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Looking for a Pre-Texts facilitator to help with our " 3rd Grade, 5-student House Pod"


We are a group of families in Newton, MA looking for a creative and enthusiastic teacher to help keep our "pod" on track during the week.  All are enrolled in school but will likely be in the building on a limited (if at all) basis. Our goal? Keep them learning in a structured environment. There will be five kids, four third graders and one seventh grader. A senior in high school will also be a member of our crew but she is self-sufficient. Strong classroom management skills are a must.



- competitive salary

- 4-6 hours a day

- five days a week (or TBD once we know about the school year)

- competitive with teacher union hourly rates

For more information, please contact Marcela Mahecha at

Through Contrary's Gap Year 2020 program, Contrary will be investing up to $100,000 in 5 companies who choose to build this coming year rather than attend school virtually. 


The only requirements are that teams commit to working on their company full-time from September through Spring of 2021, and that at least one member of the team is taking a gap year to build the company (undergrad/grad students and dropouts are welcome). They are also interested in funding international students, irrespective of visa status. Read about the launch of the program from these news sources: Protocol, Forbes, Business Insider, and The New York Times

You can learn more about the program here, and teams can apply directly at

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