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 Tutor the Adult Learner

How to Tutor the Adult Learner

Most of the time, your tutoring students will be school-aged children. Sometimes, however, you may be approached to tutor an adult. An adult student could be someone who is doing upgrading in college, or an older adult who is changing careers and needs a refresher to get into a different program.

It is important to respect and understand your adult learner. As a tutor we should be promoting the idea of people being life-long learners, and we should also be doing that ourselves. Continually working toward being a more effective tutor involves learning and growing.

Adults may face a lot more stress and pressures in going back to school or procuring tutoring than children might face. For example, adults will be juggling family and work, and now adding being tutored to the mix. Adults may be facing pressures to pass exams for upgrading in their work, or they might not have family support in their learning endeavors.

As a tutor you will want to be very sensitive to these issues. In the end, as their tutor you will need to balance being sympathetic to their issues and demanding the right amount of commitment from them to ensure they get the most from your tutoring.

Read the previous post to learn how to become an online tutor.

How to Become an Online Tutor

Teaching Jobs: How to Become an Online Tutor
By []Brian A Scott

If you are a teacher or you have been one in past, or even if you have never been a teacher but have a passion for this profession, you can try your luck to become an online tutor.

Among online jobs, this is one job that is gaining importance day by day, and at the same time, is very rewarding. There is a huge demand for online tutors as a large number of companies throughout the world are now outsourcing their tutorial services to countries where competent teachers are available at lower wages. The internet has made this world a global village and the high technology tools have made it possible for a person living in any part of the world to be a teacher to students living farther away.

To be an online teacher, you need to have the required skills and knowledge of the requirements of the market or the subject you are serving. You also need to have basic knowledge about how to use the equipment that is required to carry out online classes.

There are two ways to give online tuitions which are discussed below:

VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)

VOIP allows tutor and tutee to talk over internet. In this form, tutor and tutee converse with each other through microphone and speakers. It's an easy way of carrying out conversation as they can easily discuss the subject and tutor can understand when the tutee is confused about something. Similarly, tutee can ask about any problems that he/she is facing. If camera is used in this conversation, it gives a human and live touch. Such tuitions are not less than the real form of tuitions, because books, notes can be used as well and even if there is any important diagram or information it can also be shared through camera.

Chat Technology

Through chat technology, tutor and tutee carries out conversation in the form of chatting. It is the traditional form of online tuitions. It lacks a human touch as not everything can be explained properly through chat. However, there are a few subjects that don't need deep explanations and thus, they can be taught over chat. To make this form of tuition more interesting, the tutor can provide links to important topics that the tutee can use to get in-depth details. However, as with VOIP, camera can be used in this form of tuitions to make it more interactive.

How to Become an Online Tutor?

When you decide to be an online tutor, you first need to decide whether you are more comfortable teaching through VOIP or chat. Then find the right sources that will help you become an online tutor. If you search on the internet you will come across a large number of websites that offer online tutor employment. Go through the application process. If they need your CV, attach it. Else, fill the forms on the website.

After you have gone through this process, all you'll have to do is wait. Soon, you will get the opportunity to be an online tutor.

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When you are learning how to become an online tutor, the general aspects of tutoring are important to learn.
How to Become a Tutor: General Aspects of Tutoring:
1. How to promote yourself
2. How to stay safe
3. How to do your income taxes
4. How to become an effective tutor

1. Promoting yourself: A tutor looks and acts professional, including the image you give, how you are dressed, punctuality, and orderly conduct. A tutor is confident but not prideful. Your image is your promotion of yourself to people around you.
Promoting your tutoring business will involve finding effective advertising, which doesn't cost you too much. Word of mouth is cheap and works well, but you must know a lot of people and have good connections for this to work for you.

2. Staying safe: Make sure you are covered at all times; in other words, don't put yourself into a situation where you could be accused of inappropriate behavior. Tutoring in public can be a good answer, or wait until you are very familiar to the student and their parents before suggesting in-home tutoring.

3. As a self-employed tutor, you must educate yourself as to how to handle income statements, income tax declarations, etc. for your own country. Do everything honestly, with everything above board, and you will never have to worry.

