I have been teaching for two weeks now. I REALLY enjoy my job. I have two schedules. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, I teach six, 35-minute classes from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. It is kind of easy because I just follow the book that is assigned, but I am a little conflicted. From the short amount of time, I cannot use my training method, but the kids learn very fast and it seems to be working.
I have six, 50-minute classes Tuesday and Thursday classes from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. These classes are “discussion” classes where the students are supposed to practice having conversations about a range of topics. I have enough time in these classes to use my training, but the kids are not learning anything new in there, it’s just practice. Oh well, this schedule will last until the end of August when summer break is over for the students, then we go back to the original 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm every night.
I enjoy teaching these kids. The Tuesday/Thursday classes can be a bit of trouble because they are mostly comprised of middle school kids who don’t want to be there. The MWF kids are awesome. We have a lot of fun, probably because they are mostly elementary students and LOVE to talk.