I have been trying to get a lot of students to tutor.

@writersedge (22579)
United States
March 12, 2009 2:24pm CST
But I only get one at a time. Usually only one during the last 10 weeks of school. But one of the other subs said that she put her name in with the Principal as wanting to tutor and he gives her name to students' parents and she has more work than she can handle. I put ads in newspapers and get no where. Maybe because they worry that there isn't any background check for non-currently-teaching personnel or they worry about ads like that. But more than she can handle, 6 to 8 students to tutor at a time? Wow! This is a really good job lead. But the Census wants my weekends and evenings free for going out and talking to people for the Census. I either get nothing for job leads or all kinds at once. Strange how that all works out. Thanks and take care.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
13 Mar 09
Yes, my friend...the old expression "it never rains, but it pours" is so true, and I think especially for us trying to make our OWN way in the world, trying to rely on our own wiles to keep "food on the table." Do you have a choice here? Would you sooner be at home tutoring/is it a reliable income? Or is working for the government, complete with packages a more reliable source! Am thinking, once you get your foot in the door with a government job...you may have a good toe hold for other opportunities! I didn't realize the "cencus" would be a State job, as here in Canada...it is the Federal Government, and Census is only taken once every 4 years! So many eggs! Hope you have a quiet weekend to make this decision! Cheers!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
14 Mar 09
It's a strange thing, it's Federally funded, but the States do the work, so I'm not sure who is paying me, state or federal. Many things in the USA are federal, but the state does it. So not sure how this is working. It's starting out strangely, we will be being trained in an old church. The Census in the US is every 10 years. It's acutally the 2010 census, but they do things with it some the year before, some the year of, and some the year after. So a person could potentially work for three years for a once in every 10 year census. I like working for myself. I like tutoring, it's hard work, but it's cool. The problem is that the census wants nights and weekends and that's also when tutoring would be and on top of that, I work weekends for Blue Buffalo at PetSmart. So I can't wait to see how I work all of this out. Thanks and take care.
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• Canada
15 Mar 09
Almost seems like all of these "incomes" want a piece of you, at the same time! Sadly, I guess you will have to make a decision that will have long term effects! Census takers here are only employed for about 4 months, as they are only information gathers, with no assembly of data! So really not a job, that you would forgo another for! I certainly can see that tutoring would be the best, for all reasons, your home, your time...and elimination of the other issues like cost of transport, food, etc. Good luck, my dear, at keep us posted, please! Cheers!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Mar 09
True, very true. Census here, they told me 5 to 13 weeks and yes, information gatherers. Hope I can get them to hire me for longer. I will need to clean my place up for it to be at my house. I've been going to other people's homes for the tutoring and the cost of transport took a tole, esp. last year. This week I will be house sitting, kid sitting, and animal sitting from Tuesday to Friday. Also 1/2 day of secretarial for a school which is actually bus passes, answering phones, and buzzing people into the school building. So the next three weeks will be interesting. Thanks and take care
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