REWRITES by Catal SUMMARY & EIKEN is an online service for Japanese students learning English as a second language who want to improve their summary writing and test writing skills. Based on a “Write, then rewrite” model, our program provides our students with feedback from undergrads, graduates, and professionals from around the world who are trained in high-level academic writing.
In Japan, we experience a lack of teachers who are skilled enough to provide language feedback that goes beyond simple grammar and spelling corrections. We are seeking individuals who are interested in correcting and giving feedback online to our students’ written summaries of Fiction and Nonfiction books and EIKEN proficiency test prompts.
The student rewrites the summary or essay based on the teacher’s feedback, then begins a new chapter or prompt.
The student reads a new chapter of an assigned book in class and writes a summary of the events that took place OR answers a new EIKEN prompt, then submits it to the teacher.
The teacher evaluates the summary/essay by making corrections, writing comments, grading the work, and leaving a message.
Work Hours & Conditions
Current Catal Teachers: Catal Part-Time contract
Non-Catal Applicants: Independent Contract (Service Agreement)
Rewrites Summary & EIKEN Teacher
Evaluate students’ summary and test writing samples on the online service "Rewrites by Catal." (Student age range: 8-18)
SUMMARY & EIKEN TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION
This position is entirely remote (online).
This position requires the use of
a working computer or laptop to which the teacher can have access on a regular basis (our platforms do not work well on phones or tablets eg. iPhones, iPads, Samsung tablets, etc.);
Google Chrome and its latest updates;
a working web camera and microphone.
an internet connection (upload speed) of at least 20Mbps. (Measure your speed here. Once it measures your download speed, please make sure to click "Show More Info" to measure your upload speed.)
Weekly work hours are determined by the teacher with each evaluation taking anywhere from 30min to 1 hour.
Compensation ranges from JPY: ¥500〜¥1,430 OR USD: $5.00〜$14.30 per completed evaluation.
*The results of the Summary Evaluation Test will determine the compensation level of summary/essay that the applicant is permitted to receive.
*Please note that compensation for this position requires opening or the possession of either a Japanese bank account OR a Paypal account.
Please verify your country's Paypal status here.
Please confirm with Paypal that your country is fully able to receive funds.
Helping Students Improve Their Summary and Test Writing Skills Will...
Set them up for better test scores
Help them acquire high-level English skills needed to reach their goals
Give them an equal opportunity to apply to universities abroad
Boost their overall confidence
HOW TO APPLY
In order to become a Rewrites Summary & EIKEN Teacher, there are a few major stages of the application process that must be completed. At any stage of this application process, if you do not meet all requirements, we might ask you for a re-submission.
REGISTRATION & NEW RECRUIT TRIAL PERIOD
TRAINING VIDEO TEST & TEACHER EVALUATION TEST
Our Recruitment Window is currently CLOSED. Come visit us again during one of our open Recruitment Windows!
How much would I be paid per evaluation?
All accepted teachers will be paid a range from JPY: ¥500〜¥1,430 OR USD: $5.00〜$14.30 per completed evaluation. The potential candidate's application will determine the level of evaluation that the teacher is able to take; generally, the higher the student's level and written submission word count, the higher the pay per evaluation.
We find that many of our applicants usually get assigned to more than one level, so their possible compensation tiers increase! Also, once teachers have been grading for a few months, they are welcome to apply to grade more levels to unlock more compensation tiers.
How will teachers outside of Japan be compensated?
Accepted candidates outside Japan who do not have a Japanese bank account will be compensated via Paypal account. After Stage 1 of the application, applicants will be designated the appropriate level(s) to grade, after which compensation tiers for each student submission are determined. Please verify your country's Paypal status here.
How is work distributed and assigned to each teacher?
We have a waiting list of student submissions that allow teachers to take samples as they come. There is a deadline matched to the student's submission; as long as the teacher is able to submit by the deadline, they are able to take as many student submissions as they'd like.
What is the range of workload/hours that your teachers are currently doing right now?
It depends on the teacher! Some teachers do around 10 evaluations a month; others manage to do 300! The amount of commitment to the platform is predominantly up to the teacher. In busy times of the year, we are grateful to teachers who are able to take more!
Is there a minimum per week that you'd need to do to stay on as a teacher?
We are currently looking for a minimum of 10 evaluations per month, but we do encourage teachers to take more if they are able. All teachers are compensated on a per-evaluation basis depending on the level of topic they are assigned after applying.
Contact the Rewrites Team!