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What is the best way to gain teaching experience prior to having a degree?

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Cynthia’s Answer

If you are an undergraduate student and get good grades in a particular class, you can see if the professor needs teaching assistants. That can help build up your mentoring and teaching skills.
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Kayla’s Answer

Hi Gabrielle! Depending on your age and background, you can be a substitute teacher in school districts, work for before/ after school programs in school districts, and get involved with tutoring at several different levels (there are a lot of tutoring opportunities on Indeed, Glassdoor, etc.).
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Simeon’s Answer

You can do some volunteering for organizations that deal with children. Most degrees will also require you to do some form of student teaching for your degree, so you're likely to get some experience either way.
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Keith’s Answer

You can mentor and assist in many classrooms in your community. There are so many opportunities to help. Our public school system has no shortage of ways to get acclimated to the teaching environment. A simple way to start is to volunteer in the classroom. You can see 1st hand the environment and it offers you a chance to get to know your teachers. They can give you other avenues to follow and may offer to mentor you. Good luck.
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Maylene’s Answer

I think Teaching is the hardest profession there is . That is why it is so rewarding to see your student get something that they will use as long as they live. I suggest that you gain that feel of being a Teacher, try to become a Teacher Aide of grade school where you assist to supervise grade schoolers, developing lesson plans, preparing lesson material, and maintaining classroom tidiness.
You have to love kids. You have to be worried about them, care for them and respect them.Even when they are completely impossible you have to love them. You have to be tough at some point to be more stubborn that they are to allow them to grow.


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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Gabrielle:

There's a big shortage of Teachers; especially now due to the pandemic and the fact that Teachers have to learn how to teach virtually and remotely. I suggest that you check with your favorite teachers and see if you could become a Teacher's Aid. My daughter is a High School Math Teacher. She volunteered in her community while in High School by becoming a Sunday School Teacher of first through 5th graders. She learned how to create lesson plans, organize her classroom and prepare for the next session. When she went to college she was able to utilize those skills in student teaching as part of her coursework. Best of luck to you!

~ Sheila
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Ramzi’s Answer

I suggest you practice teaching in a field you are expert in with close member of your family and friends and in private schools as a freelancer. This will give you the right exposure and experience and allows you to understand how teaching works in practice, how to manage people and be available for them to respond to their queries or coach them.
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Dina’s Answer

you can check if one of your teachers or previous one needs assistance whether in high school, college.
Or you can volunteer at an organization or community groups where it could be an area of expertise: Offer your expertise as a volunteer instructor while you gain recognition, or develop a teaching course and offer it through your local community. Furthermore, you can learn more by presenting your subject matter to the audience at conferences, events etc.. where you’ll be able to network also. You may also, try giving private tutoring courses for kids. I think these could be some steps that will get your foot in the door by giving you the experience you are looking for.
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