Just some stuff.

Job:

The school that I am teaching at has a bad reputation for not paying their teachers. Mostly it’s because they allow the students’ parents to get behind on tuition payments (it’s a private school) and then they can’t pay the teachers, which pisses off the teachers, and it’s no wonder they lose good teachers every year…

I have not been paid this month yet. I am supposed to get paid on the first and the fifteenth. First passed. It is now the third. When will I get paid? Who knows? I do know that I can’t live on my own when I am not even sure when I will get paid…

School:

The woman who does the student teaching placement at the school has apparently not read any of my emails. I told them that I had secured employment (shabby as it may be) at a school, and I would prefer to do my student teaching there. I told two people, and I sent numerous emails about it to various departments.

So when I got my student teaching assignment at a DIFFERENT school, I asked about it, and the woman oh-so-gently chided me for not telling her that I had a job at a school already.

Um….I TOLD YOU LIKE TWO MONTHS AGO, YOU DAFFY BASTARDS.

So she still doesn’t want to change it, and I’m thinking it’s for the best. If I get in at this school (public school) and they really like me, I may have a job there (PAYING JOB, THAT IS) next year, which would be awesome.

We’ll see.

Life:

My feelings toward this marriage are slowly turning from sadness to relief. My husband is a horrible money-manager, which has become more and more apparent as the years have passed. Champagne tastes, beer budget, and all that. He used the debit card in Great Britain. GREAT BRITAIN. UM EXCUSE ME DIDN’T YOU JUST TAKE $400 OUT OF THE CHECKING ACCOUNT SO THAT YOU WOULD HAVE MONEY TO SPEND OVER THERE???? JESUS CHRIST. He made me so angry today, I wanted to scream, but he is out of the country until Sunday, so I called my mom and screamed at her. She took it like a champ.

I told her it’s things like this that make me WANT to get out of here. I used to be sad about it, but now I am READY TO LEAVE.

I was VERY VERY ANGRY, so I decided to do something with it, and I did one of the Circuit training DVDs that my friend gave me. I remembered that the first time I did the DVD, it kicked my ASS, and I needed to have my ass kicked, so I did the entire DVD, and I feel MUCH better. I’m all sweaty and smelly, and I REFUSE TO TAKE A SHOWER. HAHAHA!!!!

YES I KNOW I’M TYPING IN CAPS A LOT. I’M STILL A LITTLE BIT PISSED, AND I WANT TO GET OUT OF THIS FUCKING PLACE AS SOON AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.

My birthday is in nine days.

I am going to ask my husband for something. FILE. FILE FOR DIVORCE, AND FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY. YOU CAN’T MAKE OUR CREDIT ANY WORSE, YOU BASTARD.

LET ME LEAVE!!

GAH!

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Tutoring Blows (Sometimes)

I tutor Math for five hours on MWF.

 

Today is the fourth time I’ve been here this semester, and it’s the FIRST time that I’ve been here that there hasn’t been at least one person who gets here when I get here and leaves when I leave.

 

It’s insane.

 

People, if you need to sit and have someone explain your Algebra class to you for FIVE HOURS, then you’re doing something wrong. Read the chapter and take notes on it BEFORE class. Pay more attention in class. Take more notes. Do more practice problems. Ask the teacher for help–that’s what they are there for! Quit telling yourself that you can’t do Math BECAUSE YOU CAN.

 

For the love of God…

 

Five hours of trying to explain the same thing over and over to a person who either a.) keeps telling you that she can’t do Math, or b.) has waited until four and a half hours before his test to learn all the material.

 

I get tired of these people who think that they can rely on a tutor to explain it all to them if they wait until the last minute. I want to scream at them.

 

Good thing I like Math. :)

STUPID STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS LAWS

So I’m researching student loan forgiveness for teachers, and I have some questions. I email my state representative for that sort of thing and ask him for some info. He sends me here:

http://www.tgslc.org/borrowers/teachers/faq.cfm

I entered college in August 1997. That means I am totally freakin’ screwed, because there was no way I could repay my first student loan before October 1, 1998 (because I was still in school dammit), and I continued to borrow throughout my college career.

The page says that when Congress enacted this loan forgiveness program, they placed the start date at October 1, 1998 to encourage new people to become teachers. I assume that means they want YOUNGER people to enter into teaching programs.

Well they completely screwed anyone who is OLDER (I’m only 29 for Christ’s sake). Even someone who entered school in 1998 is screwed, because they would have gotten their loans in August of 1998. They’re screwed big time.

Thanks a lot, Congress.

No wait…what I meant to say was…

Fuck You, Congress. Fuck you and your stupid loan forgiveness laws that screw over anyone who is 28+.

School is Expensive

As most of you already know, I’m about to start coursework to get my Master’s Degree in Secondary Math Education. I love school. I love teaching, and I love learning. I would take Math classes every day if I could afford it. So I’ve been looking for scholarships/grants for continuing Math education. While searching for scholarships online, I found this.

It’s a little old, but no less pertinent!

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Tattling

Well I did it.

I told the professor about the punk next to me who was cheating on the test. I went up to his office after class to get my test, and I spit it out. I was VERY flustered. I didn’t want to do it. I don’t like feeling like I’m a “tattle-tale” but this is something that I’m going to have to deal with when I’m a teacher, so I tried to think of it if I were in the prof’s shoes.

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