It does, but just barely. (Or just barley, as my students prefer to write it.)
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The raise=$9k. As in, I am now making $9k more than in my current position. And after a year I get an automatic $5k raise.
that is great news, hombre!!!! very happy to hear that. best of luck in the new gig.
Congrats Mikey! Happy you finally nailed it down. What's the job?
so will you be trolling crazies womenz in the next pay grade now? my bet is that you get someone pregnant in the next 6mths and have to settle down anyway.
I started working part time at a teaching agency, and as is usual, everything(salary increases, etc) depend on the performance reviews from the students. This, made me rather nervous due to various things. However, after the class, I read the performance reviews they gave me and I effin aced them. EVERY single student(there where 15 of them) gave me a perfect score!!
SWEET! Congratulations!! Knowing how bad the job market is in the US, this is major progress! What does the job entail?
I'd say that the following factors determine your score(in no particular order)
1. Dress well. Thanks to SF I really stepped up my game, now blue or white shirt and dark pants are standard teaching uniform.
2. Project positive energy. In short, get them to feel that you want to be there, that teaching them isn't a chore.
3. Get them to relate. Talk about things that happen in their life, use examples that they'd use and know.
4. Be clear. You'd be amazed how many teachers assume that "I understand = they will understand"
5. Timing. This is essential. Never let everyone finish because then the majority is already bored and that's bad. When about 60-70% of the students are done you tell them that there is 1-2 minutes left and then after that you go over the activity.
6. If you have large classes, make sure that you speak with each student individually, for at least a few sentences. Usually it's personalized advice on something they have a problem with. It shows that you care about them and that you want them to improve
With a dash of experience, it shouldn't really be a problem putting all this together and thus get a great review :D
Edited by Maximator - 11/4/12 at 10:16am