Fun, important, interactive
Instructor (Current Employee) – Bethesda, MD – May 7, 2016
There are no typical days, you really have to think on your feet. You could be working with three or four students simultaneously, and they each have different personal needs and coursework. You could have a little eight year old boy with autism, a twelve year old girl whose second language is English, a high school student working on SAT prep, and another with severe ADHD. I learned how valuable being part of a team is in a workplace, because you can always count on your co-workers. It also has taught me a lot of patience and skills working with children. The hardest part of the job is trying to find new ways to explain a topic to a student, after you've tried everything you know how to, but it's great because you'll end up finding a new way to look at problems, and it helps to keep your mind fresh. The best part of the job only happens about 5% of the time, if you're lucky. It's when you're explaining a topic to a student who historically struggles with it, and then it clicks in their mind and they get it. It's very rewarding.
No scheduled breaks, but there are peaks and valleys