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Old 04-10-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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It's getting to be that time of year again. Time to think about a summer job to supplement my income (at least get back what I spend out of pocket on my room). I'm open to suggestions. What types of industries hire summer help? What would you suggest?
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Old 04-10-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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Summer Camp Jobs--www.seriousteachers.com Yes, it is more than ironic that you would have to go to Taiwan to find people, who want to learn English during the Summer.
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:53 PM
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When I was in high school, many teachers drove Greyhound in the summer...
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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I have a CDL B in my back pocket, LOL. I've seen some teachers make some good cash painting homes in the Summer.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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My teacher grandfather sold encyclopedias door-to-door in the summer .....

Teaching related positions could include summer school (through your district), summer day camps, or tutoring (either independently or through a company like Sylvan, etc.).

How about full-day childcare for working parents whose kids are out of school? Especially if they're close in age to your own kids, then you could just plan activities for the whole group.

Any seasonal place is a possibility: pools, golf courses, resorts -- whatever there is in your area.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:27 PM
 
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You can make good money doing SAT prep or private tutoring in the summer around here. $30-40/hour to tutor one-on-one sounds pretty tempting to me, other than the fact that it would be hard to find anything more than half time.

I'm contemplating applying to Target or Staples or somewhere I can get an employee discount to use in August to stock my classroom for the year.
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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What kind of teacher are you? If you teach HS or Community College level, and have an advanced degree in one of the following: English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, you can easily make a lot of money doing SAT/GRE tutoring. Joining an institution can net you $25-$30 an hour starting, but if you are pretty good, just freelance and you can charge as much as you want, I have seen $200, but the guy had a PhD in applied mathematics from MIT.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:14 PM
 
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You can make good money doing SAT prep or private tutoring in the summer around here. $30-40/hour to tutor one-on-one sounds pretty tempting to me, other than the fact that it would be hard to find anything more than half time.

I'm contemplating applying to Target or Staples or somewhere I can get an employee discount to use in August to stock my classroom for the year.
That is a good idea. Given what I spend there every week, the discount alone would be worth working at meijer and they have great sales before school starts.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:17 PM
 
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What kind of teacher are you? If you teach HS or Community College level, and have an advanced degree in one of the following: English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, you can easily make a lot of money doing SAT/GRE tutoring. Joining an institution can net you $25-$30 an hour starting, but if you are pretty good, just freelance and you can charge as much as you want, I have seen $200, but the guy had a PhD in applied mathematics from MIT.
I am certified in chemistry, physics and math but I've only student taught math so I can't hire out as a math tutor around here. I heard that Sylvan pays about $12/hr but I'm not sure they do chemistry tutoring in the summer. Chemistry is a one time deal. You take it and you're done. They might hire tutors during the year but I doubt summer and I know they won't hire me to teach math because I haven't taught it for their, required, three years.

I'll have to look around to see if anyone else uses chemistry tutors or will hire someone certified in math who has never taught it. Tutoring is a natural fit and would help me WRT connecting with my struggling learners.
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Old 04-10-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Where I work we're able to sign up for "reserve pay". They take it out of my check every pay, so I get paid all year. I'm also teaching summer school.
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