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  1. Ms.Holyoke

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    Does anyone have good ideas for summer jobs for teachers? I will be a new teacher next year and I am looking for a summer job to start saving money to buy a wardrobe, etc. for next year. Luckily, I am living at home for the summer so I do not need to worry about other expenses.

    My ideal job would be to tutor but I am not sure how to get started with getting clients to tutor. I was thinking about applying for summer school teaching jobs but I really did not feel like lesson planning, etc. I wouldn't mind working as an aide for summer school but I haven't seen job postings near me. I want a pretty low stress job for this summer. I have applied to learning centers like Huntington and Sylvan but most of them do not want to hire just for the summer. I have an interview with Mathnasium and they are looking for someone to tutor high school level kids. I think it is a similar learning center to Huntington and Sylvan. I would have to take a test and I am going in tomorrow. I know they don't play well at all (about 12-15 dollars/hour). I'm honestly not sure if I will even pass the test because it could be very hard! I would need to do a serious refresher before teaching something like Calculus.

    There is a part of me that kind of wants to work for retail. For example, I love Bath and Body Works and I would not mind working there this summer, especially if it pays the same as a learning center job!
     
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    Have you thought of a tutoring center? Like Mathnasium? They are always looking for quality teachers. I personally always tried to stay away from school stuff and do a different type of job just to give my brain a break. When I was younger I would go to a temp agency and just work day to day at different places.
     
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    Yes, I have applied to Mathnasium. That is the center where I have to go in and take a test tomorrow. I think the pay is about $12 per hour.
     
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    I've always nannied for older kids when I worked in the summer. I mostly just shuttled them to activities, fed them lunch, etc... it was very easy and enjoyable!
     
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    Are you a swimmer? I always taught swim lessons or babysat for a summer job. I do think that you could go for a tutoring center and just not tell them that you are quitting after the summer. I used to tutor at Sylan in the evenings after school, so they could presumably think that you'll stick around - with fewer hours - once the school year begins. They'll only know that's not your plan if you tell them.
     
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    I should have done that!! I told the tutoring centers around me that it is just for the summer. Sigh...

    I'm unfortunately not a swimmer!
     
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    Does your town run summer camps for kids? Mine does and they love people with ed. backgrounds. The CC I work for also runs summer classes for kids.

    If you're thinking about retail for the summer, consider any employee discount benefits. B&BW is cool, but not the most useful in terms of discounts. Think about a bookstore or smaller clothing store like Loft or Banana Republic.
     
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    I would say a clothing store so you will get a discount for new clothes!
     
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    I worked at the Loft and got great discounts on clothes for work! They also pay a little better than most retailers. I kept this job through the school year and as long as you worked a four hour shift like once every other week (maybe even month), you could keep your job and get the discount.
     
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    That sounds great! I worked in a clothing store a few years ago and was able to get discounts in that store plus other "sister" stores.
     
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    You could try sites like air tasker which will give you a variety of jobs, control over when and how much you work and the prices you charge.
     
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    Ms. Holyoke,

    What about teaching English online to adults? English Live is a company that specializes in teaching English to adult business people. It pays $12 an hour, the interview process is pretty simple, and you get to choose your own hours. Clients are mostly from China and Brazil, but you'll have people from everywhere! It's a really cool gig (I work for them currently), and they have been currently looking for English teachers.

    If you go to my website, Curriculum Chef Blog , you'll find an article titled, "Summer To-Do List for Bored Teachers". In that post, item #5 has the link that you can use to apply to work for English Live!

    Private message me if you'd like more information! :) Good luck!
     
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    If I lived in a bigger city, I'd consider working at a clothing store. Unfortunately, we don't have any here, and there is no way I'm going to drive 50-100 miles round trip every day for a retail job I don't have to have.
     
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    Golf course! Caddy, lawn mower, beverage cart, bartender...BIG bucks and clears the mind after teaching.
     
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    Theme parks or educational centers that pays for temporary graders like Pearson learning center
     
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    If you are living at home, I would consider something that will make you more money in the long-run: continuing your education. Take a handful of classes towards your masters, or if you already have a masters, take a handful of classes towards +30, or whatever your district offers.
     
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    How much do you make grading at Pearson learning centers?
     
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    Try the local golf club. They always need people to pick up balls or other debris - tree limbs, grass clippings. Good practice for your classroom. I had mountains of trash to pick up my first year!
     
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    I have an interview with Huntington Learning Center on Monday. I have had trouble getting other learning center jobs because I am only looking for summer employment. I'm not sure if I should just not tell them that I am only looking for a summer job. I am also taking a vacation the first week of July but I hope that's ok.

    I think I just need something that will get me out of the house! Hopefully this works out. Otherwise, I am going to look into retail.
     
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    I am actually taking 2 classes right now to get my sped certification. They are mostly online and they haven't been too much work yet! I just got them approved by my district for extra masters credits.
     
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