One of the best things about working at Intersect is the relaxed, friendly, and intimate atmosphere of the school and the nature of the role, and the fact that Native Teachers are given complete creative freedom in designing lesson plans and teaching styles based on the individual needs + level of the students. Compared to a public school or a larger, private English Language school, work standards are a lot more relaxed and easygoing, given that you will only be working and teaching with one other person in an independent enterprise.
Another great thing about working at Intersect is the sheer variety of students in terms of age, personality, background, and English level. Depending on the day, season, and circumstance, you could be teaching a young girl by herself in a private class, large classes of kindergarten + preschool children at an outside school, a rowdy group of 8 year old boys, working adults such as dentists and engineers, and even retired people!
If you are interested in Japanese society and culture, love the prospect of a job where everyday’s schedule is completely different, and have a lot to share about the English speaking world, Intersect is the dream role for you.
Another unique feature of work at Intersect is the working hours + weekends. With the exception of two Tuesdays a month, work shifts typically start from the early afternoon (2pm on most days, but usually no earlier than noon) and go on into the late evening.
Weekends are unique in that Fridays and Sundays are holidays, with work on Saturdays being an `Open Day` in terms of scheduling, in that there is no fixed weekly class that takes place on this day (although there are students, mostly adults, who typically only come for classes on Saturday, depending on their availability).
From Monday to Thursday, most of the other classes at Intersect are fixed to once a week, namely the Private / Group In-House / Kindergarten, Preschool classes.