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Want to make a difference in the lives of youths? Interested in being a mentor to gifted young people?
Then check out this opportunity to join an innovative and rapidly growing private educational organization started by an MIT graduate.
On behalf of this organization, UNIcq is seeking outstanding, passionate individuals for the following positions based in primarily Beijing and Shanghai, as well as in other cities in China and Taipei:
1. SAT, TOEFL/IETLS Teachers
2. High School Subjects/AP-IB Teachers
3. Middle School Subject Teachers
4. College Consultants
6. K-6 Regular Teachers
6. K-6 Teachers (Management)
*GENERAL PERSONALITY TRAITS FOR TEACHERS REQUIRED
1) Have a strong enough personality to command the classroom. Teachers need gumption in order to survive.
2) Maintain their stability. There will be times when teachers will be frustrated at parents, administrators, students and so on. Good teachers are able to successfully resist this urge.
3) Have a sense of humor. Research has consistently shown that good teachers have a sense of humor, and that they are able to use humor as part of their teaching methods. Humor, used properly, can be a powerful addition to any lesson.
4) Enjoy working with people, especially students in the age range in which they intend to teach. Most teachers choose an area of specialization such as elementary education, special education, secondary education, or higher education because they have a temperament for students in those age ranges.
5) Have "common sense." They can size up a situation quickly and make an appropriate decision. Whether managing a classroom, seamlessly shifting from one instructional procedure to another, assigning homework, supervising an intern, or dealing with policy and curriculum issues.
6) Have a command of the content they teach. For K-6 teachers, that means having knowledge of a broad range of content in sufficient depth to convey the information in meaningful ways to the students. For Middle School to High School teachers, it means having an in-depth command of one or two specific content areas such as mathematics or biology.
7) Set high expectations for oneself. If teachers set high expectations for students, they must demand the same of themselves.
8) Organized and detail oriented. Teaching requires good preparation and organization in the head to be able to teach well.
9) Good managers of time. Time is one of the most precious resources a teacher has. Good teachers have learned to use this resource wisely.
10) Flexibility in ability to lead and follow, as the situation demands. Sometimes, teachers must be members of committees, groups, councils, and task forces. Having the temperament to function in these capacities is extremely important. At other times, teachers assume leadership roles. Be sure you are comfortable being a leader or a follower, because sooner or later, you will be called on to function in those roles.
11) Follow though on improving every time. This applies to everything. We want people who can learn to teach - they don't have to be amazing teachers now. We want those who have the potential. You learn to teach by teaching, by making mistakes, learning from them and improving. The purpose of a teacher education program is to get teachers as ready as possible to learn how to teach by subjecting teachers to a variety of methods and experiences that have a basis in tradition and research.
12) Good at explaining things. Being comfortable with explaining content to students is an essential skill for teachers, regardless of the subject or grade level.
Additional preferred personality traits of K-6 Teachers:
HOW TO APPLY
Hiring is being conducted on an on-going basis and contracts may start as early as July 2012. Interested candidates should contact Huijia@unicq.net as soon as possible for earliest consideration and priority interviews. In your email please indicate
You will be given further information on what materials you are required to submit.
We regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified.
SEEKING MENTORS FOR AN ELITE STUDENT PROGRAM IN BEIJING (JOB APPLICATIONS CLOSED)
On behalf of an established American company, UNIcq.net is seeking outstanding individuals to mentor Chinese high school students in Beijing starting this summer, 2012.
This is a perfect opportunity for fresh graduates and/or gap year students with mentorship experience who would like to experience China, nurture aspiring young students and subsequently have the choice of pursuing an internship in a field of
The position will be for 1 year with the first 6 months as a mentor, and the option of continuing as such, or with a subsequent 6-month paid internship in either Shanghai or Beijing depending on the applicant’s background and interests.
Ivy League degree holders are preferred. Proficiency in Chinese is a plus, but not required as the students are also conversant in English. Returning local Chinese are welcome to apply.
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