As the most diverse teacher recruitment agency in the world, Teach Away offers a comprehensive array of services for teachers who are looking to teach abroad.
SCREENING SCHOOLS OVERSEAS
Teach Away believes that any international teaching experience should actually start with a comprehensive screening of potential schools, ministries of education, and international institutions. With a philosophy that recognizes the duality between teacher and teaching facility, Teach Away’s success stems from balancing the needs of the school with personality and professional goals of the teacher. Teach Away defines its teacher recruitment as unique in the following ways:
- Finding the perfect school for each candidate through careful screening of schools and teachers
- Access to the largest variety of teaching jobs overseas
- Recruitment support through the entire process: application, placement, returning home
Teach Away’s team of experienced placement coordinators are themselves teachers with international experience. This ensures that applicants get the benefit of talking closely with an educator who has already undergone the recruitment process, and knows how to prepare subsequent applicants for teaching internationally. Teach Away uses a proprietary system of pre-screening that targets the skills and qualifications of applicants with streamlined precision.
In short, Teach Away does not pre-screen only for a job, or an ability to live abroad, or any other singular focus; instead recruitment professionals facilitate teaching contracts in accordance with a cross-category analysis that looks at as many factors as possible.
Teach Away believes that teacher recruitment services shouldn’t stop once a contract has been awarded. Part of being a successful teacher abroad is a confident transition from the educator’s home country to their new country of residence. Teach Away wants everyone who has accepted a teaching contract to feel 100% comfortable when they set off on their journey. Pre-departure preparation from Teach Away includes the following:
- Live interactive webinars outlining what to expect upon arrival
- Online Q&A sessions via facebook and twitter
- Comprehensive visa and documentation support for preparing visa documents
- Documentation on what to expect when living abroad including a region-specific guide on what to pack
- Arranging transport from the airport when applicable
Most international teaching jobs offered through Teach Away have an orientation arranged by their school that will see the teacher learn cultural considerations, as well as details about the curriculum they will be teaching. Once completed, Teach Away’s recruitment professionals are available for follow-up calls and emails to answer any questions that may arise after getting settled in. For teachers abroad, Teach Away placement coordinators can be the main point of contact in North America, or Australia providing continued support while abroad.
SUPPORT DURING A CONTRACT
Teach Away support continues throughout the contract position, with availability for follow-up emails, and skype/phone calls. Teach Away is central to a large community of educators teaching abroad, and has rich resources in the form of online FAQs, blog posts, and testimonials.