Elite school in Chiayi

i can’t find much (any) information on Elite schools.
anyone out there have more info?
I got the email reply and interview from a michael Tseng. I asked him about ‘recruiting’ and he said he was paid a flat rate based on how many people he got, and it was paid from the school, not taken from my salary.

[quote=“rooibos”]i can’t find much (any) information on Elite schools.
anyone out there have more info?
I got the email reply and interview from a michael Tseng. I asked him about ‘recruiting’ and he said he was paid a flat rate based on how many people he got, and it was paid from the school, not taken from my salary.[/quote]

Are you in Chiayi now? If so, you could simply go to the school and check it out. It’s close to the Nice Plaza. Recruiters are well known for being snakes and are usually not needed. Personally, I haven’t heard many bad things about the Elite school in Chiayi. Another poster here, Almas John, could probably help you more than I. Also, if you have a chance to work for Lincoln school or Noble school, run far away…

[quote=“rooibos”]i can’t find much (any) information on Elite schools.
anyone out there have more info?
I got the email reply and interview from a michael Tseng. I asked him about ‘recruiting’ and he said he was paid a flat rate based on how many people he got, and it was paid from the school, not taken from my salary.[/quote]

Is that an IELTS school? I know they have a branch or two in Taipei, and they are IELTS cram schools.

this is the ad that i replied to

http://www.teachenglishinasia.net/job/english-teachertutor-average-65000nt-month-great-teachersmentors-great-school-great-students-096085.html

he said on the phone he doesn’t get any of my money, i’ll have to keep re-checking that to make sure.

Don’t confuse the Elite school that the op discusses with English Language Institute and Traning center or (ELITE). The ones in Taipei and Xinbei are not the same as the op’s. ELITE also have campuses in Toayuan and Hsinchu. This one is a very reputable school but I know nothing about the one mentioned by the op. It sounds like the agent may be trying to pass them off as part of this school up north.

yeah i can’t seem to procure any info, like none at all

Searching on “Elite 英語 嘉義” I found what could be their website but Google says it may install malicious software.

updates?

Here ya go:

If this is the Elite school I knew of in Jiayi, I think you would do well to look elsewhere.

The school is operated by a woman who goes by the name of Gwendolyn or something or other. It’s been a long time. She will ask you to do a demo. No problem. High school aged class of mostly girls. Had a good rapport with them whilst the dragon lady sat in the back.

After the class, she asked me to sit in on a class taught by one of her better teachers and said that was the style she was looking for.

I went. In comes this young dude who proceeds to dance and hop around the front of the class with a phoney smile and screeching in a sing-song falsetto voice whatever it was that he was supposed to be teaching. Kinda like that guy who teaches English on TV who wears a striped polo shirt. Infomercialism at its worst. I talked to a couple of other teachers working there, and their vibes weren’t too good. One gave me his phone number and asked me to clue him in to any jobs I might run across and not want.

Also, you must recieve final approval from Doctor what’s his name. If he says OK, you are hired.

As I am finishing this, I think her name is Evangeline.

She may have your cup of tea waiting for you, but I doubt it. :2cents:

I used to work at Elite in Jiayi, with Evangaline and the Doctor, and it was a rocky year. Elite was withholding deposits, then refusing to pay them at all, refusing to pay due bonuses, threatening to fire people, in response people were preparing to walk out en masse…

Found out about 6 months after I started that the place had a really bad rep. Apparently I was blackballed after I left - though I didn’t find that out until years later as as soon as my contract was up I’d left town to seek my fortune in Hualien.

The reason I didn’t post anything is because this is old history, it’d be about ten years ago now, so I don’t know whether the original people are still in charge or not, or whether things have changed. Ten years is a long time.

yes, just got a response and a contract which i have 24 hours to sign
im just mulling it over, and the person in charge is indeed one Evangeline

yikes, big post at dave’s esl cafe indicating to stay the hell away from elite in chiayi
bugger