Last Minute Teaching Request

When I woke up I knew today would be busy – but I didn’t think it would be THIS hectic.

First, I’m tutoring one of my students who has an exam tomorrow from 11am – 1pm today (She also owes me $40, so I’ll be walking away with a SLICK $80 – if she remembers to bring her money!).

I was also supposed to be tutoring this girl that I don’t particularly like (she made me me wait for 45 minutes the first time we met, and then wasn’t very apologetic about it) this evening from 6:30-8:30pm.

Then this morning I got a call from my chair of the Chemistry department at the community college that I teach at. He wanted to know if I could fill in for him this evening for his lecture that is from 6pm to 9pm because he is sick.

While I KNEW that I had to tutor girl above, I also really want to make sure that I get a class next semester. So I agreed to filling in. (This is actually how I got the class I’m teaching at now, I had to fill in for him in June and he agreed to give me a class – I’m assuming this means he’ll also give me a class next semester if I fill in for him now.)

The upside is that I also get PAID for substitute lecturing. So I’ll get an extra $100 (approx) for filling in for him tonight (as opposed to the $40 I would get for tutoring girl I don’t like).

I did tell girl I don’t like that I would meet up with her after the class for a few hours if she’d like and also during the day tomorrow. I ALSO gave her the number of my labmate who is feeling very broke right now (he said last week he only had $60 for the rest of the month) – so he may offer to tutor her tonight.

So all in all – I’ll walk away with at least an extra $180 for my extra work today – but it will be a long day FOR SURE!

Now… on to my “main job” and in my breaks trying to get my lecture notes prepared for 6pm!

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One Response to Last Minute Teaching Request

  1. Jessie says:

    phew! that does sound hectic.

    Even though girl you don’t like was a commitment you made before the substitute job – I’m with you. I would have done the same thing in your place – if subbing means you are more likely to get a good paying, stable job going forward – that’s the path you’ve got to take.

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