I have a confession to make: I really have no idea what I’m doing.
I feel like I don’t remember the things I learned in college/grad school. Therefore, I feel like I have no business teaching it. I’ve internalized so much over the years that I’m having a really hard time being able to present what I know (which feels like nothing) to my students, while I know that they look at me like a complete dumbass.
No one really teaches you how to teach. I feel like bailing, but I gotta stick it out. What the hell happened to me?
This is what goes on in my head every week.
I’m being hired as an adjunct English instructor at Ivy Tech this fall.
as the academic advisor for my undergrad department! I don’t have the experience in teaching or formal advising yet, but this is the perfect way to start. I hope to hear back soon about an interview. Wish me luck!!!!
I realized recently that I’d love to be an academic advisor in my department.
I had a really hard time as an undergrad with an advisor/professor who pushed me and whined that I wasn’t going to graduate in four years, if I didn’t take summer courses.
I hated that woman, and I graduated in four and a half years because they miscalculated my credits. Not my fault. Grrr.
And I wish that I had double-majored. I wish that I had a supportive advisor who would’ve encouraged me that this would’ve been a great idea. I realize I was just going through the motions, and I seriously regret that.
Hindsight kind of hurts.
If I can help even one terrified freshman feel a little more secure in this academic maze, that’d be awesome.
I’m in my last two classes starting in January, and I’m going to inquire about what it takes to apply for the position once I graduate in May.