A productive and fun workplace, and an intellectually stimulating environment.
Pros: a nice 45 minute break between the two courses i teach: time to get coffee and have a snack!
Cons: part-time employment is not compensated very well.
Typically, I commute in to Washington with the bus, then either visit the copy machine before class, or go directly to class and prepare to teach early, warming up the projectors for my technology classroom. I teach two 50 minute classes, with a 45 minute break in between. I often have to walk a few blocks to my second class, as it is an urban campus. – more... I get my exercise! The students on this campus are very bright and challenging to work with, in a very positive way. I enjoy my mornings!
Unfortunately, because our classrooms are spread out on the GW campus, I do not see my colleagues much. We also teach at different times, so we all commute into Washington at different times, as well.
The hardest part of my job is maybe the commute! I love my work, but the commute takes a chunk of time out of my day, and I am very much impacted by traffic and weather on the way to work.
The most enjoyable aspect of my work is the interaction with my students. I fully enjoy seeing them progress in their language learning. I also love to interact with my colleagues when we find time! – less