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Long Term Stay Chinese Cultural Experience for Native English Speakers

Recently we have been approached by a number of Chinese families who would like to offer their homes and accommodate youngish (18 – 30) native English speaking adults who would like to undertake a long term Chinese cultural experience.

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Private Tutor and Au Pair Recruitment for Chinese and Thai Families

 

We work closely providing assistance and advice to a select number of prominent Chinese and Thai families. Sometimes they request the need to have an exceptional au pair or private tutor providing assistance to their child or children. They task us to find them highly qualified au pair or private tutor to suit their family lifestyle and the academic/personal/social and emotional needs of their child/children.  Throughout the recruitment processes the highest level of confidentiality is maintained.  Once we know of the requirements of the clients in China or Thailand, two of our staff based in Australia undertake an extensive search to identify three outstanding candidates matching the specific requirements of the client.  When we believe that an outstanding candidate has been located, they undergo a series of interviews with our employees back in Australia and our Chief Operational Officer (COO) for China and also for Thailand. Extensive background checks are undertaken and previous references are followed up with the highest level of scrutiny. If the candidate is deemed to be suitable, they undergo a final interview with the President or Chief Executive Officer of our company, who then forwards her decision back to the COO for China and Thailand. She will then contact the family and ask if they wish to personally interview the candidate.  This may involve video conferencing or flying the candidate out to meet with the family in China or Thailand to meet face to face.

The role of an au pair is different to that of a private tutor, although there is overlap. An au pair’s job description tends to be general and includes looking after the needs of a young child or baby, combined with undertaking a variety of household chores and errands. A fulltime tutor primarily focuses upon teaching and improving academic attainments.  Private tutors can provide considerable assistance beyond the skills of an au pair in situations:

·        where a child is being bullied or feels uncomfortable at their school;

·        where a child has special educational needs, such as dyslexia or AD/HD;

·        of families who are required to spend a considerable time travelling for business;

·        where students who have other commitments, such as acting or sports;

·        for families who want a different educational style or curriculum than that found at school.

If potential clients would like to find out more and seek out an exceptional au pair or private tutor to join your family, our Chinese and Thai staff will be happy to provide you with assistance and further information. 

For China please initially write to our Chief Operation Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Thailand please initially write to our Chief Operation Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would also be keen to hear of citizens residing in Australia who believe that they have the skills to undertake au pair or private tutoring work for wealthy Chinese and Thai families. Please register as a member of World Schools Review and forward your documentation into a private digital briefcase located on our website.

FAQ and Information for Clients

Do both the au pair and private tutor live with the family?

The answer is yes in every case.   The placed au pair or private tutor essentially becomes a member of the client’s family with distinctive roles and responsibilities.

How long does the Au Pair or Private Tutor stay with the family?

The minimum length is three months, although the typical span of time ranges from six months and can be extended annually for several years.  Au pairs or private tutors are given their own bedroom in the home of the client and take meals with the family and provide assistance with weekend activities.

Will the au pair or private tutor be a native English speaker?

Most certainly yes in all cases.  Almost all of our candidates will be fluent in more than one language.  We place a high priority on tertiary education qualifications, with a strong focus on teaching degrees.

 Can an au pair also be a private tutor?

An au pair can certainly provide assistance with literacy, numeracy and completing school homework tasks.  What clients need to realize is that au pairs generally are not trained teachers.  A private tutor on the other hand will be a highly qualified and experienced teacher, capable of providing extensive support and designing specialized programs of work.  They will have a thorough knowledge of behavior modification, assessment procedures and specific skills related to curriculum differentiation, extension or remediation.  Whilst there is overlap between the two roles, it is assumed that the au pair generally does not have the teaching skills of a private tutor, where as a private tutor may not necessarily have the early childhood skills that most au pairs possess.

How does the recruitment process work?

We undertake extensive efforts to match the ideal applicant that correlates to the specific requirements of the client.

