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littleEinsteins4
05-23-2007, 01:41 PM
Just wondering what some of you teachers do over the summer for some extra cash? I am a teacher and want something part time

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DisneyGal358
05-23-2007, 01:57 PM
Check out www.madscience.org to see if there is a Mad Science location near you.

We offer fun educational summer camps... great part time work for teachers (and great pay!).

kaf7878
05-23-2007, 02:46 PM
My DH is a teacher and he teaches summer science camps at our local museum. The pay is about $500/week. Not great but defiantely better than nothing plus he gets to do some pretty cool things at the camp and we also get some perks out of it in the way of membership discounts.

GoofItUp
05-23-2007, 02:48 PM
My dad is a teacher and he and my younger brother haul hay during the summer. Now THAT is some work and makes him very glad when school starts back! ;)

gower525
05-23-2007, 07:43 PM
I am on year round pay now and I have 2 kids - so I don't work in the Summer. I used to sign up for all of the professional development that I could. Our system pays us $85 for each day that we attend a workshop in the Summer. That is easy money!

comicguy
05-23-2007, 08:26 PM
I teach summer school. The pay is good 25/hr plus I am done by noon everyday.

horseshowmom
05-23-2007, 08:53 PM
Have you thought about running a small ebay business? Maybe checking out yard sales in upscale areas for name brand, excellent condition items for resell?

My DD used to do a fair amount of selling when she was in high school to help support her horse show habit. She did pretty well. Now that she's in pharmacy school, she just doesn't have time to handle it anymore.


I also second the idea of maybe creating your own "camp". Maybe a one week camp that you offer several times (if the market is there where you live). You could do something with art, music, physical fitness, baking, drama, etc., etc., etc. DD actually seriously considered doing a horse camp, but we were concerned about liability with the horses, so she just does lessons (at their house with their horse ;) ) during the summer instead.

soccerchick
05-23-2007, 08:57 PM
Before kids I would teach summer school. Great pay, but no real break. I didn't go back refreshed so I only did it all summer one year, then I split a summer with another teacher.

I also worked at stores where I could get a discount on products I liked. Many years ago I worked for Bath and Body Works. They had a corporate card every few months so you could get a discount at Limited, Express, Victoria's Secret, and Structure (maybe the kids places too - don't remember). I did that for several summers

Another thing I did was summer sports camps. Also good money and only 2 hours a day when the camps were in session (I think I did about 4 weeks that summer).

solferino
05-23-2007, 09:34 PM
I run an after school program during the school year- in the summer several of the other teachers and myself have summer programs. We're paid 500 weekly to do them. There are 3 weeks worth of camps, but only one of the teachers does all three weeks. The rest of us do 1 or 2.

This year I'm having surgery the first week of July so I don;t know how up for them I'm going to be for it, but really want to- even if I'm just there for a couple of hours a day. I'd miss the kids too much otherwise.

dpratt68
05-24-2007, 06:02 AM
I take my pay year round too. Before children i would take a lump sum in June and pay off all the summer bills and waitress for fun $$.

samanthacatangel
05-24-2007, 07:32 AM
I have worked in day camps run by the DOE (NYC Department of Ed) at "per session" rates which are the contractual hourly rates for NYC teachers. Now, it is almost $40/hour.

I have also worked in a Vet's office (when I was thinking of going back to Veterinary school) and I have written curriculum for a program at the local Zoo.

I agree with the above poster who said they did not go back "refreshed" after summer school - my jobs away from kids made me want to go back to the classroom!

Good Luck!

Samantha

klaubaugh
05-24-2007, 08:28 AM
I've got a good one...I cook at a camp for part of the summer. My husband (who is also a teacher) is the camp director. Our kids get to go to camp for free and we save a lot of food money (which in turn fuels our travel budget). It is so different from teaching that it is fun - and then it is fun to go back to school in the fall!

kmjmom
05-24-2007, 08:30 AM
I have usually taken my summers off with the kids, but now one of them is off to College so I'm working this summer. I'm going to be teaching in a summer program for children with disabilities. 1-3 kids at a time to keep their skills current. It pays $30/hour for 3 hours of teaching 1 of planning per day for four weeks. It'll be nice extra cash to put towards College expenses. I'll still have extra weeks of vacation time. I'm also going to do some private tutoring.:)

WendyisDarling
05-24-2007, 08:50 AM
My sis is a teacher and in the summer (also a few weekends in late spring and early fall) she drives the beverage cart around a golf course. The hourly pay is just OK (about $8/hour) but she makes a lot in tips and it is easier that waitressing. BTW, my sis is single, long blonde hair, nice figure etc. that makes a big difference for some reason:rolleyes1 , but if that applies to you then you may want to look into it. Once in a while there is a real jerk, but mostly not a big deal.

