I am sorry you feel that way. With regards to clocking in, since we are responsible for children, we need to make sure a teacher is on their way for a shift, hence the clocking in and the dispatcher. Some areas have a lot of traffic and the teacher needs to be at the school 20 min before the class starts to have time to setup the equipment. Also, it becomes difficult to get in the lot when parents are lined up in cars to pickup their kids.
With regards to the pay, you should have been compensated more for the further distance. I am not sure where the error was made, but I do hope you reach out to the accounting department and have this remedied. Depending on the distance, the pay is $40-$70. The breakdown is $22 to teach the one hour class with the remaining pay to account for travel time and gas. Additionally, taxes are not taken out of wages so you can claim all your miles and vehicle use on your tax returns and received additional reimbursement.
Again, I am not sure where the error was made in your pay as the pay increases in 10 mile increments.
Sorry you feel that way. I am not sure what you were told when hired, but since I have been here, everything is disclosed upon hire with regards to the part time work, short shifts, independent contractor status, pay, and lack of benefits. The nature of the position you were working, Mobile Teacher, does not allow for greater hours as it is specific to teaching children after school, therefore limited to M-F in the afternoon. This position generally works best for supplementary income, for example, if you either have another part time job or are a college student.
With regards to a raise, there is a schedule of increased pay for Mobile Teachers, which is based on experience and performance.
We actually do look within our current teachers when a job opens up. Currently, all of our District Managers started off as Mobile Teachers. Some teachers have taken on Counselor and Trainer roles. Both of our current Trainers began as Mobile Teachers. This is a small company, so there are not that many roles to fill. Bigger companies and corporations would definitely have more options and opportunities for advancement.
Regarding the training, yes, we train only in the curricula the teacher will teach because if a teacher will not be teaching a certain class, it doesn't make sense to train them in that subject matter. We do teach troubleshooting to a certain degree. There are so many variables that can occur that training covers the most common issues. Since teachers are working unsupervised with computer equipment and children, it is important to be able to think of a solution in a timely manner if a PTA parent or Manager is not immediately available.
Again, I am not sure why your experience was not favorable, but I also a bit perplexed why you decided to stay for 4 years if you were unhappy with this situation.
We wish you the best in your future employment and hope you find what you are looking for with a company that is able to provide it to you. less
Thank you for sharing your thoughts! Perhaps this can be a good experience and stepping stone if you would like to teach older groups in the future.
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