Looking for a place to offer classes in Seattle?
Rekindle School is looking for great teachers! Note: Classes approved for Rekindle School will also be listed on the Seattle Experimental College website.
How to propose a class
- Read the information below first. It has answers to most questions.
- After reading it, write up a short course proposal (see below).
- Email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your short course proposal should include:
- Your full name, phone number and email address
- Your proposed course title.
- A short description of your class to go on the Rekindle School website (up to 100 words long).
- A note about your qualifications for teaching the subject you’re proposing.
- If you have a website related to your course, please include a link to it.
If your class looks promising…
- If your class looks like it may be interesting to our students, we’ll contact you and set up an interview.
- After that, we’ll let you know whether or not your class is accepted.
- If it is, we’ll then get more information to write a longer description, and lock in some dates and times.
If you are accepted as an instructor…
- … we’ll create a class page for your course, and advertise it on the Rekindle School website.
- Our website gets over 200,000 page views a year, so it’s likely that a lot of people will see your class.
- You are encouraged to do additional advertising for your class. Any advertising you do should direct people to our website to sign up. All enrollments need to come through our program.
- We can rent a classroom space for your course if you’d like, or you can rent one yourself if you prefer. You’ll receive a higher percentage of the course fee if you rent your own space.
- We’ll handle every aspect of the registration process, including processing enrollments and issuing refunds.
- We’ll notify students about your course location by email.
- We will create a class list page for you with your students’ names and contact information, which you can access with a password on our website.
- When your class is completed, we ask instructors to invoice us by email, and to list the names of the students who attended on your invoice.
How much are teachers paid?
- If you rent your own classroom space at your own expense, you will receive 50% of the tuition revenues.
- If the school rents a classroom space for you, you will receive 40%.
What are the tuition guidelines?
Based on feedback from our students, we’re priced our classes around $20 to $25/hour. This results in course fees being around $150 for most classes. Some are $200. Our students have told us that this feels fair and reasonable.
When do the classes meet?
You can set the course dates whenever you want. We’re looking for classes that are offered regularly. For example, you might offer your class once every two or three months. some instructors add follow up sections (i.e,., Acting 101, Acting 102, Acting 103 – etc.)
How long are the classes?
Most of our students have told us they like taking either 1 day workshops (which are usually 6 or 7 hours long), or classes that runs for 3, 4 or 5 meetings. (Meetings are usually 2 or 2.5 hours long) But you can set yours for however many hours and meetings you like.
What is the deadline for proposing a course?
You can propose a course at any time, but you should propose it at least two months before you plan to start teaching it, to give us time to do proper publicity and promotion for it.
What kinds of classes are you looking for?
Actually we’ll consider all subjects. If it’s too similar to the ones we already offer, we’re unlikely to approve of it. But if it’s something new and different, run it by us.
How large are your classes?
Class sizes vary. Some classes get 10 students; some get 20; some get 25.
Where are the classes held?
If you rent your own space, it can be wherever you want. (Please make sure it’s accessible for students with disability concerns.) When we rent the space, we often do so in Phinney Neighborhood Center, North Seattle Community College, and Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse.
Are instructors employees of Rekinde School or Classesandworkshops LLC?
No, they are independent contractors. This means that we don’t tell you how to teach, or look over your shoulder while you’re teaching. We do need to get a good understanding of your class so that we can make sure your class page is an accurate reflection of the class, but how you teach it is up to you.
Who should apply to teach?
We’re looking for instructors who:
- are highly skilled in their subject areas
- are good communicators, able to organize and communicate information well
- love teaching
- will conduct their classes in a safe and thoughtful manner
- will treat students of all ages and backgrounds with respect
Can I charge students for materials I provide?
Yes. If you provide students with supplies, it’s fine to charge a supply fee. But you’ll need to list it in your course description. This fee is between you and the student; you will need to collect it from the students in class. The school does not collect it for you. Supply fees should reflect the actual costs of supplies provided to students, and should be listed clearly in your course description. Any taxes related to supply fees are the instructor’s responsibility.
If I want to stop teaching through Rekindle School for any reason, how do I do so?
Just contact us by phone or email to let us know. The heart of our agreement is, you can stop listing your class on our website for any reason without penalty, and we can stop listing your class on our website at any time, for any reason, also without penalty.
If you drop a class due to low enrollment, we reserve the right to find another teacher to teach the section you dropped.