Nova and the Chibiko Lessons

Found out last week, that I`m gonna be trained to teach English to children aged 2 to 4. Bearing in mind how much I enjoy teaching 4 to 11 year olds (>:-[) you can imagine how overjoyed I am at this new endeavour.

The lessons apparently consist of 40 minutes of singing and dancing with a 2 year old and a parent (or up to four 2 year olds!). How is a baby supposed to learn English with just 40 minutes a week??? Me thinks this was invented by a Nova accountant, and gullible mothers are lured in with the big bucks.

Crazy.

Oh, I got sent to a kids school last week, as someone messed up the schedule, so had to teach kinders, followed by junior and then seniors! I nearly quit.

Seniors are too bored and cool to be there and play stupid games.
Kinders are too young to maintain attention for more than 2 minutes (one was particularly distracted by my beard, so she lunged at it, and groped my chin).
Juniors just want to beat each other up.

40 minutes of hell.


Comments (3)

[…] up at work with a bad feeling, and I was right. They had me doing a Kinder class (my second ever, my first being the complete nightmare at Mukogawa), and not only that they want me to go to Mukogawa kids […]

Maria StuartMay 7th, 2012 at 3:19 am

Well I liked teaching kids and adults alike. Kumon was what I taught before and never was a dull moment. It’s because teaching is my passion.

Max RobinsonMay 13th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

LOL. This is so true. Back to the times when I tutor kids from pre-school through tertiary, on Mathematics. Each age bracket had the same attitude and behavior. Fave was kinder to prep kids when all I did was answer their incessant questions about things like what I wore the previous day and why; how come I wasn’t wearing pony tail; if I liked ice cream with beans stuffs. I miss that.

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