Data Science Course Mentor

Thinkful Inc. via Stack Overflow

Jan 6th 2019

Thinkful's Flexible Data Science course pairs personalized mentorship with a curriculum tailored to launch aspiring data scientists' careers. Join us in helping motivated learners get to those aha! moments. As a Flexible Data Science Course Mentor, you will help your student(s) master everything from fundamental statistics to building a machine learning model in their domain of choice.


  • Motivate & foster best practices with your student(s) as they work to build project management skills, a strong portfolio, and the confidence to network and interview for jobs.
  • Work with Program Managers to provide detailed feedback on student success, including struggles or technical mastery issues.
  • Meet one-on-one with your student(s) in hour-long sessions, held twice per week.


  • Minimum of 1 year professional experience as a Data Scientist or demonstrated expertise with data visualizations and machine learning at an industry level
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python
  • Professional experience with Hadoop and Spark a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • High level of empathy and people management skills
  • Must have a reliable, high-speed Internet connection

Terms of Employment

  • This is a part-time, contract role; length of contract depends on performance and mutual interest
  • Remote position, with the option to work evenings and weekends when Thinkful students are active. 
  • 3 hours per week minimum

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