Innovation & Education: Employment at Vohra Method
The most important field in any society.
The fastest growing sector of the world’s economy.
The most innovative education company on the planet.
Welcome to Vohra Method.
Who We Are
Vohra Method is an innovative company focused on individualized education. What we do is a little like tutoring, a little like teaching, and mostly like nothing you’ve seen before.
We provide intensive, personalized education online, using Slack. All of our curriculum is built in-house, as is a lot of our programming.
Our company has a start-up vibe. We are constantly innovating, seeking to push the boundaries of what education can possibly be. We are changing the definition of education daily, all the while perfecting (or completely discarding) the old, core tenets of education that the world has held dear for centuries.
What We’re Looking For
We’re looking for that rare combination of academic excellence, flexible thinking, innovative mindset, willingness to learn...and rock solid reliability. We are creative dreamers who can always be counted on.
We’re looking for people who have the brains for investment banking or consulting, but want to do something more meaningful than pushing money around or helping conglomerates sell high fructose corn syrup to children.
We’re looking for people with the passion for Americorps, but who aren’t willing to be hamstrung by bureaucratic stupidity and ossified attempts at thinking.
We want people who want to actually do something worthwhile, not just pretend to.
We expect a lot. You’ll be expected to learn quickly, think creatively and quickly, and be reliable.
How to Apply
Read through this page.
Take the Math Challenge.
You must have complete, working knowledge of Calculus or higher.
You must feel comfortable with critical reading of complex texts.
You must be willing to commit to at least 6 months of work at Vohra.
You must be willing to commit 3 full days of paid training (9am-5pm) upon hiring.
You must be willing to work Sundays from 10:30am – 3:30pm.
You must have a typing speed of 40 wpm or higher.
Preferred but not Required:
Ideally, you would also be available to work on Saturdays from 10:30am - 3:30pm.
Note: In order to have your application considered, you must correctly solve a minimum of 5 questions on the Math Challenge. You may attempt as many as you like, and submit as many answers as you like. But 5 must be completely correct to be considered.
The Math Challenge
All prospective applicants are asked to take the Math Challenge, which can be found here. In order to be considered for employment at Vohra Method, you must be able to correctly complete at least 5 of the questions.
We exclusively hire people who have the math skills required to start teaching right away. Then, we add to that existing knowledge with early training.
All work for Vohra Method is done on the computer. It’s almost entirely typing. So, you must have a typing speed of 40 wpm or higher. Single-finger “t-rex” typing will not cut it. You won’t be able to keep pace!
You start at $16.50/hr. Training is fully paid, but highly intensive. If you have a lot going on in your life right now, then it's not the time for you to start working here. In the first three days, we expect you to complete our entire math and reading curricula. At the end of those three days, your pay increases to $20.50!
After that, you are allowed to continue training in other subjects at whatever pace you like. The faster you train, the faster you get raises. There is no set timeline. You can be paid over $30/hr within a few months, if you work hard.
What We Actually Do
Working at Vohra Method is similar to tutoring in some ways. However, we work in teams, with many students at the same time. Each of our students works with only one instructor, and so they have individualized attention and programs. Our job is to figure out how to build their relevant knowledge base and cognitive skills.
To achieve that we use a mix of worksheets, discussions, and other tools. A major part of what we do is create those worksheets and tools. We also spend a lot of time analyzing the discussions we're having with students in order to develop more streamlined methods within our program, and create new materials for future students.
Technology and Programming
At Vohra Method, we take education to a level other businesses cannot begin to imagine. We use any technology we can to help us do that better.
Part of that involves some basic coding. You don’t need a background in computer programming; most of us didn’t use these technologies before we started here. But you will have the opportunity to learn a lot and grow your own skill set.
We use a variety of tools, ranging from Node.js to AutoHotKey, and are always ready to work with new technologies that can give us an edge in providing the best education on earth.
Responsibility and Reliability: The Core of Any Successful Business
The most important skill in any business, ranging from medicine to banking, is reliability. Those who can be counted on are the ones given the more important tasks.
At Vohra Method, your pay is inherently attached to your reliability. This isn’t your grandparent’s job where you can call in sick whenever you like. If you miss a day for any reason - sickness, car accident, family emergency, whatever - it will immediately and significantly affect your pay.
If you are considering working at Vohra Method, take your vitamins, drive carefully, and encourage your family to avoid needless risks.
Note that you don’t have to sign up to work every day. Scheduling is quite flexible, and depends upon the position for which you apply.
However, if you do get scheduled to work on a particular day, you will be expected to show up, on time, with equipment that works. In a business at our level, having good intentions just isn’t enough.