I was burned out from teaching. I was exhausted and sick of being in the classroom. Budget cuts, restrictions, administration and lazy students combined was enough to send me looking for a job as a virtual science instructor. But after some time off, my enthusiasm for teaching has returned simply because of my tutoring experiences. When I see that smile that indicates comprehension and comfort with the content...that's what I've been missing. I'll be returning to the classroom this fall, as I'm better when I'm with my kids.