Teacher of Mathematics and Physics that can also teach some EFL classes, Switzerland

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Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland (KLAS)Switzerland

Date posted:
Start date: July 2, 2018 or mid-August 2018.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland, a coeducational boarding high school for Japanese students, is seeking an experienced and qualified teacher of Mathematics and Physics that can also teach some EFL classes. Experience of teaching AP Calculus is a definite advantage.

Founded in 1990, the Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland is a coeducational boarding high school for Japanese nationals. It is accredited by, and follows a curriculum approved by, the Japanese Ministry of Education, but particular emphasis is put on the study of English. Those students who want to improve their English at a faster and more advanced rate take most classes in English, and this includes an 11th grade elective precalculus class, a 12th grade elective AP Calculus class and a 12th grade physics class.

The successful candidate will teach all those classes, as well as some EFL language classes (Grammar, Reading, Oral or Writing). As well as teaching those classes, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• reporting to the Head of English
• evaluating students up to 5 times a year
• writing reports to parents up to five times a year
• following an existing syllabus and set text
• working with colleagues who teach the same course within the same grade

Furthermore, standard boarding school responsibilities for all teaching staff at KLAS include, but are not limited to:
• overnight dorm supervision (about once a month)
• supervision of students on restriction (about once a year)
• supervision of school trips
• pastoral care of students in the form of a faculty family "parent"
• supervision of a club, often on a weekend
• supervision of a sports activity, usually once a week after school

An understanding of and appreciation for Japanese culture is certainly advantageous, but the successful candidate is not expected to have any knowledge of the Japanese language.

This is a wonderful opportunity for an internationally-minded person who enjoys teaching students and working with them on their future goals, while at the same time having interaction with those and different students in various extra-curricular events typical of a boarding school, all in the breathtaking beauty of the Swiss Alps.

For further details or to send a cover letter and CV, please contact the Vice-Principal, John Southworth, at: johnsouthworth@klas.ch

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More about Kumon Leysin Academy of Switzerland (KLAS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 15 - 18 years
Address: Route de Versmont 6, Case Postale 108, Leysin, Vaud, 1854, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 24 493 5335
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