternoon, with summer and school vacation days providing opportunities from morning through evening) • Some additional daytime or evening hours may be available in our schedule for established instructors wishing to develop your career with Sylvan and succeed with us in future roles!


Our Upstate and Midlands South Carolina Sylvan Group has 5 Sylvan Locations (Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg, Irmo, and NE Columbia). Our talented employees take pride in the impact they make each day. When you become a member of our Sylvan team, you will work with caring, bright, motivated people who share a passion for helping students build the skills, habits and attitudes they need to succeed in school--and in life. You will get flexibility in your schedule and you won’t have the added responsibility of buying supplies or needing hours of preparation before you teach and then spending hours grading, or any of the other administrative duties that private tutors and school teachers are required to do. Initial hourly rates for instructors starts at $10.50 with paid training provided.  After 90 days of successful tutoring followed by a $0.25 pay increase to $10.75. For each additional curriculum certification pay increases of $0.25+ occur up to an hourly rate of $14+/hr. with annual rate increases based on performance available. Additionally, if you have children and the desire to have them take advantage of all that Sylvan offers (summer camps, classes throughout the year in STEM, or tutoring) you will receive a 30% discount off the base Sylvan pricing (not to be combined with other offers).  So, if you want to be a part of this inspired organization that believes in fostering knowledge and confidence in children, improving the lives of thousands of families every day - apply today, and don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

Salary: $10.50 /hour+