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Ok so I love tutoring math and I am currently a math major at a University in the US. In the past I have tutored college algebra, pre-calculus, trigonometry, calculus 1, 2, 3, differential equations, and even some lower maths(pre-algebra, intermediate algebra, technical mathematics). Currently I tutor just calculus 1-3 and differential equations. While tutoring, sometimes I get compliments from people about how great my explanations are and so forth and it really makes me feel great. But that isn't the best part, the best part is I could tutor all day everyday and love it and I have no idea why to be honest. I love teaching everyone; I teach my brother, my girlfriend, my neighbors kids, and even my mothers friends, and I just really do love it. Time seems to fly by when I do it and it makes me wonder if teaching a classroom be the same. I mean it would be amazing to actually be able to make living from just teaching since I like it so much. Because of all this, I decided to major in math and become a math professor and hopefully teach at a university.

Now I have 2 really big problems.

1. I like teaching math more than I like learning it. I have gotten all A's at my university in all my courses but I do ALL my homework, sometimes 2 or 3 times. I mean I study really really hard. If I didn't do all my homework I don't think I would get A's, so I am not sure if I am "good" at math to be honest, and I worry that maybe I don't have what it takes to get the required degree(Phd) to teach at the university level. I mean I still have to take courses like Real Analysis and Topology, and those are supposed to be really hard.

2. Even though I have tutored people one on one and in a small group setting I am not sure I can do well in a classroom setting. I already took the required speech course for my math degree and I got an A, but I was nervous every second I was up there. My speeches weren't bad but I was nervous the entire time.

I guess my questions are, are there any professors on this board that could give me some advice? Why did you choose to teach and from what I have described about myself do you think I could get the phd needed and teach? Were you nervous the first time you had to teach in front of a classroom and how do you think you did?

Also what is the starting salary for someone who just got there phd in math and is teaching, 40k a year or so? Also is it reasonable to assume that I can find a job teaching after I get my math phd? When in graduate school, how many hours a week did you study? Did you have to study everyday?

Now I have 2 really big problems.

1. I like teaching math more than I like learning it. I have gotten all A's at my university in all my courses but I do ALL my homework, sometimes 2 or 3 times. I mean I study really really hard. If I didn't do all my homework I don't think I would get A's, so I am not sure if I am "good" at math to be honest, and I worry that maybe I don't have what it takes to get the required degree(Phd) to teach at the university level. I mean I still have to take courses like Real Analysis and Topology, and those are supposed to be really hard.

2. Even though I have tutored people one on one and in a small group setting I am not sure I can do well in a classroom setting. I already took the required speech course for my math degree and I got an A, but I was nervous every second I was up there. My speeches weren't bad but I was nervous the entire time.

I guess my questions are, are there any professors on this board that could give me some advice? Why did you choose to teach and from what I have described about myself do you think I could get the phd needed and teach? Were you nervous the first time you had to teach in front of a classroom and how do you think you did?

Also what is the starting salary for someone who just got there phd in math and is teaching, 40k a year or so? Also is it reasonable to assume that I can find a job teaching after I get my math phd? When in graduate school, how many hours a week did you study? Did you have to study everyday?

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