- Q: How many hours per week do you need someone to teach?
A: (No response.)
- Q: What are the ages of the students?
A: The students are between six and twelve or more years old. (I took that to mean that there are no kindergarten classes.)
- Q: What is the pay rate per hour?
A: It depends on the demo.
- Q: What is the range of pay per hour?
A: I'm not sure, but I will ask my superior.
- Q: How many other foreign teachers work at the school?
A: Two or three are at the 景美 location. (I was struggling to remember where 景美 was, but it's not terribly far from me, and the location isn't horrible; but how could this lady not be sure whether two or three foreigners work there? Is someone there half-foreign? Does some foreigner there have an ambiguous employment status?)
- Q: What curriculum does the school use?
A: GRAM provides its own curriculum and its own textbooks, etc., based on an American curriculum.
- Q: (None.)
A: We're not a franchise. (In her words, "We don't just sell the name.") (That doesn't matter to me. I'm there to teach, not to consult on their business model.)
- Q: How many students are in each class?
A: Each class has twenty to thirty students.
They wanted to sell the old line: "Come in for the demo, and we'll determine how much to offer you," which would be fair, but they wouldn't tell me the pay ranges for instructors, either, which leads me to believe that telling me would have ended the call earlier. I guess I should be more careful about one-click 應徵 on that site. I'll see if I can find the job listing from the webpage.
Are there any workers at GRAM who can fill details in that the HR staff doesn't seem to know? They obviously make a killing. How much of that goes back to the teachers?
Also, I apologize for not stringing this conversation along to get more information. I'm sure others have questions that are important (e.g. Why are they looking for a new teacher?), and that I didn't ask.