Hi, I got my Math K-12 certification in NJ last year, late summer. I am a career changer with more than 15 years in data analysis...I got my first interview in August last year and it was pretty successful...I turned it down. Instead I began teaching Math for the local community college's evening GED program. I'm doing great, students love my Math class and email me how they don't hate the subject for the 1st time in their lives. My supervisor is very happy as well and gave me a wonderful recommendation....So, I know I want to teach....and here comes my dilemma. I'm a Mom and have a financial responsibility to my kids, I can't overlook. So as I prepare once again to make a decision to go in full force into finding a full time teaching job, I'm also facing 20-25K of a pay cut... Would any of you share some ways a teacher could make up some of those $$$. I guess I can tutor, I know districts have home school instructors, also summer school comes to mind- but will I be allowed to go for home school instructor and summer school the 1st year? I know it's silly to ask you to reassure me to go after my dream, but I guess I just need some ideas so I'm not that scared of the financial impact. Thank you!