For some people, the word “tutoring” conjures up images of stifling libraries, dog-eared textbooks, and underpaid high school teachers struggling to cram basic grammar into the heads of bored and squirmy children. It is perhaps too much to hope that students will suddenly be endowed with a passionate love of learning. Nevertheless, an enthusiastic tutor can do much to improve the academic performance of a struggling child – a gratifying accomplishment to a dedicated instructor. It’s also worth noting that young adults or children who receive tutoring might be more inclined to learn and do assignments than their peers who are not getting tutored simply because of the additional cost associated with learning this way. The proliferation of online tutoring jobs has made it is easier than ever to connect with students right from the comfort of your own home.
If the knowledge that you are doing a good deed is not enough for you, consider the following: tutoring looks great on resumes. It is often said that the best measure of your understanding of a concept is your ability to teach it to someone else, so if you are a college student considering graduate school, teaching experience speaks to both your commitment and your expertise. And it goes without saying that students pursuing a career in education can impress graduate programs and hone their skills by working as tutors.
Even experienced instructors can benefit from tutoring-and not simply because of the money. Teachers who are in-between jobs or who have retired but want to stay active can use tutoring as a way of keeping both their teaching skills and subject knowledge intact.
But what if I’m not an experienced instructor?
If you haven’t taught before, don’t panic. You don’t need to be an experienced teacher to be an online tutor; you just have to have a strong command of the subject matter you are teaching and an ability to patiently teach someone else. Some online tutoring companies may require you to go through a certification process but if you truly know the subject you’re tutoring, this should be a breeze.
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