What experiences have you had working with students other than student teaching?
A: For the past three years I have been a volleyball coach at the local YMCA – working with the junior volleyball team. I have been an after-school tutor at the West End Community Center on Thursday evenings – helping youngsters with various homework assignments. Each summer I am a volunteer reader at Long Valley Regional Library where I share books and stories with three to five year olds. I’ve been a camp counselor for four years at the Big Mountain Nature Camp and I’ve helped supervise playground activities during the annual Spring Fling held each year in Centerville. I guess I’ve always been attracted to kids and take every opportunity I can to work with them, teach them, and be a positive influence in their lives.
Bottom line: The more programs and activities you’ve experienced – beyond student teaching - the better your chances at obtaining a teaching position.
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