Pros: fun, great place to work, and rewarding job.
Cons: only 20 hours per week and no work during the summer (june through mid august)
I work with kids at a after school program. A typical day at work starts off by me and my coworkers planning out the day and setting up anything that needs to be set up (for example: pencils sharpened, having paper, color pencils, and books available). Then the kids check in, there are 80 students altogether and 5 staff members, including myself. Each staff member gets about 20 students each and my supervisor, oversees all the groups. After the kids check in, they begin doing their homework and have an hour to complete it. I assist every student that needs help or has a question. After the homework hour is over, the kids have snack that the school district provides. After snack, our after school program provides the equipment to do some recreational activities such as physical education for an hour, or the kids will be allowed to use the school's computer lab where the students can play educational games approved by the school and the district. The last part of the day I'll lead an activity with the kids such as 'hangman' or 'heads up seven up' while my supervisor checks the students out that are being picked up by their parents. There are times when I do the check out.