ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Find Tutoring Jobs

Updated on October 27, 2016
Source

To The Pros

If you're looking to update your roll-a-dex as a seasoned tutor, keep reading! If you're new to the profession, skip to the next section and come back.

The online market for tutoring is a murky lake to swim in but can also hold some of that deep sea gold if you look hard enough. I've personally tango-ed with sites like Wizant and I never did find a reliable assignment. Your best bet, now that you have some tutoring experience behind you, is to sell yourself and have people come to you. This can be done through local colleges and high schools. I found work as a "professional tutor" - with professional pay, mind you - within a few days of starting that line of search. Flyers are ok but social media is better. Make a few apologetic posts on facebook and you may find your inbox full of private messages from potential clients! In short, there's some legwork involved but for those who are willing, there's money to be made.

What To Tutor

This should be obvious, right? You majored in biology education so you should tutor all of those people looking to teach bio!...if you want to starve. Tutoring is teaching without official credentials. If you're proficient with writing, check out a client's composition class syllabus before rejecting the offer! Don't forget the value of huge projects and consecutive exams. I've spent most of my time tutoring the same clients for every test during a school year just to return the next year for a different class. Remember, sell yourself!

Source

Be Prepared For The Unprepared

With the amazing amount of information at our fingertips, it almost seems antiquated to meet a tutor in person. That's where your future clients are, though. With that in mind, don't be too surprised if you show up and your client is bereft of books, papers, or any sources at all! They could have googled it and they called you instead, they're in deep.

First and foremost, your job as a tutor isn't to throw information at the client. You're there to put out the fire that is that person's education. Be prepared for them and have reference material and textbooks when you meet. Put them at ease as you pick up whatever pieces they have and start just slightly behind where they think they are in the material.

Textbooks too heavy? Be sure to check for e-book versions that can lighten your load!

Fees

Don't be fooled. The allure of cash as an instant payment is nice...when it's in front of you...at the beginning of a session. If your client offers to pay you later, get it in writing. You're offering a service and need to be paid for your time.

It is best to agree whether you will be paid by the hour or by project. If the client defers to you, work with your strengths. If you feel that some editing will get them through a project in half an hour, get paid by the project. If it seems that this will be a whole-pot-of-coffee kind of night, get paid by the hour.

Getting Paid

So you've made it. Your client is happy and will succeed in their field thanks to you. Now it's time for you to pay your bills. As was mentioned before, cash is great for lining your pockets but payment via check or PayPal can go a long way as folks often have assets tied up online. Be sure to leave an invoice and make a copy when dealing with virtual transactions.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)