It is now June 2012, and jobs are still hard to come by. The San Diego Unifed district is rehiring the teachers they laid off. I applied to by a substitute teacher. I was finger printed (again) and had another TB test. I turn in my paperwork tomorrow. The earliest they can hire me is Sept. 4th so I plan to enjoy the summber. I am in the middle of starting my own company. I want to tutor special needs students, help improve test scores for SAT's, as well as help the seniors with technology. I am am calling my business Point Loma Tutor. I also want to be available to go to IEP's with families who would like another opinion. I am working on my website, having business cards printed up, and just need to buy a table to use for tutoring incase they want services in my home. Any advice?
So far I have had an interview at UCSD to work on a grant to teach teachers a method for teaching mathematics to students with alcohol fetal syndrome but I did not hear anymore.
Then I had a call for an interview from a middle school 1/2 time resource position. My dream position but the day for interviews was the day I flew out of town to visit my elderly parents in Florida.
So far I need to keep looking and be positive even through 1,200 positions are to be eliminated in the local school district.
I have applied to two positions. One at the Charter School and the other at Coronado Island SD. If these don't work out, I will be starting my own business as a tutor for special needs students. I plan to drop off flyers at each school in the Point Loma area. Any advice?