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Teacher required to accompany warm, vibrant british family to (probably) Samui from April-end July. Responsibilities would include teaching one 10 year old (little git and a handful, so any academic progress unexpected and welcomed!) and preparing a 14 year old for forthcoming GCSEs (maths, science, English etc). Remuneration will include all travel and normal living expenses, along with a very good cash wage . You will be joining us on an extended holiday in a large, luxury house/apartment with a maid. Only expect 25-30 hours teaching per week, and mucking-in elsewhere. Would prefer someone with science/maths experience/degree. A personality would also be an attractive asset and a sporty nature would help you jell with the lads, as well as with mum-n-dad. The lads will resume their normal academic timetable in September. Please send a CV to: Kath Parsons

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You might get more replies if you posted an idea of the salary or total renumeration package that you are prepaired to offer. I know you have provided an e-mail address, but quite a few people won't bother responding to an ad such as this without any information about the benifits that they will recieve. One of the schools I used to work for had the same problem until it was suggested that they advertise the benifits and pay of the job, then the enquiries came in. Just a suggestion.

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You might get more replies if you posted an idea of the salary or total renumeration package that you are prepaired to offer. I know you have provided an e-mail address, but quite a few people won't bother responding to an ad such as this without any information about the benifits that they will recieve. One of the schools I used to work for had the same problem until it was suggested that they advertise the benifits and pay of the job, then the enquiries came in. Just a suggestion.

Thanks very much for your help! Just looking for someone to help keep the kids up-to-date on their school work. It should be an easy, flexible job for someone. I'll update my post.

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Teacher required to accompany warm, vibrant british family to (probably) Samui from April-end July. Responsibilities would include teaching one 10 year old (little git and a handful, so any academic progress unexpected and welcomed!) and preparing a 14 year old for forthcoming GCSEs (maths, science, English etc). Remuneration will include all travel and normal living expenses, along with a very good cash wage . You will be joining us on an extended holiday in a large, luxury house/apartment with a maid. Only expect 25-30 hours teaching per week, and mucking-in elsewhere. Would prefer someone with science/maths experience/degree. A personality would also be an attractive asset and a sporty nature would help you jell with the lads, as well as with mum-n-dad. The lads will resume their normal academic timetable in September. Please send a CV to: Kath Parsons.

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A bit more information on the job;

Salary 35k per month

Accommodation provided if required

Very very flexible working hours

Weekends off to party

Flights/travelling expenses paid

Does anyone out there have any qualified mates who fancy a change?

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Let's see.... 35 hours by 35000... roughly 240 Baht an hour. For a qualified teacher (maths, sciences and usual children issues and behavious and parental expectations).

You will not get any serious responses unless it reaches 400+ an hour.

I tutor in Phuket. I also teach at the local govt. schools. My rates are 500.00 an hour. 750 an hour for Japanese students. I have taught for over 7 years locally, but I am not a qualified teacher in any western country's definition.

No, I am not applying for the job, just giving you an idea of what a qualified teacher might ask for.

Good luck. I genuinely mean that.

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Let's see.... 35 hours by 35000... roughly 240 Baht an hour. For a qualified teacher (maths, sciences and usual children issues and behavious and parental expectations).

You will not get any serious responses unless it reaches 400+ an hour.

I tutor in Phuket. I also teach at the local govt. schools. My rates are 500.00 an hour. 750 an hour for Japanese students. I have taught for over 7 years locally, but I am not a qualified teacher in any western country's definition.

No, I am not applying for the job, just giving you an idea of what a qualified teacher might ask for.

Good luck. I genuinely mean that.

Thanks for your input but you didnt really read the post correctly.

25 hours per week divided by 35k equals roughly 1400batht per hour PLUS bedroom in our lovely house with food so no living expenses there AND complete flexibility with the working hours as we are such an easy going, nice, young family. Oh and flight/travel expenses to get to samui. Not bad if someone is interested in a long paid holiday. They could be diving for the afternoon by 2.30pm! Beats the weather in europe I can tell you!!

