We calculated that 24% of Mentor Teachers are proficient in Classroom Management, Professional Development, and Student Learning. They’re also known for soft skills such as Physical stamina, Communication skills, and Patience.
We break down the percentage of Mentor Teachers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
Some of the skills we found on mentor teacher resumes included "classroom management," "professional development," and "student learning." We have detailed the most important mentor teacher responsibilities below. The most important skills for a mentor teacher to have in this position are physical stamina. In this excerpt that we gathered from a mentor teacher resume, you'll understand why: "working with kindergarten- and elementary-age students can be tiring" According to resumes we found, physical stamina can be used by a mentor teacher in order to "designed and implemented exciting and challenging curricula for k-12 physical education and 6th - 12th grade health classes. "While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many mentor teacher duties rely on communication skills. This example from a mentor teacher explains why: "teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators." This resume example is just one of many ways mentor teachers are able to utilize communication skills: "developed and maintained positive relationships with parents and caregivers through clear written and verbal communications, active listening and collaboration. "Another skill that is quite popular among mentor teachers is patience. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a mentor teacher resume: "kindergarten and elementary school teachers must respond with patience when students struggle with material" This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "demonstrated patience and understanding for difficult children. "A thorough review of lots of resumes revealed to us that "resourcefulness" is important to completing mentor teacher responsibilities. This resume example shows just one way mentor teachers use this skill: "kindergarten and elementary school teachers must be able to get students engaged in learning" Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical mentor teacher tasks: "learned a lot about adaptability, resourcefulness, cultural sensitivity, patience, and tolerance. "
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We've found that 36.4% of mentor teachers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 43.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming a mentor teacher. While it's true that most mentor teachers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight mentor teachers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those mentor teachers who do attend college, typically earn either elementary education degrees or education degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for mentor teachers include educational leadership degrees or early childhood education degrees.
Once you're ready to become a mentor teacher, you should explore the companies that typically hire mentor teachers. According to mentor teacher resumes that we searched through, mentor teachers are hired the most by KinderCare Learning Centers, Childhaven Child Home, and Tennessee State University. Currently, KinderCare Learning Centers has 4 mentor teacher job openings, while there are 1 at Childhaven Child Home and 1 at Tennessee State University.
If you're interested in companies where mentor teachers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Leadership Public Schools - Hayward, Ames Community School District, and Sabino High School. We found that at Leadership Public Schools - Hayward, the average mentor teacher salary is $51,539. Whereas at Ames Community School District, mentor teachers earn roughly $50,124. And at Sabino High School, they make an average salary of $47,713.
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Some other companies you might be interested in as a mentor teacher include ESL Federal Credit Union, KinderCare Learning Centers, and Baltimore City Public Schools. These three companies were found to hire the most mentor teachers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.