Tutoring For Extra Money (While Keeping Your Brain Alert)

If you are interested in tutoring for a formal tutoring organization, visit several online services and read their FAQs (frequently asked questions) to learn more about typical tutoring topics, qualifications, and more. For example, the following bulleted points explain what several professional online tutoring businesses serving students in the United States and Canada see as important qualifications:

• Live in and be eligible to work in either the US or Canada and have a valid Social Security or Social Insurance number

• Have a strong content knowledge in English, math, science, or social studies at the level you wish to tutor- for services covering elementary grade through first year college

• Be able to explain concepts to people of a variety of ages

• Currently be enrolled in or have graduated from an accredited US or Canadian College or University degree program

• Pass more than one subject exam during the application process

So if tutoring – formal or informal-still sounds like a possibility, here is a quick list of even more questions and ideas to help you get started, whether or not you plan to tutor in a formal or informal environment:

1. What skills, training, experiences do you have that others might need or enjoy having? Do you knit sweaters? Are you a certified Reiki Master? Do you like to coach? Do you play a mean game of bridge? Are you a native speaker of any language? This list goes on and on and 補習平台 once you get started, you will probably think of many things that you do well, activities that you could help others acquire.

2. Whom do you want to teach (or train) – children or adults? Business owners? Other retirees? Best to figure this out first. When you think about tutoring, you typically are considering the needs of children. However, adults often need help too – with both formal and informal activities – from math to planting a garden or learning how to remove viruses from their computers. Adults usually do not usually seek out special tutoring – you may have to find these customers and tantalize them through bulletin boards flyers and handouts, or even by giving free programs to groups and organizations and demonstrating your skills. Pass out flyers, business cards and have a drawing for one free lesson at this event.

3. Decide on what areas are best for your tutorial services. You may need to brush up on the subjects you feel you are most proficient in – and then you will probably have to practice before asking for payment. A clever way to learn what services are needed, is to ask around. Talk to ministers, business people, club members, friends and get their ideas. Then keep them informed about what you are doing, and they will often tell others, especially if you give them some business cards or flyers once you decide on what your will be offering as a tutor.

4. What are people typically charging for tutoring or classes? Ask around, check out bulletin boards and look at online resources such as Craig’s List. Ask friends what they would consider paying for a cooking or gardening lesson. (Again, this is a good marketing technique because friends will often make referrals for your tutoring services.) If you are seeking formal tutoring opportunities, do some searching on the Internet. Also, look for tutoring classified ads in college and/or local newspapers. You do not want to set your price too high or too low-too high, and you will not find many students, too low and you might end up with too many takers.

5. Look on the Internet for clients. Many job forums and employment sites advertise for tutors. Search the Internet for tutoring; if you live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Google: tutoring jobs Albuquerque, and see what comes up.

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