Substitute Teaching/Tutoring in Cleveland?
September 8, 2012 9:58 PM Subscribe
My mom is a retired elementary school teacher (in Cleveland, Ohio). She is hurting for cash a little more than she expected she would, and would like to teach again on a substitute/tutoring basis. How does she go about doing so in a manner that she can earn a decent salary?
posted by Kamelot123 to Work & Money (15 answers total)
My mom, a former elementary school teacher, retired a little over a year back. She is happy as a clam regarding her decision, but a few factors are making her want to jump back into teaching - this time on a substitute/tutoring basis:
1. She is more strapped for cash than she thought she would be.
2. She loves teaching, and is itching to get back into the field.
3. She is playing too much Words with Friends! (okay, this one is mine)
She had a very comfortable salary (above $70,000) before retirement, and is now making around 66% of that. She would like to ideally make the extra 34% through part-time teaching to bring her back to that salary range.
She is most comfortable teaching elementary school students, but would be okay with tutoring adults in simple subject matter. I recommended teaching perhaps ESL, but I don't know what qualifications, if any, are required.
She has been trying to use online websites, but is not very internet-savvy. The one tutoring site she found takes over a third of the money she would make per lesson, so she is not satisfied with what she would bring in through that method. I would be willing to do the searching for her, but I'm rather clueless about post-retirement teaching as well. Is Craigslist a good idea?
Any help would be appreciated, MeFites!