If you have to, what job do you do in Summer?

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  1. Ms.T

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    I am thinking ahead to summer. :cool:

    I MUST work, because my salary is so low. I'm sure other teachers work in the summer, too.

    What sorts of jobs do you get, knowing that you will only be there about 2 months?
     
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    Hi!

    Some of the teachers that I work with do these jobs:

    summer camp/recreation, teaching summer school, greenhouse/garden type work, watching children of parents who work full time and year round, census taker
     
  4. Ms.T

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    I was thinking that maybe I should just start grad school and incur more student loan debt, but then I would need to keep going in the fall, and I'm not sure if I will be able to do that.
     
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    I teach an SAT prep class one morning a week. My husband, who teaches HS ENglish, teaches the same program on a different morning.
     
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    I'm going to tutor and maybe teach guitar lessons.

    I've already nailed down my first client, the principal's daughter! That's major brownie points!
     
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    I hope you're good:D :D
     
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    Last summer I tutored, worked at a summer school program and waitressed. I think this summer I may just waitress. I need a break from kids.
     
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    I tutor every summer. Usually about 10 hours a week. I can do this at my school with students from our school. It's fun and good money.
     
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    Thanks for your responses!
     
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    I've never had a summer job since I started teaching other than a few free lance summer camps, but I think I may apply at a department store if for no other reason but to get the discount since I want a new wardrobe. I'd have to drive an hour each way so I haven't made up my mind yet.
     
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    I've done summer camps (liked some more than others), summer school, retail and nannying. I liked summer school the best. It was for 4 weeks only, 9-12 and, at the time, the pay was excellent - I made more than I would have in a month of regular school, because they were so desperate for teachers. So, I feel like I still had some "time off," but was making enough money to make ends meet throughout the whole summer.
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    If you have a Master's degree, check out your local community college. They pay well, and it's good for all of us to occasionally work with students older or younger than we are used to.
     
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    One of my friends works for a landscaper and another works at a golf course.
     
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    My summer job is being a mommy. I get the same amount of pay each month, all year long. In the summer though, I get to be with my kiddos.:love:
     
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    The mom of one of my students is the store manager at Bath and Body works, and she offered me a job for the summer! They get a 30% discount, so I can stock up on Christmas gifts!
     
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    I'll be working a few more hours at the daycare I currently work at for only 5 hours a week (after school)! I'm actually looking forward to being with the cute and innocent little ones after spending the school year with the delinquents (I'm exaggerating...they're just high school age)!! :)
     
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    I may job share a summer school program this year and tutor reading. I have more opportunities for tutoring than I can take on, and that is great! (I'm tutoring another teacher's Kinder student twice a week after school now.)
     
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    I'm not sure if they are offering summer school in our district this year. Some years they do and some they don't. I have never done summer school but have taught math before school as an extended day to earn a little extra cash.
     
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    Summer school in my school is great! (I'm a recent returnee and forgot all about it.)

    We offer it 4 hours a day, plus homework, for one week. On day 5, there are 2 hours of learning, followed by a three hour comprehensive exam. Pass and you're in. Fail and you have failed out.

    Do we teach to the test? Sure, but I think that's the case in most summer school programs. But, boy, you can cover an awful lot of material in that time when the kids are motivated. We end up covering the highlights of the course and having time to really explain them-- sometimes very difficult in the typical 40 minute class. The kids are motivated because a) they usually don't want to fail out and b) they know it's only a week... they can put in their time now and have it over with in a few days.

    Of course, their friends ARE at the beach while they're in an un-air conditined room in a polyester uniform, so it's still something to be avoided :)

    Again, public schools don't have this option, but it works well for us!
     
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    The last couple of years I've done my own reading camps at my scool.

    This year I am teaching summer school. The pay was too good to turn down!!!

    I've also worked at the children's musuem and a resturant (I worked at the resturant during the school year too, just recently quit that job!)
     
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    I work at a summer camp in the office.
     
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    You could do private tutoring, tutor for Sylvan learning centers, work at a summer camp/day camp, be a camp counselor, work as a waitress.

    How about being a camp counselor in an overseas camp like in Germany? That would be fun!

    I had planned on working this summer just to get some extra money, but we're planning a trip to Peru from mid-june to mid-july, so that doesn't really leave any work time. I mean, who would want me for just 2 weeks? lol
     
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    I work at the local shoprite and go to grad school. Its not glamourous, but it helps pay some of the bills and my managers love me. Plus I get a 10% discount too. I did the department store and camp thing for a few years, so I'll stick with Shoprite at least 1 more year.
     
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    I teach summer school. It's nice because it's half days and we get Fridays off. We can choose to teach enrichment classes instead of just remedial and that is a nice change. :) Also, I get to teach in my own classroom so I can work on school year stuff when I have the time.
     
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    And one of our teachers was telling me about a camp she almost taught last summer (but it was during the time that she'd scheduled her honeymoon, so she turned it down). It's in China. They gather 50 teachers, one from each of the states, and your job is to teach the Chinese students things about your home state. You teach in one hour blocks, and teach 3-4 blocks a day. You get airfare and room and board, very little money, though - I think it amounted to about $75 a day, and you were there for 3 weeks total. I think it would be a fantastic experience, if you can afford it! Each group of kids that rotates through your "classroom" comes with 2 Chinese adults - a discipline monitor and a translator. Can you imagine? Someone else to deal with all of the discipline!
    Kim
     
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    Has anyone worked for a Boys and Girls Club over the summer?
    My university is advertising open positions nearby, so I was wondering if anyone has any insight to give.
     
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    I did a bunch of volunteer hours required in my teacher ed program. I loved it, and it's such a worthy cause! Depending on your area, there may be a library job for you, or tutoring time, or just "hanging out" time with kids. What a great option!!
     
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    I use to teach at Sylvan online or one of the Centers. However, I don't work in the summers anymore.

     
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    I work as a sub-contractor for my father-in-laws business. I make about $10,000 on top of my salary (makes out for a nice yearly income). It's usually manual labor, laying cable, doing cable inspections. If you can find a company to paint for, do construction, or any sub-contracting work it's great money. I just happen to be in the right circumstances
     
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    That sounds interesting. I'd love to hear more!
     
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    If I can't get a job teaching summer school, I'm going to see if I can get back the part time job I had in college at Borders bookstore. I loved working there, but I ended up spending so much money, even with my teacher's discount!
     

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