Afterschool Art Teacher (Former Employee) – Bayside, NY – August 5, 2016
The job was creating project-based lesson plans for a group of up to 17 middle school age children in whatever subject you were teaching (I did art). We were supposed to create the lesson plans with modification based on children who were excelling or falling behind in the lesson, and fill out reports to hand into our supervisor. However, the supervisor gave none of the group leaders much guidance. All of the leaders there where school kids with little to no experience working with children (which they made apparent when everyone was hired).
Part Time Teacher’s Assistant (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – April 18, 2016
Assisting scholars with homework help. Then engaging scholars in a fun project based learning activity. Difficult to capture and maintain the attention of some scholars, due to the fact that they have been in school all day, and after school requires the scholars to stay in school for another 3 hours. The most enjoyable part of the job is to see the happiness on scholar's faces when they finally understand their classwork. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing scholars become excited to learn.
Youth Leader/Youth Counselor (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – July 28, 2015
A typical day at work is greeting your kids finding out how thier day is going so far, have they learned anything new, is their anything they are willing to to share and also finding out and making sure they ate for the day and their well being. My job is very energetic, full of life and i look forward to going there every day, I also look forward to the children that i interact with on a daily basis They are a such a delight, their personalities, they way they think, learn and how they grow. They admire and look up to us as role models which we set and give good guidence, patience and love. The hardest part of the job is dealing with different personalities and attitudes, these children have different backgrounds and different ways of living so we have to help them learn and adjust to new and different ways of life and sometimes this makes it difficult because they are stuck in thier own ways. Ive learned that our children come first because they are our future. I know this for sure because i also have one of my own.
Group Leader (Current Employee) – Far Rockaway, NY – April 22, 2015
Your on a structured schedule, becomes boring because your doing the same thing almost everyday. You learn how to work and cooperate with children and use your skills to enhance the children's learning. Co- workers are more to themselves not really outgoing. The hardest part of the work is balancing out all the work that is thrown at you at one time. The most enjoyable part of the job is the children.