During the summer months, many teachers are looking for different ways to keep their skill sets sharp and earn some extra money. To make your search a bit easier, we’ve compiled this list of part-time summer jobs for teachers.
Whether you’re looking to launch a side hustle, to explore something new, or simply for a summer work opportunity, here are some ideas to help you earn money between the last and first days of school.
Teach a Fun Class on Outschool
If you can’t shake the teaching bug, consider working from home teaching something in your area of expertise. Outschool offers you an opportunity to be flexible and creative while earning an average of $50 per hour taught.
The best part?
You’ll be teaching a class of genuinely motivated students who are there because they want to learn!
Help Out Locally
Chances are, the community around you could use your talents, interests, and abilities! Consider putting them to use at the various places in your own backyard.
Be a docent at a museum
If you enjoy meeting new people and sharing information with them, consider spending the summer as a tour guide at a local attraction. Museums are often in need of personable, outgoing people to help visitors with their questions about exhibits or even the museum itself.
Teach a class for your local parks and recreation department
You may find that there are many continuing learners frequenting your local parks and recreation departments. Whether in Glendora, Covina or Arcadia, there is a parks & rec near you! You may want to consider offering your services teaching something in your field, such as creative writing, art, music, a foreign language, or even English as a second language.
Work at a community theatre
If you’re either a drama teacher who is looking to scratch the creative itch or a math teacher looking to do something brand new, check out your local community theater. There’s usually something for everyone, whether it’s working behind the scenes, helping as ushers or taking tickets, or performing.
There are local community theatres in Glendora, Covina, and Arcadia. Check out one today!
Help Fellow Teachers Prepare for the Next School Year
If you enjoy coming up with or sharing your lesson plans, consider joining Teachers Pay Teachers, an online marketplace that lets teachers share their original educational products with each other.
Take your tried-and-true teaching hacks, supplemental classroom materials, worksheets, and more, and earn some extra cash by making them available to your fellow educators!
Let’s face it, you’ve spent enough time grading spelling, grammar, and proper sentence and paragraph structure that you could write a clear, concise essay with your eyes closed.
Many businesses and companies hire freelance writers to help them write copy for their blogs and social media. Search for content and freelance writing jobs on sites such as UpWork for freelance jobs that meet your particular talents, whether that’s writing, editing, or things like art and graphic design.
Day Camp Counselor
Ask around and see if any art, dance, math, or other kinds of day camps are looking for counselors. You can find some information on day camps on your local parks & rec sites.
Working at a day camp allows you to continue working with kids and young people while keeping your skills sharp. Even if the day or sleepaway camps aren’t specific to a type of subject or discipline, they might still need instructors for individual classes.
Tutoring can be another flexible way to work part-time in your field.
Many parents are anxious to prevent the “summer slide,” in which their kids forget what they’ve learned over the previous school year. Other parents may be looking to give their kids a leg up and get them ready for the coming academic year.
In either case, they will often hire tutors to help their kids get individualized help for their particular educational needs.
House-sitting can be an easy way to earn some extra income over the summer. Homeowners can post house-sitting jobs on sites like Rover to find trustworthy, available sitters.
If you’re also a pet lover who is looking to travel over summer break, trustedhousesitters.com can be a terrific way to enjoy a free place to stay in different places. Take some mini-vacations in exchange for pet and house-sitting services!
Part-Time Summer Jobs for Teachers
There are plenty of part-time summer jobs for teachers that can be engaging, including opportunities that are local to the San Gabriel Valley area.
Sit down and make a list of your summer goals, whether they’re personal, financial, professional, or some mix of all three. Then, take a look at this list and see which ones might help you best make those goals a reality.
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