QUOTE(jenny @ May 10 2008, 09:30 AM)
I recently contacted my local AB rep to ask about being recommended as a theory teacher, thinking that there must be young people around who need help with Grade 5 theory, but she hasn't even replied. Something about older ladies becoming 'invisible', perhaps?
I tried earlier this year to contact the local rep but when my email was bounced back, I contacted the AB direct who responded to my query quite promptly. I got the impression that they wanted to know if their customers (which you and I are) had an unresolved query and I found them willing to be helpful.
On topic, I got a distinction in every grade up to and including G5, but there's no way I would try to earn money teaching it at my level. I recently looked back at the G2 papers to see if I would be OK to answer any queries which a G2-studying friend might have, and I was a bit taken aback to realise that if I'd been asked "yes but WHY is it like that", I wouldn't have been able to answer with confidence.
To use an analogy, there was a TV commercial a while ago which showed various "incidents", like a teenage hoody running away from what appeared to have been a street mugging, only when the camera panned out, you got the whole picture and could see that the hoody was actually the good guy chasing after the mugger. So I wouldn't be comfortable about making money teaching unless I knew a lot more about the full picture than I do currently, and am able to see what I've learnt in context.