Self-Enrichment teachers teach or instruct individuals or groups for the primary purpose of self-enrichment or recreation, rather than for an occupational objective, educational attainment, competition, or fitness.

  • Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods, such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
  • Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Prepare students for further development by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Observe students to determine qualifications, limitations, abilities, interests, and other individual characteristics.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by administrative policy.
  • Monitor students' performance to make suggestions for improvement and to ensure that they satisfy course standards, training requirements, and objectives.
  • Prepare and administer written, oral, and performance tests, and issue grades in accordance with performance.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Prepare instructional program objectives, outlines, and lesson plans.
  • Confer with other teachers and professionals to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and development.
  • Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
  • Enforce policies and rules governing students.
  • Review instructional content, methods, and student evaluations to assess strengths and weaknesses, and to develop recommendations for course revision, development, or elimination.
  • Meet with other instructors to discuss individual students and their progress.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, contests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
  • Select, order, and issue books, materials, and supplies for courses or projects.
  • Assign and grade class work and homework.
  • Conduct classes, workshops, and demonstrations, and provide individual instruction to teach topics and skills, such as cooking, dancing, writing, physical fitness, photography, personal finance, and flying.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injury and damage.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine their priorities for their children.
  • Schedule class times to ensure maximum attendance.
  • Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
  • Observe and evaluate the performance of other instructors.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development.
  • Participate in publicity planning and student recruitment.
  • Write instructional articles on designated subjects.
Work Context
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 80% responded "A lot of freedom".
  • Contact With Others — 77% responded "Constant contact with others".
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 77% responded "Every day".
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 78% responded "Every day".
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 62% responded "Some freedom".
  • Physical Proximity — 59% responded "Moderately close (at arm's length)".
  • Electronic Mail — 40% responded "Once a week or more but not every day".
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Work Activities
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Teach life skills.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Assess educational needs of students.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
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Knowledge

Education and Training
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Customer and Personal Service
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
English Language
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Skills

Speaking
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Learning Strategies
  • Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Active Listening
  • Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Instructing
  • Teaching others how to do something.
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Abilities

Oral Expression
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Speech Clarity
  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
Speech Recognition
  • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
  • Word processing software
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
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Education

Master's Degree or
Post-Secondary Certificate
usually needed

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Job Outlook

New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$39,960
$21,920
$82,000