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TutorABC and GJun Encounters

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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby ehophi » 24 Nov 2013, 04:43

Cheyney wrote:I have worked for tutorabc since 2010. besides the low pay the company has been great to work for. the schedulers and IT are always available and willing to help. they are very flexible with the schedule. i live in the us and they pay me $8.50 per class plus a bonus up to $1 per student depending on the average rating the students give. I don't remind the students to rate me so i average about $10 per hour. it's been perfect for me being a single mom i could work as much or as little as I want. the problem recently is i haven't been getting many lessons. I'm not sure if I've done something to upset them possibly because of my inconstancy of being available or if they have too many consultants or too few students. anyway I wouldn't say this job is for everybody but it's easy, i love talking to new students each class, and it's perfect for me.


I sincerely hope that you're more grammatical in the sessions, themselves. But TutorABC hires Russians and Germans to teach English to Chinese people, and the company charges them a bundle for the classes, so it's pretty obvious how they stay so profitable if you and they are only making ten dollars per hour.

For proof, you can meet Sergei on the front pages of both TutorABCJr and TutorMing, where you get to watch him emphasize thick, Russian accent and English grammar problems:

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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby headhonchoII » 24 Nov 2013, 08:00

Yeah but Sergei speaks great Chinese!
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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby sean_samten1 » 24 Nov 2013, 16:12

Yeah well 10$ an hour may be good for someone in the U.S.A for a stay at home job ... considering that the minimum wage in many states is less than that. However, for someone living in Taiwan, particularly an American, 10$ an hour is shit when you can easily get $20 an hour... But working in the cram is probably harder...
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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby mei0319 » 24 Nov 2013, 16:42

Gjun offered me an interview and asked me to do 15 minutes demo. It went fine, I think. The recruiter offered me 450-480 per hour. Haven't heard back from them so don't know if I'd be teaching for them or not. I am Taiwanese, with a masters degree from the US. Perhaps that's the reason I don't get as much as 500+? The recruiter is sensible and quite efficient. Interview lasted for one hour and quite pleasant. I probably won't do all the tests plus the interview for ABC though, not when I have a good day job, anyway.
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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby ehophi » 24 Nov 2013, 20:27

mei0319 wrote:Gjun offered me an interview and asked me to do 15 minutes demo. It went fine, I think. The recruiter offered me 450-480 per hour. Haven't heard back from them so don't know if I'd be teaching for them or not. I am Taiwanese, with a masters degree from the US. Perhaps that's the reason I don't get as much as 500+? The recruiter is sensible and quite efficient. Interview lasted for one hour and quite pleasant. I probably won't do all the tests plus the interview for ABC though, not when I have a good day job, anyway.


Chinglish aside, you have a MA/MS from the US, but teach English on the side? Is your profession impossible to freelance?

Ten minutes on most employment websites here in Taiwan will get you more than that offer.

Edit: For those who found my Chinglish assessment disproportionate, I highlighted the remaining Chinglish for you.
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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby Charlie Jack » 25 Nov 2013, 05:26

ehophi wrote:Chinglish. . . .


That's a disproportionate criticism in this case.
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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby E04teacherlin » 25 Nov 2013, 08:32

Charlie Jack wrote:
ehophi wrote:Chinglish. . . .


That's a disproportionate criticism in this case.

Totally agree. Omitting one verb in an entire paragraph does not mean chinglish. Many people slip up, and some just make mistakes. Slip or learner error. Maybe. Chinglish? Not really.
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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby mei0319 » 25 Nov 2013, 10:58

Thanks for the defense, guys. Well, the recruiter came back with a no, so I guess he doesn't appreciate my Chinglish much either. So glad to be here, I could do Chinglish if I want to. I've got another agency negotiation in pending, will update you if that one comes through. It's not teaching English, though, this one teaching Chinese using English. I guess that's the way I should go. :-)
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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby headhonchoII » 25 Nov 2013, 12:40

I guess it was nothing to do with your language skills OP, good luck on your job search.
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Re: TutorABC and GJun Encounters

Postby the bear » 25 Nov 2013, 13:23

ehophi wrote: Is your profession impossible to freelance?


She's English captain but not as we know her...
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