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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Tutor field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33994Guide/TeacherFemale32 $15,000omaha, NE01/01/2010
33918Tutor, Teacher, Mentor, Event Planner, Broker, Manager, CounselorFemale52 $80,000Des Plaines, IL01/01/2010
33914EducatorMale39 $75,000Olive Branch, NY01/01/2010
33904TutorFemale39 $25,000Durham, NC01/01/2010
33526TutorFemale25 $20,000Channelview, TX01/01/2010

Overview

Students learn at different paces. While some pick-up lessons quickly, others may not, and reinforced learning may be needed outside of school to improve their academic performance. This service is provided by tutors.

Tutors assist students in the learning process. They use their knowledge in a specific subject to help students improve in it. They gauge a student?s learning needs and abilities and devise approaches specific to it. They discuss classroom materials and explain complex concepts in an easy to understand manner. Tutors also aid with homework and test preparations. Some tutors may even provide services in preparing for a college entrance exam.

Tutoring is a common job for high school and college students as this is usually done as a part-time job. However, for those wanting to make tutoring a full-time job, they may choose to get certified and increase their chances of getting more work. They can also become teaching assistants in schools with a minimum educational requirement of 2 years of college credit or an associate degree.

The most apparent upside to becoming a tutor is helping another person become more intellectually able. As some people struggle academically, a tutor is the most important support-system they can have. Although there may be challenges to the learning process along the way, seeing students achieve their academic goals can be very gratifying.

As a tutor, it is important to have extensive knowledge of the subject that you teach. This includes the basic and more complex facets of the subject. And being able to transfer that knowledge effectively, either verbally or in writing, is crucial to the student?s learning. With this, a tutor must also be sensitive and patient in dealing with students and their parents. If you have outstanding knowledge in a certain subject and are willing to share it with students in need, then this job might be for you!


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