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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Does $9K cover Genevieve's annual food budget?

It does, but just barely. (Or just barley, as my students prefer to write it.)
post #25667 of 45218
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Originally Posted by Maximator View Post

So you mean that you have a total salary of $9K? Or did you have any other income? Even if you're living like a monk, I doubt you'd be able to live on 9k a year.

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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.
post #25668 of 45218
Conne is using a rhetorical trick to try to obfuscate. In his current position, he makes $0. (At least this is what I have been told by reputable sources with inside information on the matter.)
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Well boys and girls, after 2 years of drudgery and suffering, the Conneman has LANDED A NEW JOB! Raise of $9K, more high-profile, and a position that will lead to good things in the future. Couldn't be happier.
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that is great news, hombre!!!! very happy to hear that. best of luck in the new gig.
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Well boys and girls, after 2 years of drudgery and suffering, the Conneman has LANDED A NEW JOB! Raise of $9K, more high-profile, and a position that will lead to good things in the future. Couldn't be happier.

Congrats Mikey! Happy you finally nailed it down. What's the job?
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

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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.

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.
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Congratulations Con-ye! Now you make more than Panera girl
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Well boys and girls, after 2 years of drudgery and suffering, the Conneman has LANDED A NEW JOB! Raise of $9K, more high-profile, and a position that will lead to good things in the future. Couldn't be happier.
Congrats!!! cheers.gif
post #25674 of 45218
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Originally Posted by Maximator View Post

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!!

Max, terrific! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif now tell us what you did to get unanimous high praise. laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Well boys and girls, after 2 years of drudgery and suffering, the Conneman has LANDED A NEW JOB! Raise of $9K, more high-profile, and a position that will lead to good things in the future. Couldn't be happier.

SWEET! Congratulations!! Knowing how bad the job market is in the US, this is major progress! What does the job entail?

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Max, terrific! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif now tell us what you did to get unanimous high praise. laugh.gif

Thanks. 

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
post #25676 of 45218
^^ What are you teaching? And at what level?
post #25677 of 45218
I am done with out of town weddings for the year (5 of last 7 weekends). My next travel will be with family to Pebble Beach for the last half of November.

I was also able to convince my wife to get up early to drive home 3.5 hours so I could play golf, it's 70 and no wind.
post #25678 of 45218
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

^^ What are you teaching? And at what level?

English, and I've taught everything from Kindergarten to Uni. Currently doing Kindergarten, TOEFL prep and and a few higher level conversation classes.

post #25679 of 45218
That's a very unusual diversity of teaching jobs!
post #25680 of 45218
buried the hamster. my daughter dealt with it really well. a few tears, but she did alright.

once i had the shovel out, i did some weeding around the house.

not a bad start to the day, as far as productivity goes.

now i will endeavor to nap and watch football for 8 hours.
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