Learning Specialist – Job Description

Who you are:

You are a teacher who is willing to learn new things. Like a lot of us, you probably studied to become a teacher with a clear idea of what your career would look like- standing in front of a classroom. This is an opportunity for you to put those skills to use and to do what you love in an unconventional way by providing one-on-one academic support. This means working with students outside of the classroom on a regular basis to support their unique learning needs- sometimes for a few months, and sometimes for years.

If you are a kind, patient, motivated and compassionate educator who is ready to watch students make real and meaningful progress in areas like literacy, math, written expression and executive functioning skills, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss!


Who we are:

Ruth Rumack’s Learning Space (RRLS) is a fast-growing educational support company for students from kindergarten to university, including those with learning exceptionalities.

We teach students primarily in a 1-to-1 setting, with small group classes offered over the summer. Our teachers use Direct Instruction methods in conjunction with individualized lesson plans that help students achieve academic and lifelong success. Lessons are interactive, kinesthetic, and incorporate creative teaching methods not found in regular classrooms.


What you can do for us:

Teach! Depending on your qualifications and comfort levels, we see kids ranging from kindergarten through grade 12, and even some university students. If you think your passion for teaching might extend outside the traditional classroom and into a much more personal environment, we invite you to take a closer look at our website to learn more about what we do. We require our teachers to be OCT certified (or equivalent) with at least two years of teaching experience- specifically involving students with a variety of educational needs. We also prefer for our teachers to have their special education qualification (or experience), and to be able to teach math through at least grade 8.


What we can do for you:

Before you start working with any student, you will meet with one of our Associate Directors of Education to discuss their learning goals and particular needs. You will be thoroughly trained on any programming that will be delivered to your student but expected to utilize your own teaching toolbox as well. We provide a private teaching space within our office, a computer and iPad, and access to all of our resources and special education materials. We are currently offering a hybrid work model that includes at least one day of online instruction from your home.


What we are offering:

Full-time employment
A starting salary of $3,460 per month, with an increase to $3,800 after six months
Paid prep time
Benefits starting after 1 year
Thorough, ongoing training and support
A hybrid work model
Professional development opportunities
A warm, collaborative work culture


What a day looks like:

Most teachers work 4 weekdays and one weekend day per week when they begin with RRLS. On weekdays, teachers start their shifts at around 12:15 and finish at around 8:15 PM. For the first few hours of the day, you have time to plan your lessons, communicate with parents and other professionals involved with your students, and work on internal projects. These mostly include curriculum development, but there are also opportunities for other projects including social media, webinar planning, book writing, and more!

After the traditional school day is over, students begin to come in for their lessons. The second half of the day is devoted to teaching. Most lessons last for one hour, so teachers see about 3-5 students per day. On weekend days, teachers start at 9:00 AM and finish at 5:00 PM.


How to apply:

 PLEASE take some time to explore our company and the services we provide.
 To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume as a PDF file.


Follow up:

Qualified applicants will be emailed a list of follow-up questions regarding their educational philosophy and teaching experience. From there, an interview will be scheduled.


COVID-19 considerations:

All staff members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a medical or N95/KN95 mask while working with students at the office (provided). Teachers have their own teaching room with HEPA air purifiers.


Join Our Team!

Send your resume and cover letter telling us why you would like to work for RRLS to [email protected]