Experiencias en Baltimore

Balancing work and school

It is very difficult to work and study at the same time, but it is possible. Luckily my school didn’t gave me homework. That allow me to keep my grades. My colleagues at work told me that teachers gave them a lot of homework during school time. We often worked until 12am, and there were many of them who still had to complete their homework so then they could keep their grade. After leaving work they still had to do homework. I was glad because I didn’t have to do that and I would come home to sleep directly.

At school they left time to do homework in class. I would finish all my homework in class but if the others didn’t finish on time then they would take it home. The teachers also said that if we didn’t finish it in class that we could follow it the next day. Sometimes the teachers forget asking about the homework, but I always try to finish them in that same day.

If your teacher leaves you homework but you work at night, then talk to them so they know about your situation. They can help you keep you grades.

I was always tired after working. I would leave at 7am to go to school and I would leave at 3pm. Work colleagues waited for me outside the school to go to work. Every day, including Friday and Saturday. There was a time that I did not know what was happening at home, I did not spend time to share with the family. We couldn’t eat all together. The time to leave work was 1am in the morning and that was every day.

You have to realize that it is difficult to study and work at the same time. Although, while working you learn to value things a lot, do not stop doing something that is important such as studying. Think about your future and how important it is to have an education.