One-on-One SAT Tutor Position

Compass Education Group was founded on the principle that superior one-on-one test preparation is achieved by superior tutors.

With this in mind, we are committed to developing and supporting the best instructors in the profession. Our tremendous growth through word of mouth is testament to the success of this formula. To find out more about Compass Education Group, please visit us at

About the Job Opportunity
If you are already familiar with Compass and the tutoring position, you are welcome to click through to our online application.

We believe that the best teachers are those who take personal pride in their work. Each Compass tutor brings to the job a unique combination of talent, achievements, and aspirations. While we provide extensive training on our curriculum and ongoing support from an experienced management team, we also invite tutors to use their experience and instincts to help create an ideal program for each student.

Most Compass tutors work anywhere from 5 to 20 hours per week, and all tutors determine their own schedules. Our relationships with schools and counselors and our reputation in the community mean that Compass tutors work with a steady stream of clients for the SAT, Subject Tests, ACT, and ISEE/SSAT. Because you are meeting students in their homes, lessons usually take place in the afternoons, evenings, and on weekends. Students also have additional availability during the summer and break periods.

We have opportunities for tutors throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The tutoring rate for our instructors is $33 to $40 per hour depending upon experience, assignment, and location. We provide paid, ongoing professional development opportunities to further extend both your capabilities and your job satisfaction. Merit is rewarded at Compass through increased opportunities and increased compensation.

Compass provides you with industry-leading technology, so you can spend more time teaching and less time performing administrative tasks. The Compass extranet connects management, tutors, students, and parents so that you have 24-hour a day access to your client information, lesson notes, students' practice tests, calendar, payroll, and director feedback.

With more than 40 years of test prep experience, the Compass management team is made up of entrepreneur-manager-tutors who continue to work directly with students. We have created an environment that we enjoy teaching in ourselves, and we are dedicated to continually improving this environment, to the benefit of our clients and tutors.

About You
Candidates for this position should:

  • possess both an engaging, dynamic personality and a professional demeanor

  • enjoy working one-on-one with students

  • have a record of success in (or demonstrated potential for) raising students' test scores

  • be qualified to teach one or more sections of the SAT (tutors will also have the opportunity to tutor for the Subject Tests and other admissions exams).

  • be a graduate of a selective college or university

  • be committed to fulfilling their obligation to any students that they accept. Although this tutoring opportunity is ongoing, our current hiring needs require a commitment at least through June 2015.

This position requires travel to students' homes, so reliable transportation and a flexible schedule are firm requirements.

Applying for the Position

If this opportunity interests you, the next step is to provide us with some information on your experience, background, and availability. We strongly encourage you to include a resume and a thoughtful summary of your interest in this opportunity.

Submit your information now.

We will contact you shortly if we feel that there is the potential for a good fit between your qualifications and Compass' current needs.

"My Compass tutoring job fits my life perfectly -- flexible, part-time hours, great pay, and excellent support. It's a wonderful feeling to walk into a student's home knowing that I'm backed by the best in test prep!"

Christina Bailly
Compass Tutor

Compass Education Group

Southern California Office
226 S Beverly Drive, Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Manages in-home tutoring throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Northern California Office
700 Larkspur Landing Circle
Suite 235
Larkspur, CA 94939

Manages in-home tutoring throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, and Sonoma counties