I get paid $7/hour to tutor high school kids on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
I remember a few years ago not knowing what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted a career to identify with, so that when someone asked me "So, what do you do?" I could say, "Well, I'm a [insert title here]."
For years, I didn't know what I wanted to do.
Then, about six months ago, my dad told me about this program for adults who have a bachelor's degree and want to get into teaching. I thought "I've always liked working with students--maybe I should try teaching?"
So I am currently in the last class that I need to get into the program. Calculus.
I decided to ask around and see if anyone needed tutors at their school. Hence my current position.
It is one of the most exhausting, fulfilling, frustrating, and wonderful things I have ever done! (besides being married, mind you)
That look on their faces when I explain something and they just...get it. That "OH!" look, when the light bulb turns on and the gears start whirling as they realize that it's not as difficult as they thought it was.
It's a good feeling. Especially when the principal comes to you and says "The students really like having you here to tutor them. Can you come more often?"
It's a VERY good feeling. ESPECIALLY when the principle comes to you and says, "Let me know when you get your license, ok? I think we may have an opening soon."
So in two years, when someone asks me "What do you do?" I'll be able to answer them.
I'll say, "I'm a teacher."