Second, make sure you have prepared yourself mentally and financially. Teaching doesn't pay the big bucks. You want to retire some day so make sure to budget and save as much as possible. Mentally working with children can be tough. Working daily with teens has taught me to have a thick skin. They think with their emotions and have no concept of logic. Always know you are the boss and they will follow your lead. Be kind and don't be afraid to let them know you care.
I am currently pursuing a Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry, and I have completed a B. S. in Medicinal-Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a GPA of 3. 7. I've taught 4 laboratory classes ranging from General Chemistry Lab to Advanced Biochem/Organic Lab. I have also been a supplemental instruction leader for a General Chemistry course, and a teaching assistant for Organic Chemistry I. I have had experience in instructional design, instructional videos, group learning, as well as individual teaching. I have helped individual students struggling with General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry succeed in their classes through individual and small-group tutoring sessions. I have a passion for helping students learn through organized instruction, and would love to hear from you!
Building your network really does matter. Coming out of graduate school, teaching jobs are few and the competition is stiff. The importance of the impression you make as a student cannot be overstated. For every job that opens up there are 100 people applying, and most of them are smart and articulate. What makes you different? Why should they waste their time hiring someone who just graduated? Have an answer ready. DO ADJUNCT WORK. It pays terribly, but it shows you can do it, don't mind putting in your time, and you will usually get placed before people they have never seen before. PAD YOUR CV. Publish anywhere you can--the local paper, the school's journal/paper, wherever you get the opportunity. Jump at any chance to present a paper or teach a workshop. These things separate the women from the girls.
Is there a place in the world you have always wanted to visit? A culture that has always triggered your curiosity? This is your chance to expose yourself to that culture and contribute in the most meaningful way possible. The teaching projects require a commitment of at least one month. You can easily stay longer which will give you the chance to build a more profound relationship with the students but also start to understand the culture in a completely different way than you would as a tourist. Have you always wanted to learn Spanish or Chinese? What are you waiting for? This is your chance to make that dream reality and start as a volunteer teacher in a country where you can learn a new language as well!
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Take your school career seriously! From the freshman year onward, work hard to become the best reader and writer that you can be. Take advantage of every opportunity to challenge yourself as a learner, take AP classes if available, take online or blended learning classes if available. Use summers to get ahead on your reading and check for the required reading list for all college-bound students. Visit teachers' rooms to see different teaching styles, and remember the great and not so great teachers you have had. You will remember behaviors you want to emulate and those you want to avoid.
I like to consider myself the perpetual student. I love to learn new things and this passion has helped me to develop a strong love for teaching. I graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry with a Minor in Spanish.  I recently graduated with my Ph.D. in Chemistry.  During my five years in graduate school, I worked as a Teaching Assistant.  I have taught several different chemistry courses and tutored many students at a variety of levels. I have also had the privilege to tutor many students in a variety of subjects, ranging from Chemistry to French Language Courses to ACT prep.  I have received the Kevin Cull Memorial Teaching Awa ... View Profile
If you are planning on teaching English abroad, you can begin making money teaching English from home before you head overseas to save for start-up costs. Then, when you get abroad, teaching English online enables you to make money right away and to supplement your income as a teacher at a local school. This is great if you want to save money for extra travel or need to pay off student debt.
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