Dear PoPville – Part-time Jobs – Tutors and Substitute Teaching

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2011 at 11:00 am 14 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user sciascia

“Dear PoP,

I was hoping you and the PoPville community can help me. I’m a furloughed FAA employee (and a contractor at that, so no chance of back pay), and I could really use some part time work now that it looks like Congress is taking their recess without reauthorizing the FAA. I’ve previously worked in a daycare center, as a barista and as a writing tutor. Anyone looking for a babysitter/freelance writer with way too much free time?”

If interested, please email me and I’ll put you in touch with the OP.


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr. T in DC

“Dear PoP,

I am currently working on my master’s degree in a non-education related field but I wanted to fill my spare time substituting at DC schools. Do you know any DC substitute teachers? I was doing some research online and the process seems quite convoluted. It looks like since I’m not from DC I will have to get an official FBI criminal background check which, according to the website, could take 18 weeks (Not to mention 18 dollars). The application fee to become a substitute teacher is 30 dollars, 15 dollars to get finger printed, 18 dollars to get a background check, and 20 dollars to acquire official transcripts. In case you’re mental calculator is offline for the day, that’s 83 dollars just to apply for a job! So if anyone out there could offer any advice that would be great! Is it worth going through the process to risk getting one or two assignments a month?”

Anyone have experience with becoming a substitute teacher in DC?


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