I would like to suggest that “acting” (which does not have set hours), and “teaching” (which requires you to be at specific places at specific times) are [i]mutually exclusive career choices[/i].
I am certainly not trying to be critical of any of the comments made above, but am just stating what I believe to be the simple facts of the matter. I have known very many movie stars and TV stars during my nearly thirty years of residence in Taipei, including some of the top stars.
In a smiliar vein, I find my legal work to be mutually exclusive with teaching . . . . . because when the notices to appear in court come, you have to go. Plus, there is a lot of preliminary paperwork to prepare, including supplementary filings or other data which the judge requests. Then there are appeals, etc.
Consider these steps: (1) application, (2) administrative appeal, (3) 1st court suit, (4) 2nd court suit (appeal), (5) application to Supreme Court. This is the way my cases have been running. As it is very intensive, I have now hired a secretary who comes in every day to help me with all the legal paperwork I am involved in.
Finally, I might add that if you taught purely private students, and hence had a quite flexible schedule, then my above comments about mutually exclusive career choices might not apply. At any rate, best wishes!