Openings

Tutors

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Integrity 1st LSS tutors are something special.  You care about the clients you are assisting.  You see this role as more than a job; it's an opportunity to help people grow and soar into a new chapter of their lives.


Whether or not you are an experienced tutor, the following words describe you:

  • friendly
  • articulate
  • an excellent student/instructor
  • looking to grow
  • responsible
  • mature
  • prompt


See the next section for pay rates and requirements by tutoring type.


Some of our tutors only work with individual students, others are comfortable in smaller groups, and others thrive with up to a dozen students.  Please complete your application listing only the type(s) of tutoring you know you can currently handle.  There's always room for growth in this position.


New tutors are expected to attend some upfront training time before they start working with clients and to consistently apply the philosophies and approaches of Integrity 1st LSS.  Anyone who is unable or unwilling to do so will see their affiliation with our company promptly concluded.


Applicants who reach the final stage of the interview process are expected to complete the following steps before a hiring agreement is executed:

  • provide a minimum of two letters of reference from faculty in a program or programs that you want to support endorsing your role as a tutor
  • provide a letter of reference from a non-family member who can testify to your ethics and personal standards
  • pass a background check
  • provide a realistic availability form that meets our needs


We employ three types of tutors:

* Undergraduate:  The advantages of this type of tutor are that they are active in a program and thus familiar with what material is being taught and how and they are typically peers of clients seeking tutoring.  We do NOT hire people for undergraduate lines who have completed their degree unless they fall into one of the following categories.

* Graduate:  Like Undergraduate Tutors, these folks are active graduate students familiar with what is being taught and having recently taken the courses in question and thus relate well to what clients are experiencing and current teaching methodologies.  Graduate tutors offer a little more maturity and perspective on content while still being relatable.

Professional:  This category of tutors, for our needs, entail people who have completed their master's degree and/or a doctorate and spent some time as the solo instructor of a higher ed. course(s).  They provide similar insights to faculty with whom the students are studying and are current on the material.  


Please note that we do NOT hire professional tutors with only a bachelor's degree, although someone with many years of industry experience is welcome to apply to run a workshop or event.  


It's important to us that are tutors are actively involved in some way with a higher ed. curriculum to properly guide clients through the material in a classroom setting.  We understand and appreciate that people with years of industry experience have a lot to offer; our clients are contracting us to provide tutors who are intimately familiar with the current curricula and how faculty are teaching it, which changes frequently.

Trainers

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Trainers are experts in the material they are teaching.  That expertise may come from a degree(s), a professional certification, many years of workplace experience, and/or be reflected in awards.


Because training sessions are dependent upon a number of factors that include enrollment, marketing that we conduct, possible percentages of client rates going to an external certifying agency, and materials, payment will be negotiated with the owner of Integrity 1st LSS for each type of presentation.


The trainer will earn no less than 40% of the income for the event.


The trainer also can negotiate for a minimum number of attendees for a presentation, event, workshop, or ongoing class for it to run.  Should the trainer cancel the session and not be available to promptly reschedule, they are not entitled to any percentage paid by clients who attend the same training offered by an alternative instructor unless prior arrangements have been made and the original trainer plays an active role in the rescheduled event such as providing the curriculum and materials to a substitute instructor.


Regular instructors (i.e., not single-event trainers) are expected to complete a background check as part of their application process.

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We are always looking for new ideas for classes, special events, workshops, and more, so if you possess the qualifications noted above and would like to explore working with us, call or write to Debbie Malewicki to discuss opportunities.  Please complete the "instructor Proposal Form" at the bottom of this page to expedite the process.

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Not all proposals will meet our vision for Integrity 1st, but we do offer the opportunity for individuals and companies to rent space in our facility to conduct independent presentations.  These are straight hourly or daily rental contracts that include use of our facilities but do not entail any advertising on the part of Integrity 1st or any type of endorsement.  Services may be presented in these sessions, but due to our licensing agreement, no products may be sold onsite.  See our "Rental Spaces" page for more information.

Proctors

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Proctors earn a flat rate of $15/hour.


Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • completed their bachelor's degree
  • possess an impeccable history of integrity and personal and professional ethics
  • be 21 or over
  • be prompt and extremely reliable
  • be respectful, patient, and thorough in all facets of your work
  • provide 2 letters supporting these qualifications from prior supervisors or faculty who know you well
  • be comfortable examining people's personal possessions such as glasses and hearing aids and firm in not allowing access to unauthorized items during exams
  • be eligible to work in the USA in this type of capacity (standard green card, work visa, or relevant student visa)
  • pass a background check through our company
  • undergo paid training on our proctoring system and possibly become certified through us

Part-Time Manager

Are you looking for a part-time opportunity with great colleagues and the chance to help people succeed personally, professionally, and academically?


Integrity 1st is seeking someone to join our team of managers.  You will have oversight of our facility on different shifts that includes supervising and serving as a proctor for our testing center; helping testing, tutoring, and other clients sign in and find their assigned location in our ten room, 4,000 sq. ft. facility; assisting clients by phone, email, and in person; creating and sending invoices; ensuring our instructors and tutors have the materials they need to do their jobs; and helping out with other office tasks.  In time, this position may expand to providing training for new staff, marketing including representing us at local fairs, and running events.  The ability to tutor (paid per the rates listed on this page) for additional hours is highly desirable in a candidate.


A strong applicant will be professional, friendly but firm, articulate in writing and speech, a good problem solver, a solid critical thinker, able to interact well with people from almost every background (social, ethic, sexual orientation, socioeconomic, and geographic), punctual, attentive to detail, and able to keep an eye on the big picture as well as the little issues.


We are seeking an applicant with a graduate degree ideally but will consider someone in a graduate program with an exceptional academic track record.  Applicants must be able to pass a thorough background check and be willing to work until closing (10 PM plus shutdown) at least two nights a week and have weekend availability. Saturday afternoon and/or Sunday afternoon/night are strongly preferred.


This position begins in September after the interview and background check are complete and the candidate has completed some paid training time ($15/hour).  It will initially only be about 8-10 hours a week but will expand to closer to 20 as our testing and tutoring services increase with the progress of the academic semester.


Please note that this position is classified as a freelance contractor role.  The pay is $20/hour with the opportunity to earn more for other hours as a tutor, trainer, and/or proctor.


Only candidates with an American citizenship or green card are eligible for this position due to the testing oversight.  We will happily consider candidates with qualifying visas for our other, non-testing positions.

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Our Team

Who are you?

You are a motivated, friendly, and articulate person who loves helping other people succeed.  You are responsible, prompt, and honor your commitments.  You are enthusiastic about helping our clients grow intellectually; achieve professional, personal, and academic milestones; and you treat everyone with respect and patience.

What you should know. . .

Integrity 1st LSS is only looking for people who are freelance contractors for all advertised positions. This means that if we reach an employment agreement you provide us with your availability and keep it updated.  We call you when someone has scheduled a session, and you agree to work that time.


You are paid on the 15th and last business day of each month and are responsible for your withholdings.


If you earn over $599 a year with us, we will send you a 1099 form for your taxes.  We do not withhold federal or state taxes on your behalf, so please plan ahead.

Transportation

Our positions are onsite at 446A Blake Street, Suite 101, in New Haven, CT.  Before applying, please confirm that you have reliable transportation and can be here 5-15 minutes before a start time you list on your availability form.


We provide plenty of free, onsite parking, and three bus lines stop directly across from our driveway.  Please check the CTTransit schedule before completing an availability form.


Ensure that you will never leave our clients waiting.

Tutoring Types and Compensation

Undergraduate Tutors

Undergraduate Tutor applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria for consideration:

  • Have completed two semesters of college coursework (26 credit hours) before starting to tutor for us
  • Maintain a cumulative (not major) GPA of 3.4 or higher out of a 4.0 scale for a US-based college or university
  • Be able to provide the letters of reference noted above and pass a background check
  • Have earned grades in the A range (90+) or higher in at least two courses in a sequence of classes they wish to support
  • Be willing and able to brush up on any unfamiliar or rusty material independently in preparation for a session
  •  In many cases you will be expected to pass an exam demonstrating proficiency in the subject(s) you want to support as part of the interview process, so study in advance.   We will use partial results for a mock tutoring session.
  • Understand that you are making a commitment to help other students including during busy times of the semester and budget your time accordingly


To apply:

Submit a Student Tutor Application form and  Availability form along with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to the role as well as your resume.  Proofread carefully.  If you don't make a good impression on us we will presume that you won't make one on our clients either.


