Starting with one learning center and a small group of committed professionals, Axiom Learning has grown into a global education company with four divisions:
What if you could design a school to create the next generation of impactful technology entrepreneurs? You would get Axiom West, our project-based, STEAM-focused micro-school initiative! Scheduled for launch in Seattle area in the Fall of 2017, Axiom West has the following attributes:1. 90% STEAM-focused, Project-Based Learning (no lectures!); 2. Hyper-personalized small group academic instruction and no more than 150 students in each school; 3. Entrepreneurship and Life Skills curricula; 4. Longer school days with NO homework; and 5. Executive Functioning embedded throughout the curricula.
ARE WE HIRING? Yes! We are urgently hiring experienced administrators as well as curriculum specialists - particularly those with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics backgrounds - comfortable with designing project- and problem-based curricula.
Our Learning centers/laboratories offer customized instruction in 1-on-1 and small group formats. The faculty at our learning centers are trained to do everything from academic support and enrichment to test prep to working with kids with learning challenges. All of our faculty take a collaborative team approach to their work and are supported by a trained management team and our Global Education team to make sure that none of our students fall through the cracks. Equally important, our learning center faculty work on the very projects that eventually become our major business lines.
ARE WE HIRING? You bet! We are hiring faculty in ALL of our centers in Massachusetts, New York, California and Malaysia. Faculty at our learning centers are also given first priority for openings that arise throughout the rest of our Axiom network of companies.
Axiom's proprietary LEAP 3.0 program has been developed and tested over tens of thousands of student sessions in our Learning Laboratories. LEAP addresses a broad range of learning challenges (ADHD, Dyslexia, Cognitive Processing Delays, Executive Functioning Deficits and High Anxiety) more effectively (and less expensively) than any other program available by focusing on the underlying causes of learning challenges rather than just their symptoms. LEAP has already been piloted in schools in both the US and Asia and we are now rolling out programs for students in poor school districts and refugee settings.
ARE WE HIRING? Definitely! We are looking for experienced salespeople to work with school districts and trainers/education specialists to support school districts as they use LEAP with their students.
Axiom has been working for several years on identifying and MEASURING attributes which have been shown to be strongly correlated with traditional markers of success (health, happiness, wealth) as well as broader social impact. Project Graphite is a suite of DIGITAL tools developed by our learning center faculty for the identification and selection at both the adult and high school levels for traits linked to long-term impact and success. Traits measured include: Resilience, Integrity, Courage, Altruism, a Hunger to Learn, Confidence, Optimism, Diligence, Analytical Reasoning, Competitiveness, Openness to New Experiences and Emotional Intelligence.
Broader adoption of our tools will allow universities and employers to identify non-traditional and traditionally overlooked candidates from challenged socioeconomic backgrounds who possess the ingredients to be successful but may not possess the credentials one normally looks for in university admissions or when hiring.
ARE WE HIRING? You bet! Our R&D and Sales teams are both actively hiring!
Hi! My name’s Dean Antonio, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with your children! I grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts and studied English literature at Tufts University, focusing on both creative writing and analytic writing about film, literature, and the visual arts. While in school, I volunteered for Let’s Get Ready, an organization devoted to providing free standardized test and college preparation to students in underserviced areas of Boston. I quickly developed a passion for teaching students in a personalized way – tailoring lesson plans to each students’ needs, strengths, and areas of interest, to help them become invested in (and excited about!) their education. Learning can be the most satisfying and rewarding part of a child’s life, so long as their teachers help them connect their passions – whether it’s creative writing, or art, or mathematics, or sports – to their other areas of study. In my spare time, I enjoy writing poetry, cooking, and playing any instrument I can get my hands on. I cannot wait to get to know your child and help them get excited about learning!About Working at Axiom
In addition to working at Axiom, I am currently helping to develop an ELA program designed for students with various learning challenges. Throughout high school and college, I often struggled with time management and project planning; large class sizes often left me feeling isolated from others or unsure of my abilities, and it was nearly impossible to get guidance I needed directly from my teachers.