Our Chinese and Thai staff firstly make an appointment to meet with the family and child/children of the client. Discussions focus upon the preferences, expectations, requirements and specific needs of the client.  Afterwards our staff write a detailed summary that is forwarded onto our Australian staff who use it to commence the recruitment process.  This may involve placing notifications in mainstream Australian newspapers such as The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald. We also place specific advertisements on our website.  Afterwards our Australian staff shortlist the best applicants based on their resumes and accompanying documentation. Interviews take place with shortlisted applicants.   The best three applicants are then interviewed by our Chinese and Thai staff who will make a final recommendation to our company President in case of Chinese clients or Chief Executive Officer in case of Thai clients.  He then interviews the nominated applicant before passing on his conclusion to the Chief Operation Officer for China and for Thailand. They will then contact the Chinese or Thai family for them to make arrangements to interview the applicant.  This may involve the applicant flying to China or Thailand.

How does the department managing au pairs and private tutors coordinated affairs at World Schools Review?

We have a team of two highly experienced teachers with over fifty years of teaching experience dealing who look after the recruitment of au pairs and private teachers from within Australia.  They communicate frequently with our Chinese and Thailand teams of employees who are overseen by a Chief Operation Officer (senior executive).  In addition, our company President and  Chief Executive Officer are closely monitor processes involved in the recruitment of au pairs and private tutors.

Will my child attend regular school?

If you child is too young to attend school then most of the child rearing tasks will be undertaken by the au pair. As for the private tutor, in most cases your child will attend their regular school and the private tutor will support their learning program and provide extensive support and extension when they get home each day. Depending on your personal circumstances the private tutor may take over the entire learning for your child and set up a fulltime home school scenario. 

What is the price of an au pair or a private tutor?

The cost depends on your specific requirements and is negotiable to some degree, but we strongly endorse the belief that highly qualified au pairs and private tutors need to be well reimbursed for their services. Generally an au pair will be paid 70% of what a private tutor would earn. Below is a provisional guideline of salaries paid to au pairs and private tutors. All figures are in American dollars.

 

3 months

6 months

12 months

WSR Commission

Teacher

15 000

30 000

60 000

10%

Senior Teacher

20 000

40 000

80 000

10%

Au Pair

10 000

20 000

40 000

10%

Note that commission fee paid to World Schools Review is 10% based on the salary guide.   This fee is paid 5% up front at the commencement of the recruitment process and 5% at the conclusion of the recruitment process.

Is a contract signed between parties?

Three documents are signed in English and also Chinese or Thai.

The first is a contract signed between the client and the au pair or tutor. 

The second is an agreement signed between the client and World Schools Review.

The third is an agreement signed between the au pair or tutor and World Schools Review.

The contract and agreements will absolve World Schools Review from any liability in the event that circumstances or events to do turn out to be successful.

Does World Schools Review require a special permit or license?

We are an international company but registered as an Australian business.  Many of our staff are highly experienced teachers.  At the current time we do not need any special permits or licenses to act as a recruitment agency finding high quality au pairs and private tutors.  We take the issue of child care very seriously.  All au pairs and private tutors who apply have their backgrounds scrutinized closely.  They undergo criminal background checks and also working with children checks.  Both checks must be obtained prior to being short listed for an interview.

Who does your business primarily cater for?

Our business caters to the needs of wealthy families in China and Thailand who require the highest quality au pairs or private tutors. 

Do you employ your au pairs and tutors?

We do not employ au pairs or tutors but act as an intermediary to coordinate all affairs that will include the signing of contracts between parties.

How are au pairs and private tutors paid?

As part of signing the contracts, one provision is that the client sets up a monthly standing order to the au pair or private tutor for the monthly sum of the contract.  Monies are deposited directly into his or her account.

Who looks after the visa process for au pairs and private tutors?

This is primarily a matter between the client and the au pair and private tutor.  Most of our clients run large businesses and have good connections. This can expedite the granting of visas to undertake paid work for a foreign citizen entering China or Thailand. We do not provide any direct assistance with the visa process, but can provide general advice to clients, au pairs and private tutors.  In most cases we suggest that a specialist agency dealing with visa applications is recruited to handle this process by the client in both China and Thailand. Contracts are not activated until visas have been issued to the au pair or private tutor.

