June 28, 2022


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Video. He gives up international life in order to become an English teacher in the suburbs

Every year, 10,000 French people change their lives to embrace a career that others are abandoning: author. Like Jeffrey, who left everything in the early forties and became an English teacher in the suburbs of Paris. He holds a master’s degree in law, deported to HEC, Japan, and worked as an assistant manager at a large restaurant for six years at AirbnB, a U.S. rental site. Nothing, if not recall his college years: he wanted to be a teacher. An idea he had for a long time. “Pushed back [s]Led“, Before”Take the leap“.

Facing teens, serious but rewarding days

Jeffrey was in a hurry to change jobs, so he didn’t take any of the national education competitions. He wanted to join a private school without a contract from the Espérance Banlieues Network, which works in support of education in sensitive environments. At Asnières-sur-Seine, in the preferential education zone, it welcomes 120 students in a limited number of classes from elementary to third year. The company, which is funded by companies, attracts many profiles from the private sector like Jeffrey.

He teaches this English language, which he holds from his international life, using attractive mediums such as Jeffrey pop songs. “A casual style that doesn’t take anything”Intensity of a school day“, He did not necessarily expect. Teenagers need a lot of energy to teach twenty hours a week,” Jeffrey acknowledges before enrolling: “But on the contrary, they give so much that at the end of the day the equation is perfect.“Today, the former executive earns three times less than before, but he has no regrets.

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Excerpt from “My Second Life as a Teacher” to be seen in the “Special Envoy” on May 19, 2022.

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