Teachers Aide (Female, Age 52) in Redlands, CA

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job TitleTeachers Aide
Salary$14,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week30
Company Size(not answered)
LocationRedlands, CA
Years Experience6 months

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.
San Bernardino Valley College Child Development Center

12 Classrooms

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Assist teacher in teaching 4 year olds

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
none

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

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?
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.
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):
Income: 3
Benefits: 6
Hours: 2
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 7
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 8amWatch 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 9amAt 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 10amI eat breakfast and get ready for school myself.

I leave for school at about 9:30.

10am to 11amGreeted students, corrected homework, helped with reading
11am to 12pmComputer Lab–helped students get logged in for their lessons, helped with lunch
12pm to 1pmFinish lunch, 10 minutes of yard duty, the bring the children in and start preparing their homework for the night.

Review vocabulary words.

1pm to 2pmRecess, help students to finish the days work, then clean up.
2pm to 3pmGet 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 4pmI 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 5pmAt dinner, watched TV, surfed the web, and checked if homework was done.
5pm to 6pmWatched the news, helped with homework, talked on the phone.
6pm to 7pmWatched the TV, played a game of on the computer–cards
7pm to 8pmPlayed cards on the computer, watched TV
8pm to 9pmWatch TV, and get the boys showered and ready for bed.
9pm to 10pmI go to bed.
10pm to 11pmSleep
11pm to 12amSleep

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:

TitleLengthSalaryDescription
Prior Job 1Secretary10 years22000All aspects involved with the every day running of a small business office.
Prior Job 2

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:3.5

GPASchoolDegree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.8SBVCCD
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)

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