I've recently signed a two year contract with a language center and they applied for my work visa. After a few weeks the Immigration Department got back to them saying they want more info on my teaching experience. Only problem is I have only three months private tutoring (alongside a degree and TEFL).
So firstly, is it actually illegal to be private tutoring without a visa? I was not aware of the legality of it all, but I would've thought it was harmless, especially due to the fact that it's aiding my experience in the field.
If it is okay, I can ask the parents of the kids I tutor to write me a reference letter.
If not, I'll just have to tell them I have no experience. Ho hum.
I'm 24, living in HK with my g/f who is a HK resident I met when she was studying in England. We plan to settle down in HK (marriage isn't on the cards... quite yet) and i'm looking to make a go in the teaching field after finding it nigh impossible to get an I.T. job (my major) here.
I have financial support from my father and my g/f has financial support from her family, so we aren't looking to cut any corners. Just trying to be fine, young, upstanding citizens.