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: 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.