4. Become the best you can be. What can you do to become a more effective tutor? Look for online training, for workshops being held, read books from the library, get tips from experienced tutors. There's always room for improvement, and being the most effective tutor you can be is the best investment in yourself that you can make.

How to Become a Tutor: Strengthening Trust

How to Become a Tutor: Tips for Strengthening Trust

Trust is a really strong glue that holds relationships together. This is very important to remember in the tutor-student relationship. It is also crucial in the tutor-parent relationship when working with young children who will be represented by their parents.

7 Tips for Strengthening Trust

1) Don't make promises which you may not be able to keep-- this is especially important in your promotional and advertising material. Don't promise outrageous results. Instead, remain truthful both to yourself and to your students. Encourage their full potential while balancing this with realistic goals for their growth.

2) Follow through on the promises that you do make. Keeping your word shows your students that they can count on you.

3) Offer information about yourself when talking with your students. This makes you more approachable and more of a 'real person' in their eyes.

4) Admit when you're wrong. We all make mistakes. It won't be your first nor your last time. Just admit it, make a humorous comment about it if you like, let the student laugh with you, and move on.

5) Be sensitive. If you sense that something is wrong; your student is not quite themselves, then pause the lesson and try to find out, in a sensitive way, if there is something they want to talk about or need your help with. Many students do open up to their tutors. Be prepared to respond in a supportive and sensitive way.

How to Become a Tutor Online

Online Tutoring has really exploded over the last few years. There are dozens of respectable online tutoring franchises that you can sign up with to get some tutoring jobs. Basically you follow their application process, and choose what subjects you want to tutor. To be a tutor online, go online and search under "Be A Tutor Now" or "Tutoring Jobs", or "Online tutor jobs".

Most agencies which hire people to be a tutor online have a qualification process where you indicate why you are qualified to tutor the subjects you choose. Some of them also have some standard tests you take to test your skills. It is not too difficult to get in as a tutor, especially if you have already identified that you have strengths in the subject areas. (Of course, someone who is not good at math should not be applying to be a math tutor and hopefully wouldn't be accepted.)

If you decide to be a tutor online, here are some of the advantages you might enjoy:

1) You don't have to pay advertising money to find clients. They are funneled through the agency you signed up with and assigned to you based on the subjects you chose and the schedule you agreed to.

2) You do all the work from the comfort of your own home computer. That means no travel time, no more commuting, no paying parking, etc. If you are the only one home when you are tutoring, then background noise wouldn't be an issue. If you tutor when others are at home, you will want to have a room where you can close the door to filter out background noise.

3) You get to decide your rate of pay. Most agencies which hire you to be a tutor online allow you to set your own rate of pay. This is great because you decide what your time is worth. Also, you can go in to the website and see what other tutors in your field are charging.

4) You decide what hours on which days of the week you want to work. To be a tutor online is one of the most flexible jobs you can imagine for setting your own schedule.

5) When you sign up with your chosen agency to be a tutor online, you will most likely be offered some training. This training may cover how to handle sticky situations, give you access to worksheets and other resources, and educate you on the rules of conduct for both tutors and students.

6) To be a tutor online as opposed to in-person tutoring also gives you the advantage of not having to collect the money yourself. The agency handles money collection from students and distribution to tutors. (You get paid!)

Don't delay another day! Check out the great opportunity to be a tutor online starting now.

How to Become a Tutor: Keeping Track of Business

One important aspect of learning how to be a tutor is taking care of the business end of things. You do spend a lot of time making sure the student's needs are being met, but don't forget to stay organized and keep good records.

If you are going to be a tutor as your own business (self-employed), you will need to keep track of business income and expenses, and make sure you are following all the guidelines to pay taxes etc. It is a good idea to keep a file box just for your business and have files for categories related to your tutoring business. I also found it helpful to keep a file of student names, phone numbers, addresses, etc. I used this once in awhile when someone asked for references.

You may want a shelf on a bookcase for all your reference books on tutoring, starting a tutoring business, how to be a good tutor, etc. You will probably also have text books in the subjects you are tutoring. Keep them all together for handy reference.

