Aug 13 2011
If you know me on Facebook or Twitter, you may already know the news about my new job. If you don’t, here it is: I am now a full time 6th grade Math tutor at Mendez Middle School . This is a great opportunity to reach kids who are really struggling in Math as they start their middle school career. I will work with two students at a time in 45 minute blocks all school day. (This is the plan anyway, subject to change as we get started) I’m thrilled to be selected for this position and I feel that it will be a challenge I will enjoy.
I am busy spending this weekend getting prepared for Monday, my first day. This involves strange things like sorting the girls’ clothes and re-caulking the baseboards. Weird, I know, but that’s the way I prepare. It has been a while since I have had ONE full time job. Mostly since I’ve had kids, I’ve pieced together several part time or contract jobs. I’ve had multiple roles within a start up; I’ve represented multiple brands on Twitter, Facebook and blogs; I’ve run marketing campaigns while also selling real estate. It will be a major difference in job lifestyle, but one I am looking forward to having. I’m curious to hear from others who have gone from freelance or contract work to full employment. How was it for you? Also, teachers — what can you tell me about preparing for my first day with the students? Anything you did that worked or (even better) that didn’t work? I found some good tips here on the WeAreTeachers blog as well.
So, Monday I start with the rest of the staff at Mendez and in a week we welcome the students! That is when the real fun will begin