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Our Mission

Testive’s mission is to personalize every learner’s educational experience.

We believe all students should be able to learn based on their own strengths and weaknesses, at their own pace, and with the support of a personal guide.

Testive’s products and services use technology to unite

  1. The best content available
  2. Cutting edge measurement tools 
  3. The motivational power of great teachers

That is how we deliver personalized education to every student more cost-effectively than traditional approaches to individualized learning.

From our start in test preparation, Testive has helped over 120K students on their educational journey. We are a graduate of the TechStars accelerator program and have offices in Boston, MA and Durham, NC.

 

Our Team

 

Hiring

Full Stack Developer

Wanted: a full-time full stack engineer who aspires to build beautiful, data-driven products.

We believe that all students deserve access to personalized education and we make the technology that makes that possible.

If you love to write code and think way too much about the design of everyday things, give us a ring. Also if any of the following are true, we’d love to hear from you:

  • Craigslist makes you want to gouge your eyes out.
  • You love traversing the interface between the front and backend.
  • You spent way too much time playing with legos as a child.
  • Even when you’re not at work, you find yourself creating things.

As a company, we are deeply dedicated to learning, both for our students and employees. Don’t worry about your experience coming in, we’ll be there to help you learn the ropes of our awesomely built Django/Python backend and Backbone/Coffeescript frontend. If nothing else, we promise you’ll come out a engineering ninja.

Who are we? We’re Testive and we build world class learning tools. We spend our days creating blends between people and technology.  Machines are good at algorithms, analytics, and automation, and humans are good at thinking, personalizing, and motivating. We make online platforms that combine the best of both worlds: the insight of software and the inspiration of a great teacher.

Still interested? Drop us a line at lee@testive.com

Student Success Advisor

Wanted: a full-time agile relationship builder who leads with listening and knows how to ask ask all the right questions.

Testive’s Student Success Advisors walk the line between traditional sales and account management.  You must be able to both hunt and farm.  Prior sales or account management experience is a plus. Passion for learning and constant improvement is a requirement.

Our customers are highly motivated to buy, and our consultative sales approach is designed to educate and qualify customers so that we can make sure all our students are successful.  Our account management experience is ultra supportive of both coaches and parents, with a focus on ensuring parent and student happiness.  Exceptional performers will have the chance to help grow a sales organization driven by student success and ultimately improved learning outcomes from an early stage.

This entrepreneurial role will drive new sales, renewals, and referrals of our innovative educational products by (1) following up on inbound leads and driving potential customers through a well defined sales process (2) nurturing relationships with families and supporting student success throughout the life of their program. We'll even give you a small budget for every family who joins the program to send surprises (like dream school sweatshirts, movie tickets, or cupcakes) to students.  We want you to earn trust, build lasting relationships, and wow people.  We promise we will support you in doing that. 

Email Shonak Patel (Shonak at testive dot com) with your resume and 3 fun ideas on how you would pleasantly surprise a student you onboard in our program.  

 

Coach (Full-Time)

Do you like helping students succeed? Do you want to bring high quality education to more students? Do you like finding ways to make people more efficient and effective. You may be a good fit as a Testive coach.

Testive is pioneering a unique approach to learning that helps students succeed by combining a personalized, online learning experience with a human coach. From our start in test prep, we've shown that we can deliver an effective educational experience at prices that allow much broader access.

This position will involve working with students as their coach and helping us improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the coaching process.  The ideal candidate loves helping students succeed and believes that all students can reach their potential when given good materials, good tracking, and good motivation. 

Experience isn't necessary, but a passion for learning is a requirement.

A full-time coach is expected to maintain between 20-40 active students at all times, with a commitment to meet with each student for 30 minutes per week.  During the remaining time, it’s expected that the coach will focus on another aspect of the student learning experience.  Currently, we have 3 openings:

Full-time Coach: Presentation Focus

In addition to full-time coaching responsibilities,you will work on developing and delivering both recorded and live content on the Testive website.  You should be comfortable creating online content that appeals to and can be presented to a high school students, explaining material with enthusiasm and originality, and teaching to a virtual audience.  It is envisioned you will also help to develop and execute an online Testive classroom, which will be delivered two to three times per week, as well as a weekly “Study Hall” that occurs in the evening.  Extensive experience with video production is not required, just an interest in becoming an online star!

Full-time Coach: Lessons Focus

In addition to working with students, you'll also be responsible for creating quality lessons for our SAT and ACT students. If verb tenses enthrall you, the Pythagorean theorem excites you, and explaining these difficult concepts to a larger range of students sounds fulfilling, then this is the position for you. We're looking for someone who can create lesson modules based around concepts covered by the SAT and the ACT. You would spend a lot of time thinking about how students learn most efficiently, and then tailoring lessons that will allow them to quickly improve their skills in a particular subset like subject-verb agreement or functions. A working knowledge of at least one of these tests is appreciated, but attention to design, a willingness to learn, and enthusiasm for teaching go a long way.

Full-time Coach: Content Focus
In addition to working with students, you'll also be responsible for generating top-notch content for our SAT and ACT students.We're looking for someone who understands the SAT or ACT well enough to emulate the types of questions often seen on those tests. You would be responsible for creating new questions for our website, and maintaining our current question bank. You would also help us transition our existing platform to the 2016 SAT. Expertise in one or more of the tests is a plus, but enthusiasm, willingness to learn, and results orientation go a long way.

Contact Sophie Heller (sophie at testive dot com) if interested.

 

Coach (Part-Time)

Do you like helping students succeed? Do you want to bring high quality education to more students? Do you like finding ways to make people more efficient and effective. You may be a good fit as a Testive coach.

Testive is pioneering a unique approach to learning that helps students succeed by combining a personalized, online learning experience with a human coach. From our start in test prep, we've shown that we can deliver an effective educational experience at prices that allow much broader access.

This position will involve working with students as their coach and helping us improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the coaching process.  The ideal candidate loves helping students succeed and believes that all students can reach their potential when given good materials, good tracking, and good motivation. 

Experience isn't necessary, but a passion for learning is a requirement.

This position is part-time and has highly flexible hours. Your schedule will be determined by the needs of your students, not the needs of your boss.  Initial preference will be given to candidates with availability to work on evenings (6:00 pm - midnight) at least 3 nights per week in order to accommodate the schedules of West Coast students.

Contact Sophie Heller (sophie at testive dot com) if interested.