Founded and managed Liaison (Former Employee), Montreal, Quebec – April 21, 2014
Speaking with potential clients, sales customer service to existing clients, organizing time schedule for teachers, recruit new teachers etc. What I learned is worth doing a good job to get customers complete satisfaction. The teachers were always happy to be involved because I made sure they were also taken care of .
The hardest part of the job is – more... being tenacious to get continual new clients . The most enjoyable is making sure that customers were satisfied, and nothing was left out to make it a success. – less
fun to be with kids.enjoy to be a language teacher with young kids.
Teacher (Former Employee), hespeler public school cambridge – February 21, 2013
it just run on saturday for 2 and half hour class.i am an urdu teacher there.its my mother language .so enjoy it alot teaching to kids.my co workers and management are nice people to work with.i have not found anything hard there yet.most enjoyable part is to be with kids.sharing my experience as a teacher with them is most excieting
English Teacher (Former Employee), Hangzhou, China – November 28, 2012
Pros: very satisfied job
Cons: student failure is teacher's failure
As a teacher in China, the quality of the job depends on many factors. One of them is the the size of the school. Working with student and teach them English requires time management skills, to be organized and most important to be people oriented. Need to manage class and the hardest part of the job is to get a shy student to a point when they can – more... express themselves with confidence. The most enjoyable part is the time it takes for student to gain confidence and then see how they share their thoughts and success with the teacher. – less
Assistant with after-school activities (Former Employee), Lindau, BY – July 1, 2014
This position was as part of a team of supervisors within both adult and youth course schools. The task that I was assigned included accompanying and organising afternoon activities for international students. Supervision of the bike hire involving book keeping and repairs and translation of documents for marketing and brochures from German into English. – more... I would also perform miscellaneous office tasks such as purchasing errands. – less
Very productive place for developing personal skills
Polish Language teacher (Former Employee), INTAKO, Kyiv, Ukraine – August 1, 2013
* flexible time-table: I was allowed to choose appropriate time for classes; * broad-minded co-workers: people at my work used to create a special and nice atmosphere which was very useful to feel confident and full of energy (for doing daily stuff, for sharing with pupils, etc.); * the most wise and experienced boss I ever know: I appreciate very much – more... my boss' attitude for staff, for goals and perspectives. – less
Psychologically demanding but highly rewarding on a human level
Property Manager or Facilitator Manager (Current Employee), Bristol, UK – October 31, 2012
Pros: lodging, tax, bills, internet, phone expenses were taken care of by the school
Cons: very little private life as you are constantly with the students
the typical day of work starts by replying to all emails and phone texts from students and staff. Attending all urgent or immediate requests from collegues and guests. Check security of buildings and equipement. Go to store room to do inventory of cleaning products. Order suppliers if required through internet or go buy small maintenance in hardware – more... stores and relevant shops. Start the cleaning of the commun areas of the houses and clean kitchen/bathroom lingerie in laundry room. Check students have cleaned their own private areas and motivate them to do so as a team. Moniter through the day that this has all been done. Do relevant check ins or check out of the day. Attend maintenance repairs in various houses. In the evening I make sure that fire alarm works and security is adequat in the houses. I monitor the noise of the house and make sure students are respectful towards eachother and neighbours. I Leave my phone on duty all night in case of an emergency which happened only two or three times per term.
I learned to make compromises with students and motivate them to do cleaning work even though they were not my employees and not paid. I had to stike a balance between satisfing them and making them understand it was in their best interest to be respectful of eathother in noise nuisance and cleaning duties. My role was of a leader or a father figure even though some of my students had the same age as I.
Unfortunately there was very little management involved except that with the students which represented 70-80 students altogether. I had to manage and monitor their work and I suppose that of mine and my direct collegue.
In general there was very little planned organisation as head management never did meetings with staff to improve logistics or organisation in procedures. There was a more laissez faire attitude in this organisation which seems to work to a certain level. Lack of communication between co-workers as nothing was put in place to improve logistics. I tried several times to implement it but to no avail as higher management didn't feel it was necessary.
The hardest part of the job was to be on duty every weekend and most evenings and have the phone on call 24/24 5 days a week with communication problems with administration and co-workers.
The most enjoyable part of the job is being with the students, improving their life by being there for them, listen to them, bringing quality and service to their requests and motivating them to participate in their own satisfaction by cleaning, respecting eachother and limiting excessive noise. My greatest satisfaction was my clients. – less
Teacher (Former Employee), Kyiv Ukraine – January 9, 2013
Trabaje como maestro de español en la Universidad Nacional de Economia de Kiev, ya que tome un intercambio a Kiev Ucrania y se me presento la oportunidad de enseñar español para solventar mis gastos, el ambiente fue muy bueno, las personas muy amables y atentas. Tuve dos grupos de estudiantes, avanzados y principiantes en donde haciamos de la clase – more... un ambiente dinamico y divertido – less