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Computer science tutor - pearson

Computer Science Tutor - work from home in the United States


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Smarthinking, a Pearson service unit, is looking for a motivated individual to join our team as part-time, Online Tutor in Computer Science. Smarthinking provides real-time, online tutoring and learning services to high schools and colleges.

Computer Science Tutors will assist students with problems and assignments in various programming languages and computer science courses, mainly at the introductory level. A broad knowledge of programming methodologies, experience in more than one language, and an ability to successfully and creatively troubleshoot code is required.

At Pearson and within Smarthinking, we work to facilitate a culture of professional reflection and consistent quality among our teams of tutors. Tutors can work from any location with computer and reliable Internet access. As part-time employees, tutors may work up to 19 hours per week and are generally expected to commit to a regular schedule of at least 8 hours per week.


To qualify, individuals must have:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related discipline, MS or Ph.D. preferred.
  • Post-secondary teaching or tutoring within the past 3-5 years.
  • Demonstrated competence in a variety of computer science courses and topics, including programming for Linux, system architecture, and in a variety of languages and language types (Java, Python, C, C#, SQL), databases, debugging performance measures, and various analysis techniques.
  • Experience and familiarity with a variety of common programming packages, compilers, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to troubleshoot problems calmly in potentially stressful situations.
  • Strong typing and communication skills.
  • Additional Desirable Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
  • Demonstrated competence in web site development tools and languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, etc.)
  • Basic experience with Windows and MS Office applications.
  • Basic experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.

This is a remote position that will require tutors to work at any location with reliable access to a computer and Internet. Candidates must reside in the United States and, if hired, be able to provide documentation regarding eligibility to work in the United States.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States
Job: Learning Delivery
Organization: North America
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jul 13, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Part-time Regular
Req ID: 1810375

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