Academic Instructor for international school students

AIM Academy
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Job Overview

  • Employer Type Direct Hire
  • Industry Education / Teaching
  • Salary ¥2,500 - ¥3,500 / Hour
  • English Level Native level
  • Japanese Level Not necessary
  • Restricted to Domestic Applicants? Japan only
  • Visa Sponsorship No

Job Requirements


  • Native or fluent speaker of English
  • Valid working VISA in Japan
  • Ability to teach the subjects described below (in the "must be able to teach" section)

Not required but preferred:

  • Knowledge or experience in international schools and the IGCSE/IB program
  • Prior teaching experience
  • Ability to teach one or more subjects in the "additional subjects" section below
  • English-Japanese bilingual

Job Description

This is not an ESL teaching position; students attend international schools and are either bilingual or native English speakers.

AIM Academy is currently looking for committed and motivated individuals to join our team! We are an all-English after-school academy located near Ishikawacho Station & Motomachi Chukagai Station in Yokohama. This position is ideal for professionals and new graduates with a passion for teaching and helping students reach their goals.

Subjects that you must be able to teach:

  • Elementary Language Arts (reading, writing, spelling and grammar)
  • Middle School English (reading and essay writing)
  • English Analysis (IGCSE and/or IB/AP level, poetry and prose analysis and essay writing)

Additional subjects (not required but an advantage for your application if you can teach them)

  • Math (elementary to calculus with the higher grades focused on the IGCSE/IB curriculum)
  • Sciences (chemistry, physics and biology at a level equivalent to the IGCSE and/or IB curriculum)
  • Social sciences and humanities (Individuals and societies, history, etc.)
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

Working hours:

  • Lessons are held between Monday-Friday 15:00-20:30.
  • 5 hours per week are guaranteed, and additional hours are available if desired.
  • Applicants must submit their availability (double the amount of their desired hours) every month.
    • For example, if you want to teach 5 hours per week, you would need to provide 10 hours of availability for the month.
    • If 4 hours of lessons were assigned to you, you would only need to submit 2 hours of availability.
  • Even after initial hours are assigned, additional students will be assigned to available instructors depending on demand.
  • We also have a number of students who come in for make-up lessons, so irregular lessons may be available throughout the month.
  • Students come in on a set time/day every week.
  • Each lesson varies between 1-2 hours in length.


  • All lessons are taught in a 1-to-1, 1-to-3 or group setting and entirely in English.

Starting Salary:

  • ¥2500-3500/hour depending the lesson types
    • ¥2500 per hour for elementary lessons.
    • ¥3000 per hour for middle school lessons.
    • ¥3500 per hour for high school lessons.
  • Transportation will be compensated up to 1000 yen/day

Starting Date:

August 21st, 2023, with training to be held prior to that date.

The ideal candidate:

  • is responsible, professional and organized
  • has a stellar record of academic excellence, and consistently scored highly in standardized examinations (SSAT, SAT, IGCSE, AP, IB, etc)
  • has a strong passion for teaching and mentoring young people, holding them to the same high standards to which they hold themselves
  • has strong interpersonal skills
  • cares about the student's learning and enjoyment throughout the lesson
  • is able to develop a positive rapport with students through an energetic and supportive medium
  • is a team player and be ready to contribute to making the classroom a positive environment for both the students and teachers

If interested, please submit your CV with a cover letter (optional), a photo, and 2 references.

Only those that pass the initial screening process will be notified.


1 Chome-25 Ishikawacho, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

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AIM Academy is one of the few organizations that offer academic tutoring to English speakers in Japan. Our dedicated and enthusiastic team continue to support and inspire returnees, children from multicultural backgrounds, and international schools.... read more about AIM Academy
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Contact Us

Tokyo Office
C/O Global Village Media
1-7-20-B2 Yaesu, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
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