I hire a teacher to private tutor my son with special needs to supplement what the school provides. She works 10-12 hours a week for $25 an hour. She also works at a special needs summer camp. Mornings for them and afternoons for me.

I see a lot of ads in our community newsletter for summer babysitters. I think a lot of the kids are 8-11 years old and want to be around their friends instead of daycare. Pay isn't great, but most of them just hang out at the pool all day.

Good luck finding a great job.

girli565
05-24-2007, 10:22 AM
I defer my checks so I get paid year round.

And this summer I'm taking a weeklong professional development course at $875 for the whole week and I was asked to write curriculum which is paid hourly at $30+per hour for 50 hours throughout the month of June.

Brooknwdw
05-24-2007, 01:16 PM
My Ds's teacher teaches swimming lessons in the summer....

solfan68
05-24-2007, 01:20 PM
Dad... just retired... spent MANY a summer working with an all teacher painting crew each summer. Wife, a music teacher, does private lessons during the summer.

mrs.beast
05-24-2007, 04:05 PM
I tutor during the summer. Where I live a credentialed teacher can make 50-100 an hour depending on the area. I have 2 kids I tutor, once a week for the summer at 100 each, so i am making about 2000. i also get my check split over 12 months instead of 10.

LuluLovesDisney
05-24-2007, 04:22 PM
I tutor during the summer. Where I live a credentialed teacher can make 50-100 an hour depending on the area. I have 2 kids I tutor, once a week for the summer at 100 each, so i am making about 2000. i also get my check split over 12 months instead of 10.

How do you go about getting tutoring jobs that pay so well? I would love to tutor, but all the jobs I've heard about through schools were for kids in the projects living on welfare and parents were offering like $10/hr at most. I did tutoring twice and parents generally want you to do the kids homework, which I have a problem with.

The summer programs around here pay 16-18/hr and after NJ and Fed. taxes that's like $8-10/hr. What an insult to teachers.

mrs.beast
05-24-2007, 06:10 PM
it is the area i am in. it is the bay area, CA (affluent) and i don't usually end up tutoring "low" kids. most of the kids in our schools are above avg. to avg. so it is mostly tutoring to get ahead type work. The lowest i was ever offered was $25 eleven years ago. non credentialed private tutors can make 30-40 if they have a 4year degree. when looking at our local hourly rate, keep in mind that a one bed room condo goes for at least 400,000 around here.

billwendy
05-24-2007, 07:44 PM
Hi -

My friend is a teacher, and during the summer he works at our local staduim selling beer/soda/peanuts during the baseball games for the PHillies - he makes on average about $250/game. The nice thing is that in the spring, he can go if he wants but you dont have to show up at all - so he can make it fit into his schedule. He loves baseball, so he gets to watch all the games, do some exercise climbing up and down all the steps and lifting the big bin of beer or whatever over his head!!! He just loves it - calls it an easy money job!!!:rotfl:

djm99
05-24-2007, 08:20 PM
Bow Chica Bow Bow!!!! -that's what I do for Xtra cash!:rotfl2:

bnlbebes
05-24-2007, 08:23 PM
Here in NJ-

DW is teaching summer school for the first time, should help out with summer expenses. I am going back for the 2nd year to work part time at a local casino, last year as a slot attendent, this year as a casino cashier. I prefer not to work with kids over the summer. Cleansing of the pallete, I guess. And I feel like a lump hanging around for the entire summer, so I find something to do each year to keep busy and make a liitle summer fun money.

All of these things are on top of the money that we sock away all year long to pay those pesky, regular bills.

thiabelle
05-24-2007, 08:45 PM
Maybe you could do homebound tutoring. In my district they pay around $30/hr. to tutor kids that either can't go to school for medical reasons or who have been expelled (we meet in a public library).

DawnM
05-24-2007, 09:00 PM
I always got 13 checks per year in LA. Now that we have moved to NC I think I will get 10 checks, but I am not sure. I may be able to choose the 12 month option (which I will).

If I don't get paid 12thly I will budget out and save the extra so that I don't have to work in the summer. My kids won't have anywhere to go without me paying so it won't work for me to work in the summer.

Dawn

RRL35
05-24-2007, 09:22 PM
I'm a teacher in North Carolina and you get the 10 months of pay checks with May 31 being the last of the school year. If you are year round, the school system will divide it into all year pay, otherwise you have to go through State Employees Credit Union and do their summer cash savings program.

What I do for summer money is wait tables on the weekends.

Jen66
05-24-2007, 09:23 PM
I have my checks spread out all year, and not to sound lazy, but I chill in the summer. Hang out with the kids, drink cold beer, grow tomatoes and peppers in my little back yard garden, take weekend trips for no reason... the list goes on and on.

daisyduck123
05-24-2007, 10:59 PM
I don't work in the summer...I just relax & go to the pool everyday with my kids.

