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Career Story: Cookware Sales Rep And Private Tutor

Cookware Sales Rep And Private Tutor

Job Title: Consultant And Tutor

Type of Company: I am a consultant to a high-end kitchen products retailer and a private tutor in the Wilson Language System.

Education: BS, Northeastern University •• M.Ed, Lesley University (Cambridge, MA)

Previous Experience: I taught special needs students in an urban setting for 9 years before leaving to raise a family. But after awhile I got antsy, and I wanted to utilize my background, while staying home full-time. Tutoring was an easy way to keep my certification up-to-date and I recently became a consultant for a kitchen products retailer. This gives me flexibility and another way to earn an income while staying at home with my family.

Job Tasks: The company I consult for is a business selling high quality cookware. A rep will host a party and get a percentage of the products she sells at it. I run a stable of these hostesses and will frequently confer with them about ways to make their parties more successful. I often appear at the parties and conduct demonstrations, displaying cooking techniques and equipment and testing recipes, encouraging the guests to use the products we sell. Before and after a show I work with the hostess to make sure she gets the products that constitute her payment, as well as making sure that each customer gets the product she wants and that the product is right for her.

My work as a private tutor differs widely from student to student. When I begin tutoring a student, I meet with him to do a general assessment. This gives me a base line. I also get in contact with his teachers to gather as much information as I can before we begin. After that, but before each session, I put together a lesson based on the student's needs and the skills that he needs to acquire. Sessions last an hour and we meet weekly or bi-weekly depending on the subject area. At the end of a tutoring session, I ask the parents to write a review or evaluation of my work and I, in turn, write an evaluation and summary of the work I have done with the student.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The hardest part of both my jobs is juggling my family's needs with the demands of my work. Managing my time wisely and being very organized are critical to my success.

Job Tips:
1. For tutoring, be consistent, organized, on time and professional.

2. For consulting, have FUN! The parties are fun and your attitude is everything!

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