Become a Course Tutor at Lanterna

Tutoring is about having the winning combination of knowledge and the ability to communicate. We only recruit top IB graduates to join our team of elite IB tutors – if that’s you, then apply here!

The Role of a Course Tutor

Our tutors are responsible for teaching classes in their specific subject(s) during our courses. This includes the preparatory side of things before the course begins, creating handouts and designing teaching plans; running your lessons and managing your class each day; giving and marking homework, giving valuable feedback to your students; and ensuring your class leaves at the end of the course with more knowledge and confidence, ready to face the rest of their time in the IB! Our tutors may also be offered the opportunity to deliver lessons online to students who want some extra support throughout the year, and take responsibility for developing lesson plans which work through this medium. Throughout your time with us, you will be working with the student to boost their academic potential as well as their motivation and confidence!

Typical Tutor Profile

  • Completed the IB Diploma successfully
  • Achieved a 7 at HL in subjects they tutor or a 7 at SL if the subject is to be tutored at SL only
  • Scored highly overall, generally with 40 or more points
  • Bring a positive outlook and strong work ethic to everything they do
  • Excellent ability to communicate knowledge in a simple, friendly and effective way
  • Passionate about their subject(s) and passing on their knowledge and experiences
  • Excited by the prospect of sharing their knowledge
  • Authorisation to work in the United Kingdom without requiring Visa sponsorship

Why work with us?

First and foremost, we offer a great opportunity for you to gain fun, engaging and intellectually stimulating work experience where you help develop the IB community that you are part of yourself. You will be paid competitive wages and we reimburse travel and accommodation costs that you incur when working for us. You will also gain valuable experience and skills to boost your C.V., as well as the confidence that you will develop from planning, preparing and tutoring your classes.

Many of our former tutors have moved on to work for renowned companies and organisations all over the world, while others have pursued a career in academia and research. As Lanterna is constantly growing, we are also regularly looking to recruit for full time positions and have often recruited former tutors as permanent members of the Lanterna team!

Recruitment Process

Screening your application
After submitting your application you can expect to hear from us to let you know about the details of the next steps. We hold interviews a couple of times a year so don’t worry if you don’t hear from us immediately. If we think that you have the potential to become a great Lanterna tutor who would make a valuable addition to our team, you will be invited to one of these interview sessions.

Interview: Live teaching
The teaching sessions generally take place in London, and you will then be asked to teach one of your subjects to a group of Lanterna staff as well as other candidates. This is for us to be able to evaluate your explanatory, communication and inter-personal skills and make sure that you are passionate about the subject you are teaching.

Joining the tutor team

A successful live teaching session means that you will join the Lanterna team of tutors! Before teaching for the first time you will attend an intensive day of training and will be assigned a Lanterna Tutor Parent who will be there to advise and mentor you based on their extensive experience tutoring your subjects with us.

You will then be contacted with opportunities to work during our Winter, Spring and Summer courses as well as during the year with our Online Private Tuition. You may also be contacted with regard to other work such as preparation of tutor material. We are aware, however, that your availability to work with us will be dependent on your studies, and we always seek to be as flexible as possible in order to accommodate the needs of our tutors.

Apply to become a tutor at Lanterna

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