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Career Opportunities in Pickering

The Lead Teacher is responsible for monitoring and providing support to the instructional area, ensuring that teachers are practicing good instructional management.

  • Manages teachers, tasks and time to create balanced and robust instructional sessions
  • Monitors staff to ensure teachers deliver instruction as designed and that educational Center policies and procedures are followed 
  • Attends to immediate instructor needs, such as requests for materials or assistance with instruction
  • Assumes teacher responsibilities in emergency scheduling or capacity situations
  • Assists teachers with preparation for instruction; Gathers materials as appropriate
  • Observes and coaches teachers on a regular basis
  • Checks students in and out of the Center
  • Greets and assists students, parents, and potential customers according to Sylvan standards with particular attention to student safety and well-being
  • Opens and closes the Center according to procedures, securing all materials
  • Fields inquiry calls, takes payments, updates schedules, and books appointments for Directors
  • Makes outbound marketing or other calls
  • Escalates service or other issues that require Director intervention
  • Four year degree or equivalent required
  • One to two years teaching experience preferred
  • Experience using Microsoft Office and other standard business applications used by the Center
  • Knowledge of general office equipment such as copiers, printers, and office phones
  • Knowledge of tablet computers preferred
  • Proven ability to engage, motivate, and inspire students to learn
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Coaching skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and customer service skills
  • Strong organizational skills; Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and be flexible
  • Self-sufficiency in ownership of work and tasks
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • Ability to work collaboratively; Strong team player
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to ten pounds
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be a complete list of all job responsibilities or skills, knowledge and abilities required.

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