Help Been Asked To Teach A Class At Local College!!!

Business By melkneec Updated 17 Jan 2009 , 5:07pm by Getus

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melkneec Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 4:57am
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Hello everyone!

Hope its ok to post this in this forum. I have been asked to teach a class once or twice a week at the local college. Anyone have any tips for me? Should the college provide the supplies and charge more for the class or should everyone bring their own. How much does one charge? By the student or hour? I'm lost. lol. Thanks for your time and help.

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kellertur Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 6:24am
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I'll be working part-time as an adjunct professor next semester at our local college. What will you be teaching? Students are usually responsible for buying their own supplies, or were you talking about your supplies? icon_confused.gif

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melkneec Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 4:37pm
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Oh, sorry. They want me to teach cake decorating classes at the College of Craft. Its part of our local community college system. They asked if I wanted to get paid per student or per hour. Also if the students should bring their supplies or if the college should supply them and charge more for the class. I have never even thought about so I didn't know what to tell them. lol. Thanks for the reply. icon_smile.gif

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kellertur Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 4:42pm
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Best of luck to you~ I bet you'll be great at it! icon_smile.gif

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ddaigle Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 5:02pm
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I'm not sure how the Wilton instructors charge, but I would handle it like a wilton classes if you intend on having a participation type of class. Have a list of supplies the student needs to provide, and list what you will provide for that class (if anything). I just attended a wilton doberge class and for this one, she provided everything. It was a demonstration class rather than a hands on. Depends on which type of class you will conduct. It was great, she provided the cake, showed us how to make it a 6 layer doberge, then WE all got to eat it!

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Getus Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 5:03pm
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I took a cake deco class @ our local community college last Fall. It was an evening class...non credit. Very relaxed and I really enjoyed it.
We paid a set amount for 6 2 hr sessions. We supplied all of our own supplies. I have no idea how much the instructor got paid out of our class fees. We paid the total fee at the first class, for all 6 classes. I must say it was VERY inexpensive...I would gladly have paid more.

I would think by getting the fees upfront...the students would definitely be more motivated to attend all the classes.
Our class was a bit "willy-nilly" on what we learned and when...but all in was a success and worth taking. I wish she had spent more time on the basics of how to achieve a great layered cake/smooth icing/stacking...BEFORE you begin decorating it...but she focused more on learning to make flowers...and that was valuable in it's own way. I learned more from this website about the basics. And Sugar Shack's dvd's!
I am a believer in creating a great foundation before decorating the cake, but I imagine a lot of folks want to learn to make those flowers and borders right away, so they feel as though they've learned something creative.

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Getus Posted 17 Jan 2009 , 5:07pm
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Hit the submit button a tad too quickly...
If it were me....
I would want to be paid by the hour of instruction. Then, if you wanted to set a limit to the number of students, you could. But, you would get paid a set matter if the class was full or not.
Just my two cents...and probably what it's worth. lol. icon_lol.gif

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