However, I felt that I was able to learn best from those teachers who fostered personal, one-on-one relationships with me. These were the teachers who played to their students' strengths and interests, who acknowledged each student's individual challenges and learning needs - all in the service of helping them reach their fullest potential. This is what I love most about Axiom, and what makes Axiom so unique: I get to meet each student where they are, to build my lessons around their strengths in order to help them overcome their academic challenges. If this sounds like the type of learning environment you want to foster, let us know!
Hello! My name is Abel Arwaga and I am excited to work with your child at Axiom. Originally from Ethiopia, it was my dream to study at Harvard University and after years of hard work, I was able to earn my BA in Physics and a minor in Computer Science. My teaching experience began when I tutored classmates during high school and continued on at Harvard where I taught a number of math classes to other undergraduates. My favorite part of being able to work with students 1-on-1 is that it allows you to figure out a way to individually motivate them about the specific topic you are learning. There is so much variety when it comes to motivating each student and helping them to best learn and assimilate information. When I am not teaching at Axiom, I like running, hiking, swimming, reading about linguistics, and exploring Malaysia. I look forward to working with our team at Axiom to help your children achieve their personal best!About Working at Axiom
Right from the very first response I got when, excited by the ideas espoused by Axiom Learning, I cold emailed the founders, I have benefited from the infectious enthusiasm, dedication and curiosity at Axiom.
Together with the most fun loving and energetic colleagues I have ever had the fortune to work with, I’ve gotten to not only experience the joys of discovering new things with students of wide ranging backgrounds, I’ve also gotten to think very seriously and carefully about how people learn and what challenges get in the way of efficient betterment. What makes Axiom such a wonderful place is that we get to actually apply all this research and theory swiftly, get a lot of feedback and improve continuously. The philosophy that we meet our students where they are to help them develop extends to all of us working together here as well. The attitude that every single one of us are learners pervades the culture and is evident in the eagerness and openness with which ideas are exchanged. If you are looking for a place to make real, long lasting impact on students all while honing your pedagogic skills and learning to identify and work on your own weaknesses surrounded by supportive people, Axiom is the place to be.
Zdravo! Guten Tag! Bon jour! Hello! My name is Adela Čajić, and I am beyond thrilled to be a part of the Axiom Team! I am a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Human Biology and a minor in German Studies. My area of concentration within Human Biology was Language & Learning which allowed me to delve into the foundations of learning from many different perspectives: neurological, psychological, and linguistic just to name a few. Outside the classroom, I have a serious case of wanderlust. I love to travel, learn new languages, and share what I’ve learned with others! I speak Bosnian, German, and French and hope to learn even more one day. I am elated for the opportunity to apply what I learned from all these experiences to helping kids expand their own educations!
My name is DanThuy Chu, and education reform is my passion. I graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Sociology and a focus on immigration and education. After graduating, I simultaneously proceeded to complete a two-year commitment with Teach For America while also earning my Master's in Secondary Education from Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Working as a classroom teacher truly solidified my passion for teaching and education reform. As a classroom teacher, I had the pleasure to work with wonderfully talented students, collaborate with hard-working individuals, and gain valuable insight into the current education landscape. Axiom Learning has been a natural home for me after my classroom experience as our educational philosophy emphasizes identifying exactly where our students need support so we can help them grow - exactly what we need in the classroom setting. Every student has a story that is waiting to be told and education is the key to unlocking this story and every child's potential. I look forward to working with you and your child at Axiom Learning to help them unleash their full potential!About Working at Axiom
After teaching in the classroom, I started working at Axiom Learning to continue developing my knowledge of education and participate in the limitless possibilities of individualized instruction. In the year and a half that I have been with Axiom, I've been able to wear many hats: teacher, curriculum developer, mentor, recruiter, operations advisor, and manager. Helping students keeps me grounded in the work that I love while adding versatility and excitement to my days. At the same time, I've been given many opportunities to develop professionally as Axiom is very objective driven, team oriented, and sustained by the passion of its crew. If you're looking for a fast-paced, dynamic, and fun education startup to dedicate your time to, consider joining the Axiom family!
