OREM, Utah, December 10, 2019
Located in the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, Ready2Teach, LLC was born of the local schools’ needs to find good, qualified substitutes while not breaking the bank to do so. With the nationwide shortage in substitute teachers, Ready2Teach set out to build a web and mobile-based platform that eliminated the hoops of traditional educational staffing companies. Today, Ready2Teach announced the launch of their mobile app, available for free on both iOS and Android. These innovative platforms make access readily available for school administrators, teachers and subs any time and anywhere.
With the substitute teacher shortage not only affecting Utah schools but being a problem for schools across the nation as well, Ready2Teach seamlessly connects qualified substitute teachers within a county with schools and vice versa. The streamlined process cuts costs for schools, which in turn makes higher pay to the subs a welcome possibility. .
“Ready2Teach had my interest in becoming a substitute teacher from the very beginning,” stated Darrin Brooks, a substitute teacher from Utah. “I found Ready2Teach a company that promotes natural harmony between schools and the substitute community. Similarly, the use of their personal, virtual platform allowed me easy access to the available jobs in my area at the click of a button.”
Hailed as the “Uber for Substitute Teachers,” Ready2Teach helps substitute teachers effortlessly find job within the geographical area they set. It also provides a simple, user-friendly experience to the teachers and school administrators posting and managing temporary job openings.
“Pairing the mobile app launch with the web app, Ready2Teach is altering the way school administrators and teachers connect with qualified substitutes in a way never seen before,” said Andrew Dadson, co-founder and CEO. “Ready2Teach has already helped to fill thousands of jobs by creating the ideal experience for all parties. Thus, schools are able to focus on what really matters — the kids.”
With Ready2Teach, schools can simply post and manage jobs 24/7 and respond quickly, allowing all parties to be more efficient and productive.
- ‘Exclusive’ and ‘Favorite’ lists – Pick specific ‘favorite’ substitutes so only they can access a job. If a school has its own ‘exclusive’ pool of subs, they can post jobs exclusively to them.
- Automated Job Escalation – Post the job to your ‘exclusive’ or ‘favorite’ list and escalate to the general pool automatically if not filled within your allotted time.
- Upload lesson plans – A feature to benefit all parties, this allows teachers to let the subs know exactly what they need to be successful and direct the kids in line with the teacher’s efforts.
After a successful beta test on web and mobile with all its users—both subs and schools—this newest update offers more flexibility and increased efficiency.
When a full-time teacher is absent, they want to know how your day went. Great substitute teachers leave a note behind. Don’t be afraid to be detailed in your note for it will help establish trust. Update the teacher on what part of their lesson plan you did and what parts you maybe didn’t get to. Inform the teacher of any students who gave you problems, or on the contrary, any students that may have been exceptionally helpful.
A great habit to get into is letting the teacher know much you enjoyed being in their classroom and amongst their students. We suggest leaving behind your contact information such as your phone number or email. This can help build a relationship with that teacher!
Located in the heart of Utah’s Silicon Slopes, Ready2Teach launched in 2018 after noticing a significant gap in the education absence management space. In the short time span since the company’s inception, Ready2Teach has signed on more than 500 subs filling over 5,000 teaching vacancies in Utah and nearby States. The number of filled jobs keep rising month-over-month. For districts, charter schools and subs, to learn more about Ready2Teach or join the family, visit www.ready2teach.com.