Jan 26, 2009
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.