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Ideas for an English Teacher?

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by thethiefoftime, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. thethiefoftime

    thethiefoftime Occasional commenter

    Hi there,

    I currently teach English to 11-18 year olds but, after eleven years, I have had enough of the anxiety teaching brings with it. Does anyone have any suggestions for what else I could be qualified for? I'm struggling to find alternatives I feel passionate about.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  3. Katierobertson

    Katierobertson New commenter

    When I took time out, I started private tutoring, for ESOL and foreign language students, which was reasonably lucrative. Mostly for students who paid to have their essays made legible! I then retrained in SEN and this is a nice change. The admin is hideous, but that English teacher ability to write is very useful, and most of the students are not what you would think- they are a quirky bunch, but interesting.
     
  4. owltutors1

    owltutors1 Occasional commenter

    Hi there,

    I was in a very similar position to the one you are in now. I was a full time teacher in Scotland, but after a few years I became disheartened with the politics and admin of the class teacher role. Still wanting to look for something in the education industry, I began tutoring full time and it has been the best thing I have done!

    I suggest you research tuition companies near you, as I'm sure there will be work available for you - often well paid work and much less stressful than a classroom position!


    Good luck :)
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

  6. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    In addition to private tuition, you could also be a distance learning tutor for some of the companies that offer distance learning courses.

    Don't forget there network marketing businesses if you find a product you enjoy selling, or even starting your own business if you have another interest or skill you could make money from.

    If you are in a financial position to do so, you could work as a supply teacher while you retrain or study something else.
     
  7. thethiefoftime

    thethiefoftime Occasional commenter

    Thank you so much for your suggestions! I really appreciate it.

    @ftb07154 Could you please suggest some reputable companies I can look into for private tutoring? Or PM me instead?

    @pepper5 Would you mind doing the same for distance learning tutors please?
     
  8. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Better PM as on the forums we are not supposed to mention individual companies, schools, etc . . .

    Best wishes

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  9. owltutors1

    owltutors1 Occasional commenter

    Thanks TheoGriff - I love your advice and posts on here!
     
  10. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    :cool:

    Best wishes

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