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Introductory Questionnaire [Aug. 23rd, 2006|09:33 pm]
New South Wales Teachers


What age group do you teach? Primary, secondary, etc?
I want to teach secondary school. Currently I tutor K-10 at a maths tutoring centre and HSC private tutoring.

If primary, what year group are you teaching at the moment?

If secondary, which subject areas do you teach?
I want to teach History as my main subject and English or Spanish, depending on what the DET lets me teach.

Are you at a metropolitan/suburban/regional/rural school?
I'm currently tutoring suburban, but I'm thinking of going regional for the first couple of years once I've qualified. My boyfriend's family live an hour out of Dubbo, so maybe head to the Orange area (he has a house there) so that I've got something of a support network out there.

How long have you been teaching?
I've been tutoring for over four years, and did tennis coaching for a few years from 2000. I plan to do the MTeach next year, so I'll be qualified Term IV 2008...

Are you casual or full-time?
Part-time tutoring while I'm studying.

Do you teach any extra-curriculars?
I'd like to do sport, for sure, and maybe some kind of music liaison position (I know when I was at school we needed a teacher to accompany band tours; that'd be ace).

What do you most enjoy about teaching?
The feeling that I'm helping young people reach their potential. There's also the whole philosophy of education and furthering opportunities etc, but I'm not thinking about that when I'm seeing a student struggle with and overcome trig functions!

What do you least enjoy about teaching?
When I get frustrated by students who can't understand a topic, when really I need to remain calm so that I can find a better way of explaining it, the way that they'll understand.