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Korea, South in Asia (School): Best Prep Academy (BPA) - Private Schools - South KoreaBest Prep Academy (BPA) has few private schools located in South Korea.

 

Website: Best Prep Academy (BPA)

Campuses:

Edward Hart School, Thomas Jefferson School, Patricia School, Bayside, Flushing Heights School, Alfred Kennedy School.

 

5.0/5 from 1 ratings.
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  • Professionalism
  • Work location
  • Living situation
  • Pay & benefits
  • Support & facilities
  • Health & safety
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BPA - An Enjoyable Working Experience
2 years ago.
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I've worked in Korea far longer than many other ESL teachers, and Best Prep Academy has been one of the most rewarding places I've worked.
A lot has changed since the previous review was posted. I had a completely different experience at the company than the other user. Many of the former issues have been fixed, and things run more smoothly than before.
The pros
less vocabulary words
less homework to grade
more support from the management
better communication between staff
pay is always on time
work environment is very welcoming, like a family
no drama (we've all been at a school where every day is like The Jerry Springer show)
kids are absolutely wonderful and fun to teach
hours are better than other academies in the area

If you are considering working at BPA, reach out to the current teachers and you will find that the environment is friendly and fulfilling. If I were not going back to school in the US, I would have stayed for at least another year.
The cons
The pay should be more compet*t*ve (however, this is not completely the fault of the institution, it comes from the demand for jobs in ESL)
You need to have time management skills in order to finish R&D, homework, and test grading (it is possible!)
There have been a few grammar mistakes in the videos and workbooks, but they are quickly taken care of and fixed
Advice to Management
Make sure the contract is up to date
Continue to communicate with the teachers, this has helped everyone!
Try to split the classes into similar sizes if possible (some were large, some were small)
Giving the Pravoca vocabulary a theme each week would be helpful, instead of using words unrelated to each other
Institution Location
The location was very easy to get to, and there were amenities close by if you needed to grab something
The only con is the building's elevators were slow and always full (many other academies on different floors)
Relationship
I was a teacher at this institution from 2016-2017.
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