Updates: Silvia is not working for the Korean Kindergarden and is instead working for this local school called Great English and is teaching fourth graders part time. She's going to do tutoring work for the rest of her weekly hours. I've been hired with two tutoring companies and have possible high school teaching, but it's not final yet. I tried out for Silvia's school, but I was told that I needed to be more animated to teach 10 year olds, which I assumed meant that they were not interested in me, but I was called in yesterday for "recruiting," which I was paid for.
Okay, so recruiting is apparently when parents rush to sign their kids up for extra English classes at various schools. All the private schools are sitting behind are huddled in the main lobby of a primary school and kids and parents visit the booths. Its a ZOO, and I was led in there with no clue of what I was supposed to be doing. Turns out I was already doing it; I was this gigantic, pale big nosed foreigner in a room with only Chinese. I was expected to really just talk to this kids and try to get them to sign up for Great English, and the kids were adorable. I met a cute, tiny five year old girl dressed all in red who, went I asked how old she was, blurted out "My English name is Lilly"almost on cue. I also met a few little boys named "Bob" and another little girl named "Mickey" who was also wearing a Mickey Mouse jacket just to drive it home more. It was actually a lot of fun, but odd and completely confusing. (But I got paid for it!) In the meanwhile, I have no idea if I'm even hired with Great English.