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By Roadtrip Nation

May Ng

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I didn’t originally plan on pursuing teaching, but I realized that I really enjoyed tutoring and volunteering at local schools.
I graduated with a degree in biology and then took a year off to really think about what I wanted to do with my life.
All signs were pointing to teaching, so I decided to go back to school for my teaching credential.
I started my teaching career as a substitute for an honors biology teacher who was on maternity leave—the fact that I had a biology degree and could actually teach the content helped a lot!
Within a year, I had taught a handful of different biology classes and saw the value I could bring.
I’ve been teaching for 18 years now, and currently teach both life sciences and statistics.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
University of California, Los Angeles
Certification/License
Teaching Credential
California State University, Los Angeles

Career

Biology Teacher

I teach both high school biology and statistics.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Science
Teaching / Mentoring

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Set your boundaries before you start. By all means, work hard and put in the extra effort, but make sure you're not overdoing. Set boundaries for yourself so that you don't burn out. For example, I'll set a specific time of day that I will stop working, go home, and leave the rest of my work for the next day. That's a good boundary to have as a teacher.

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"A lot can go wrong as a teacher. You should pursue something else instead."