For some, that means a few phone calls and emails to exchange helpful words of advice. Other new Group Leaders prefer a more hands-on approach, and ask Jessica to attend their informational parent meeting to help answer questions. “My attitude is, ‘Call me anytime.’ I want first-time travelers and teachers to know I’m there in their back pocket,” Jessica says. Whether that means helping with school administration questions or finding creative ways to keep students excited about the tour after they’ve signed up, Jessica is always ready to lend a hand.
And while Group Leaders can always lean on their EF Tour Consultant for help with these same things, Jessica thinks it’s vitally important that Group Leaders feel support from fellow teachers who live in their same area. “We speak the same language,” she explains. She can understand a teacher’s specific concerns, and explain how she navigated them herself.