Completed residency enables me to get hired as secondary ELA teacher; on hold due to covid. Alternatives? 10 yrs experience, not licensed yet

I'm looking for alternatives. I recently completed rigorous training in the form of a residency by the local school district. I have an employed with this district for about 10 years. My experience spans preschool students to high school students. I have worked with children with behavioral issues. I am very savy with teaching and learning online. I took my Bachelor's and and started working on my Master's on this virtual platform. Due to the hiring freeze brought on by the pandemic, I fear I will not be hired as a middle school English teacher after all the work I put in this summer. What alternatives do I have? I would like to teach, tutor, mentor. I do not have my license or certification to teach yet. This lateral entry program was through this specific district and limits me in that regard. I was an English major before switching to business management and Leadership. I am open to other positions. I've done mystery shopping, Administrative Assistant, restaurant management, inside and outside sales and much more. I'm a self-proclaimed volunteer at heart. I spent my free time volunteering at local youth facilities and completed my internships with nonprofits.


I have served in the nonprofit field for over 10 years. Have you considered working for a nonprofit human service agency that serves at-risk children? Nonprofit employees may receive full, competitive paychecks! Because you are a trained teacher, you would fit the criteria for a care manager role and/or a direct care role. There are other options/roles as well within the field. These jobs have continued to be available through COVID-19 emergency regulations, and some employees work from home as a result OR they are working from home and they are doing a few days in the office as well. Would you like to schedule a call for more detailed guidance?

Answered 2 years ago

We are all making shifts in education due to COVID. Due to the number of students and families deciding to do virtual learning from home, I would suggest market yourself as a virtual tutor, mentor, teacher, etc and set your own fees for accessibility.

Answered 2 years ago

Alternatives to Covid-19 jobloss be as follows:
1. Social Media Moderators: If you have basic social media skills and good people skills, this is an easy gig and usually comes with flexible hours. Available wherever you are in the world. Beyond social media, moderators are also needed to monitor comments and questions on blogs, forums, and chat rooms. The services that hire remote moderators are as follows:
a. The Social Element
b. Crisp Thinking
c. 99DollarSocial
d. Mod Squad

2. Focus Groups: Focus groups are different from surveys in that they are much more in-depth, often require in-person or at least phone/webcam participation and as a result, also pay much better. Here is a list of some reputable market research companies with active focus groups:
b. 20/20 Research
d. Mindswarms
e. Brand Institute
f. Nichols Research
g. Alder Weiner Research
h. Atkins Research Global

3. Microtasking: Microtask platforms connect companies who need small tasks completed so-called” Short Task”-with remote freelance workers who can perform them whenever they have some free time. Pay is not great, but they are easy to do on the side, even on a lunch break and are sometimes quite fun. These are the best-known platforms:
a. Amazon Mechanical Turk
b. Figure Eight
c. Clickworker
d. Microworker
e. Field Agent
f. EasyShift

4. Test Websites and Apps: Website or App testing is an easy way to make some extra money. No special skill is required. You just need a computer or smartphone with an in-built microphone, and you are good to go. The process is simple: You signup, take a short test and answer a few questions. That way the platforms can match you with the required target audience for each test. Here are some of the well-known options:
a. User testing
b. Validity
c. IntelliZoom
d. TestingTime
e. Userzoom
f. What UsersDo

5. Virtual Chat Agent: Chat support positions are extremely popular, so competition is high. You need fast typing skills and excellent grammar, punctuation, and spelling. The following companies offer chat support positions:
a. SiteStaff
b. The Chat Shop
c. Uber
d. Flexjob
e. Upwork

6. Simple Online Research: Without special expertise, you can earn extra cash with basic research gigs. Some notable among them are:
a. Hobby Jam
b. IT-Boss Research
c. JBS Court Research Services

7. Paid Surveys: Paid surveys will not replace a full-time job but can be nice extra income stream-and fun to do. Most surveys are paid with either gift cards to top retailers or “PayPal cash”, meaning your earnings will be sent to your PayPal account. Here are some of the better-known survey companies:
a. Vindale Research
b. SurveyJunkie
c. Swagbucks
d. Opinion Outpost
e. YouGov-Political
f. American Consumer Opinion
g. E-poll
h. One opinion

