I am going to be submitting an SF86 for a TS job at DOS. For 4 years I lived and worked abroad as a freelancing and for-hire English teacher with HUNDREDS of students, all of them foreign, adults and children alike. Some people I tutored for years, but others for only weeks or month. I wouldn’t say I developed affection, I just had a courteous and professional teacher-student relationship, that ended as soon as the class would be over. Since 3 years ago I am no longer in the teaching business.
My question are:
whether I should include this on the form? Or who and where should I include them on the form?
Do English learning students who came to me from my online ad from that country’s local Craiglist count as what’s described on 20B.3 as: “Has any foreign national in the last seven (7) years offered you a job, asked you to work as a consultant, or consider employment with them?”. I mean that’s what my livelihood depended on and I turned down many hundreds more who wouldn’t want to pay my class rate. I don’t even keep all the emails from the rejections!
There has to be a better way to approach this period of employment that doesn’t involve listing hundreds of random people I turned down because I had an online ad about offering English classes?
Please advise me! Your help will be invaluable!