The Teach­first Hot­shot

Cosmopolitan (Australia) - - Work -

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.

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