The Inside Japan Podcast: Eikaiwa Teacher to Interac to Opening a School – Tyson

Tyson drops in this week to talk about working hard (while being a manager at Interac in particular), why passing N1 doesn’t guarantee you anything, and his path to starting his own school. Enjoy.


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  • 01:24 – Intro – What Tyson does these days
  • 02:20 – What he did when he first got into Japan
  • 06:30 – Tyson’s end goal for studying long enough to pass N1
  • 12:30 – N1 doesn’t mean you can get whatever job you want
  • 18:55 – Why Tyson became a manager at Interac (It wasn’t the money)
  • 23:33 – Why Tyson left Interac and starting One Coin
  • 31:10 – An Average day for him now
  • 34:15 – Final Advice

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James came to Japan as an Eikaiwa teacher, morphed into a seven-year ALT, and now helps people have more fun while working in Japan, whether they’re just starting out or are veterans themselves. He started and The ALTInsider Podcast in 2015 and has been spreading his message of “Have more fun” ever since.To give your resume the tune-up it needs, head on over to ALT Insider Resume Review and get started today. Don’t let your dreams be dreams.

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