A friendly American family is looking for a full-time couple (teacher/ tutor) to join their household and help with home schooling their 7-year old daughter and 8-year son at their ranch near to Austin, Texas. 2 other members of the extended family of a similar age may also be attending lessons (to be confirmed). The start date for this role is ASAP (ideally before end-November 2020).
The family is preparing to spend the majority of the COVID pandemic at the family ranch in Texas, where they plan to set up a schooling system for their children. This is therefore a live-in role; the teachers will be required to stay with the family and other staff at the ranch for the duration of the pandemic, teaching up to 40 hours per week. The teacher and tutor will have evenings and weekend days free but should stay within the parameters of the ranch at all times.
The couple will need to be prepared to plan a curriculum for the children (primarily the two children in the immediate family) to ensure they keep up with learning math, science, music, art, reading and language from Monday to Friday in school hours. There should also be time in the schedule dedicated to outdoor or sporting activities. The couple will ideally be fresh, fun and active, with interests in sports or music to help keep the children fit in their time outside lessons.
The children are well-mannered and were receiving good grades at school prior to the lockdown. They are by all reports well-behaved, active and fun, and interested in learning in general. Outdoor activities can include fishing and even survival type skills; the ranch itself is a large private enclosed compound with over 10,000 acres of woods, springs, rivers and abundant wildlife. There are stables onsite for horse riding, and a gym and a pool. Food produce is grown on site and cooked by the family’s chefs and water is drawn from wells on the property.
The family have very high standards and would like their teachers to be well-presented at all times. The teachers should also be ready to provide the children with homework, which they will do on their own in the evenings before their own free time.
Once the family are comfortable with the COVID-19 situation the family plan to move to their residence in Austin, and when the children are back at school this position will transition into an after-school tutoring/ weekend role with occasional travel.
The household is fully staffed so the teachers should be comfortable working as part of a team. The family are very welcoming and use of all facilities including the gym and pool is permitted for the staff. Comfortable onsite accommodation will be provided: a separate two-bedroom guesthouse that will allow for privacy when not working. Meals can take place together with the family or separately, according to the teachers’ preferences.
The family recognise the gravity of asking a couple to live with them for an extended period and are ready to offer an extremely competitive compensation package, with an annual salary negotiable from $100,000 per candidate.
COVID-19 tests will be required prior to commencing the role; this will be organised by the family assistant.
This role is to start ASAP with interviews taking place over the next month. Please note that only suitably qualified candidates eligible to live and work in the USA should apply for this position.
Qualified teaching couple
Fresh, energetic and fun people
Active, positive, reliable, and well-mannered teachers
Experience with kids of similar ages
Teaching qualifications required
5/2 Mon-Fri schedule for approximately 40 hours/ week
Live-in position with all costs covered
Salary offer from $100,000 per candidate per annum
Long-term job (one-year contract)
Travel when COVID pandemic permits