Ho Chi Minh City Homeschool Class Project

We are looking for a qualified teacher to teach a homeschool class of lower primary-aged kids in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from January to June next year (2018).

We have three kids in the class, and may accept more children during the teaching period. Our previous class had eight children, which worked well. Eight would be the maximum number of children.

The kids are aged 8, 6 and 3. The three-year-old doesn’t really need to go to school, but it would be mean to leave him out of all the fun.

We have converted one of the bedrooms in our house into a classroom. There is an attached bathroom.

We don’t have a set curriculum. We are looking for someone who can teach reading, writing, maths and a little bit of science to the kids so they can learn at their own pace. We’d like the class to include lots of games, singing, dancing, stories and shared projects so the kids don’t really notice they’re learning.

We’d like the academic stuff to be covered in the mornings, and the more fun stuff in the afternoons.

The teaching hours for the classroom teacher will be Monday 9am to 2pm (with art activities after lunch), Tuesday 9am to 1pm, Wednesday 9am to 1pm and Thursday 9am to 3pm (with an outside excursion after lunch).

The class will have a French teacher come in on Fridays for French Fridays.

The salary for the four days a week of teaching is US$1,600/month, which we’ll pay even when the class has holidays.

This is an unregistered, under-the-radar home school class. We can’t help with work visas or bank accounts. We can help you find accommodation and have lots of fun in the city we’ve chosen to call home. You’ll easily be able to come to Vietnam on a tourist visa and remain for six months.

We think the position would suit someone who is or is planning to travel, and likes the idea of a temporary home base in Vietnam for six months. Any children of the teacher are more than welcome to join the homeschool class.

We’re looking for someone who has some experience with home schooling, and can handle a multi-age class. The candidate will have to be a confident traveller who won’t be intimidated by the craziness of everyday life in Ho Chi Minh City. They will have to be resourceful, patient and fun-loving. And above all, they must love teaching inquisitive little kids.

Ho Chi Minh City is a great base from which to explore the Mekong Delta and seaside towns such as Mui Ne and Vung Tau. Nha Trang is an easy overnight train trip, and Phnom Penh is six hours away by bus. So there’ll be heaps to do on your three-day weekends.

If you’re interested, contact me on barbara_adam (at) hotmail dot com, with the subject line “home school class”.