Teachers! Do you hold multiple jobs? Do you work a different job?I teach part time in college and online teaching PLUS Enotes, and other sites. I do it to beef up my CV. Yet, do you do the same for...

Teachers! Do you hold multiple jobs? Do you work a different job?

I teach part time in college and online teaching PLUS Enotes, and other sites. I do it to beef up my CV. Yet, do you do the same for different reasons? Share!

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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I teach high school full time and I also teach community college classes. Typically I teach one evening a week during the school year, plus one or two classes during the summer, which meet twice a week. I enjoy the contrast between the adult learners and the younger ones; what a difference it makes when the students are paying to be in class!

I would say that about half of my coworkers have a second job, most during the summer.

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ajmchugh | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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I don't have another job outside the school (other than enotes!), but I do try to take on additional positions in my district.  I've done home instruction, I'm a class advisor, and I've served as a Lead Teacher in the English Department.  I'd like to be able to take on a second job just to have a little extra spending money, but with all the papers I bring home, I just don't see it happening! 

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I teach my regular high school load. Then, two days a week I am an adjunct lecturer and teach genetics and environmental biology for a 4 year college after school. I love that job. I also recently found enotes and plan on writing for the site as often as possible.

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MaudlinStreet | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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My first 3 years of teaching, I was going to school and working at Borders. The past 2 years, I have thankfully just been teaching full-time. Now, I'm back in school, & I have no idea how I went to school, taught full-time, and held a second job without killing myself. However, I think it's essential to have some kind of connection to a community outside of teaching. Otherwise, there will be days where the only adult communication I have is with my boyfriend! Interacting with teenagers all day can slowly drive you crazy......

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Besides what I do here at eNotes, I teach in the classroom and online. I also do freelance editing and copy editing for a growing new publishing house. That publisher and I used to work together as production editors at the same company. When we got "downsized," I became a teacher, but she, amazingly, started her own publishing company and is doing very well.

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M.P. Ossa | College Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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It's official: Teachers can do ANYTHING! I am so proud to see how much we do for the good of the community OUTSIDE of our classrooms, sometimes just for the sake of keeping us "going."  Very few other professionals could brag that much. I am very proud of you all!

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clairewait | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I've never held more than just a teaching job but have always tutored on the side.  Until this year, it was required for teachers in core subjects at my public school.

This year I did a little writing tutoring which really only counts as "date night" money!

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susan3smith | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

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I hold three jobs, not including enotes.  I teach summer school at a private school, and  I grade essays for a standardized test in addition to my work as a high school English teacher in a public school.  I have enjoyed enotes, because I like the mental challenge of answering questions about a subject that I love.  It beats wasting time playing word games on the internet! 

I think, though, I must be missing out.  I'd like the wine tasting job held by the Post #13! 

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I work four jobs, although I can't call them all really "jobs" unto themselves.  Together, I work very, very full time, but at jobs I enjoy.  I teach full time high school during the year, work 50 hours per month in a tutoring center at my school, eNotes, of course, and then I work the tasting room in a winery about one weekend a month.  No complaints - I work them all by choice.

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kiwi | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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I teach and do e-notes. Having downsized my lifestyle (assistant Principal to classroom teacher) I earn lots less but I have so much more time. We live in a tiny town with very few shops so we spend very little. We have a big vegetable garden, chickens and a couple of sheep so we keep food bills low. I really enjoy e-notes as it keeps my brain active without costing me anything - in fact the reverse!


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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

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I teach, tutor, nanny, freelance write and photograph, housesit, and do enotes. Whew! I don't make any money at my job, so I need to do a lot of things to keep afloat!

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I teach, coach, teach on-line, edit on enotes, and tutor both during school and after.  During the summer, I work in a bookstore because I love reading and in order to bring in a little extra spending money.  This year, my husband's contract was not renewed at his school, so he started a handyman business.  So, I am his labor force this summer as well.  In the classroom and in real life, we must be the jack of all trades!

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Everybody is so industrious here! I work part time in two educational institutions plus work on enotes of course. I have also marked exams and tutored privately. I must admit the money always started off as being the pull to start in these posts, but I really appreciate enotes for keeping me in touch with a wider community of teachers and what is happening in my subject fields. That is priceless.

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drmonica | (Level 2) Associate Educator

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I turned my second job into my "real" job. I have done consulting work for several years on the side; a couple of years ago, I formalized my company, Schools21, and began preparing to leave full-time employment to become my own boss. I went into business full time for myself on April 1, 2009, and although my current income is far below what it was when I worked for a company, it's growing every quarter and the freedom is WELL worth the temporary cut in pay!

You can see my website at www.schools21.com. I also have a Facebook page for Schools21, and I write a blog, "Edutocracy," on education issues local, regional, and national at http://edutocracy.blogspot.com/.

I love Enotes. It keeps me current on what's going on in classrooms. I have also scored SAT and ACT essays, along with several state-based writing assessments, for Pearson Educational Measurement for nearly ten years.


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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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Being an avid collector, I have sold items on eBay regularly since its first year of inception. In addition to teaching, I am also an editor with eNotes. As most teachers have discovered, supplemental salaries are essential to balance the low pay educators face in their teaching jobs.

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