Employer: Pearson

Job Description:

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Smarthinking, a Pearson service unit, is seeking part-time tutors enthusiastic for online education with a passion for helping students to improve their lives through learning. Smarthinking provides online tutoring to support colleges, universities, and individuals in 1:1 sessions. Our tutors work remotely from any US-based location to guide students to a deeper understanding of their course content.

At Pearson and within Smarthinking, we will help you achieve your goals through training, professional development, and networking opportunities. Smarthinking provides a flexible environment to engage with students that allows you to work around your existing commitments. Using our proprietary tools, you will have an opportunity to connect with students globally while maintaining both student and tutor privacy. Our tutors enjoy the satisfaction of observing a student’s learning process and coaching a student to that “a-ha” moment.


This is a remote position that will require tutors to work at any location with reliable access to a computer and Internet. Candidates must reside in the United States and, if hired, be able to provide documentation regarding eligibility to work in the United States.

We are seeking tutors with one or more of the following backgrounds:

  • CompTIA Security+ or CompTIA Network+ certification (required)
  • Knowledge of common programming languages such as Java, Python, C, C++, C#, and SQL (preferred)
  • 1-2 years of tutoring or teaching experience (preferred)
  • Associates degree in Computer Science or related field (preferred)

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $16.00-22.00.