Overall, something which I could enjoy and augment in the future.
Pros: had my own classroom/lab environment. plenty of computer power. understanding management.
Cons: lengthy labs - too long.
A typical day at work meant preparing for a lecture or a lab and then showing up early to handle any possible appointments with students.
What I learned through this job is that each class has its own identity. Some are smart, some not so smart. Each class had to be contoured to the individuals I taught. My management was a single individual who gave – more... me great lee-way. And because of that, I improved the lab situation a great deal by an inventory of lab equipment and installing interfaces on the computers available. I was by myself and had no co-workers, but I did value the help of the Chemistry teacher next door. He was very helpful with any of my lab needs. The hardest part of this job was helping people through labs and enduring their attitudes of "getting it done" vs. "doing it well." The most enjoyable part of the job was watching a light go on in someone's head when they finally caught on. – less