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Teaching English as a second language

Working part-time when you're a full-time mom

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I was an account executive, then quit my job to have my son.  Of course I love motherhood and love my son, but after a few months of baby talk I was ready to go back to work.  The thing was that I didn't want to miss Pete's childhood and my old job took too much of my time. 

I started looking around at different options that I had.  I'd always enjoyed languages and meeting people from different cultures, so I started thinking about teaching English as a Second Language.  I looked into the courses available and signed up for an evening course with SIT in New York City, so my husband could look after Pete on the evenings I had the course.  It was difficult at times -- juggling being a full-time mom and wife and studying, but in three and a half months I had my TESOL certificate.  The course itself was intense but incredibly rewarding.  In some ways it changed my life -- it forced to look at things in a different way. 

I now teach evening classes four days a week at a language school in Queens and love it.  I get out of the house, have adult conversation, meet interesting people from around the world, and earn some extra money.  If you've ever thought about doing something like this, I would highly recommend it.  I did the SIT TESOL Certificate, but there are other courses around, too.

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