I have been teaching math at HS level for some years, for this Fall I am applying for instructor job at local community colleges. Because of my background, I anticipate that the interviewer will ask me the difference between secondary and post-secondary math teaching.
- In a non-interview setting, I would answer there really is no much difference considering that vast majority of HS graduates are deficient in math skill. I was even told that community college is just an extension of high school. The upsides are that I do not have to deal with the pesky parents, students are more matured and motivated since college is not free. Are these assessments correct?
- But in an interview setting, I think that this honest answer won't be politically correct. Any suggestion on a politically correct response?
Thank you for your time and help.