We aim to foster leadership, communication and mentorship skills among students of different demographics through our cross-continental education program. The student tutors we accept are doing more than just teaching—they’re also developing professional skills and accumulating work experience applicable to careers in any industry.
In 2013, a Google research project dubbed Project Oxygen crunched the hiring, firing, and promotion data it had accumulated since the tech giant’s founding in 1998. From there, Project Oxygen researchers compiled a ranked list of the top eight skills that make a good leader. In a revolutionary shock that changed the way major companies all over the country conducted management hiring, the list actually ranked technical expertise at dead last. The seven top characteristics of success are, in fact, all “soft skills”. Listed in order of importance, the most important skills are: being a good coach, communicating and listening well, empathizing with others (including others different values and points of view), being supportive of one’s colleagues, being a good critical thinker and problem solver, and being able to make connections across complex ideas
By joining our project, you will employ language skills involving all of the skills listed above, strengthening your abilities in effective communication, patience, and emotional fluency through helping children at the elementary age learn the language you already know best: English. It’s a dual-learning process—while you teach others, you stimulate your own professional skills and prepare yourself for a working career in an immersive experience. Not only are our interns paid at an extremely competitive starting wage with plenty of opportunities to move up, we also expect them to grow professionally.