(Female, Age 52) from Redlands, CA
This is a REAL-LIFE job profile written by a Female aged 52 who works as a Teachers Aide in Redlands, CA. We have removed all names and personal information in order to protect privacy. This professional kindly spent a bit of their time to complete one of our job profile surveys so that prospective job seekers like you could read their insights. Please excuse any punctuation or grammatical errors in this profile.
At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Teachers Aide|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||6 months|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
San Bernardino Valley College Child Development Center
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Assist teacher in teaching 4 year olds
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your 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, teachers, students, parents
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.
inside the classroom
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
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 8am||Watch the news on several different T.V. stations. Then I get one boy off to school, he leaves at 7:10 to go eat breakfast there. Then I check my emails. At about 7:30 I wake up the other boy for school.|
|8am to 9am||At 8:15 the second boy leaves for school. Then I take a shower and get dressed. I also work on any homework I have.|
|9am to 10am||I eat breakfast and get ready for school myself.
I leave for school at about 9:30.
|10am to 11am||Greeted students, corrected homework, helped with reading|
|11am to 12pm||Computer Lab–helped students get logged in for their lessons, helped with lunch|
|12pm to 1pm||Finish lunch, 10 minutes of yard duty, the bring the children in and start preparing their homework for the night.
Review vocabulary words.
|1pm to 2pm||Recess, help students to finish the days work, then clean up.|
|2pm to 3pm||Get ready for the class to go, Stand up, Clean up, Pack up, its time to go, then I wait until they are all picked up by about 2:40. Then I finish clean up and go home.|
|3pm to 4pm||I stopped by the market and got frozen pizza and a few other groceries. Went home and cooked the pizza while I checked my emails, turned on the Olympic coverage on TV.|
|4pm to 5pm||At dinner, watched TV, surfed the web, and checked if homework was done.|
|5pm to 6pm||Watched the news, helped with homework, talked on the phone.|
|6pm to 7pm||Watched the TV, played a game of on the computer–cards|
|7pm to 8pm||Played cards on the computer, watched TV|
|8pm to 9pm||Watch TV, and get the boys showered and ready for bed.|
|9pm to 10pm||I go to bed.|
|10pm to 11pm||Sleep|
|11pm to 12am||Sleep|
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
I was referred from school
What was the application process?
resume, have the qualification, go to the interview
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Two interviews and show my portfolio
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Why do you want this job, what kind of personal philosophy do you have toward teaching.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, you must have many hours in the class room
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes college classes and volunteer hours
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes as much as it can without personal experience
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
yes it still is
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
go to college and do your lab hours
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Must like children and have all the other skills listed
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, and you must continue to take classes
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Make sure you really do love children, this is not a job to do for the money
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes–it is what I go to school for
What are your current career goals?
Master Teaching Certificate
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
If you want to make a difference in childrens lives–become a teacher.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||Secretary||10 years||22000||All aspects involved with the every day running of a small business office.|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.5
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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