Cheers

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I think one of the problems here is that you don't understand the market.

Those of us who are working for Thai schools work from June-March. Those who work for most "true" international schools work from September-May (June).

NO ONE who will be even remotely qualified has a "holiday" during the time period you specify. This means that either you will have to lower your expectations or pay enough to compensate a qualified teacher for the loss of a school year.

Furthermore, when I have tutored children for the IGCSE's, generally I have received at least 600B/hr (if there weren't many children to tutor)- per TEACHING HOUR. You may wish to work on your own maths- 25 hrs a week for one month equals 100 hours. 35,000B/100hrs = 350B/hr. WAAAY too low. You can consider the requirement to live with your family in general a negative (no private life) which is only (just) offset by the room and board- it doesn't begin to make up for the relatively low salary and the incredibly unsuitable time period.

Oh, and did I mention you were asking for a teacher skilled in at least 4-5 different areas, plus child-friendly? Usually that would be extra.

You might pull this off if you were offering 100K a month and there was someone around with no life of their own and nothing else important to do the rest of the year (like teach in a real school- it'll be too late for that).

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...25 hrs a week for one month equals 100 hours. 35,000B/100hrs = 350B/hr.

Yay...somebody finally got the math correct (basically)

To get picky, there is an average of 4.33 weeks in a month, so 25x4.33=108.3. Therefore 35,000/108.3=~323B/hr

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I divided it by 30 hours, which is the max the OP stated. IWANNA was spot on with regards to teacher schedules. I would suggest that you look for a university student on leave, who can accompany you to Samui.

With zero privacy, and basically bored for the rest of the day, they teacher is stuck babysitting as well. Not really worth it for a qualified teacher.

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Even if the pay was a lot better, I doubt a qualified teacher would be interested. You'd possible need to find a teacher considering moving to Samui, then this would give them a crusiy job for a few months until the time was up (that would have given them time to find a real job there). Or, someone just arriving in Thailand looking to teach there; this job could be a nice introduction to teaching there in a nice location. Either way, I doubt a qualified teacher would be interested. You might find an unqualified teacher whose real interest is backpacking and diving and then this would appeal to them. You might need to approach a language school or school in Samui and offer one of the teachers there extra work. That could work out a lot easier and cheaper for you. Just pay them a decent hourly rate and you wouldn't need to be stuck with them all the time. After all, you are loking for a teacher, not a teacher/ part time babysitter, right? I'd check with the language schools, or other schools there. Put an ad in the paper. I'm sure you'll find someone that way. But yeah, good luck.

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I've had many friends with PhD's come to Thailand to teach for far less that folks are quoting. In fact, many of them have volunteered, just to be in this lovely country. Sure, you'll never get someone qualified to teach for that amount of money if they are primarily, or solely, interested in making large sums of money or desparately in need of career advancement. However, there are many qualified that would love to spend the time in Thailand and enjoy the circumstances that are offered. Good luck.

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Wow, I read the OP's advert again, and it appears the situation gets worse.

"Responsibilities would include teaching one 10 year old (little git and a handful, so any academic progress unexpected and welcomed!) and preparing a 14 year old for forthcoming GCSEs (maths, science, English etc)."

Basic Translation: Babysit a rambunctious 10-year-old while trying to do some serious teaching to a 14-year-old.

And the math has to be recalculated. If the OP actually expects the babysitter/teacher to do a 30-hour week, then we have 30x4.33=~130. Therefore, 35,000/130=~269B/hr. So, according to my other post, the true rate of pay would be anywhere from 323-269B/hr.

It has been also pointed out that the teacher would not have a work permit -- a situation that would subject them to possible deportation and hefty fines.

This does not appear to be a job that one should recommend to friends.

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Negative bunch aren't they??

You might well get a reply if you want a young grad who wants an au pair type position.

I think you will also do better if you advertise on another web site (ajarn.com or an au pair site)away from the jaded old gits on Thai Visa.....most of them haven't got 2 setangs to rub together anyhoo

If you have a "guest" staying at your house, who's to know about the work situation? A grey area a best I would think.

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