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Everyone has something they do well. Sometimes it's a job-related skill, such as editing or record keeping, or a hobby that others find intriguing, like woodcarving or vegetarian cooking. Teaching's a great way to stretch your dollar, while helping others and expanding your skills. There may be local places where you can share your expertise. An advanced college degree often isn't required for teaching adult classes; keep an open mind to the possibilities.
Unlike traditional employment in education where a job opening exists and applicants vie for a position, with special interest classes, if you want to teach, you create the idea and write a proposal. It's reviewed by a committee and hopefully accepted.
Teaching adult classes is fun and casual. Instructors are not bound to the same conformity as in public schools. Several places might welcome your proposed class.
1. Put your prowess at the Park District.
Your park district may offer an array of special interest classes for adults or children. Peruse their online class listing and consider an appropriate topic that you could teach for that venue, such as bicycle maintenance or kick-boxing. You may be amazed at the wide variety of park district offerings.
2. Adult education programs need adult educators.
The school system may offer specific classes for adult learners with special interests, such as creative writing or conversational Spanish. You have the advantage of classrooms and media you might require such as computers, DVD player, LCD projector, or screen, as these are often evening classes at your community high school.
3. Churches and temples need teachers for children and adults.
Though you won't get paid monetarily, you'll have the opportunity to expand your skills. Teach genealogy, Ellis Island immigration, or religious music classes to adults or children in Sunday School. What a terrific way to become a more integral part of your religious community while learning and sharing with others!
4. Fitness or recreation centers offer a variety of classes, too.
Teach an aerobics class or nutrition basics at your gym. Whether your class is an active exercise session or an instructional class on developing healthier habits, your skill and experience is needed. Talk to the director to learn which classes are requested.
5. Community colleges choose part-time staff for special courses.
Community colleges like to employ part-time teachers; they don't have to pay benefits. It's a win-win-win deal for the teacher, students and for the college. Check out their needs for part-time employment. You might have adequate credentials to teach basic algebra or rhetoric, for example.
6. Kids programs need experts for teaching.
Your community may have a cultural arts or sports center for children. It's a great place for you to teach classes, such as drawing, pet care or babysitting essentials. Find out how you can get involved in teaching kids. Most places where you work directly with children require a background check; this usually involves some paperwork and fingerprinting.
7. Kids' summer day camp needs instructors for a wide variety of daily activities.
Summer day camps offer diverse activities daily for all aged campers. It's a great opportunity for you to teach nature, arts and crafts, or tennis. Learn what activities need instructors.
Checklist to get started teaching adult classes:
Teaching adult classes may be a new experience. You'll be wonderfully surprised how satisfying it can be. Get started today.
Debra is an occupational therapist, accountant, teacher and freelance writer. She also writes for Grand Magazine and has some items (fiction and non fiction) selling on amazon.com (kindle). Learn more about her at DebraKarplus.blogspot.com.
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