Academy of Art University

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Working as an ESL teacher/ESL support teacher

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Current Employee - ESL Instructor in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - ESL Instructor in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Academy of Art University part-time

Pros

Decent pay (for ESL), opportunities for professional development. Interesting job. I teach EAP classes (English for Art Purposes), which are basically academic ESL courses with art vocabulary and assignments added. I also teach ESL support, which means that I sit in on a variety of different classes and help the international students succeed by making sure that they understand what is going on, what their assignments are, as well as reviewing class material with them.

Cons

One of the major challenges of being an ESL support teacher is not the actual job itself, but dealing with the teachers whose classes you sit in on. Most of them are very professional, make clear what they expect of you and are easy to get along with. But there are a few which might put your people skills to the test.

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    Never got a raise, but others did randomly.

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    Former Employee - Art Model in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Art Model in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Academy of Art University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment with wonderful teachers to work with.

    Cons

    Never got a raise even though I worked there for 3 years and was booked every single day of the week for all three years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give raises to reliable models who are on time and dedicated!

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    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great online education program

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    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Adjunct Faculty in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Academy of Art University part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The online program has developed into a very strong resource for higher education.

    Cons

    As with any online program, I believe it has its limitations; physical interaction. But that being said, it also offers opportunity for individuals that may never have been able to receive such an education due to geographic and physical limitations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The unfortunate reality is that education is a business. But the teachers are the pulse of the industry and should be compensated appropriately. Not viewed as "a dime a dozen".

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