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What career choices in education (besides tutoring) would I have if I enjoy more one-on-one/small group instruction rather than teaching a large class? I enjoy working with students one-on-one. If I have to teach a group, I'd rather it to be a small group, like no more than 5-10 students. Could I become an interventionist for my subject (science)? Special education? Start a tutoring business? Are there any instructional strategies that I can use in my classroom where I'm not burned out by trying to teach a group of students who are constantly talking, not paying attention, etc?


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Many of the one-to-one or small group positions require specialized certificates and involve special education. Do you have the credentials for any of these--or would you be willing to take courses to qualify?

Counselor?
Speech/language
OT or PT
Vision or hearing specialist
Psychologist
Social worker
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This isn't teaching per se, but being an SLP or a school psych will allow you to work with kids in a small setting.
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I am a former elementary teacher and have been homeschooling my children since my youngest child was born. I was able to get a part-time position with our local Adult Education agency. Most of my classes involve a small class or one on one tutoring situations. It has been a great job with a boss who is good to me. It is also rewarding since we are actually helping people get their diplomas and move on to their next step in life, whether it be a better job, trade school, or college.

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I worked as a governess for a year. Basically homeschooling someone else's kid, but in Australia the government pays you to do it in remote areas. it was a pretty amazing experience!


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I've done homebound tutoring. In my state if a student has to be out 2 or more weeks for medical reasons, they are entitled to an hour of tutoring at home every day.

It would be hard to earn lots that way, but it's a good part time job. I once tutored a high school boy for about a year. Depression and anxiety. Wonderful kid.

I've had a couple who were being treated for cancer, one who had leg surgery, girls who just had babies.

Some hospitals employ teachers for kids who are hospitalized, particularly for mental health issues.
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I feel exactly as you described. Teaching
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whole class is very exhausting. My advice or I should say, what I am trying to accomplish is to change the way I teach. I have split my class into 3 groups of 7. I am very lucky to only have 21 students. I have the 3 groups rotate to me for small group instruction. I do this for math and science. I enjoy teaching in small groups. I introduce a new skill or vocabulary. The other groups are doing either Google Classroom assignment, independent work, IXL for math, or enrichment. This is still a work in progress. Typically on Monday, I explain the stations and content for the week, review expectations and review skills worked on from previous week. I find that time is the biggest obstacle! I have 55 minutes for math and 45 for science. Therefore, my small group rotations are about 15 minutes each. Transitions for this group are rough. Everything takes so long for them. But we continue to work on this and it is getting better. I teach 5th grade math and science to two groups.

Is it possible for you to structure your teaching this way?
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After 32 years in the gen ed class, I switched to self contained intermediate VE. I do a ton of one on one teaching and it is awesome. Be careful of the situation, I landed in a great one with 10 students and 2 instructional assistants. We also have 1 to 1 technology. The IEP writing/meetings are the worst part.
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I saw an ad for a title I interventionist and I applied. My particular job isnít full time. I take reading groups of first and second graders for 45-60 minutes. Itís funded through the federal government. I mention that because I think it explains the need for lots of paperwork. The job itself is good, but you need to be organized to keep the deadlines and paperwork straight. Before I came upon this job, I didnít realize opponents like this existed.
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