Can we see your business contracts and agreements with the terms of conditions?

These documents can be requested to be reviewed but without any individual specifications.

Can all arrangements and interviews be undertaken by video conferencing or by phone?

It is possible based on the personal circumstances of the client who may require the highest level of confidentiality, although we much prefer to meet with the client personally in order to fully understand all requirements, the unique features of the client’s family and the specific needs of client’s child or children.

What length of time is involved in the recruitment process?

It may be as short as one month or as long as four months.  In general three months is the typical time of estimation.  As mentioned before, we strongly suggest the hiring of a visa specialist to expedite the granting of a visa once the client has selected their au pair or private tutor.  The granting of the visa permitting entry and work can involve varying amounts of time.

What type of follow-up do you provide?

Unlike many agencies, we like to maintain close communication between the client and au pair/private tutor during their time of engagement. This takes place via telephone and email communication.  In addition, we are happy for one of our team members in China or Thailand to pay periodic visits to the home of the client to ensure that everything is going smoothly.  This level of support clarifies any cultural misunderstandings that can sometimes eventuate, although our placed au pairs and private tutors are well travelled and possess open minds to new customs and standards of conduct.

I am residing in Australia and would like to be an au pair or private tutor working for a wealthy family in China or Thailand.  Can I forward you my resume and associated documentation?

Potential applicants are welcome to register with World Schools Review and to maintain their resume and associated documentation in a digital briefcase on our website. Adverts will periodically appear on our website when a client in China or Thailand is seeking an au pair or private tutor. Applicants can then easily access their digital briefcase and forward us their formal application.

 

 

 

 

 

Mission and Value Statement - We Serve all Stakeholders

World Schools Review was founded with the central mission of communicating accurate information about schools and educational institutions around the world through an innovative and user-friendly website, offering a range of valuable services to students, parents, teachers, schools and members of the community, irrespective of economic, cultural or religious backgrounds.  We strongly believe in the notion of being all-inclusive.

As a company we are continually seeking to improve each of our services to the highest standard. We envision adding additional services based on feedback from stakeholders.

The long term vision for World Schools Review is to be serving the needs of stakeholders in most countries in the world. This will be facilitated by offering our website in languages other than English.

We aim to serve our stakeholders (students, parents, teachers, schools and educational institutions and members of the community) irrespective of their economic, political, cultural, religious, social or personal status. We believe that education is a fundamental right for every citizen and that education is an ongoing process taking place across a diverse range of environments as suggested by the photograph that accompanies our mission and value statement.

 

 

 

 

 

Consider Working For World Schools Review (2)

World Schools Review is a motivated person to undertake the role of Chief Operation Officer. You have the opportunity of a high level of independence and the ability to generate healthy streams of income. This position would particularly suit a recently retired teacher with international experience. If interested, please read on.

  • Read the section – About Us.
  • Read the Mission Statement.
  • Become a register member and become familiar with the range of services on our website.
  • Forward a letter of application and resume to president@worldschoolsreview.com.
  • In your letter outline several marketing strategies that you believe would be successful to promote World Schools Review.

General Duties

Essentially your primary responsibility will be to independently design systems to undertake the following:

1) Generate revenue streams from a) job placement, b) school and business site advertising, c) designing cultural study tours.

2) Attract new registered members to use the website.

3) Foster connections with schools and educational institutions.

4) Assist with the development and delivery of presentations about the range of services offered by WSR for different audiences.

5) Communicate frequently with the President and Chief Executive Officer regarding updates, assistance required and suggestions.

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

First and foremost, World Schools Review (WSR) - www.worldschoolsreview.org, provides a number of important services to stakeholders involved in education: teachers, students, parents, marketing teams and administrators. We greatly value quality education and believe that our website and associated services can enhance quality education throughout schools and educational institutions all over the world.

