dcsimg

Career Story: High School Math Teacher In A Suburban School

High School Math Teacher In A Suburban School

Job Title: High School Teacher

Type of Company: I work for for a school district on the south shore of Massachusetts.

Education: MA, Education

Previous Experience: I have been a principal and vice-principal for several years after working as a high school math teacher for many years.

Job Tasks: I am a high school math teacher. I teach all high school grades and a variety of different math courses, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. I arrive at school each day about an hour before it begins. I use that time to prepare for my day, making xerox copies and arranging my classroom. My classes are fifty minutes long and the class size varies from twenty to thirty students. My students' abilities vary, but I need to deal with the class as a whole as well as with each individual student. In class I have to cover a certain amount of content, classroom management, and discipline. I have to keep track of attendance, and grades. I also need to be available to speak with parents in person, by phone, and via email. Sometimes if a teacher is out of school for some reason I may need to cover his class for him. Some days I also have study periods to cover and I always spend time reviewing what I will be teaching that day. What's more, I have to spend a lot of time each evening correcting papers, tests, and preparing for my classes.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job is the opportunity to help a student learn new things. Although sometimes it may be a huge challenge, when someone learns something new and grasps a concept, it is very rewarding.

The worst part of my job is dealing with kids who have no interest in learning.

Job Tips: Talk to as many people that you can in the field you're interested in and listen to their advice. Really think about why you want to pursue a certain field, and keep in mind that there is a huge amount of work that is done outside the classroom both at night and on weekends.

Popular Schools offering Math Education Teaching Programs

quickinfoClick the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab. .

Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school

Matching School Ads

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

  • Programs: M.Ed. - Program Specialist in Math Specialist, Doctor of Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Education Specialist: Curriculum and Instruction/Elementary Education, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate, Bachelor

Are you ready to advance or start your career inspiring minds and changing lives? Apply to join GCU's prestigious teaching community.

  • Programs: M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, M.A. in Gifted Education, M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, more...
  • Degrees: Master, Bachelor

Concordia University - Portland offers several fully online 14-month Master of Education (M.Ed.) programs and a fully online Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program.

  • Programs: M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Mathematics, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies, M.Ed. in Career and Technical Education, more...
  • Degrees: Master

Ashford University

  • Programs: Education, Technology & Online Learning - Bachelors, Education, Technology & Online Learning - Masters, Higher Education - Bachelors, more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master

Advance your teaching career with an online master's degree from University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.

  • Programs: Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Degrees: Master

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership - Higher Education Track, Master of Education in Higher Education , Doctor of Education in Organizatonal Leadership, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate, Master

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

  • Programs: Technology Education (Master of Education) - Online
  • Degrees: Master

Since 1977, Keiser University has provided quality student-centered, career-focused education.

  • Programs: Education Specialist in Instructional Design and Technology, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Education - Teaching and Learning, more...
  • Degrees: Certificate, Master, Doctorate

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

  • Programs: Online Accelerated Teaching Certification , MS in Education - Instructional Technology - Master's Only, MS in Education - Secondary Education
  • Degrees: Certificate, Master

Colorado State University-Global Campus

Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers career relevant bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for working adults and nontraditional learners.

  • Programs: MS - Teaching and Learning
  • Degrees: Master
Matching School Ads

Additional Career Stories for Secondary School Teachers

The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.

All Types

You are visiting:

Find a school near you

What are Career Stories?

Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.

Most stories include:

  • a typical day or project
  • tips and advice
  • best and worst parts
  • educational background
  • previous experience

Browse hundreds of Career Stories

More Details On This Career

Please also see our detailed information about Secondary School Teachers, including:

Back to Top