American Literature Teacher

Full-time at MaxEn Education in Beijing

Area of Selection:

This position is open to external applicants who meet all of the essential qualifications and whose applications are received by the closing date.

Short-listed candidates should be able to participate in interviews or demonstration classes in Beijing at their own expense. The successful candidate should be able to commute to the work location in Beijing.

Summary of Duties:

Full Time Teacher: Under the direction of the centre director and the teaching supervisor, design, interpret, and teach literature and writing based curriculum for students in grades 3 to 9.

Prepare curriculum including workshops, activities, and assessments appropriate for primary school age ESL students as well as middle and high-school students.

Help to build and deliver course material with a special focus critical thinking, reading skills, literary analysis, essay writing, SSATs, TOEFL, and IELTS.

Prepare individual and ongoing student assessments and feedback to the course coordinator and teaching supervisor.

Mandatory Requirements:


Minimum Bachelor’s degree from university, OR an acceptable equivalent through a combination of education and experience


Native English speaker with high proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening, speaking)

Some knowledge of basic Mandarin vocabulary


Minimum of five years teaching experience in China or abroad
Additionally, minimum of one year teaching experience in China

Experience in general classroom teaching
Experience preparing course materials for differently aged students
Experience delivering demonstration classes


Knowledge of general office systems and procedures
Knowledge of basic literary elements and style
Knowledge of essay formats


Ability to assess student’s skill level and deliver appropriate content
Ability to actively teach 4hr classes
Ability to analyze course curriculum and deliver ESL and age appropriate course material
Ability to speak clearly and effectively

Personal Suitability:

Friendly, energetic and congenial personality
Good communication and clear speaking skills

Adaptable and flexible - willingly adapts to changing or busy work environment

Client Focus - appears hygienic, friendly helpful to clients in and out of the classroom environment

Asset Criteria:


Proficient in Mandarin (reading, writing, speaking)


Experience teaching students above grade 6
Teaching/tutoring experience for SAT, SSAT, TOEFL, IELTS
Basic knowledge of high-school physics, chemistry, and mathematics
Certified for TOEFL and IELTS

Organizational Needs:

Ability to obtain and maintain a valid working authorization and residence permit in China per Chinese regulations. Ability to provide a criminal record and or background check issued by home country

Ability to travel domestically and internationally as required.

How to Apply:

We are seeking high quality written applications to establish a shortlist for interviews. Your application must include a cover letter and a Curriculum Vitae in English.

Your cover letter should clearly indicate how you meet all of the mandatory requirements as listed under: The Area of Selection; Education; Languages and Experience.

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