It is important that stakeholders are familiar with the terms and conditions of our website. Therefore, you are strongly encouraged to read this document. If you have questions that arise after reading, please contact us by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and one of our senior colleagues will respond promptly. We are constantly striving to improve our website, with the goal of offering a better range of services. We actively promote openness and transparency. We uphold the right of freedom of expression, whilst respecting the need to be objective and sincere when expressing strong opinions.

The listed general terms of usage throughout this document are governed by the laws of several western democratic countries. Our site is designed for adults and children to use. By accessing and/or using our website in accordance to this document, individuals and non-individuals (schools, businesses, institutions, advertisers, etc) unconditionally agree to the terms and policies of World Schools Review Pty. This applies to both registered and non-registered users of our website.

If you do not agree to the listed terms and conditions below, you may not use our website. This agreement between you and World Schools Review is effective until terminated by World Schools Review, and may be terminated or changed by World Schools Review at any time without notice.

1. Description of the Website

Our website, worldschoolsreview.org, is an innovative website, promoting a range of services that include, but are not limited to the following:

  • registered users (teachers, parents and students) being able to review schools, principals and directors, using a template generating a score and pie graph out of 100 points
  • registered and non-registered users having the option of reading reviews and commentary about schools, principals and directors
  • school marketing teams, principals and directors having the option of responding to all reviews and commentary that is pertinent to them
  • allows schools and educational institutions to advertise and market their range of services through a variety of innovative advertising formats including multi-media presentations
  • allows schools and educational institutions to advertise employment vacancies using a variety of formats
  • allows teachers to submit their resumes, covering letters and associated documentation if responding to an advertised employment vacancy
  • allows registered users to maintain professional documentation in an electronic briefcase
  • allows registered users to converse via a live chatting facility and to enter several chat rooms pertinent to their interests
  • allows registered users to publish material in a variety of forums and access social network facilities
  • allows businesses, educational institutions and schools to take advantage of several advertising packages promoting their own products and services.

2. User Obligations

By using our website, you shall abide by all applicable federal, state or local laws in your country, including those pertaining to such areas as libel, slander and defamation. You are responsible for the content of any information that you put on our website. You agree that no materials of any kind submitted to our website by you or your organisation, will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyright, privacy or other personal rights; or contain libellous, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material or be harmful to children in any way.

3. Your intellectual property rights

If you have registered and have an account with World Schools Review, pursuant to which you publish commentary or upload video files as part of a multi-media package, World Schools Review does not own your content. We are solely hosting your content. By making your content accessible to other users (as an individual or a group), you agree to allow any users of the website to view and transmit your content on or through the website, on other electronic communication media or technology (e.g. mobile phones), for the entire period in which your content is hosted on the website.

In addition, for the entire period in which your content is hosted, you authorise us to reproduce and display your content and, as necessary, adjust its format for that purpose. Please note that due to the nature of the Internet, data transmitted – including your content - are not protected against the risks of misappropriation and/or piracy, for which we shall not be liable. You are responsible for taking all appropriate steps to protect such data, where applicable.

4. Other users’ intellectual property rights

You may access other users’ content solely:

  • for your information and personal use
  • as intended through the normal functionality of the Website
  • for streaming.

Streaming implies a digital transmission of an audio-visual work via the internet from the website to a user's device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the user. Accessing user’s content for any purpose or in any manner other than streaming is expressly prohibited. If you wish to use another user’s content for any other purpose, in particular for commercial use, you are solely responsible for obtaining the necessary advance authorisation.

