Help me help my retired mom find a part-time job!
January 25, 2014 8:03 PM Subscribe
My mom is a young 67 year-old retired teacher. Help me give her more ideas for a part-time job that uses her skills, Masters degree and 30+ years of experience! It's so hard watching her be so disheartened. :/
posted by carmenghia to Work & Money (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
After finalizing her divorce, my mom has decided to go back to work part-time. She's in the Annapolis/Baltimore Maryland Metro area.
She has a MEd and 35 years of elementary and middle school teaching experience. She let her teaching certification lapse a few years ago. (She thought she was permanently retired.)
So far she's mostly applied for tutoring jobs at the big tutoring companies as well as retail and is naturally frustrated because of the current state of the job market. The sub pool in the county right now is full so she also has to wait until Fall 2014 school year to enter the sub pool.
I brought up the private tutor route and suggested it but she hasn't been really keen on it - worried it's too much overhead with materials and such.
I've encouraged her to use her contacts within the school system as well as network with her friends in the area - she has a few friends working as full-time teacher still.
I'm not an educator but I am wondering if there are other part-time educational opportunities that I may be able to steer her towards that I am unaware of - bonus points if they are in the Baltimore/Annapolis area!