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Need some help in setting up an informal ESL class

I've been informally tutoring my friends' kids in preparing for the New York State English standardized tests, and my friends have been happy enough with how it's going that they have now proposed another arrangement. They would like me to teach a beginning ESL class for a small group of their business's employees who are struggling with English skills. I would teach a 2-hour class of about 4-5 people once a week. My friends don't know what the going rate for that kind of instruction is in NYC, and I don't either. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Demorialized about teaching the the University level

I feel like I am teaching to the lowest common denominator... What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2014 - 26 answers

burned out lawyer rethinking a new career in teaching

I just left law after 18 years as a sole practitioner. I am burned out. I'm not very money oriented, more into helping people and socializing. I like work that has a beginning and end. I've never been a good employee. I thought that I would like to become a high school social science teacher and I now have a license to teach. I'm a 54 yo female. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2014 - 26 answers

How do I teach English to students who don't speak a word?

Can you please help explain to me some techniques and procedures for teaching English to students with whom you don't share a common language? Its private tutoring and the students in this instance are two 10 year olds and they need to be speaking as much as they can in the next couple of months... and I will have them twice a week for an hour. I have an Ipad, a white board, and a copy machine....
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2013 - 14 answers

How to get started in freelance technical training

My day job involves teaching a particular subject to people working in a particular field at a large university. How can I get started doing the same thing on a freelance basis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2013 - 1 answer

How to discuss a possible learning disability with a student?

I teach college students. One otherwise capable student I have taught this year has struggled in particular ways that suggest s/he might have a learning disability or similar. The school's office for student disability service can provide testing &c if the student contacts them. What is the best way to discuss this with the student and recommend they seek assistance? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2013 - 13 answers

Where do I go from here? Teacher Edition

What's my next professional step? I recently earned my teaching license, but I couldn't get a teaching job. I have had to take a step backwards and am now working as an administrative assistant again, which I hate. Do I keep trying to find the elusive teaching job or leave the dream behind? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2013 - 16 answers

What to do about cramster.com?

I'm seeking suggestions for dealing with the existence of internet cheating sites that provide answers to university homework problems. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2013 - 30 answers

How do I deal with a big mistake in my last job?

I burned a bridge. Will I ever work in this (academic) town again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I word my reason for leaving this ministry job

I'm applying for new jobs and struggling to figure out how to word my "reason for leaving" in an unusual situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 4, 2012 - 11 answers

Advanced ESL activities for one-on-one tutoring?

What to do with very advanced adult ESL students? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2012 - 20 answers

How to turn Web developer isolation into something more outgoing?

I'm a humanities-oriented people person freelancing as a Web developer and IT person, but tired of working from home in isolation. While I enjoy running my own operation, I wish I could get out there and teach people, work with kindred spirits, etc. Anyone have any ideas or experience they might be willing to share on beating this predicament? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 12 answers

What can I do about plagiarism by international students?

What can I do to decrease plagiarism? Snowflakey details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2012 - 50 answers

Suggestion for information designers to train?

Any recommendations for information designers or visualizers to do trainings for the large research company for which I work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 1 answer

Why can't we just all get along?

How do I navigate this potentially dramatic work/friends situation? Snowflakes and a long backstory ahead. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Teaching Lord of the Flies for the very first time.

How to introduce a post-colonial perspective when teaching Lord of the Flies to high school kids? I want to show that the "savage" behaviour of the boys on the island comes from a British imagining of savagery, not necessarily the absence of civilization. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2011 - 25 answers

Everything there is to know about teaching

Resources and inspiration for a potential teacher-to-be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 - 8 answers

how to get middle schoolers to be quiet

[TeacherFilter] Advice needed on getting these inner city middle schoolers to be quiet. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 - 37 answers

Ethics of leaving a college teaching job near the start of the semester?

I agreed to take a teaching job at certain community college, and now, just two weeks away from the beginning of the semester, it looks like a much better job is about to come through for me. What are the ethical considerations of backing out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 8, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I support my spouse in their job search

How can I best support my partner during their teaching job search? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 20, 2011 - 11 answers

What do students want from a freshman composition course?

I'm a freshman composition instructor who wants to rock the evals. But how? If you've taken a first-year college writing or rhetoric course, what teaching practices made for a good (or horrible) experience from the student's perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Not cut out for it?

I've always wanted to be a professor. However, it turns out that I suck at it! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2011 - 46 answers

Teaching vs. MSW / JD

Teaching certificate vs. MSW. Where can I be of more help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Où sont les femmes?