5. Our intellectual property rights

The Website is our exclusive property. Registered users (other than children who have restricted access) generally have full access to all areas of the website, whereas non-registered users have access to some areas of the website. In both cases we grant you personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access and use the website, in accordance to our published terms and conditions. Content (other than your personally submitted content and other users' content) included on or accessible through the website, such as text, graphics, logos, names, newsletters, editorials, designations, button icons, review templates, graphing devices, features, functionalities, images, audio clips, information, data, photographs, graphs, videos, typefaces, graphics, music, sounds, and other material, is the exclusive property of World Schools Review and is protected by copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or other proprietary rights and is subject to applicable laws and regulations. We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable right to access and use our website. Content owned by World Schools Review may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, sold, or otherwise exploited for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written consent of World Schools Review. This can be sought by writing to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

6. Our liability as host

World Schools Review has no obligation to, and does not in the normal course, monitor or control any information that is or becomes available with regard to a) reviews and commentary about schools, b) responses to reviews and commentary about schools, c) information posted in forums, d) commentary generated in the chatting facilities, e) participants invited to contribute blogs, f) all information stored in digital briefcases, g) profiles developed by schools and institutions about their range of services and products. In some cases we shall scrutinise materials forwarded by advertisers. What we do forbid is the use of any profanity or scripted thoughts written in a hurtful manner without objectivity with the sole purpose of harming individuals or institutions. To reiterate, World Schools Review reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information that is, in our discretion, unacceptable, undesirable or in violation of these rules.

7. Your liability as user

You are thus responsible for ensuring that your content stored on or disseminated through the website: does not violate the intellectual property rights of third parties; does not cause personal injury) or an invasion of privacy; is not contrary to public policy and accepted moral standards.

Failure to comply with these provisions will result in your content being removed and/or your account being deactivated without prior notice. In addition, you may be personally liable to the specific sanctions governing the law of your country.

8. General Disclaimer

Our website is designed to provide users with information about schools and educational institutions around the world. In addition our website provides the means for schools and educational institutions to seek teachers and employees to apply for vacancies and for professionals to apply for advertised vacancies. World Schools Review does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information on the website. We are not responsible for any errors, inaccuracies, omissions or deficiencies in the information provided on the website. Therefore, you assume sole responsibility for all risks associated with the use of this information. Before making decisions based on the information contained here, we recommend that you visit the schools and educational institutions and ask school principals, directors and marketing teams to review and comment on the data. Furthermore, you are encouraged to consult with other users of the website through the social chatting tools and forum discussions.

9. Registration and Access

In order to fully use the Website's features, you must set up an account using the online registration form. You are free to modify personal data you provide on the form at any time. Upon validating the form, you will receive an e-mail asking you to click on a link in order to confirm your registration. You may access your account by entering your user ID and password, which you alone are responsible for keeping secure. Registration entitles you to use the website for an unlimited period of time. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the website at any time, by e-mail, subject to reasonable notice. Failure to satisfy your listed obligations in respect of liability may result in access to your personal space being temporarily or permanently suspended, immediately and without notice, through the deactivation of your account, without prejudice to any other rights we may have.

10. Availability of the Website

Generally the website may be accessed 24/7, except in the event of a scheduled or unscheduled interruption for maintenance or in the event of force majeure. We shall not be liable for damage of any kind due to the Website being unavailable.

11. Limitation on Liability

Under no circumstances shall World Schools Review or any of its board members, executives, employees and associates be held liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental or indirect. If you are dissatisfied with any of the website's material or services, or with any of the website's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website or respond to commentary through the available tools on the website, encouraging in constructive public debate.

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As a condition of use of the website, you agree to indemnify World Schools Review and its board members, executives, employees and associates from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including attorneys' fees) and damages arising out of any and all claims resulting from your use of the website and the materials thereon, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms of Use. This indemnity shall include, without limitation, any claim of inaccuracy or defamation based on materials that you submit for use on the site.

13. Third-Party Sites

The website may contain links to third-party websites. World Schools Review provides these links solely to assist users in locating other internet resources that may be of interest to them and you assume sole responsibility and risk for your use of links to third-party websites.

14. Editorial and Advertising

World Schools Review does not allow advertisers to influence our editorial content. We reserve the right to reject an ad based on its appropriateness to our parent audience.

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ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES IN THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THOSE PROVIDED BY LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

THE CONTENT PUBLISHED ON OUR WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS.

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