Hours and Location: The teaching locations are in the Hongqiao area of Puxi and/or the Century Park area of Pudong and/or the Hua Cao are of Shanghai (near Shanghai American School – Puxi).
Weekend School: 30 Standard Semester Weekends (last weekend of August 2019 – Mid June 2020) Mandatory working hours: Friday 1:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 8:30am – 7:45pm and Sunday 8:30am – 4:45pm
Holiday School: During winter breaks, holiday breaks, and summer breaks.12 weeks of 5 consecutive days, 6 teaching hours per day
Compensation and Benefits
Total Annual Potential Gross Package – RMB 309,000 to 400,200
Housing and Utilites - RMB 6,000 to 10,000 per month – official government receipts (fapioas) are required
Annual International Return Flight to Home Country: RMB 8,500 per year - the official receipt is required
Medical Insurance: school with purchase a group medical plan on the teacher’s behalf
Additional Benefits Not Included in Gross Package
Chinese Work Permit - all costs will be paid by the school.
Medical Insurance - school with purchase a group medical plan on the teacher’s behalf.
Compliance Bonus - teachers are eligible to receive the equivalent of one month of their after-tax salary upon complete compliance with Studio punctuality and class attendance policies. Tardiness and missed classes will result in fixed deductions from the annual compliance bonus (deduction table provided in official contract). The compliance bonus will be paid annually at the end of the contract.
Partial List of Teaching Duties and Other Responsibilities
Curriculum : The teacher will be able to teach our challenging and ambitious curriculum which is different and more rigorous than commonly used state, national, and international curriculums such as IB. The teacher will be a proponent of the philosophy that it is possible to teach non-native English speakers/bi-lingual students using native level materials, and that non-native speakers can be guided to perform at levels far beyond what are considered standard grade level expectations. Ideally, a track record in this area will prove this commitment.
Classroom Management: The teacher will demonstrate outstanding classroom management skills. The teacher will ensure that the students are safe at all times. • The teacher will establish a quiet and productive learning environment.
Punctuality and Attendance : The teacher will be punctual and reliable. The teacher will schedule nonemergency doctor’s appointments outside of teaching hours. The teacher will give advance notice, of at least 24 hours, to the immediate supervisor when an unavoidable absence from teaching duties is required. The teacher will lead a clean and healthy lifestyle that will enable her/him to function at high levels at all times
Professional Dress Code: The teacher will wear professional attire during teaching/tutoring sessions, and at all times when working at our school, whether offline or online. The complete dress code is detailed in the Teachers Handbook.
Lesson Planning: The teacher will submit completed lesson plans to the headteacher and/or the department head by set due dates. • The lessons plans will meet the requirements set by the school
Parent Communication: The teacher will provide parents with his WeChat contact info OR email address and will answer the occasional questions, which parents may have, after teaching hours. • The teacher will proactively and regularly contact parents in order to inform them of their children’s progress. The teacher will reply to WeChat or email messages from parents within 72-hours generally, but as soon as possible when involving time sensitive assignment/homework related questions
Correcting Homework: The teacher will make careful and detailed corrections, and will provide written and timely feedback, on all story and essay writing assignments. (within 1 week)
Student Portfolios: The teacher will ensure that all student maintain high-quality writing portfolios. The teacher will monitor students to make sure that their writing portfolios are kept current
Staff Meetings and Monitoring by Headteacher: The teacher will accept being monitored in person and/or directed electronically (usually via email and/or WeChat).The teacher will reply to electronic messages from a direct supervisor(s) within 72 hours. The teacher will attend meetings with supervisors, as needed, for the purpose of coaching and/or for periodic performance reviews. The teacher will submit students’ writing portfolios and/or exemplary essays and stories as requested by the headteacher and/or the department head
Additional Teacher Responsibilities: The teacher will only use the school issued email address when using email to communicate with parents. The teacher will perform all duties and responsibilities listed in this section as well as any additional duties and responsibilities that are assigned by the Headteacher. Additional information will be provided in the Teachers Handbook, during new teacher induction meetings, and during periodic training sessions
Disclaimer: This description is intended to indicate the kinds of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the teacher position. It is not intended to limit, or in any way to alter, the right of the Headteacher, or designated supervisor, to assign, reassign, or direct duties and responsibilities at any time.
A four-year university degree from a prestigious/top ranked university (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States). Or a four-year university degree. A state/government issued teaching license/credential which qualifies an individual to teach at regular schools (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States).
Related Work Experience
Graduates of prestigious/top ranked university (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States) need some teaching experience. Or candidates holding a four-year university degree; AND a state/government issued teaching license/credential which qualifies an individual to teach at regular schools (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, or the United States), need a minimum of two years of fulltime teaching experience (at an established international school or at a school in the teacher's home country).
Our weekend school was started by an Oxford educated British school teacher who has lived in Shanghai since 2008. He started teaching privately at the weekends in 2013, teaching in small groups in privately rented classrooms. He was joined by three partners in the summer of 2014. There are currently more than 100 teachers and staff and the school has a presence in Australia, China, the UK, and the USA. The school does not advertise and is majority owned by partners, most of who teach part-time and full-time. The school has grown almost entirely by word of mouth – the students' parents like our work because our teachers not only care about the progress of the children in their classes but because progress has been reliably consistent.
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