The Teachfirst Hotshot
Like all teachers, you’ll recognise this lot by their armfuls of paperwork, eye bags and the nobullshit air of someone who has broken up two f ist f ights and marked 30 essays before you’ve had your coffee. The new breed of superteacher has ambition beyond the classroom: politics, motivational speaking, changing the world one thinkpiece at a time.
Most likely to say: ‘ You can do anything you set your mind to.’
Want to join them? Sure, you can advertise your skills on Gumtree for $30 an hour, but sign up to private tutoring sites and you could end up teaching a broker’s wife how to use her new baby grand piano for $ 300 an hour. Those with glittering CVs ( phDs, grade9 violin) can turn this into a full sixfiguresalary career.