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Virtual Math Teacher



Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

About Primer

Our goal is simple: help the next generation of kids be more ambitious, more creative, and learn to think for themselves. To do that, we're creating a new education system— one that takes kids seriously.

At Primer, students learn at their own pace, pursue their passions, and get the support they deserve every day. We started Primer because standard schools can’t possibly make space for every kid’s curiosities. But a small school connected to a big network can. Our goal with Primer isn’t to teach you everything under the sun—it’s actually the opposite. We want you to go deep on whatever it is that drives you. Because we think passion is the surest path to learning. And the world could use more of it. Come join us, and do your life work.

Who You Are

You are an expert in middle school math who enjoys the freedom of working from home.

  • You have 2+ years of recent full-time experience teaching 5th-8th grade.

  • You have high expectations for student achievement and get a rush while analyzing the assessment data you frequently use to inform your planning.

  • You love to build and adapt the curriculum to create engaging, rigorous, and relevant experiences for your students.

  • You enjoy differentiating content and developing instructional plans to target specific learning goals and support all students in reaching grade-level standards.

  • You build relationships with kids through engaging content and tasks.

  • You're flexible, adaptive, and excited to work with others to create a new way for kids to learn.

  • You're comfortable with online tools similar to Google Classroom and Zoom.

  • This is a fully remote position, so you must be comfortable working that way.

What You’ll Do

The majority of this work falls into the following buckets.

  • Curriculum Planning: You'll adapt the curriculum in your content area to meet the needs of your students in a hybrid setting.

  • Teach: You'll teach approximately 6 lessons per day, virtually, to cohorts of kids.

  • Data: You'll collect and analyze diagnostic data and use it to inform planning, grouping, and interventions.

  • Mastery-Based Grading: By regularly documenting data, you'll give kids, families, and other teachers a clear window into a student's progress.

  • Collaboration: You will work with other Math teachers and our on-the-ground Leaders to improve student outcomes.

Why you should not join us?

  • You should not join us if you believe the traditional education system works well for kids and families — we are looking to provide a new education system.

  • You should not join us if change and flexibility are hard for you. We are a startup and entering our 3rd year of running schools. Things frequently change to meet the needs of our kids.

  • You should not join us if you believe the only way for kids to learn is through a teacher-led, in-person experience. We are using a hybrid of in-person, apps, and virtual platforms.

If this sounds like you, fill out the application below with a bit about yourself and we'll take it from there! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us at