Application and Availability forms are at the bottom of this page.


Payment:  

  • Tutors in this role earn $20/hour for private sessions.
  • Payment for small group sessions (2-5 students) runs from $25-$35/hour. 
  • Payment for larger group sessions (6-12 students) runs from $50-$60/hour.

Graduate Student Tutors

Applicants for this role must meet all of the qualifications for Undergraduate Student Tutors noted above and be an active graduate student in a US-based program who is maintaining a 3.4 or higher (out of a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA.


To apply: 

Submit a Student Tutor Application form and Availability form along with a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and what you would bring to the role as well as your resume.  Proofread carefully.  If you don't make a good impression on us we will presume that you won't make one on our clients either. 


Graduate students may and often do support undergraduate courses for us.  In many cases you will be expected to pass an exam demonstrating proficiency in the subject(s) you want to support as part of the interview process, so study in advance.  We will use partial results in a mock tutoring session.


No student tutors may provide support for a class in which they are currently enrolled.


 Application and Availability forms are at the bottom of this page. 


Payment:

  • Tutors in this role earn $25/hour for private sessions.
  • Payment for small group sessions (2-5 students) runs from $30-$40/hour.
  • Payment for larger group sessions (6-12 students) runs from $55-$65/hour.

Professional Tutors

Professional tutors must demonstrate the enthusiasm, expertise, and articulation our clients would expect to find in a great professor in a one-on-one or a group setting depending upon the type of role you choose.


Expertise alone is not enough.  Our tutors must be able to relate to their clients, be supportive of their goals, and be encouraging as they strive to achieve those objectives.  Empathy and support are key facets of your professional personality.


Additionally, for consideration, you must provide:

  • A Professional Tutor Application form
  • Two letters of reference testifying to your teaching and/or tutoring abilities
  • A copy of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts including degree completion in each case
  • A reasonably flexible availability form that can meet the needs of some of our clients through our Availability form
  • A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and why you believe you are a good fit for Integrity 1st
  • A copy of your resume or CV
  • In many cases you will be expected to pass an exam demonstrating proficiency in the subject(s) you want to support as part of the interview process, so please brush up in advance.  We will use partial results for a mock tutoring session.


Application and Availability forms are at the bottom of this page. 


Payment scales are broken down by qualification below.  Please speak with us if you are uncertain which one applies as some applicants may fit into more than one category.


Payment for Professional Tutor - Master's Degree:

  • Tutors in this role earn $30/hour for private sessions.
  • Payment for small group sessions (2-5 students) runs from $35-$45/hour.
  • Payment for larger group sessions (6-12 students) runs from $60-$70/hour.


Payment for Professional Tutor - TESOL Certified:

  • Tutors in this role earn $35/hour for private sessions.
  • Payment for small group sessions (2-5 students) runs from $40-$50/hour.
  • Payment for larger group sessions (6-12 students) runs from $65-$75/hour.


Payment for Professional Tutor - Doctorate or MD:

  • Tutors in this role earn $35/hour for private sessions.
  • Payment for small group sessions (2-5 students) runs from $40-$50/hour.
  • Payment for larger group sessions (6-12 students) runs from $65-$75/hour.

Application Materials

The two "Application Questionnaires" contain the same information.  The "online version" includes drop-down menus, date fields, and other prompts to reduce the time to complete it.  If you prefer to write out your answers by hand or are using an Apple platform and experiencing compatibility issues you may wish to use the "printed version."


People seeking an ongoing freelance contractor relationship (not a one-time event or workshop) should complete an application questionnaire and availability form and submit them with a copy of your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in joining our team and what you would contribute to the role you wish to fill.


If you wish to partner with Integrity 1st for a single event, please complete the "Instructor Proposal Form" and submit your resume/CV and a cover letter explaining your interest in presenting through our company.


Potential interns should submit the materials for an "ongoing freelance contractor relationship" as well as an unofficial or official copy of their transcripts.

Availability Form (docx)

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Instructor Proposal Form (docx)

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Application Questionnaire for Integrity 1st--online version (docx)

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Application Questionnaire for Integrity 1st--printed version (docx)

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