Teacher (Male, Age 30) in portland, OR

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleTeacher
Salary$50,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week40
Company Size(not answered)
Locationportland, OR
Years Experience1 year

Career Ratings

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Years in Career0
Education(not answered)
Income Rating0 / 10
Interest Rating0 / 10
Work-Life Rating0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating0 / 10

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work as a science teacher at a magnet school. Consisting of only 150 students, it is a opportunity for students who are interested to excel in high school.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
As a physics science teacher and a higher-math teacher, i am expect to prepare and teach my students the course. All information they must know is already given to me, i am supposed to create inventive way of insuring the maximum retention of this information.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
get up to 3 weeks of vacation. If necesssary, up to a month of sick leave. Get basic health insurance, covers any major problems.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
i am under compensated.

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I work with my students and various other teachers everyday. Also, i am constantly interacting with the principle.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Yes

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 5
Benefits: 8
Hours: 4
Co-Workers: 6
Supervisors: 3
Job Title: 7
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 1

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
6am to 7am
7am to 8amAm at school by 7:00 am. I prepare and set up for my class which starts at 7:40. I teach from 7:40 to 9:20 am. take a break at 8:20.
8am to 9amClass ends at 9:20. then I have my “focus” group. I announce a few announcements and then the students have study hall. I record grades or i correct papers.
9am to 10amFocus ends at 10:15 am. Then i have a free block where i edit more papers.
10am to 11amat 11:50 my free period ends. Now i have lunch till 12:40.
11am to 12pm12:40 lunch ends.
12pm to 1pmI teach starting 12:50 to 2:10. it is my Math class.
1pm to 2pmClass ends at 2:10.
2pm to 3pmClass ends at 2:10. Go home around 3 or sometimes 4.
3pm to 4pmAt home, relaxing.
4pm to 5pmGrading papers, creating next day’s planner.
5pm to 6pmGrading papers, creating next day’s planner.
6pm to 7pmGrading papers, creating next day’s planner.
7pm to 8pmDinner.
8pm to 9pmBed
9pm to 10pmBed
10pm to 11pm
11pm to 12am

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Friends who taught

What was the application process?
Submit resume

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes usually one. And usually it is you and either the principle, or principle and vice principle.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
the interview process varies from principle from principle and specific job to job. In mine, they wanted to know how i would be bringing something special and above the average expected rate to the school.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, being a student teacher is highly enlightening. however, the actual classes are somewhat useless.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
4 years of college after high school. Student teacher.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes. I was always interested in science and math. It helps to know what you are teaching.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
it is THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT of the entire process

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
If you want money, no. If you want a satisfaction that you are doing something good and important, yes.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Organizational, speaking, humors ability(you will be made a little fun of my students), ability to awake the dead(near mid terms…)

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, atleast a college level

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
good luck! and remember, you should create a friendly atmosphere, but not have any “teacher’s pet”

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes, i have always wanted to be a teacher.

What are your current career goals?
teach.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
its fun if you like kids.

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Science and Math teacheryearlly45000
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.4

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.5University of OregonTeaching
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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