Searching for a ‘second career’ seems to be the most popular past-time among retirees and stay-at-home parents in the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Whether one chooses to re-discover dreams of the past or pursue new dreams of the future, one’s new career search is definitely an adventurous task. There are various career-specific educational programs offered at colleges and adult learning centers. Due to recent changes in the Canadian economy, more people are striving to create a secondary source of income in order to keep afloat during their years of retirement.
This article encompasses PART ONE of Toronto’s Employment Search Series on tapeunit.com. Here is a ‘second career’ option to be considered:
Historically, in order to pursue a career in Teaching any subject, one would have to complete a 3-year post-secondary degree followed by a one-year program in Teacher Education, in addition to registering with the Ontario College of Teachers. Today, there is an increased demand for Private Teachers and Tutors. As a retiree who has specialized in a particular industry, having gained years of experience in the workforce, one can definitely start Teaching adults or mature students who wish to gain knowledge and practice in one area of specialization.
Upon launching a Tutoring Service, one would not have the hassle of paying rental fees for classroom space. Most lessons would be taught at homes, libraries or community centers. One can formulate a personalized schedule.
The hourly rate of pay would depend upon the industry standard within one’s community. Generally pay can range between $20 to $30 per hour. Naturally, one’s target market would include parenting groups, neighbors, school councils and support organizations.
Private schools may also consider non-certified Teachers, providing one can show a proven track record of occupational equivalency. Agencies often seek individuals who speak English as their native language,
in order to provide staffing for E.S.L. (‘English as a Second Language’) programs. One may create a profile on social networks such as LINKED-IN, Facebook, OR Twitter and wait for potential students to arrive!
The following web-site provides resources for those who are embarking on a second career in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
On APRIL 3rd and 4th, one can visit THE NATIONAL JOB FAIR at the Metro Convention Center, Toronto! Click to view information on this LINK HERE!
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