How To Become a Tutor and Earn Extra Money:

If you are wondering how to become a tutor, keep reading and I will do my best to give you the information you need.

Tutoring is one of the fastest growing home-based businesses that you can find. There are many options available to you, including working as a private tutor, tutoring online for an online tutoring agency, tutoring locally for a tutoring center, or tutoring students who are taking classes by distance learning or correspondence.

Setting up a tutoring business, in which you have a group of tutors working for you, is also an option you should consider. Many skilled and experienced people are looking for online tutoring jobs or local tutoring positions. If you are interested in running your own little-or big- business, this may be the choice for you.

First you will need to you want to tutor online? If you do, the whole world is your marketplace. Do you want to tutor in person only? This is very satisfying and rewarding, and there is great demand for local tutors who can meet in person with their students for tutoring instruction.

Next, you will need to will you do your marketing for your tutoring business? You can put up signs locally where accepted. You can advertise online, you can ask your friends to spread the word. For the 25 years I have been tutoring, I have used only word of mouth advertising and I have more students than I can possibly take on for tutoring.

How much will you charge? What hours will you work? How much tutoring will you do in a week? Where will you do the tutoring? Are you knowledgeable about tutoring regulations in your country?

Once you have answered all these questions, it is time to proceed with your plan. Get some students, and start sharing your skills. You will be helping someone else and making good money at the same time.

This blog contains much useful information for your tutoring business. Good luck! And please leave comments if you desire.

How to Become a Tutor: Teaching Methods

How to Become A Tutor: Teaching Methods
As a tutor, you will want to have a "portfolio" of different teaching methods. One teaching method that I will cover today is the Learning Through Teaching method. In this method, you ask your student to teach you the concept, as if he is the teacher and you are the student. You tell him that you are going to pretend you know nothing about this concept.

Give the student a few minutes to go over the concept that he is having difficulty with. Most students will make an attempt to play this role-reversal game.

This technique works very well, actually. You may have to help the student along a little the first time he tries it, but persevere. It's worth it.

As the student tries to explain the concept, it gets him talking out loud about it. It helps you clearly see what he does understand and what he doesn't. As he continues, look for areas he is missing, and ask him questions in those areas. Remember that since you're the student right now, it is normal for you to have questions about what he is teaching you. (You're tutoring him without him knowing it because your questions spur him to learn more.)

Part of the "game" is that he is free to use his books to look up answers to questions you are asking.

Treat your student with respect in this exercise and compliment him often. Remember to try to be the student even in your compliments, so you might say something like, "I really liked how you taught me that part. I was able to understand what you were saying."