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    Re: would you teach a course with only 2 students?
    bernoulli

    On 1/26/09, Karen wrote:
    > I teach math for the county's online high school and we get
    > paid per student. Right now I only have 2 students enrolled
    > in the course. I'm new onboard, but from what I've heard,
    > this is common for the second semester.
    >
    > While I have the course material up and ready to go, we
    > still have to have office hours at least 2x a week and I'll
    > have to drive about 35 mi one way to administer the midterm
    > and final. Even though a colleague said she'd sit there with
    > my students, the administrator wants us to have the face time.
    >
    > I'm considering not teaching the next semester with all of
    > this to take into consideration. I will teach in the summer
    > and Fall, but I'm thinking for less than $500 (before
    > taxes), it's not worth it.
    >
    > Any thoughts?

    I would only teach it if you think it will get your foot in
    the door for more lucrative assignments later.

    Otherwise I would not teach two students for that amount of money.

    I have to say I have started turning down teaching offers that
    don't have repeat potential...way too much preparation to be
    used only once.

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