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mankatogirl
01-14-2013, 05:55 AM
I applied with Peng's Foreign Language Training School from China and was accepted to be a teacher. The $25/hr wage seemed much more in line with what I think I should earn.:)

Then, I got the contract, I am to wire the bank $220 for the training materials (which will be refunded . . .after teaching for a month :eek:

Anyone else had this experience of having to pay for textbooks before you start teaching with a company? Thoughts?

And of course, I need to wire them the $220 first before I can be accepted. Which I really don't think I'm going to do!:rolleyes:

Ugh! I do realize that materials cost money. All of the other places have not asked for me to pay for the materials. So any thoughts and ideas will be appreciated.


SuzeeQue
01-14-2013, 08:31 AM
Sounds sketchy to me. I would not send them any money.

Ivorygirl
01-14-2013, 11:03 AM
I would not send the money. I don't know of any other tutoring jobs that requires this.


mankatogirl
01-14-2013, 12:08 PM
I didn't send them any money of course. Still thought this was rather unusual.

Always good to share information!

kcg2946
01-14-2013, 01:31 PM
I also applied to Peng's recently and last night got the email offering me the job. When I looked at the contract this morning, I was flabbergasted that they would charge $220 as a "new teacher" fee. I just emailed them "thanks, but no thanks" for it sounds too much like a scam.