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Substitute teaching hard to live on!!!!!!
Old 01-09-2017, 04:45 PM
 
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Hi. I'm a substitute teacher. The job is really hard to live on, especially with getting paid once a month. Jobs are not available daily. The town where I live has a big lack of job opportunities and many businesses have closed down. The standard of living is expensive too. I have a B.A. degree and I am looking for an entry level stable job. I will appreciate help please.


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When I first got out of college-in December, a bad time of year to get a teaching job, I lived in a small town, and sub jobs were very few... I know your pain.

Fast forward to being retired from teaching now. I've had many subs over the years. The ones that I used/requested were the ones who took the time to write a short (2 lines), positive note on my desk for me to see when I came back. They also included their contact information on that note (sometimes on a little business card). It was that short note AND their contact information-that I could have easily on hand to grab the next time I needed a sub--that made me request them again.

Are their any jobs for aides in the schools? Hope you find some solutions.
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Substitute teaching is not meant to be a job that one can live on. I would expect it to be difficult do so since it is part time.

What is your B.A. degree?

My advice is to move.
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I agree that sub jobs aren't meant to be jobs you live on by yourself. Is your BA in teaching? Until you figure out your next move, maybe a p/t job such as waitressing or something (if they make decent tips by you), leaving yourself open for some days a week for subbing might help. What type of entry level job are you seeking? Is it teaching, or something else? Many people have to move for their first teaching job. Spread your net far and wide!
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:57 PM
 
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I responded to your other post. I'm not sure what to say, without knowing what your degree is in. You aren't a certified teacher, so I assume you're not looking for teaching job.


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It's not easy living on sub pay but I'm doing it now. I could work every day here though.
Since you are a beginning teacher maybe moving would be the best option for you now.
Have you ever wanted to travel? You could teach English overseas. Or you could apply to districts that are hiring.
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I feel your pain. I'm a sub too. My Dh holds the good job. I sub for extra income. But it sure isn't much. Maybe get another job. I've met several who bar tend and like it. One teacher quit teaching to bar tend. There are way too many subs so it is hard to get jobs here.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:28 PM
 
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I have left so many detailed notes about the class day, on desks with my contact information for regular teachers. The teachers have never responded back to me.
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I need a stable job that I will like.
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B.A Degree
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My degree is in world literature.


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To try to live off subbing how many schools would you put your name down to?

Would 15 be enough or should you be putting your name down at every school you are willingly to drive to?

How many schools are you listed at?
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Old 02-06-2017, 06:50 PM
 
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I"am listed in 30 schools and only like rarely 4 schools call me.
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Could you add a license onto your degree in World Lit.? How about Reading Specialist or Adult Ed.? Could you teach a class through Community Ed.?
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Hi. If you can move, find a nice area in California and begin looking at requirements for teaching. I just began the process. At first it was quite intimidating, but then I just jumped into the process and learned by talking to people and working the CTC website.
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It's still quite competitive in CA... They interview 10 people for 1 position, at least in my area....16 interviews & no luck
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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I subbed for a year before becoming a certified teacher and I understand the financial stress that you are talking about. I worked overnight while subbing and studying for my content test full time. There were days that I slept like an hour lol.
Since you have a B.A., have you considered entering an alt. cert. program to get a standard certificate? That's what I did and I am so glad that I did. It's a lot of work but it's worth it.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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I don't know where you are from, but here subbing is not intended to be full-time employment.
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I enjoyed subbing for the current time I was doing it. I had a bad experience last year and needed a break. As silly as it sounds I turned down a full time position as I enjoyed it so much and was surviving on the money I was getting.

That being said I am probably ready to get back into the swing of things. Don't think I was be handed a job though like a couple of months ago. I'm from Australia for those who asked.
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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Can you get alternative certification for teaching with your literature degree?
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Loudoun County is hiring a lot of K teacher assistants. You could work there and eventually get a teaching position if you work towards you credentials.
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Hi. I"am listed on 30 schools, but this past spring and fall I barely worked for like 1 or 2.
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How to add license on B.A?
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I looked for the alternative route to certificate but that is so much money to do online like $2,000 I do not have money for that or go to school. I applied for so many school district positions even a teacher's aide. I got so many emails back saying "position is closed" meaning the position is filled. The area does not hire reading specialist positions where I live either.
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Alternative certification is expensive to do online and I do not have money to go back to college.
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