No more need to worry. I have a job!!! I am now an English language teacher at Meiji Gakuin High School. It's part-time, but it will look really good on my resume. The school is part of the Meiji Gakuin University which just happens to be a really expensive private christian university in down town Tokyo. When I walked onto the campus, it was like walking on to a huge old ivy league school, which seems so out of place in modern Tokyo. So now I just need to pick-up 8-10 more lessons to make up the difference in pay. There are tons of private teaching jobs available in the city, so I am not really worried about it.
And now the really good news....
I got into the Maters program I wanted!!!! Yeah!!!
Starting as of April 1st I will be a graduate student at the University of Birmingham's (in the UK) Masters Degree TESL/TEFL Overseas Distant Learning Program. WOO-HOO!!!
Super big Thanks go out to Chris Barzak, Toyoda Sensei, Chieko-san and Kumiko-san for writing me awesome letters of recommendation. You all have helped me take a step in the direction of becoming a better and more qualified ESL teacher. So hopefully after 2 years of coursework classes, a 12,000 word dissertation and about $18,000 ... I will be more prepared to enter a JR college teaching position while Juan goes to school. Sounds good right?? Yep, it definitely sound good to me.