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.
There’s also the matter of the system learning curve. It’s not easy mastering new technology — especially when your work depends on it. But once mastered, taking your teaching skills digital can give you flexibility to travel, a great part time job option or simply a change of pace from your classroom experiences. Here’s what to know about teaching online.
Fay — I have a few posts up that list ways to get fast cash, but if you’re looking for bill money, those might not help much because the things I listed there are mostly good for gas money, pizza money, etc. Just a little extra. I know that with the phone positions there’s often a few weeks or more worth of wait time while you’re getting a background check done, training, and so forth. The sales positions (things like Helios, which has actually received negative feedback lately from some of my readers) could probably have you up and working and making money quickly. I do have a post on this blog covering Helios. But not everyone likes sales, so that may not be the route you’d want to take.
I actually consigned clothing for friends and family while in my freshman year of college and made some side cash with this legit online job. Smartphones were hardly popular 9 years ago, so it wasn’t the best option for my time vs. value. But today, it would be far simpler to snap pictures on your phone and list an item through an app in just a few minutes.

Every service is different, but most follow the same basic model. Once you’ve registered, you simply select the topic and grade level you need help with, and the system will give you a list of qualified tutors. From there, you can view a detailed profile of each, send an introductory email, submit a question, or schedule a future session. If you’re using an on-demand service, the system will automatically pair you with an available qualified tutor and drop you right into a live session.


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Coach’s study included conversations and surveys with the tutors. An essential focus of this dialogue was to unpack why tutors weren’t planning to adopt online tutoring and why some of them were tutoring so few of their students online. They also aimed to discover what some of the pain points might be for tutors who had moved almost completely to online.
The employment outlook for middle school teachers appears stable in certain regions, and the overall demand for teachers is stronger than many other professions. In some expanding U.S. regions, such as the Southeast, Southwest and West, job growth for middle school teachers is relatively strong. Overall, the BLS estimates a 12 percent growth rate for middle school teachers through 2022.
When I first heard about online tutors in India helping US students I was a little skeptical. I am so glad we tried it last year. This is the second year in a row we have signed up for math tutoring. Our daughter’s tutor is wonderful and very patient. My daughter routinely comments that she finally understands the math lessons she is getting at school because her Growing Stars tutor explains everything in a way she understands. I encourage any parent whose child may be struggling to sign up for this extremely convenient and personalized service. My daughter also took advantage of a compressed SAT prep class last summer. If was very helpful and effective. Growing Starts also utilizes excellent customer service reps that check in to make sure we are pleased with the service and that we are seeing results. I highly recommend Growing Stars.
Skooli was the only service to receive the highest possible score in our credentials metric. All of Skooli’s tutors are fully-credentialed teachers, so you can take comfort in knowing that all of their instructors are fully qualified. Even when you need to find a tutor on-demand, you’re guaranteed to always have a qualified tutor, no matter the circumstance.
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