Challenging yet fun workplace to see growth and progress in young students.
Pros: consistent schedule, no weekends or late nights, work with people, free tickets to minnesota sporting events
Cons: lower pay, no extra hours available, can be emotionally and mentally exhausting
The program is broken up into segments, so a normal day is meeting with my class for a snack before going up into the classroom. We start with a fun game or icebreaker, followed by half an hour for the curriculum which the program provides for me to teach. After curriculum we help the students with their homework and projects, or they are expected to read quietly if they have none, and we end the day with choice time where they pick to either go to the computer lab or the gym, and then they are dismissed to their buses. Before and after program we have team meetings to get everything prepared and go over information, also discussing highs and lows of the day and concerns with any students. It is challenging to work with the students most days because many have behavior issues or are academically challenged. It can be an emotionally exhausting job, but it is very rewarding to invest into these kids and to see growth happen. My management is dedicated to helping us as individual teachers, which i appreciate, and they help us with the students to keep control and order in the classes. Kids are not my greatest strength, so it has stretched and taught me a lot about patience. It has been a great experience for me overall.