Students Want Teachers with Real World Experience, Survey Reports

Posted Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 by Allen B. Ury

Teacher Real World ExperienceHaving on-the-job experience is a teacher’s most valuable asset, according to a recent survey by Everest Institute’s Michigan campuses. Nearly eight of 10 respondents — 78 percent — said that having worked in the “real world” is likely to make someone an effective teacher.

According to the survey, other important teacher attributes are:

  • Having an academic degree (71 percent)
  • Number of years teaching (55 percent)
  • Having professional/business connections to share with students (40 percent)

As far as classroom structure and organization, the survey respondents cited the following:

  • Hands-on training (88 percent)
  • Small discussion-focused classrooms (79 percent)
  • Externships, internships or similar short-term work programs (75 percent)
  • Private tutoring (73 percent)

Everest Institute polled 500 Michigan adults, ages 18-44. Of the respondents, 22 percent were current students while 78 percent were not. The online survey was conducted in December 2011.

Everest Institute Is Designed to Provide Ideal Learning Environment

Like more than 100 Everest campuses throughout the United States and Canada, the Everest Institute schools in Michigan are designed to provide the kind of ideal learning environment described by respondents to its survey.

Everest Institute’s instructors not only have academic degrees and many years of classroom experience, but most come straight from the fields they teach. They have the practical, real-world experience students want.

Everest emphasizes hands-on training, and students get to practice the skills they hope to take into the working world. Classes are small, which allows each student to get the individualized attention they may need. Many programs include working externships, and private tutoring is available at most campuses.

Five Everest Schools in Michigan

If looking for schools in Michigan, Everest Institute has five campuses: Dearborn, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Southfield. All offer career training programs that can be completed in less than a year. The school’s most popular programs include:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nursing

Programs and schedules vary by campus.

Get More Information

For more information on Everest Institute in Michigan, including programs, schedules and tuition, contact Everest today.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please visit our website at

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