Our decision to create a viable online school came about when my wife and I started realising that the online market was dominated by unscrupulous school owners wanting to make a quick buck from teachers. To this date, most of these owners want teachers to work for them as independent contractors but expect them to put in full-time hours or to work exclusively for their brands.
Sham contracting can be done intentionally or carelessly by an employer. These types of arrangements are sometimes set up by employers who are seeking to avoid responsibility for paying legal entitlements to employees. The factors that are indicative of independent contractors are that they:
have a high level of control over how the work is done, including the choice to hire others to assist
agree to the hours required to complete the job
usually engaged for a specific task or time
bear the risk of making a profit or a loss and usually bears responsibility and liability for poor work or injury and usually have their own insurance
use their own tools and equipment
pay their own tax and GST
have a business number and submit invoices
don’t receive paid leave.
We live and breathe four values that form the basis of everything we do. They include:
Leading through innovation
Growing by learning
With these values at our core, we encourage independent learning and empower students to embrace responsibility. Students at our school learn to celebrate diversity in a spirit of understanding and tolerance that helps them become citizens of the world.
Paul J. Wood
I am a Cambridge Examiner / General English & IELTS teacher, from Brisbane, in Australia, with vast experience in mentoring students of all ages and of distinct ability levels. I am also the director of an Australian Registered Training Organisation that provides instruction to students preparing for Cambridge examinations, such as IELTS, CPE, CAE, FCE, PET and KET. Some of my career highlights include teaching EFL at a private Cambridge academy in Spain, at a private university in Portugal and at a public school in China. My teaching experience also includes ESL/LOTE (Languages Other Than English) instruction in Australia, New Zealand and USA.
Educationally, I possess postgraduate degrees in the sectors of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy (Charles Sturt University) and Tourism Management (Lincoln University). My certifications include a 150-hour internationally-recognised certification in TEFL/TESOL, a National certificate in Early Childhood issued by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), an Australian certificate IV in Training and Assessment and a 60-hour IELTS certificate. My bachelor’s degree is in Business studies.
Some of my favourite units are English for specific purposes, English for children and exam preparation courses.
Thank you for visiting my page. I look forward to working with you!
Academic performance is important for many reasons. It can open the door to opportunity and pave the way for future success, both in higher education and professionally, however, we believe a values-based, international education is of equal importance.