Hello there! My name is Jessica French and I’m very excited to work with you and your family at Axiom. I graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a BA in Linguistics and Photography. My interests were varied and I felt the world was my playground so I worked and traveled to find what would truly be my passion. I quickly realized that I loved teaching and working with people from other cultures. I’ve taught in a number of diverse settings from a Tourism & Hospitality school in Kunming, China, where I taught conversational English to future tour guides, to a kitchen in Oakland, California where I led pastry-baking workshops, to developing curricula and leading experiential workshops at a language school in Jakarta, Indonesia. I still love learning and when I’m not teaching I enjoy kickboxing, taking ballet classes (and seeing performances), cooking & baking, and traveling. I believe every child (and adult too!) has a passion for learning somewhere inside them. I look forward to the opportunity to engage and guide your child in finding their own passion!About Working at Axiom
Axiom is one of the most unique organizations I have ever been a part of. What sets us apart is that we work with an extremely diverse range of individuals yet always strive for the same goal: betterment. Axiom seeks to understand a person as a distinct entity — as a sum of their parts and life circumstances. Striving to help our clients holistically makes for a complex and exciting process. That's why I love working at Axiom. On any given day, my team is working with a broad range of students — say a six-year-old who is learning to read through her love of science, a teenager in his final year of high school preparing for university life, and a twelve-year-old building the confidence to battle schoolyard bullies. But while the subject matter varies widely, the approach is the same: compassionate acceptance of where that student is right now, and a focus on developing a mutual, trusting relationship. It deeply satisfies me to be more than someone who helps students decide whether a verb is conjugated correctly or when to flip an inequalities sign; to be someone who shares in their celebrations and sadness. Tailoring my work around who they are and how they learn is what keeps my world turning.
Hi all! My name is Ben Kahn, and I graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College with a degree in History and a minor in Classical Studies. At college I really came alive when I discovered my fiery passion for education and working with youth in a transformative and inspirational way. For four summers I worked on the staff of SEAD, an educational non-profit aimed at enrichment and college prep for high school students, and went on to complete Dartmouth’s Secondary Teacher Education Program where I honed my pedagogical skills and understanding. My desire for world travel led me to twice volunteer as a teacher in the Marshall Islands where I spent more than a year working with middle and high school students on tiny Pacific atolls (and learning to play the ukulele in the island sun). Next I traveled to Vietnam on a Fulbright scholarship to teach English at a university in the Mekong Delta for a year, and I loved it there so much I stayed for another. I’m thrilled to be at Axiom where I love working with students one-on-one and facilitate the kind of targeted growth I could only dream about as a classroom teacher. I can’t wait to meet your child to get started working together!About Working at Axiom
There's an amazing energy at Axiom, as it's a fairly young and growing start-up, and the people are all fantastic—smart, kind, and genuinely passionate about teaching and working with young people. We are expected to do a lot more than just teach, and I'm regularly taking on marketing, recruiting, and operational projects with enthusiastic guidance from management. These extra responsibilities have often been challenging and make for a very varied workday from week-to-week, keeping things from getting monotonous (as they had at schools I had previously worked at).
Management culture is very supportive, and I think they provide the right amount of guidance while also allowing faculty a considerable amount of autonomy with their teaching and projects. I have appreciated how faculty are trusted and challenged, which makes for both an engaging and comfortable working environment.
Axiom supports its new faculty very well with a lot of initial training, and weekly check-ins about each student with an education manager and the weekly team meetings make you feel well-supported on an ongoing basis and not just left alone on an island. There's a very collaborative and team approach here, which might be the aspect of the job that has been most rewarding coming from the solitude of classroom teaching. One of the co-founders is also in the loop about every student, and Axiom’s commitment to figuring out how to best serve each student is very real. When I have made requests to buy materials for my students I have yet to be met with a refusal, and I have had many long conversations with senior management about my students and our plan of attack for them.
Salaries for faculty are also higher than I had expected, and they invest a lot to recruit great people but also more importantly make them a valued part of the team for the long-term.