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We Are Hiring

Open Position: Part-Time Math Instructor and Mentor 

(Afternoons/Evenings and/or Weekends)

Location: San Francisco and Oakland

Descartes Learning Club’s raison d'être is to develop problem-solving minds and inspire a lifelong love for learning through world-class math education, fostering investigation and tailored to each student's unique needs, all within a nurturing environmentWe would love to meet you if you have a mathematical background, share our mission, and embody our values - excellence, curiosity, and compassion.

You will teach at school campuses to small classes of 2-8 students on weekdays for 1-2 hours between 3-6pm, or between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekends. Specific schedules may vary depending on your and students’ available days and times. 

We believe that the best teaching results from a marriage of quality curriculum, teaching best practices, genuine human connections, and individualized adaptation in response to students’ progress. You will not be limited by the curriculum we provide, as we encourage your knowledge and passion to shine through creativity in the classroom. 

We are currently offering classes in San Francisco but plan to expand into other cities in the San Francisco Bay Area in the near future. Whether you are available to teach now or would like to stay in touch, please fill out this application form if you meet the following qualifications.

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Why Join Our Team?

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Impact Lives: Mentor and inspire children to excel at math, build problem-solving minds, and develop a lifelong love of learning.

Competitive Compensation: $50 - 75 per hour depending on your academic background and experience level.

A Respectful and Friendly Culture: We believe that happy instructors who feel appreciated for their work teach the best. So we work with you as partners, constantly learning from each other.

Build Genuine 1:1 Human Bonds: Teach small classes of 2-8 students that are less stressful and more rewarding as you teach and mentor each student.

Have Full Curriculum Support and the Flexibility to adapt using your expertise and creativity.

Improve Your Math Teaching and Mentoring Skills through our proprietary instructor training program developed based on the latest evidence-based research and time-tested practices.


  • Must have a solid background in mathematics. A bachelor's degree in math or a related field is preferred but we also consider exceptionally talented and mature undergraduate students majoring in math or a related field who have math competition backgrounds and teaching experiences.

  • A master's degree or higher in a STEM field is preferred.

  • Must have experience working with elementary and/or middle school students.

  • Available to teach in-person at our San Francisco locations during our high-demand hours of Monday-Friday 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (PST/PDT), 4:40 - 5:40 p.m. (PST/PDT),  and/or Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (PST/PDT).

  • Enjoy working and playing with children.

  • Familiarity with math competitions is preferred.

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Get in Touch

Whether you are interested in enrolling a child in our program at one of our locations, introducing our program to a school as an extracurricular program, or simply learning more about our program, please fill out the form below. We will get back to you shortly.

If you are interested in working for DLC, please apply at this link. Thank you.

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