Teacher (Male, Age 65) in Peekskill, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleTeacher
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size(not answered)
LocationPeekskill, NY
Years Experience10 years

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

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
High School with approximately 2,000 students.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Teaching students

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 months vacation 4 weeks sick leave health insurance retirement plan 401k

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

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes it involves working with others on a daily basis. I like the interaction and do not dislike anything.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

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

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

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 8amPreparation for the rest of the day. Taking notes. Getting lesson plan ready. Drinking coffee.
8am to 9amGetting everything ready. Gathering notes. Reading book. Preparing for lecture.
9am to 10amTaking attendence. Handing out assignments. Checking homework. Telling students lesson.
10am to 11amTeaching the period. Giving quiz. Handing out worksheets. Presenting slides.
11am to 12pmTeaching next period. Handing out worksheets. Doing lecture. Giving students direction.
12pm to 1pmLunch break.
1pm to 2pmTeaching next period. Handing out graded tests. Giving lecture. Going over homework.
2pm to 3pmTaking attendence. Teaching current lesston. Giving lecture. Going over homework.
3pm to 4pmOff from work.
4pm to 5pmOff from work.
5pm to 6pmOff from work.
6pm to 7pmOff from work.
7pm to 8pmOff from work.
8pm to 9pmOff from work.
9pm to 10pmOff from work.
10pm to 11pmOff from work.
11pm to 12amOff from work.

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
Newspaper and referral.

What was the application process?
Submitted resume and went for interview.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, it involved interviewing with the superintendent and principal.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
What is your teaching experience and what do you know about science.

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Just a few teaching courses.

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes most definitely.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
Not really

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I would recommend them to get a complete education first.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills, organization skills, and technical skills are all requirements.

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

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be active and never give up.

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, because it involves teaching.

What are your current career goals?
To continue teaching.

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Not really.

Prior work history

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

Prior Job 1Research4 years50000Doing research.
Prior Job 2Researcher5 years40000Doing research.

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:4

College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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