I first found out about Smith’s School on gaijinpot.com when a job was advertised for at Kyobashi school. I applied, then came in to meet Gavin for an interview and really liked the sound of the school. Having the curriculim available to plan the lessons, the flexibility and the dresscode all appealed to me.
Gavin gave me thorough training over two days, and two weeks later my first day came along. I was nervous for the weeks between my training and my first day. Everyone had said to me that I had nothing to worry about, and they were right because I didn’t. I turned up and had Ria showing me where things are also, Gavin was on hand to help out with any questions I had. On my first day I only had one lesson to ease me into things, my second day was the complete opposite – full. Here I was trying to plan my lessons without repeating anything previously done the week before, being a beginner made it a little hard but I pulled through thanks to Gavin and the other staff who were there to answer my questions.
My first week turned out to be way easier than what I thought. The second week came along and I had some students that I taught the week before so I saw some familiar faces which made some of the nerves disappear and the lessons flow.
Now into my third week, still getting familiar with the curriculum and asking questions but loving it.