Tutor.com is a U.S.-based online tutoring company assisting students in K-12, college and adult learning environments with homework help, writing assignments, SAT preparation, and resume creation. Tutor.com contracts with individual families as well as libraries, schools, colleges, and a specially funded free service for qualified military families.
The company hires home-based tutors to provide live, one-on-one services. If keeping your skills sharp while helping students from all walks of life sounds interesting to you, read on to learn more about working with Tutor.com!
Currently, Tutor.com teaching positions are open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who have a valid social security or social insurance number. Applicants must also be working towards, or have already completed, an undergraduate degree in the subject of their choice.
To be a good tutor, you should have a strong foundation in English, math, science or social studies at the level you wish to teach. You should also able to clearly communicate and explain concepts to young people in an online environment. You’re a shoe in if you have any previous teaching experience.
You won’t need any extra technical equipment to work with Tutor.com. Your workspace only requires a Windows-based PC with a high-speed Internet connection.
Tutor.com doesn’t accept resumes. The only way to apply to become a tutor is through the 5-step online process. Applying is completely free. However, it does take some time to complete, so be patient!
To begin, simply fill out the application form on Tutor.com. You’ll be asked about your contact information, educational background, previous work experience and availability. Tutor.com understands that you’re a busy person, so the flexible schedule means that you can tutor when you are available – even if this changes from week-to-week.
You’ll also need to specify the subject(s) you’d like to teach. What is your expertise? If you are not sure if you’d be considered an expert tutor in the field you’re interested in, check out Tutor.com’s concept list to see if you measure up. The concept list details all of the subject material you’d be responsible for teaching. Just a heads up, Tutor.com gives preference to tutors who are approved in more than 1 subject.
Once you’ve submitted your application, you may be asked to take subject exams in each of the subjects you are interested in tutoring. But don’t worry, they’ll be a piece of cake for an expert like you.
If you are accepted, but Tutor.com doesn’t have availability for your subjects at that time, you will be placed on a waiting list. You will be contacted to complete the remainder of the screening process as soon as a position opens up.
You can always minimize your time on the waiting list by taking exams for Tutor.com’s in demand subjects. Right now, some high-demand subjects include: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, chemistry and physics.
After the subject exams, you will be given a mock session with an online tutor so that the company can see you in action. After you’ve aced the mock session, Tutor.com will ask you to complete a precautionary background check and take a final exam. Now, you are ready to start tutoring!
Tutor.com connects tutors with students in an online classroom. You will be responsible for helping students with their specific questions. It is the company’s policy never to give out the answers. Instead, you will help guide your students to figure out the answer on their own.
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