If I did need extra cash, the only job I would consider doing over the summer is tutoring. I could easily get $40.00/hour doing that.

KKB
05-25-2007, 01:40 PM
He does construction work for a friend w/ a construction company...as needed.

I do drug studies. (MDS Harris) Actually I do these during the year, too. I got $1200 for just staying over a weekend. Took a drug that is already on the market, they just were trying a new tablet type. Just read, watched movies, surfed the net, played games, visited, slept. And they feed us. Not bad!

Mrs.Reese
05-25-2007, 02:32 PM
I'm doing mass connections. Talk about easy money.

Julia M
05-25-2007, 06:44 PM
I always got 13 checks per year in LA. Now that we have moved to NC I think I will get 10 checks, but I am not sure. I may be able to choose the 12 month option (which I will).

If I don't get paid 12thly I will budget out and save the extra so that I don't have to work in the summer. My kids won't have anywhere to go without me paying so it won't work for me to work in the summer.

Dawn


Why 13 checks?

julia

me again
05-26-2007, 07:14 PM
I'm doing mass connections. Talk about easy money.


Just curious...what is mass connections?

ADisneygirl
05-26-2007, 07:42 PM
Just curious...what is mass connections?

It is the employer for doing the in-store demonstration/free samples/coupons job. You can go to snagajob.com and register, then enter your zip code and a list of available jobs in your area pops up. Look for Mass Connections/Event Personnel. From there you apply.

I just did it. I watched a little video presentation, answered a few questions about it, and filled out a few pages of a job app. I had to print out something to get notorized and mailed or faxed in.

Then when all is done and you are hired, you go to their website and a list of available jobs will be posted. They add new jobs to the list every day. You book yourself any job you want. The jobs is basically handing out samples/coupons to store patrons at a Wal-Mart or a Target or a food store and being friendly. They send you the table and stuff you need, you go into the store you are working that day, see the manager, set up, and hand out free stuff. The job is usually on weekends and is about 5 hours of work for about $80.

It is one way to make a little extra cash while we are off for the summer. :teacher:

crazelion
05-26-2007, 08:32 PM
Hi -

My friend is a teacher, and during the summer he works at our local staduim selling beer/soda/peanuts during the baseball games for the PHillies - he makes on average about $250/game. The nice thing is that in the spring, he can go if he wants but you dont have to show up at all - so he can make it fit into his schedule. He loves baseball, so he gets to watch all the games, do some exercise climbing up and down all the steps and lifting the big bin of beer or whatever over his head!!! He just loves it - calls it an easy money job!!!:rotfl:

I do the same work at baseball park during the summer working as the concession stand manager. Since we got the local college football contract to I work on the weekends in the fall.

I teach pre-k. I just fell into teaching. I was hire as the cook and end up being the pre-k kids when they found out was excellent at teaching plus the degree help to.:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Tigger1
05-26-2007, 11:26 PM
In June I will be doing a Math/Science workshop. We will have classes in the morning, go out to the Wilderness in the afternoon to do experiments. IT pays pretty good. I will also coteach an Upward Bound program for high school students.

July I will teach summer school in the mornings.

On Saturdays, year round, I will work for an oil company doing bookwork.

During the school year I teach day school, night school, tutor and the Saturday job.

BTW, I am a single mom addicted to Disney.

IDoDis
05-27-2007, 11:06 PM
DH and I are both teachers. We taught summer school years ago, but now we just enjoy the time off with the kids. We get paid year-round. A teaching friend of mine works for Sylvan Learning Center over the summer and makes pretty good money. You might want to give them a call. They are nation-wide.

Flair
06-01-2007, 12:22 AM
Interested teacher bumping for ideas and replies :goodvibes

DawnM
06-01-2007, 12:24 AM
Every 4 weeks. To make it easier I guess. Each check is an equal amount.

Dawn

Why 13 checks?

julia

DawnM
06-01-2007, 12:26 AM
Wow! When do you see your kids?

Dawn

In June I will be doing a Math/Science workshop. We will have classes in the morning, go out to the Wilderness in the afternoon to do experiments. IT pays pretty good. I will also coteach an Upward Bound program for high school students.

July I will teach summer school in the mornings.

On Saturdays, year round, I will work for an oil company doing bookwork.

During the school year I teach day school, night school, tutor and the Saturday job.

BTW, I am a single mom addicted to Disney.

TN_DISNEY
06-01-2007, 09:06 AM
My wife is a teacher. She keeps our 2 kids out of daycare during the summer. That saves us about $3,000.

We also have her salary spread out over the entire year instead of just 10 months.

My old high school coach used to manage the community pool and umpire baseball games at night. I know a lot of them do the summer camp thing too.

MoeFam
06-01-2007, 09:46 AM
Do you have a scoring lab near you- like ACT, Pearson etc? Out here teachers can make good money scoring tests or writing questions for the ACT.