To apply to any of our positions, send your resume and 250 words
​about your personal pedagogical philosophy to Jobs@TokyoAcademics.com
Take a look at what it is like to work at Tokyo Academics below!

Careers


We are incredibly proud of our people. Our community comes from elite and varied backgrounds: the top universities in the world, the best corporate research labs and tech companies in Japan, global financial institutions, and international management consulting firms.

We are a truly international and English-speaking working and learning environment, with colleagues from every continent (but Antarctica). We recruit exceptional individuals, as we are building an exceptional community.

All Tokyo Academic colleagues possess outstanding backgrounds, intellectual curiosity, and, above all, a passion for service. We are also constantly improving our teaching methods, our curriculum, our organization, and our platform to deliver the highest degree of service and impact for our students.

If you are interested in joining one of the best teams and workplaces in Tokyo, review our openings below and send your resume and 250 words on your pedagogical philosophy to jobs@tokyoacademics.com


Job Openings



We are always looking for outstanding individuals to join our tutoring and teaching team. All tutors have exceptional academic credentials and/or professional backgrounds, making Tokyo Academics one of the most inspiring educational organizations in Japan.

Who you are

  • Inspirational: You represent top universities and the requisite academic rigors for entry. You can inspire and establish credibility to high school students and their parents. 
  • Nurturing: You are committed to instilling essential academic skills to future generations, so they, too, can reach their maximum potential. 
  • Academically Excellent: You have a superior record of performance academically and on standardized examinations (SAT, ACT, AP, IB, A-Levels, etc.). You have subject matter expertise across multiple subjects: math, sciences, English, etc.
  • Professional: You respond in a timely manner to important communication on various platforms (email, phone call, messenger, etc.). You communicate appropriately for internal and external needs. You can adjust to organizational structures, lines of reporting, and the right forums to address issues.
  • Passionate: You have a passion for teaching students and helping them achieve academic goals. You go above and beyond to help and mentor students to reach new educational frontiers. You may have previous teaching, tutoring, coaching, or leadership experience.
  • Team minded: You are a quick study, a strong and rapid communicator, and an energetic and collaborative team member. You have the ability to self-manage your priorities and calendar.

What you will be doing (based on your background, capability, and demand)

  • Teaching and mentoring high school students both one-on-one and in classes.
  • Following an adaptively rigorous approach to learning with the flipped classroom method as inspiration.
  • Participating in and developing innovative courses (e.g. robotics, programming, study strategies).
  • Managing the cases of your students: scheduling, goal tracking, parent communication, escalation on needs and concerns, etc.
  • Working towards opportunities for greater responsibility and commensurate compensation.
  • For those motivated and capable, discovering entrepreneurial opportunities. 

All classes and lessons are conducted in English.

Minimum 10 hour per week commitment.

Hourly compensation is highly competitive for exceptional candidates.

Submit your resume to jobs@tokyoacademics.com

We are always looking for outstanding individuals to join our tutoring and teaching team. All tutors have exceptional academic credentials and/or professional backgrounds, making Tokyo Academics one of the most inspiring educational organizations in Japan.

Who you are

  • Inspirational: You have a superior record of performance academically and on standardized examinations. We look for tutors who “know the ropes” and can teach the best practices to our students.
  • Test Prep Mindset: You have the mindset to “game the system” and maximize scores: our students aim to earn high scores on the ISEE and SSAT to apply to competitive middle and high schools.
  • Behavior Management: You know when to apply a soft touch or discipline as needed. Our group classes require teachers to sometimes manage disengaged or disruptive students.
  • Professional: You respond in a timely manner to important communication on various platforms (email, phone call, messenger, etc.). You communicate appropriately for internal and external needs. You can adjust to organizational structures, lines of reporting, and the right forums to address issues.
  • Passion: You have a passion for teaching students and helping them achieve academic goals. You go above and beyond to help and mentor students to reach new educational frontiers. You may have previous teaching, tutoring, coaching, or leadership experience.
  • Adaptability: You can identify and adjust to various learning styles, student personalities, and levels in capability.
  • Team Minded: You are a strong and rapid communicator, and an energetic and collaborative team member. You have the ability to self-manage your priorities and calendar.

