ftv88licia wrote:Hi There,
I can understand the difficulties that you're going through. Trying to find a job, let alone a job in the teaching industry isn't easy. I'm currently teaching art here in sg and there aren't many places that employ foreign citizens. However, I do have some tips for you. Firstly, do you specialize in any language or subjects? Perhaps you specialize in English for example, there are private centers that is looking for teachers that can teach subjects. If you have any musical or arts experience, you could try for private drama, arts or music centres.
Unfortunately I don't really have any specialised experience. I have quite a bit of experience working with special needs children, so I have approached a few special needs schools. I also have a mild hearing impairment, so I can empathise with the children's difficulties. Unfortunately I'm starting to worry that it is my own hearing impairment that is making it tough for me to get a job - especially for English language positions.
Secondly, there is a boom in childcare centres looking for childcare experience, If you want, spend a little more money on courses that offer childcare diplomas like the SEED institute. Once you've received it you can actually apply for many jobs. NTUC also has many job openings where you need a teaching degree, and they do sponsor your education depending on what you want to do. They have many education centres around sg. Other private centres are learning lab, etc etc.
Will look into SEED and NTUC. I wouldn't mind doing a specific diploma or certification on top of my degree, but I'm not sure whether I could fund it. Maybe sponsorship is the way to go. I've applied to quite a few private preschools and tuition centres, 80-90% of the time I get told "SC/SPR only".
Another thing you could do is to something sorta related to your degree. It would be possibly easier to get those kind of jobs first while looking for a teaching job. Maybe in the admin of a school? or a school coordinator? If you try, I'm sure you'll be able to get something....
Good luck and all the best for your search!
Mm, this is what I've been told to try and do by friends. It's just difficult to find these kind of jobs that are open to foreigners.
I'll keep searching