A Toronto family in the Rosedale area of the city is seeking a Homeschool Teacher with a Bachelor of Education Degree for their two school-aged children. The children are aged seven and four (boy and a girl). This position is a one-year contract, which can be renewed depending on circumstances. The schedule is Monday to Friday and a home-based classroom is provided.


There is international travel involved, which may be private or commercial airline depending on circumstances. The position is live-out unless the teacher is travelling with the family and then comfortable accommodations will be provided. The children are bright and energetic. The teacher must be able to adapt to a high-energy environment. There are also nannies with whom the teacher will interface. The focus is the children, their well-being and growth in all respects.


The wish is that the Teacher be able to speak and teach Mandarin, however, this would be considered an asset and not a pre-requisite. All qualified teachers are encouraged to apply.


The position offers a very generous contract-based salary as well as a medical benefits plan.


Applicants must hold current status to legally work in Canada. Sponsorship is not being considered. Applicants must also be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with a Toronto private school to provide a curriculum that is consistent

  • Be firm with children who can be mischievous

  • Be able to provide experiential learning as traditional classroom-based learning

  • Ability to teach Mandarin

  • Well-rounded ability to teach other subjects

  • Help foster an ongoing love for learning

  • Observe all rules and regulations pertaining to the health and safety of the children

  • Assist in the cultivation of healthy social skills

  • Help foster confidence in interacting with others while following precautionary COVID guidelines

  • Work closely with parents to ensure that the curricular progress is in compliance with both the schools’ and parental wishes

  • Keep a daily diary

  • Report any incidents to an authorized authority in a prompt and accurate manner

  • Establishment of a syllabus that is in compliance with the private school and intended to help the child expand reading and writing skills

  • Be prepared to develop hands on (experiential) learning activities particularly as they pertain to the eldest child

  • Develop homework assignments

  • Travel with the family during the school year

  • Overall care, safety and well-being of two children as well as any future children

  • Provide a nurturing environment that cultivates interests, manners and emotional support

  • Liaise with the nannies as required

  • Be firm and kind as needed

  • Handling special requests and related duties as required from time to time

  • This job profile is dynamic and  will evolve as the family’s needs change

  • Ensure family safety… always


Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • Must have Bachelor of Education

  • The ability to speak and teach Mandarin is an asset but not a pre-requisite. All non-Mandarin speaking teachers are encouraged to apply.

  • Must have G-Level Driver License and be fully insurable (vehicle for work purposes provided)

  • Classroom experience is a definite asset

  • Ability to follow school curriculum

  • Ability to travel with the family with a valid passport with no travel restrictions

  • Must have the ability to be both kind and firm when needed

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and in a timely manner with parents or persons in positions of authority

  • Must have a valid passport with no travel restrictions

  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability; must be able to work in a self-directed manner with limited oversight

  • Formal training in early childhood education is an asset

  • Discretion, trustworthiness and reliability are essential — reliably maintains discretion when faced with media intrusion

  • Safety and environmental awareness

  • Neatness and presentability in all aspects

  • Must be security conscious

  • Discretion and honesty in all matters

  • Must be willing to sign a Confidentiality Agreement

  • Must have good communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Must be punctual and organized

  • Must have a G-Level Driver’s License and be fully insurable. Applicants should be comfortable safely driving children.

  • Must have a valid Canadian passport with no travel restrictions

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada

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