|Teacher of Sociology
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A day in the life of a Teacher of Sociology in the United Kingdom
Courses taken since graduation
Where I hope to be in 5 years
There are a lot of opportunities to take on additional, paid, roles. I was made an examinations officer within three months of starting my current position. Senior management positions would be within reach after a few years in the school.
My advice to students considering work
Start early and make maximum use of the Careers Service!
My advice about working in my industry
Apply early and do your research!
What I do
I teach A Level Sociology at an independent school in Hertfordshire. I am also a house tutor and take responsibility for the welfare and progression of seven A level students by assisting them with careers and university applications, for example.
Skills I use and how I developed them
My subject knowledge and the level of my degree were determining factors in my being offered my current position.
The organisational and negotiation skills developed through participation in clubs and societies.
What I like most
I enjoy the 'light-bulb' moment when your students grasp difficult concepts.
What I like least
It's unheard of to work Saturdays...
What would I change? I would like to spend more time on teaching, less time on paperwork...
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