Complaint Review: ISM Academy/International Quito, Ecuador
ISM Academy/ISM International Quito, Ecuador Bad School, Abusive School, Not a Christian School, Lying School, Thieves Quito Pinchincha
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: ISM International Academy: Great Teaching Challenge & Real Cultural Experience
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This school in Quito and Calderon Ecuador recruits heavily and makes heavy promises to anyone contacting them for employment as a teacher.
I observed for two years verbal and physical abuse of teachers from the UK, America, Australia, and Sweeden. This school only pays approximately $2.00 per hour as the 15 hour required work per day and the 6 days a week is not counted toward what they will tell you is their hourly rate.
Any "extranjero" stupid enough to go here will be subtrated their entire pay on their termination. They threaten you with blackballing and make you sign a "joint release" when you leave.
They claim they are a Christian school, yet they are not Christian towards either the students, teachers, nor education material. While they do buy material which appears to be Christian, they do not promote the teachings. Now, the director has an association with Pensecola Christian Academy but they have idols on the school grounds.
Most teachers- even seasoned, qualified, credentialed teachers last here only three to six months. This family is embedded in the school and the teachers are a number. You are not a person. You do not have the ability to have normal human dignaties while working for this employer.
In the 2016-2017 year all non native teachers were forced to quit at both campuses under threat of blackballing. The coordinators are racist and hate people from other places.
Normal workdays- Monday thru Saturday
Normal Work Hours- At school 7:00AM-4:00PM (Emails begin with further work at 4:30 PM until 2:00AM with the next days work that must be done before 7:00 AM).
Breaks: There are none. During the workday you must work during all student breaks. After the students leave you must attend mandatory meetings.
They claim many certifications. While my employment was inplace they claimed IB certification, but in fact were not certified.
Audits: A joke. The staff is brow-beaten for anywhere from a day to a week before to put in place documents which never before existed in their Carpeta de Docente.
Discrimination: They heavily discriminate based upon age, disability and medical condition.
Your certifications and degrees: The only way I can describe it: disrespected.
They try to pass 99.9% of their student body, even when the exams are failed.
Lastly, the lowest common denominator is all that can be described for this school. It is an affront to the concept of a school. Beware all teacher grads, and English speakers thinking they will get a good job in Ecuador. I hear that most of the schools here are the same way.
What is to be certain is that the turnover rate at most of these schools approach 100%within 3-6 months (especially this school) and you will leave here with your heart and soul broken.
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