Become a teacher

updated 20200518

MISSION

At MDT we offer fun, small group conversation classes in English. Our students are intelligent and are very curious adults, so in class you will lead conversations, while at the same time helping students to improve their English fluency. Furthermore, you can decide when you want to teach and the topics for the conversations.

BUSINESS MODEL

We offer discussion based classes covering several topics from BBC news, The Economist, Vox, and many more. This gives our customers plenty of options to choose from. We also try very hard to keep our prices reasonable so that we can have a wider audience. This helps us to make sure that you will have enough students to launch your classes.

We launch classes at the start of each month and the selection will naturally vary from month to month. This mostly depends on what the teachers want to teach. Most courses have 6 sessions @ 90-120 minutes each.

Currently we are offering the following courses:

PROFIT SHARE

The hourly pay starts at NTD800/hr. Moreover, we share profit with our partner teachers. At MDT, teachers take 40% of the course revenue.

For example, we charge NTD300 per student per hour. If there are 9 students, the teacher would earn NTD300 *9 * 40% = NTD1080/hour.

Number of students

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Teacher's pay per hour (NTD)

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1080

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In Feb 2020, there were 12 teachers teaching at MDT. The average hourly pay was at NTD890/hr.

OUR CLIENTS

Students average around 30 years of age, and they are mostly working professionals who are looking for fresh experiences, practicing English in a casual setting, and meeting new friends. Most students want to practice using to English to talk about a topic that they are interested in, therefore stress levels are intentionally low with high opportunity to participate. This is our primary objective.

OUR STAFF

Teacher diversity is important for us as we offer such a wide range of classes. Our teachers have lots flexibility to determine what they want to teach and when. Some teachers teach 1 class they love, others teach many different classes. Currently, we have 15 teachers with some teaching business and others teaching life skills. We are eager to see what you can offer! Here is the profile of one of our teachers: Douglas' Profile (Mandarin Chinese)

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

  • The average class will range from 6-12 students.

  • The salary for teaching will be 40% of the revenue from each class or $800NT per hour; whichever is greater.

  • Each class meets once a week for 90-120 minutes, for a total of 6 sessions.

  • Some teachers teach only 1 class each month, while our best have up to 8!

  • Hours are flexible, but nights and weekends are the most popular.

  • We try to select a conveniently located classroom for each teacher.

    • (Guting, SongJiangNanJing, NanJingFuXing, XinYiAnHe)

    • Our main office is at XinYiAnHe

ONLINE COURSES

We started offering online courses in March, 2020. We're looking for teachers for online courses, too.

WORK PERMIT & ARC

MDT can offer work permit, ARC and NHI (only for teachers who teach 14hours+ per week).

REQUIREMENTS

  • Passionate, responsible at work, and willing to share your knowledge.

  • Bachelor's degree or above

  • ESL certificate (eg, TEFL, TESOL, CELTA ... etc)

  • Plan to stay in Taiwan for one year or more

  • 2 year+ teaching experience with adult students

JOIN US!

If you like our teaching philosophy and it seems like it aligns with your own, then contact us today! Please fill out this form, so we can schedule a meeting and learn more about each other!

MDT JOB APPLICATION

When we receive your application and we decide to proceed, we will:

  1. Schedule an online meeting via Google Hangouts

  2. Schedule a demo class

  3. Invite you to observe​ ​a​ ​current​ ​class​ ​to​ ​better​ ​understand​ ​our​ ​system​

  4. Then, we will help you create​ ​your​ teacher ​profile and class syllabus

  5. Finally, you will create your lesson plans and start​ ​your​ ​classes!

Typically, newly hired teachers will teach their first class the following month.