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Tokyo (Japan)
201 to 500 employees
2008
Company - Private
Preschool & Child Care
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Unknown

KidsDuo Reviews

  • Helpful (11)

    "Cute kids, Terrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Native Teacher
    Former Employee - Native Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at KidsDuo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are cute.
    I became good friends with my co-workers.
    5-year visa

    Cons

    Company is dishonest on many levels.
    Business model is to understaff schools, stuff them full of kids, and deal with the teacher turnover. At times you may be alone with 30+ kids.
    The hours are long, and you have to stand the whole time (no leaning on the walls!!). The lessons take too much time to prep and are often not level appropriate.
    They will also try to cheat you and set you up with overpriced housing, by taking advantage of the fact that you can't speak japanese, and don't know anyone.
    Too many games and not enough learning. Kids know hundreds of nouns and memorized phrases but can't conjugate the verb "to be" because grammar is completely ignored.
    Mixed level programs make teaching impossible.
    Curriculum team is inept. Nobody seems to know how teaching works, and nobody from HQ listens to suggestions from teachers.
    Bilinguals are underpaid.
    It's about money. Nothing is going to change so just save yourself the headache get a different job.

    Advice to Management

    Good job boys $$$$$$$$$$$$
    Get dat money $$$$$$$$

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    Native Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at KidsDuo (Lexington-Fayette, KY) in December 2018.

    Interview

    get a copy of your passport, birth certificate, social security card, I.D. Photo, College diploma, and transcripts. you send those into a company in another state they ship that to kids duo. You also have to go to your closest Japanese consulate and get a 5-year work visa.

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