What you will be doing (based on your background, capability, and demand)

  • Teaching elementary and middle school students both one-on-one and in classes.
  • Following an adaptively rigorous approach to learning with the flipped classroom method as inspiration.
  • Participating in and developing innovative courses (e.g. science camp, math vocabulary, creative writing).
  • Managing the cases of your students: scheduling, goal tracking, parent communication, escalation on needs and concerns, etc.
  • Working towards opportunities for greater responsibility and commensurate compensation.
  • For those motivated and capable, discovering entrepreneurial opportunities. 

All classes and lessons are conducted in English.

Minimum 10 hour per week commitment.

Hourly compensation is highly competitive for exceptional candidates.

Submit your resume to jobs@tokyoacademics.com

We are a small group of young educators in Tokyo, Japan, committed to creating the best international education environment possible. We’re looking for highly passionate and capable counselors to join our growing team.

What will you be doing?
You will have two main responsibilities as a full-time counselor:

Counseling: Your primary responsibility as counselor will be to work with students in a 1-on-1 format to help them make decisions around their current high school trajectory and future college options. You will be providing guidance and advice on a wide range of topics, including (but not limited to)

  • High School Course Selection
  • Extracurricular Activities/Independent Projects
  • Building a College List
  • Identifying potential passions/majors/career interests

Given the wide range of student/family situations that potentially arise, successful hires will undergo in-depth training to gain a better understanding of Japan’s high schools, as well as Tokyo Academics’ college counseling process.

Teaching: Given the seasonal nature of college admissions, our overseas counseling hires will also be required to take on some high school teaching, as demonstrated expertise in test prep and high school courses adds value as a counselor and also helps each individual counselor develop their own pipeline of students. Interested applicants will be expected to demonstrate mastery in at least two of the following:

  • All sections of the SAT/ACT tests
  • Two or more advanced level high school STEM courses (AP/IB)
  • Two or more advanced level high school Humanities courses (AP/IB)

Who are we looking for?

  • You have graduated from a top tier U.S. or U.K. University
  • You are very interested in working and living in Japan
  • You have a track record of achievement in school academics and standardized testing
  • You have previous college/admissions counseling experience, with demonstrated success in helping students receive offers to top schools
  • You are passionate about mentorship, about engaging with students beyond their academics and playing a critical role in their success and character growth
  • You have strong communication and collaboration skills, and can thrive in a start-up environment
  • You are agile, and able to respond to new information quickly and decisively

Compensation is highly competitive for exceptional candidates.

Submit your resume to jobs@tokyoacademics.com

We are looking for excellent writers to join our essay counseling team and work with students on a one-on-one basis. Flexible scheduling primarily during nights and weekends makes this great for a side job. Compensation is highly competitive for exceptional candidates.

Description
-Essay counseling for colleges and boarding schools during the season (July-January)
-Additional tutoring opportunities for writing and ACT/SAT/SSAT available during the off-season

Requirements
-Native level English
-Strong writing background
-Minimum 6-month commitment to role

Preferred Qualifications
-A graduate of a US/UK/Canadian/Australian college
-Publications (academic or creative)
-Previous teaching, tutoring, and coaching experience
-High SAT/ACT Reading and Writing scores (for those wishing to teach SAT/ACT)

How to Apply
Please submit your resume, along with your writing sample in response to one of the following prompts. It can be anywhere between 2 to 4 paragraphs:

1. Tell us your story
2. What is the sound of one hand clapping?
3. If you get to have one superpower, what would it be, and why?
4. How did you get caught (or not, as the case may be)?

Please, avoid cliches, be creative, engage us.

Submit your resume and writing sample to jobs@tokyoacademics.com

We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our team of research mentors. Our research mentors work with high school students on long-term, substantial projects. Previous students have published their findings in academic journals and presented at international conferences. Mentors act as the catalyst for original research: they provide the technical and project management expertise necessary for success.

What you will be doing

  • Supporting students through their original, relevant, and feasible research project
  • Teaching essential skills and content within your discipline
  • Following a dynamic and interdisciplinary research curriculum
  • Developing innovative teaching resources

Basic requirements

  • Masters degree or higher
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Exceptional depth and breadth of knowledge within your field
  • Flexible and adaptive around your students’ needs

Preferred qualifications

  • Currently conducting research, especially within Tokyo
  • Academic publications (in addition to a thesis or dissertation)
  • Research mentorship experience
  • Demonstrated leadership in your field

Qualified mentors from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Minimum 5 hours per week commitment for a minimum of 6 months.
Hourly compensation is highly competitive for exceptional candidates.

If interested, please send your resume and a sample of your academic publication(s) to research@tokyoacademics.com.