Buy an invoice book and a receipt book you can use when billing and collecting from your clients. Make sure they copy in duplicate or triplicate. You will need one copy for your clients, one for you, and one spare in case they lose their first copy. It is handy if you keep your copy connected in the book and only tear out their copy.
Keeping invoices and receipts in good order and matched up is a great way to keep your financial records organized.

It will be up to you to decide the billing period. Do you want them to pay each time they come or by the month? Maybe weekly is more convenient. You can decide this and then work out the details with your clients.

If you are employed through an agency, a lot of these details will be handles a certain way through the agency. Find out how they take care of billing and collecting. Most of the time, they handle those details and then pay you a certain amount for your time.

How to Become a Tutor: Building Confidence

How to Become a Tutor: Building Confidence
You may have heard it said that "Confidence is the memory of past successes." If you think about this, it really makes sense. We are confident in doing something that we have done several or even many times before.

What happens, though, when you have tried something several times and you always fail? How does that make you feel? We as tutors may not have memories of failing academically, but we can look at other areas of our lives to answer this question. Maybe you tried to play tennis but just couldn't polish the skills. This little exercise will help us to understand the feelings our students are experiencing.

Can you imagine struggling at math and never seeming to get the knack of it? That must be very frustrating! Or putting all your efforts into a literature assignment only to have it handed back all marked up in red and with a poor grade.

Sometimes as tutors we may feel impatient when our student just can't get what we are trying to teach. That's when we need to sit back and take a deep breath (figuratively speaking) and try a different approach.

So back to the original question, if confidence is the memory of past success, how do we help our student feel confidence in something they don't think they've ever experienced success in?

You must create it for them.

That's right, you must create a situation that they can be successful in, and let them experience the elation of having succeeded.

It starts small. Don't try for a big success before the student has a established a pattern of small successes.

After the first couple of tutoring sessions, when the student is starting to feel a little more comfortable around you, encourage him to repeat some of the positive affirmations you are saying. When he has solved a problem correctly, even if you helped him, get him to say out loud that he did a good job. It's one thing for the student to always hearing you say it, and quite another for him to say it out loud himself.

The main key here is that you are trying to instill in him some belief that he can do this (whatever the subject is.) The belief will be a strong factor in creating success, which in turn will boost confidence.

The following book is recommended reading if you are really interested in helping your students build their confidence. It is a fairly quick read, and gets quite to the point. It is not full of a lot of fluff or re-hashed concepts.

The process of helping another person build confidence can sometimes be a rocky road. People are different, and you will have to individualize your strategies.

Encourage your student to talk to you. Encourage him to express his feelings about how he is doing. Even if it starts out sounding negative, it gets him used to talking to you and confiding in you. This gives you a basis to work on.

Have him take one of the negative things he says and turn it into a positive. If he acts a little shy about doing this, you do it for him to show him how its done. Then have him repeat it after you.

For example, he may say "I can't do long division. I always mess up."
You could get him to say, "In the past I couldn't do long division. Today I can. I am learning how and I will get at least one done correctly today."

Then help him work through a long division successfully. Keep encouraging along the way. He doesn't have to do it all by himself yet. That will come. Reinforce the successes all along the way.

How to Become A Tutor: Tutoring to Supplement Your Income

How to Become a Tutor: Tutoring to Supplement Your Income
While tutoring is a great way to supplement your income, the income should not be your focus. Tutoring is not like a day job you dislike that you just "show up for every day." While it is important to you to make money tutoring, trust me that you need to care more about your students than about the money to really shine at this job. The money will definitely come, but make sure your focus is in the right place.

When you tutor, you are going to be on a very personal, individual level with another person. You become that person's mentor, and a level of trust is built up. Your student will be able to tell how much you genuinely care. If you are only in this job for the income, this will be very clear to the student, and you will not be successful.

I have found in my 25+ years of tutoring that the student's success is built as much upon confidence as it is upon skill set.

Fostering confidence in your student is going to be one of your main objectives. How will you do this? If you were given the assignment to build your student's confidence in a way that is not based on teaching them more skills in the subject being tutored, how would you do it?

Get a pencil and paper and start brainstorming. I am not going to give out any ideas until the next post. :)