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Stride Learning Review Summary

Stride Learning hires American educators to teach remotely, either full-time or part-time. A range of roles are recruited for, but the average teacher salary is between $42-45k per annum, a degree and valid teaching license is required, the workload can be heavy, and you must be available on weekdays.

Pay (annual):$42-45k average
Location / language requirements?Remote USA
Degree / diploma required?Yes
Teaching certificate required?Yes
Teaching experience required?Depends on position
Student age (Adults/Children)?Both
1v1 or group classes?Group
Hours:Part-time or Full-time

Stride Learning Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Wide range of remote educational roles advertised
  • Both part-time and full-time opportunities available
  • Some benefits compared to most online teaching jobs, e.g. PTO insurance

Cons:

  • Low pay compared to ‘brick and mortar’ teaching
  • High student numbers
  • Heavy workload
  • Cannot choose own hours (standard school day)

What Is Stride Learning?

Stride Learning Solutions is an American online education provider that was founded in 1999 with the belief that people from all backgrounds should have access to excellent education. The Stride Learning Program promotes lifelong learning, a career-ready approach, personalized instruction and continuous development, believing that a more expansive education can have greater impact.

Here is a video overview of Stride K12’s online FAQs:

Is Stride Learning Legit?

Stride inc. is a legitimate, Cognia-accredited company that has served over 2 million students across 2 decades, and in 2020 it came 3rd in Virtual Vocation’s top companies to watch for remote jobs.

How Does Stride Online Learning Work?

Stride works with districts and schools to provide online and blended learning programs to students through the Stride Learning hub, a virtual platform that combines integrable teaching tools, digital resources and curricula. They advertise hundreds of remote jobs, connecting teachers, coaches, specialists, counselors and administrators with educational institutions across America.

Here is a short interview with the principal of South Texas ISD Virtual Academy, one of Stride’s partner schools:

Stride Learning Salary Information

As the company recruits for a variety of educational roles, with thousands of schools and districts across most of the United States, Stride Learning pay varies according to the specific job being applied for. Below are the average earnings reported for some of the most-common positions:

Stride Learning Hours

Stride jobs can be part-time or full-time, and while the specific hours will vary according to the role, most will cover a standard school day and start at 8am.

Stride Learning Requirements

Stride requirements vary according to the specific job, but most teaching positions insist upon a minimum of:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • An active state teaching license
  • The ability to clear a background check
  • The ability to perform job duties in a distraction-free and dedicated home-based office

Application Process for Stride Learning Jobs

Start by searching for jobs through the Stride Learning careers page, and click ‘Apply Now’ within the position you are interested in.

You will be prompted to create an account with your name, email address, password and phone number.

The Stride Learning application form can be auto-completed by uploading a resume, or by manually entering the following information:

  • Contact Information:
    • Country
    • Address
    • City
    • Zip Code
  • Work Experience:
    • Job Title
    • Company / Organization
    • Dates From and To
    • Description
  • Education:
    • School Name
    • Level of Education / Degree
    • Major
    • Minor
    • Dates From and To
    • Description
  • Skills
  • Behaviors (‘What is your work style?‘)
  • Motivations (‘What gets you out of bed in the morning?‘)
  • Licenses and Certifications
    • License/Certification Name
    • License Number
    • Date Achieved
    • Renewal Date
  • Links (website and URL)
  • Documents (optional – upload)
  • Questions
    • How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • Were you referred by a current employee?
    • When can you start?
  • Voluntary Self-Identification Survey
  • Are you a protected veteran?
  • Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Stride Learning Interview Process

Should your application pass Stride’s initial screening, you will be invited to record a one-way video interview using HireVue. This should last around 20 minutes and consist of multiple choice questions, open-ended questions, and a short mock teaching demonstration.

Depending on the role being applied for, you will be invited to a live follow-up interview with the institution you will be working with, typically over Zoom.

Here are some Stride Learning interview questions that have previously been asked:

  • Why do you want to work here? Why Stride?
  • What is your educational experience?
  • Tell me why you are the best person for this position?
  • What skills do you have that will make you successful in this role?
  • What do you do if you don’t have the answer to an issue?
  • Tell me how you handled a difficult conflict with a co-worker or parent.
  • Tell us about a time that you dealt with an unhappy customer/student.

Stride Learning Reviews

The Stride Learning Glassdoor page gives the company an overall rating of 3.2 out of 5, with 53% willing to recommend them (at the time of writing). However, negative comments generally outweigh the positive ones in recent Stride Learning Solutions reviews (summarized below):

  • Advantages:
    • The students are rewarding
    • Remote flexibility provides work/life balance
    • Company growth
    • ‘Wonderful’ and ‘great’ co-workers
    • PTO insurance
  • Disadvantages:
    • Low pay
    • Terrible benefits
    • High student numbers
    • Unrealistic timeframes for graded assignments
    • Heavy workload and teaching schedules
    • Priority given to passing rates over student accountability and accurate grading
    • Incompetent admin
    • No TRS contribution

The Stride Learning Indeed page provides a similar score of 3.1 out of 5, but from a (ten times) larger sample of reviews. Based on 210 survey responses, employees liked the location flexibility but suggested that overall satisfaction, pay, and a sense of belonging could be improved. Here are the most-recent positive and negative reviews left here by Stride Learning teachers:

Stride Learning Indeed review
Stride Learning Indeed review

Conclusion – Is Stride Learning Worth It?

Stride is worth considering for those wanting a more-traditional, class-based teaching role in an online environment. There are plenty of full-time positions available, hours that can be hard to find through online tutoring or teacher marketplaces. However, the remote work comes at the cost of lower pay than a physical teaching job, even though workload and student numbers are still high, while weekday hours restrict one’s flexibility of time.

You can apply for Stride Learning jobs here.

A list of other non-China companies can be found here.

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Dr Daniel Spence

Daniel Spence is the founder of Online Teaching Review. He has been an international teacher since 2008, an award-winning academic, author of two books, and holds a PhD, MA, BA (Hons), and TESOL.

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