The Home Learning Teacher creates and delivers engaging lessons using The Laurel School of Princeton’s curriculum and pedagogy in a one to one setting or small groups of students in grades 1 - 7. The Home Learning Teacher promotes, tailored, in depth and enthusiastic learning in “core” subject areas. The teacher adheres to the Laurel School’s curriculum standards, collects, keeps, and records data. Shares detailed records of student performance with parents or guardians.
Home Learning Teachers will provide online lessons and/or in home instruction on a 1:1 or small group basis
Monday - Friday
Times may vary depending on location
The Home Learning Teacher will have one day assigned as a “work day” for lesson planning, parent outreach, grading and record keeping
Creates a warm and encouraging environment with students while promoting high expectations for academic achievement
Develops lesson plans which meet the established Laurel School model and pedagogy
Adapts and reassesses lesson plans to meet specific student needs, comply with newly implemented guidelines or rules, and update relevant information including new developments in education
Manages the diverse ability levels of students
Adapts curriculum to fit student needs while maintaining overall student progress
Assesses and records student development, while identifying areas which need attention and improvement
If needed, conducts 1:1 parent virtual meetings
In conjunction with the parents and Laurel School’s Core Competencies, develops a Goals & Benchmarking document
Identifies, along with the Goals & Benchmarking document, areas of achievement for certificate acknowledgment
Communicates with all other staff members involved with the student and parents
Communicates with parents as per school guidelines on a regular basis, including presenting student progress reports through weekly progress communication
Continues to improve understanding of evidence-based practices for students who have learning difficulties and content area curriculum
Attends and takes part in school meetings on curriculum, organization, and guidelines, either in-person or via Zoom.
Skills & Qualities
Is able to provide individual Lesson Planning and Adaptable Teaching Practices
Has general education knowledge in reading, language arts, math and general science
Is understanding of assessments and data
Is able to work with parents who have high expectations and may have complex home situations
Is able to develop a supportive relationship with the child
Has creative problem-solving skills,
Has patience, empathy, is engaging and nurturing
Strong written and verbal communication skills,
Developed organizational skills,
Is able to develop relationships with parents and/or guardians
Qualifications & Requirements:
Special Education/ Elementary-Middle School Certification, required
Orton-Gillingham / Wilson Reading, preferred, or willing to be trained in Wilson Reading and/or Project READ
Will be required to sign an exclusivity agreement
Background checks as required by statute
Clean driving record
Must be willing to travel to student homes and work remotely
2 openings. Telecommuting is allowed.
About The Laurel School of Princeton
The Laurel School of Princeton is conveniently located in Hopewell, NJ, conveniently located just off of I-295. We serve children in grades 1 – 12 who have dyslexia and other learning differences such as dyscalculia and dysgraphia. This school, the newest part of The Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc. celebrates the strengths and talents of students with dyslexia and related learning challenges. The Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1977 and devoted to educational services for children with learning differences. The Laurel School is an extension of that mission. It was inspired by a substantial body of research conducted under former Executive Director, Dr. Gordon Sherman.
Our theme – Celebrating Cerebrodiversity – stems from his work. We believe that our world moves forward because of the unique nature of our brains. Applied to dyslexia, we believe students with dyslexia can contribute extraordinary gifts to our world when they are provided with a properly enriched learning environment. With the Laurel School, we are pursuing that goal with a focus on young learners.