After School


Do what you love without all the other hassles. Teach STEM classes to excited, happy, nerdy kiddos! Grades 1-2 & 3-5.

Join Our Team!

Why work for Nerding?

“Our mission is to provide high quality STEM classes for kids to develop creative thinking, problem solving, perseverance, grit, and to facilitate the discovery of new passions! BUT, secondary only to the kiddos experience, is the experience of the teacher when working for Nerding. We have created what we believe to be the perfect joyful teaching environment. Our teaching positions are a great fit for: Recently retired teachers, current or former substitute teachers, college students working on their teaching degree, those with similar job experience.” – Niecy & Micah

Excited Nerds

Focus on what you love, which is teaching kids who are excited about learning.

Great Pay

Class is 90min but we pay for 2hrs per day. Pay starts at $80/class session ($40/hr).

No Grading

No grading homework, no paperwork, no parent teacher conferences... only the fun stuff here!

2hrs a Day

Workday is brief but sweet. Just enough time to get your teaching fix without taking over your entire day.

Creative License

You are a professional teacher, and we recognize that. So, we leave room in the curriculum for your own creative ideas.

Feel Supported

Here at Nerding, our staff is highly valued! Excellent communication and support from Niecy and Micah.

After School

Teaching Position

Have questions?
Call us at (833) NERDING


We are currently looking for dynamic Certified Teachers for Grades 1-2 and 3-5 to teach our after school STEM classes in the Kyrene and/or Chandler school districts – Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Arizona areas. The class you teach will depend on your interests, the existing class schedules, your desired locations, and available curriculum. Classes include topics such as Robotics, Coding, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, Graphic Design, Wizard Science, Science of Bubbles, STEM Challenges, Space Science, and more. Aside from teaching the classes your time will also include prepping materials (at home), setting up the classroom, cleaning up after class and taking all mobile supplies with you. Additionally, you’ll ensure that each Nerd gets safely to the appropriate destination after class.

  • You would teach 1 class topic/subject per school quarter at 3 to 5 different schools.
  • You will most likely teach that same class at 3-5 different schools the following quarter.
  • Classes are 6 weeks long and meet once a week.
  • Class times are roughly Mon-Fri 2:15-3:45 (wed at some locations is 12:00-1:30)
  • Each class will have a max of 20 Nerds with 1 teacher and 1 adult assistant to help you.
Pay Starts at $40/hr

Let’s do the math; $40/hr = $80/day = $480 per 6 day class.
Work from around 2pm – 4pm. Some campuses have early release days. times vary based on school. Each class is 90min. You need to arrive about 20min before class. After class, parent pick-up usually takes about 5-10min.

  • 3 to 5 days a week
  • Weekdays about 2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Wednesdays might be 12:00pm – 2:00pm (depending on school)
  • Certified Teacher (w/some exceptions)
  • Ideal: 5+ years classroom experience
  • Current Level 1 AZ Fingerprint Clearance
  • CPR Certified (is a plus)
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Energetic and engaging
  • Love teaching and learning STEM!

Teaching After School

Who do we hire?

Our teaching positions are a great fit for:
– Recently retired teachers
– Current or former Substitute Teachers
– College students working on their teaching degree
– Those with experience from another similar job

What will you teach?

Choose from our many different class titles. It depends on what type of class sounds fun for you. You don’t need to be an expert in any of the related STEM fields the classes are based on. All of our classes are introductory and geared for grades 1-2 or 3-5. We have tech (computer/ipad) based classes as well as hands on building, STEM challenge, and experiment based classes.

How are you trained?

You are in good hands!! Niecy Westmoreland will go over the class with you. It only takes a couple of hours to learn the curriculum. We have plenty of support materials and video examples.

Once you know a class you can teach it for half a school year! See our schedule below and you will notice the class for Qtr 1 switches to the other 5 schools for Qtr 2! Meaning, if you teach all year, you only need to learn the curriculum for 2 different class topics.

When are the classes?

Our class schedule follows the school year quarters. Each quarter you will teach a new class that spans 6 weeks, teaching one 90min session per week at each school. You will arrive 20min before class, and stay until all kids are picked up – which is usually immediately.

*Notice Wednesdays in Kyrene and Gilbert are early release days so your class will start a bit earlier. Actual time depends on the school and district.

*Actual Qtr 1 & 2 Schedule for 2021

Where are the schools?

We are in the Kyrene, Chandler, and Gilbert School districts.


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Carol Rae