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How to Become a Tutor in College

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If you have exceptionally good grades in your college or university courses, you can earn extra money while you are still in school by getting a job as a tutor. Usually you get paid $10 an hour for working in this type of position. You do need any teaching experience, training or a certificate in order to provide this type of support to other students. You will be working with other students at the college or university who are experiencing difficulties in subjects in which you are excelling.

There are several ways you can go about becoming a tutor at the college or university level. Of course, your professor will know of your good work and that you do have a good command of the content area. You can speak to your professor and express you interest in working in this capacity and ask him/her to refer any students that may come for extra help to you for tutoring. You can also advertise your services by posting signs in the proper areas throughout the campus to let others know that you will help them out. It is important that you specify the subject area or areas in which you can provide help, your hourly rate, where the tutoring will take place and how an interested person can get in touch with you. Many people want to know where the tutoring will take place because they don’t want to be alone with someone they don’t know.

While studying for university or college courses, you can also become a tutor for students who are still in high school or even in lower grades. The tutoring will have to take place after school hours in the evening and on weekends, so you must be willing to give up your free time for this. You can advertise your tutoring services in the local newspaper, post signs at supermarkets and other locations and at the local high schools. Speaking to the principals of the =schools in your area will help also because parents often turn to these people when they want to hire someone to give extra help to their children to help them succeed in school.



If you have an interest in eventually becoming a teacher, working as a tutor will give you a glimpse of what the job might be like. Tutoring is something like teaching special education to students with learning difficulties and there is no doubt that some of the students you work with will have learning disabilities of some kind. Of course, you won’t encounter any special needs students in this type of work.

If you tutor students outside the school, the best location is for you to go to their homes. This way their parents are home to supervise and often you can teach the parents how to help their children with specific problems or to give them practice in the subject. Parents are willing to pay for this service because many of them are unable to help their children with the types of work that is required in the school system today.
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