Hello! I think there are quite a few issues here for you - you liked some of the job but not others, you have had good feedback but have no self-confidence...lots of contradictions! I have been teaching for 9 years now and have never wanted to do anything else (except perhaps at the moment with all the awful Government changes)! There are several points to consider: 1) if you couldn't cope full-time, how would your finances and career progression work? Can you afford to be a part-time teacher, would you want to build on your hours in the future, are you prepared to come in for parents' evenings etc on your days off? Would you feel properly integrated into school life? I think part-time work is sometimes harder than full-time - you often have split classes with other teachers and can sometimes mean you take longer to settle in and make friends etc. On the other hand, this may be a happy medium for you to become a teacher in the future. 2) read through your tutor/mentor/whoever's comments about your teaching. Focus ONLY ON THE POSITIVE COMMENTS. What are your strengths? You wouldn't have passed your PGCE if you weren't - at the very least - competent. This is encouraging! 3) teaching requires stamina, commitment and energy for the entirety of term-time. If you go into it half-heartedly or with a dread of standing in front of a class, you will eventually break. I've had bad days/weeks/terms where I have known that things are horrible - but my desire to continue teaching and my commitment to the job got me through. If you don't really want to do it, then it won't really work. The kids you teach need a completely dedicated teacher who wants to do their best for them. I'm not suggesting you wouldn't do your best, but any doubts would show - and they would eat you alive! You need confidence in front of a class. 4) How about tutoring for a job? This requires academic knowledge (clearly one of your strengths), clear explanations, the desire to teach (but not 30 rowdy kids at a time) and patience. Perhaps this would be a better option? Less scary on a one-to-one level, and you could fit it around other things. I did tutoring for a while when I was younger and I LOVED it. The satisfaction of giving one or two students all your attention without having to stop Little Jimmy throwing his books out the window was lovely! Don't give up - you enjoyed some aspects of teaching so perhaps you could find an area that you would enjoy still. I wish you all the luck in the world!