Sorry in advance for the long post ... haha! When do you admit you bit off more than you can chew? As some of you know, I'm going back to school to get my masters degeree. I'm attempting to do it in one year and take 4 classes each semester (it can be done, I checked -- I'm not the only one doing it). I was looking for a part time job as a teacher and found one at a private school. I signed on to teach 2 classes (6th & 8th grade math), then was asked to do one more (PreK-2nd computers), and then one more (teaching a student with severe dyslexia math one-on-one. He is 15 and can only read at a 4th grade level so that's where his math is). That upped my hours from 10 to 15 then 19 .... plus 12 hours of masters classes plus readings and papers and planning time for the classes I teach ... I originally ok'ed the other classes when I found out what I'd be making an hour but now I'm thinking it is not worth my sanity! It would be okay but I have NO CLUE what I'm doing in the last two classes. Neither the computer class nor the tutoring subject has a set curriculum. I'm flying solo here and do not have time to CREATE a curriculum ... I can show up and teach if I have a book! My boss said today she would get me books for the tutoring one on one, but since I am part time, I didn't see her except in passing today and then when I went to leave, I couldn't find her. Then I had to run off to class ... GRR. So I am going to have to show up tomorrow and 'wing it' again in those two classes (that's what they told me to do! sigh). Also, two of my classes involve 10+ page research papers which I haven't written since my sophmore year of college. My degree didn't have much writing involved and I have a feeling I'm going to have to spend a ton of time reaquainting myself. Did I mention for two of my classes, I have to drive an hour and two hours to them, respectively? I know part of me is whining because I'm cranky and tired and have to wake up and do it all again tomorrow. I have been running since 7 am and did not get home until 8 pm tonight. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are the worst because those are the nights my classes are (one is online) ... so I figure this week I have to at least make it to Friday to see if I feel different. But I don't want working too many hours to affect how I do in my classes ... they do need to come first ... and don't the kids deserve someone who has more time to prepare? I have one planning period where I can get math stuff done, but there is not enough time for it all. I am just thinking this is day one of a long 4 months ... any advice?