How Swing Education Helped Me Balance Work, Life and Family

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  For Stephen Kooshian, the path to becoming a Swing Sub took a few twists and turns. Though he’d been drawn to teaching since high school, he had two other careers before substitute teaching.  Prior to teaching, Stephen worked in a traditional office job environment and also ran a small business, but he felt that he didn’t have the ownership … Read More

How Swing Education Helps This Substitute Teacher Do It All

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  Jose VanDerburg loves helping people and being active in the Los Angeles community. He also loves helping students which is one of the reasons he entered into education as a one-on-one and classroom aide with the local school district.   “It is great meeting and interacting with students on a daily basis,” said VanDerburg. “Having the opportunity to impact young … Read More

How Swing Education Helped This Substitute Teacher Get into the Classroom Quickly

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  After a more than 20-year break from substitute teaching, Valerie Pierce knew she wanted to return to education and follow her passion of helping students. This spurred her decision to go back to school and pursue a degree in special education studies. “I really just love being with students and trying to create an engaging learning environment for them … Read More

How to Start Teaching Online and Continue Building Your Teaching Career

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The demand for remote education is increasing, and Swing Education has moved quickly to forge partnerships with other online education companies to bring new teaching opportunities to substitute teachers.  These partnerships will give you the opportunity to start teaching online, bring in income and ensure students continue working toward their academic goals. Even if you’ve never taught online before, you … Read More

How to Continue Building Your Substitute Teaching Career during School Closures

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With school closures related to COVID-19, many substitute teachers are wondering if there is anything they can do to advance their careers while navigating these unprecedented times.  Despite the temporary school closures, the answer is an astounding YES! Here are a few things you can do now to get ahead: Make sure all of your requirements are up to date. … Read More

Complete Guide to Becoming a Substitute Teacher in Illinois

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Looking to become a substitute teacher in Illinois? Swing Education is now servicing the greater Chicago area! Substitute teaching is a rewarding job for aspiring teachers, part-time job seekers, and retired teachers or professionals who want to make an impact in the classroom. With Swing Education, substitute teachers can get paid weekly, qualify for potential bonuses, access teaching opportunities in … Read More

Part-Time Jobs for US Census Workers

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Thousands of temporary, part-time census workers are in the process of being mobilized across the nation for the 2020 census. And chances are that if you’re looking to be a US census worker, there are other part-time jobs that may peak your interest. We’ve highlighted some part-time jobs that US census workers can also explore during and after the census … Read More

Why Actors Should Try Substitute Teaching

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It’s no secret that being a successful actor means a little bit of luck, but most importantly, a lot of planning, determination, and various side jobs to help with the bills. Even the most established Hollywood actors today like Jennifer Hudson and Harrison Ford have had their share of day jobs and side gigs to keep their bills paid. Here’s … Read More

4 Part-Time Jobs for Mission-Driven People

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If you’re a mission-driven individual looking for part-time jobs, summer can be a great time to enhance your skills and grow your network. Part-time jobs, such as substitute teaching, allow you to learn and develop new skills while discovering new ways in which you can give back to the local community.  Looking for part-time jobs with a flexible schedule that … Read More