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Programming Instructor for Children

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23 Feb 2021

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We are looking for several new coding instructors to join our team deliver programming training to children. The children are typically in the range 7-16 years old and taught in small groups in online courses.

We are based in Camden, London, however this role is a remote position.

Our courses are taught in term time and during school holidays. You will be assigned courses based on your availability which you will communicate to us. This is typically 6 - 8 hours per week.

Our Approach

It's important that you are aware of, and believe in, our approach, philosophy and ethos as this is what drives our excellent retention rate of clients. We teach 'proper' programming as an essential tool to support development of a systematic and logical way of problem solving. We guide students towards becoming independent programmers, fostering their imagination and creativity. You need to be able to think laterally and be happy with challenging questions - children often have a wonderful ability to make huge jumps, leaps and interesting links! With our students we build an atmosphere in which experimentation is strongly encouraged and failure is not to be feared, aiming to leave them transformed in a positive way, confident and enthused by the new skills they have learned.

_If this sounds like the sort of role for you, to apply please apply using your Linkedin profile but please add a short explanation covering the following questions: _
1. What experience do you have of working with children OR why would you like to work with children?
2. What is your communication style?
3. Where has communication has been a critical element of any past role?

We're looking forward to hearing from you.

Here are some of our criteria to further support you assessing whether this would be a great

match for you:

Essential Criteria
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly and confidently.
  • Ability to follow specific instructions and implement them.
  • Proven basic programming knowledge (not limited to Python). Codetoday will provide training specifically for Python and the codetoday curriculum.
  • Energy and enthusiasm.
  • Organised documentation.
  • Able to assess and keep records of children's learning progress.
  • Follow the Codetoday ethos and objectives.
  • Willingness to continued learning in programming, teaching methods and classroom techniques.
  • Good aptitude with children, with the ability to make themselves accessible to the younger children and be at ease with teenagers.
  • Able to command respect and authority with the class when required, while keeping the tone friendly and informal.
  • Punctual and good time keeping.

Desirable Criteria
  • Experience with teaching children.
  • Working knowledge of Python.
  • Experience of behaviour management, including motivating people to learn, setting a pace for learning and understanding the learning process.
  • Experience in lesson planning.
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