8. Data Entry: Data Entry is offered on micro tasking platforms, so there is some overlap, but here are a few companies that are more specialized on it. The notable companies that offer these services are:
a. The Smart Crowd
b. SigTrack
c. Cass Information Systems
d. Clickworker
e. Intuit
f. DionData
h. Flexjobs

9. Movie Captioner & Transcriptions: “Captions” are the black subtitles at the bottom of your TV screen that come on when you mute the sound. Someone obviously needs to write them and if you are a fast and accurate typist, this could be you.
a. TransPerfect
b. CaptionMax
c. Rev
10. Transcriptions: Transcriptions falls into three different groups: General Transcription, Legal Transcription and Medical Transcription. You obviously need fast, accurate typing skills and a fast, reliable internet connection. In addition, Express Scribe Software can help make the transcriptions process a lot faster and easier and eliminate the use of mouse.
The following companies hire newbies with no experience though they will usually do an evaluation test. The list of the companies are as follows:
a. TranscribeMe
b. Rev
c. Tigerfish
d. BabbleType
e. Accutran Global
f. Casting Words
g. Workshop
h. Scribie
i. Speechpad
j. Hollywood Transcriptions

11. Proofreading: If you have excellent grammar and punctuation, and an eye for detail, you start a proofreading career by offering your services to self-publishing authors, which is a booming industry. The following sites work with freelancer proof-readers:
a. EditFast
b. Gramlee
c. Wordvice
d. Proofreading Services
e. Scribendi

12. Virtual Assistant: Becoming a “Virtual Assistant (VA)” is one of the easiest entries into the world of home-based jobs and business options, because almost any skill can be monetized as a VA.
To get started, you can apply to any of the below agencies to get placed on current jobs:
a. Fancy Hands
b. Virtual Gal Friday
c. VA Sumo
d. Belay
e. StartUps Co.
f. 99 Dollar Social

13. Virtual Expert: If you can prove your expertise in a specific area, you can work for several online platforms answering customer questions and completing research assignments. A few notable among them are as follows:
a. Ask Wonder
b. Just Answer
c. Maven
d. Clarity
e. 6ya
f. Operator

14. Virtual Consultant: Freelance consulting gigs can be highly lucrative, and the below platforms connect virtual experts with companies around the world. A few notable among them are as follows:
a. On Frontiers
b. 10EQS
c. Internal Consulting
d. Expert360

15. Virtual Teacher: Whatever expertise you have, you can now teach it online to almost anyone in the world courtesy of the internet. The following allow you to list yourself, set your own schedule and fees, and start earning money as a virtual teacher. The following will be able to help:
a. PrestoExperts
b. Takelessons
c. BrainMass
d. Clarity
e. Maven

16. Translation: If you are fluent in another language-in, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian or Chinese-you will find plenty of translator gigs. Jobs could be in Customer service, transcriptions or working as an interpreter. Here is a list of translation agencies:
a. WeLocalize
b. Argos Multilingual
c. Rev
d. Tele Language
e. Transperfect
f. VerbalizeIt
g. LanguageLine

17. Virtual Academic Tutor: Remote academic tutoring and test prep gigs are available at the following companies, but they require college degree and teaching certifications:
a. Tutor
b. Brainfuse
c. PrepNow
d. Aim4A
e. Study Pool
f. Yup Tutoring

18. Academic Test Scorer: Another goodie you can do via courtesy of the internet, but it requires college degree for consideration. You can apply to these companies:
a. WriteScore
b. ACT
c. Measurement Inc
d. ETS
e. Literably
f. FlexJobs

19. Virtual English Tutor: Staying with the English as a 2nd Language theme, you can also teach English online. It is an industry that has exploded over the last few years, especially based in China. Here are the best-known companies to apply:
a. Boxfish
b. Gogokid
c. Cambly
d. italki
e. VIPKid
f. Qkid

20. Pro Virtual Researcher: There are many ways to get paid for online research, both for simple tasks that only take a few minutes to complete all the way up to professional level research assignments.
a. First Quarter Finance
b. 10EQS
c. RWS
D. Ask Wonder
Besides if you do have any questions give me a call:

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