Freelance Computing Teacher: For 8+ Year Olds

Freelance Computing Teacher: For 8+ Year Olds

  • Rate : Starting from £25 to £40 for a one hour session
  • Location : Primarily Central and West London. 
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Hours : Flexible

Are you passionate about coding or digital arts? Would you like to inspire children to become digital makers and teach them to code? We’re looking for dedicated and creative individuals to join our community of teachers. If you want to inspire and engage children, and have experience coding in Scratch or text-based languages such as Python, JavaScript or have worked with robotics or electronics, we’d love to hear from you. 

Blue{shift} education is London’s premier coding educator and has been teaching children aged 5 to 16  a creative approach to coding and robotics since 2013. We run after school clubs at nearly 20 schools and run coding and robotics camps every holiday and half-term. We also have a growing roster of private tuition clients. We develop and test most of our own teaching materials and offer a best in breed computing education. Our ethos is to inspire children with the creative possibilities of code and show them all the things they can make using technology as a tool. 

We are looking for both assistant and lead teachers. Our classes cover robotics (using Lego Mindstorms and other platforms), electronics, and making art, games and apps using languages like Scratch, JavaScript,  and Python. We emphasise computational thinking and problem solving, encouraging project-based work that uses technology as a tool for making. 

Responsibilities:

  • Leading and assisting creative coding and robotics clubs and holiday camps for 5 to 16 year olds
  • Leading private tuition sessions, where available
  • Fostering an enjoyable, positive atmosphere in class
  • Feeding back on our lesson plans and curricula
  • Contributing to content creation
  • Supervising children during break times
  • Assessing children’s progress
  • Acting as a blue{shift} ambassador and working towards student (and parent) happiness
  • Attending teacher training sessions

We are looking for applicants that fill the following criteria:

  • Have studied Computing in University, or a related field, or have done relevant training. You may have done programming through music, digital design or physics. We welcome a broad spectrum of approaches to Computer Science. 
  • You are available to work at least one after school club per week, running between 3pm and 5pm. 
  • You love working with children
  • You are enthusiastic about technology and its creative possibilities
  • Teaching experience is a plus