In the dating world of 2011, is being a male teacher a curse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2011 - 45 answers

Good gifts for first time art instructors?

Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Career change @ 40: financial sector to teacher?

Career change @ 40: financial sector to teacher? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Should I take a job or get a free masters degree?

I'm graduating this semester with a license to teach secondary history. Help me decide whether to take a one-year teaching job or a fully-funded MA in history. I want to ultimately teach high school, but full tuition + a monthly stipend seems too good to pass up, and I can't do both. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 17 answers

The Happiest Story Ever Told Is. . .

Please help me think of cheerful novels, plays, or even short stories suitable for an advanced high school freshman curriculum. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2010 - 29 answers

Terrible Textbooks

I am teaching a class next semester called "Implementing Web Services." The book I was given this past year was overpriced, error-filled, and oddly GUI-centric. Help me replace it, please! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Office drone to high school English teacher?

I hate my office job. I want to quit it and become a high school English teacher. Is that stupid? What would I have to do to get started if I live in NYC? What are the pros and cons of teaching high school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 - 24 answers

London Loner

London, UK living arrangements. Help me sort out the options and get settled! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Teaching to Distraction

I teach college. I have ADD. I have some kind of mental block against fully planning my courses. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me be an IT wizard.

I will need to change careers, but I have a bit of time to plan this out. What should my next computer- or education-related job be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 4 answers

How do I deal with the fact that I hate teaching, or, how long do I hate teaching until I give up on grad school?

How do I deal with the fact that I hate teaching, or, how long do I hate teaching until I give up on grad school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2009 - 16 answers

Great idea for a course--horribly misdirected.

I'm taking an innovative course on using technology for humanitarian causes, taught by a professor I really like. But it's awful! How can I tell him what I think, and/or turn this disaster of a course into something worthwhile? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2009 - 29 answers

Most likely relocating to Iraqi Kurdistan. What do I need to know?

Most likely relocating to Iraqi Kurdistan. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2009 - 4 answers

I think I need to change my career. Is teaching the right one for me?

Should I go in to teaching? What's it like teaching primary (up to 11-12 year old kids)? Do you get to do much science? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 17 answers

How to successfully transition into a teaching career in your 30s?

Due to the economic crisis, the small business I’m a partner in very likely won’t last through the end of the year. After a lot of soul-searching, I’m not sure I want to continue in my current industry and am looking at a possible career change at the age of 35 – becoming a high school English teacher. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2009 - 11 answers

Can you help me bring a student in line?

How do I discipline a student that doesn't care about detention? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2009 - 38 answers

Once upon a time in the ancient civilizations, there were...uh...

Ancient Civilizations Crash Course: I have to teach a course beginning in February...and I don't know anything! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 16, 2008 - 20 answers

eeny meeny miney moe...

What's the easiest path to becoming a teacher? Can you help me decide on an online teacher certification program? Any anecdotes or perspective on online education would be particularly helpful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Therapist? Professor? Something else? Help me figure out a career/life-direction dilemma.

Therapist? Professor? Something else? Help me figure out a career/life-direction dilemma. Dear MeFites: You are wise. Please help me think through a tangle of career thoughts. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2008 - 9 answers

How much of a factor is age in getting a PhD/teaching job?

Middle age career-switch filter: I am considering getting a PhD in a subject in the humanities that is notoriously difficult to find work in-- in order to become an academic and teach at the college level. Am I too old to reasonably expect to be able to make this happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 12, 2008 - 21 answers

Teachers- Tell me what it is like to have summers off.

Teachers with families -- tell me what it's like to have summers off. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 18, 2008 - 34 answers

How do I become a teacher?

I have several general (and some specific) questions about teaching high school in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 17, 2008 - 16 answers

No, you make MY logo bigger.

I am a graphic designer. I love graphic design. I hate hate hate clients. What can I do without wasting my entire education? (Much, much more inside.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 13, 2008 - 23 answers

Should I leave my cozy cubicle and go get a teaching degree?

Should I leave my cozy cubicle and go get a teaching degree? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2007 - 20 answers

Princeton Review screening exam

Please come in if you have applied online to teach for Princeton Review. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2007 - 5 answers

mid-semester burnout

I teach several required college courses. My enthusiasm is dwindling, and it is starting to show. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2006 - 27 answers

Should I become a teacher?

I think I want to change careers and become a teacher. I need a change. I've been told "You'd be a great teacher!" by several people and I think I believe them. I already have a Masters (multimedia/technology), and I'm in NY state. How long will it really take me, and what else should I know before I leap? (More specific situational info inside...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2005 - 14 answers

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