Productive and fun workplace, working with kids and being a positive influence on them
I teach kids, grades K-5, how to play chess. This includes teaching them strategy as well, so they can enjoy playing chess at a higher level. I learn how to handle kids in a classroom environment. Employer management is organized and friendly. Co-workers are helpful, friendly, and well chosen for their ability to assist in a classroom setting. The most challenging part of my job is handling misbehavior from a student or multiple students. I've learned how to deal with this in a professional and successful manner, maintaining trust from the school and from the parents. The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the kids have a good time and seeing their interest in chess growing. This can apply to any subject matter, by the way, and not just limited to chess. I use chess because that's what I am currently teaching.
Free food at company meetings and great entertainment. Teaching can be fun.
Healthcare is costly and not covered if you are a part-time teacher.