I used to teach at NYU. Mom was surprised to overhear. I was teaching a class preparing students to take the graduate entrance exam for their MBA. The group was mostly Hispanic and Black from lower income backgrounds who signed up for a class through a tutoring company.
On a side note, I barely admitted taking the LSAT my final year of college lest I be asked my score. Not a fan of standardized tests. But I had been tutoring one on one for the SATs and then the GREs which is a lot like the SAT. My mom joked soon I would be tutoring kids for the MCATs. I was equally qualified to tutor for the GMAT.
But I was hired. I was trained. And even though I had never tutored more than two students at once one Tuesday evening in a classroom at NYU Stern School of Business in front of fourteen students.
The tutor head had offered a rogue student to myself and others leading their own classes. The undercover student would pop in to save a stumped teacher. I declined but on the first day of class there was a surprise new student who was not affiliated with the scholarship program as the other students were. So I was a little nervous if instead he sent over a spy. Thus when we spoke I needed to confess to boss how I was late the first day.
I explained to the students how I went to the wrong building carrying these heavy text books. I tied it in to never making the same mistake again