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    I have been working at Golf Academy of America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Weekends free, teach the sport I love, help students get started in their chosen career. Great place to work, nothing more rewarding than having a graduate contact you letting you know how well he's doing in his career and seeing how the day to day work I do really impacts and changes lives.

    Cons

    It's not for everyone, sometimes miss being at a club. Just as I said above that it is rewarding to see or hear from successful graduates, it can be at times frustrating to see some students waste their opportunity. I see and hear much too often about how GAA isn't a good school and a waste of time. I can assure you first hand, as with any school, you get out of here what you put into it. There are always some students who do the minimum work in the classroom, don't work on their games then complain that the school was a waste of time and money. I can say with 100% truth that everything you need to be successful in the golf business is available to you, but you have to engage and work to reap the benefits. So it is often frustrating to hear or read the complaints when I know as a 20+ year PGA Professional that, while GAA isn't perfect, it's a great place to get a quality education in the golf business.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Golf Academy of America (Dallas, TX) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Apparently, they had a very last-minute change in staff and needed someone to lead a course within a week. The advertisement I responded to was on Craigslist in Dallas, Texas. All contact was conducted through email up to the initial 45-minute "Insight interview". That was scheduled several days in advance via telephone and conducted via telephone.

    The Insight interview was a standard structured interview and asked many, many questions about eductional philosophy, classroom management, and interpersonal relations. Nothing really unexpected, but it is 45 minutes and it gets stressful.

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    • Actually, none of the questions were unexpected or difficult. I had a problem deciding whether to tell them the answer I was taught to regurgitate when I was an education undergraduate or whether to tell them the methods and techniques I really use in the classroom now. I went with reality, but I didn't get the job. For example: Should every student be treated equally?   Answer Question
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