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Summer job options that would look good for my future career?

I would like to someday be a High School English Teacher. I'm a Junior in high school, and I was wondering if there were any summer/part-time jobs that would help me in my future career. I babysit some, and I also work in a restaurant on the weekends. #education #jobs #english #summer #part-time

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Mandy’s Answer

The tutoring suggestion is a definite must, even if as a volunteer. Are you in the National Honor Society? I was, and had to have service hours...so I tutored in both Math and English when in high school. I wasn't paid, but the experience was very key on my college apps when I was applying to be an education major. I also asked my teachers, and each semester, I was allowed to teach the class for a week! I did that my Soph, Junior and Senior years. I learned about lesson plans, how to prepare quizzes and tests and how to get up in front of a classroom.


During the summers, I tutored and taught private lessons where I was paid.


There might be some summer intern program at your local TV stations, magazines or newspapers. You might not get paid, and you might be writing simple stories or editing all day, but it will be invaluable experience.


Childcare is great! Maybe you could create a 1/2 day summer camp which would last for 3 to 5 days. Students would pay somewhere between $50-100, and you run and teach. You could set up writing workshops, a poets corner, reading time (where students share favorite books or you read a section of a book and discuss it together) and you could even put together and perform a short play for parents and friends for the last day of camp!


And for sure volunteer at your local library. They need help with programs for younger students and your love of English can be a great example for younger kids, and you'll possibly get to read lots of fun books with the pre-school aged kids....like "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" and "The Hungry Caterpillar!"

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Brandi’s Answer

Check around your community for tutoring opportunities. Tutoring younger kids or peers is a great way to log a few "teaching" hours. You can often find paid tutoring jobs, but often boys & girls clubs, the YMCA even your schools could use volunteers willing to help out!

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Mark’s Answer

Hi Allie,
Why not take a look at Job Openings and Linked In for possible careers, then your local newspaper might have some jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities. I'd suggest applying for any employment at your library. Who knows, you might enjoy and get hired? English and math will always be the classes that have to be taught. Best wishes.

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