after tax and but you would hardly be starving, I lived on about $25,000 spending money for my first few months in Taiwan.
I'm working at Kornell now, the Kindergarten and the after school (CRAM) so it's a long day but I’m happy, the cram school provides a lot of work, but at the same time I only teach for 30 minutes on Tuesday and I'm paid for the day so its a chance to do all the marking ect.
I've heard bad things from Korrnell teachers about the elementary but I don't know anything about it, the kindergarten is good, you are given the freedom to teach and plan your lessons as you feel fit, same in the after school, I previously worked in a Shane school but lost my job because all the kids weren't all getting above 90%, but some of these kids will never succeed in English, especially not on the Shane curriculum, one example is how they teach the ordinal number 1st to 31st, they're expected to learn this in 4 hours?! I was also unhappy there by the end, my manager would come in and watch me un-announced, some of the kids had real discipline issues but there was nothing we could do because they school needed every student they could get (one spat on me when I told him off, nothing happened about it).
I have none of these problems at Korrnell, the students are scared of being kicked out, the teaching material is not good but if I say I’m skipping a page and making my own worksheets the school manager does not mind. My students at the Korrnell after school are grouped by age, same as Shane and are 2 years ahead of their counterparts in my old school, the facilities at the kindergarten are great, they give you lunch which is usually of a decent standard. There are punishments if you're late, like they deduct $10 from you're pay, but there’s also incentives, if you're late less than 4 times in 2 months you get $2000. Overall I'm happy with them.rent, just under $40,000 is a reasonable amount, not the greatest paycheck in the world