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Fairfax County Public Schools

Data entry specialist

June 2015 • Alexandria, VA

What I liked

Fun

What I wish was different

Hours

Advice

I encourage it
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Substitute Teacher

May 2017 - December 2019 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

It was the most hands-on experience I ever could have gotten as an education major.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I was lucky to have this opportunity and so glad I got to be in all different types of classes.

Advice

Find any way you can to sub! It helps with your behavior management skills which is CRUCIAL as a new teacher.
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Summer Camp Photography Class Instructor

July 2019 • Centreville, VA

What I liked

Opportunity to develop a good rapport with students, and get them really engaged in the art form.

What I wish was different

Nothing, a great experience

Advice

Make sure that you gain your students' respect early on, but without relying on force, ie. "because I told you so"
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2019 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I liked the hours of the camp. I worked 8AM-4PM every Monday-Friday. However, we did not have camp the week of the 4th of July which was a nice break to relax or go on vacation. It showed that my boss was considerate of my time, my co-workers' time, and the campers' time.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more structure. Due to construction on the usual camp location, this year's camp had to be held at a satellite location which made the camp more challenging. The kids did not seem to enjoy it as much as previous years which made it difficult to keep them interested and coming back.

Advice

Bring a lot of energy. You will be working with kids for about 40 hours/week, so it can be taxing, but the kids will come with energy everyday so you have to match that energy in order to make it fun.
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Substitute Teacher

May 2017 - June 2018 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

I loved being able to experience my career first hand and I con't think I could find any better experience.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could continue to sub throughout the schoolyear.

Advice

Really try to learn as much as you can from other teachers.
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Techonology Teaching Assistant

July - August 2018 • Alexandria, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed working with kids and the 3D printers to engage them with new and emerging technologies.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Special Education Teaching Assistant

June - July 2018 • Great Falls, VA

What I liked

I liked the small class that I had because I felt like I was able to get to know each student very well and help them one on one.

What I wish was different

Advice

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