WHO WE ARE

Tokyo Academics is the passion project of a constellation of teachers, researchers, and academics in Tokyo, Japan. Since 2012, we’ve evolved from a few university friends teaching over a restaurant in Nakameguro, to a growing number of part-time and full-time individuals located in a share office, to what we are now: an organization of experts deeply passionate about helping students meet their potential and capture the opportunities of the future.

OUR VALUES

Tokyo Academics knows, from experience, that passion and education combine powerfully. 

  • We know that inspired students can accomplish far more than they are typically expected to do at a particular grade or age.
  • We see that success in today’s world requires training students to be truly exceptional thinkers and doers.
  • We understand that our students will be competing on a world stage in the future, and their preparation needs to be competitive at a global level.
  • We aim to foster intellectual curiosity and pair it with practical skills-based teaching.
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Global Standards

The world is growing closer and closer. Your competition isn’t your neighbor: it’s the Academic Olympian from the next country and continent over. Elite university admission rates are at 5%. What are you doing to stay on top?

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Inspired Learning

Students accomplish more than we expect when they’re inspired, and constraints are pulled away. Foster the flame of their intellectual curiosity, then get out of the way – what students can do will inspire even you.

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Instructor-Mentorship

We aren’t teachers. Our expert instructors are here to provide deep content expertise and role-model habits and attitudes essential for success. Whether you’re working with a JD, MA, PhD, or a BA, we provide the greater context for why academics are important.

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Success Needs Discipline

The greatest talents are wasted without discipline and practice. There are no shortcuts in academics: every new skill and expertise requires practice, practice, and even more practice. Do you have what it takes to upgrade your abilities?

FACULTY & PEOPLE

(partial listing)

Willy

Waseda University


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SAT II Math, Statistics, Mathematics

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Kimberly

Vanderbilt University


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, Mathematics, English

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Taka

Princeton University


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, Writing, Humanities

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Neil

University of California – Berkeley


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, Mathematics, Physics

Language(s)
English

Rei

Harvard University


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, Mathematics, Physics, Humanities

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Taryn

Williams College


Expertise
SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE, Literature, Mathematics, Physics

Language(s)
English

Anran

Smith College


Expertise
SAT, ACT, TOEFL, Mathematics, Economics

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Taiga

University of Tokyo


Expertise
SAT, ACT, Biology, Mathematics, History

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Dustin

Harvard University


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, English, Mathematics

Language(s)
English

Douglas

University of Washington


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, English, Mathematics

Language(s)
English

Subo

University of Cambridge


Expertise
English, Writing, History, Social Sciences

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Riko

Northwestern University


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Donald

University of Chicago


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, Reading, Writing, Mathematics

Language(s)
English

Mark

Harvard University


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, Mathematics, Biology, English

Language(s)
English

Ash

Harvard University


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, English, Humanities

Language(s)
English

Eriko

University of Tokyo


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, Biology, Mathematics

Language(s)
English, Japanese

James

University of Tokyo


Expertise
Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, SAT, SAT Subject Tests

Language(s)
English

Evan

University of California – Davis


Expertise
SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, Mathematics, Statistics, English

Language(s)
English

Michael

Dartmouth College


Expertise
Creative and Academic Writing, English, Admissions Essays

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Clara

University of British Columbia


Expertise
English, Academic and Creative Writing, Humanities

Language(s)
English

Varun

University of Tsukuba


Expertise
SAT/ACT, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Tyler

Columbia University


Expertise
SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE, Critical Thinking, Mathematics, English

Language(s)
English, Japanese

Sam

Oxford University


Expertise
SAT/ACT, SSAT/ISEE, English, Reading, Mathematics

Language(s)
English

JOIN US

We are incredibly proud of our people. Our community comes from elite and varied backgrounds: the top universities in the world, the best corporate research labs and tech companies in Japan, global financial institutions, and international management consulting firms.

We are a truly international and English-speaking working and learning environment, with colleagues from every continent (but Antarctica). We recruit exceptional individuals, as we are building an exceptional community.

All Tokyo Academic colleagues possess outstanding backgrounds, intellectual curiosity, and, above all, a passion for service. We are also constantly improving our teaching methods, our curriculum, our organization, and our platform to deliver the highest degree of service and impact for our students.

If you are interested in joining one of the best teams and workplaces in Tokyo, review our openings below and send your resume and 250 words on your pedagogical philosophy to jobs@tokyoacademics.com

WRITING INSTRUCTOR

Updated November 29, 2017 

We are looking for excellent writers to join our writing program and work with students on a one-on-one basis. This is an opportunity for highly motivated people to join our dynamic international team in Tokyo, and get in on the ground floor of a fast-growing educational startup. Flexible scheduling primarily during nights and weekends makes this great for a side job.

Who you are

  • A graduate of a US/UK/Canadian/Australian college
  • Previous publications
  • Previous teaching, tutoring, and coaching experience
  • High SAT/ACT Reading and Writing scores

What you will be doing

  • College essay consulting during the season (August-December)
  • School paper coaching during off season
  • ACT/SAT essay, reading, English/writing tutoring
  • Writing classes (optional)

Requirements

  • Native-level English
  • Strong writing background
  • Minimum 6-month commitment to role

Application

  • Please submit your resume, along with your writing sample on the following prompt. It can be anywhere between 2 to 4 paragraphs.
  • “Please describe a scene or a series of moments that were significant to you while living in Japan or outside your home country(1-2 paragraphs) and tell me why the experience has been significant to you (1-2 paragraphs).”
  • Please think of this as a mini college essay where you have to tell a unique story of your own and show that you’re capable of reflecting on your own experiences. Think good fiction and let us live your experience, avoid cliches, be creative, engage us.

Hourly compensation is highly competitive for exceptional candidates.

INSTRUCTOR

Updated November 29, 2017

We are always looking for outstanding individuals to join our tutoring and teaching team. All tutors have exceptional academic credentials and/or professional backgrounds, making Tokyo Academics one of the most inspiring educational organizations in Japan…

Who you are

  • Superior record: You have a superior record of performance academically and on standardized examinations (SAT, ACT, AP, IB, A-Levels, etc.). You have subject matter expertise across multiple subjects: math, sciences, English, etc.
  • Professionals: You may also be a current professional and want to teach and inspire students on the side. We have a host of current and former professionals at Tokyo Academics: from research scientists and engineers to finance professionals and management consultants
  • Passion: You have a passion for teaching students and helping them achieve academic goals. You go above and beyond to help and mentor students to reach new educational frontiers. You may have previous teaching, tutoring, coaching, or leadership experience
  • Team player: You are a quick study, an strong and rapid communicator, and an energetic and collaborative team member. You have the ability to self-manage.

What you will be doing

  • Teaching and mentoring highly-driven students both one-on-one and in classes
  • Participating in and developing innovative new courses (e.g. robotics, programming, study strategies)
  • All classes and lessons are conducted in English

Minimum 10 hour per week commitment.

Hourly compensation is highly competitive for exceptional candidates.

To apply to any of our positions, send your resume and 250 words
​about your personal pedagogical philosophy to Jobs@TokyoAcademics.com