Chemistry Instructor

Irvine, California
Academic Services /
Part-time /
About the Employer
Founded in 2001, FLEX has guided middle and high schoolers through their college prep journeys. From learners to impacters, FLEX is helping students unlock their potential and make positive changes in their communities.

FLEX has incorporated social-emotional learning into its curriculum and educational services. FLEX believes students should be inspired to learn and to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. If you're interested in learning more about our company, please visit our website at or see the video below on how our programs are making an impact on our students’ academic success.

Job Summary
FLEX College Prep is seeking dynamic individuals with strong communication skills to join our pool of instructors and teach Chemistry to middle and high school students.

Since many tutoring assignments are short-term, academic instructors will be hired as temporary employees with a 6-month review for regular part-time employment. Teaching experience in these subjects is preferred, but for those of you who are new to our industry, training is provided!

What we're looking for:

    • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or similar required (U.S. Top 50 college or university strongly preferred)
    • Strong communication skills to establish rapport with students and co-workers
    • Passion for education
    • Experience teaching or tutoring High School students
    • Availability to work at least some evenings and Saturdays

What we’d love but don’t need:

    • Formal experience and/or training in education
    • Ability to teach multiple subjects (i.e. AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and ACT Math & Science)
    • Familiarity with standardized tests (AP, SAT, ACT, etc.) in your subjects

What you’ll do:

    • Academic Instructors assist students individually and in small groups with academic coursework, standardized test prep, and enrichment courses.  They develop and customize lesson plans and curriculum to provide students with targeted, individualized academic support. And they maintain comprehensive reports of sessions to track progress and adapt to students’ needs.  Most importantly, they help students achieve their academic goals while making the experience as positive as possible.

Where you’ll do it:

    • FLEX Irvine
    • Most sessions occur in-center.  In-home sessions are only scheduled with prior consent of instructors and are compensated at a higher rate.

What we’re excited to give you:

    • $25 - $45+ per hour, commensurate with experience
    • Opportunities for rapid growth and merit-based promotion
    • Paid Sick leave
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan
    • Discounts for FLEX services
    • Getting out of bed can be hard - coffee’s on us!

We at FLEX know that teaching and consulting are opportunities to build relationships.  Our team understands that each student has a unique background and a unique set of challenges and goals; we work closely with families to help every student overcome those challenges and achieve those goals.  In an increasingly crowded industry, FLEX leads through integrity.

FLEX has provided admissions consulting, standardized test prep, tutoring and enrichment services for pre-collegiate students since 2001.  Our team members offer a nuanced understanding of colleges and their admissions philosophies and give thorough, step-by-step guidance in all areas of the application process.  They provide personalized instruction to raise grades and scores and expand students’ knowledge beyond what’s covered in a typical textbook or classroom.

For more information about FLEX, visit our website at