Friday, 3 June 2005

My week is over

One of the perks of only having one student in a class (in this case, Introduction to American Government) is that when you’re done, there’s no need to pad it out, or reexplain things six times so it might penetrate the skull of the kid in the back of the room who’s half-asleep. My wallet would have liked it had he had some compatriots, but I suppose on a per-hour basis I’m actually coming out ahead on the deal. It also helps to be using a textbook that’s readable by humans with minimal handholding.

Incidentally, it’s funny but I’d actually somewhat forgotten over the past four weeks how much fun it was to teach.


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I have 6 people in my intro engineering class. My other classes are packed though, with people from Clemson and SC trying to take calculus and chem cheaper with easier teachers in summer school.


The opposite dynamic happens here: it costs a fortune to take classes at Millsaps in the summer, and the financial aid is limited, so our students often go off and take them other places (e.g. state schools) much cheaper.

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