Confessions of a High Paid Tutor
By Kasey Hammond
Why has tutoring and supplemental education become such a booming market?
With NCLB (No Child Left Behind) in place, many teachers have additional responsibilities and students can easily fall behind. With National tests and exams, teachers have to spend a lot of time prepping students for these exams and tests and don't have as much time to help the struggling student.
Parents dream of their child doing well in school, going to college and starting a successful career, but when they are not doing well in a subject, parents will readily call for a tutor for help!
Many households have two working parents, leaving little or no time to assist their children in their school work which makes the idea of a specialized tutor very appealing to them. Working parents have extra money but don't always have a lot of extra time.
Parents wish they could afford private school for their children and choose instead to hire tutors to supplement their children's education. Also, as class sizes continue to grow, the idea of individualized help becomes more and more appealing!
Tutoring does not require a teaching certificate or Master's Degree. In fact many successful tutors do not have either of these. What is most important is that tutors are enthusiastic, empathetic, friendly & knowledgeable about their subject!
Many also don't realize that tutoring is not just a seasonal business based on the school year… students enrolled in summer school need help, and students looking to get ahead and stay current in their work over the summer often call on the help of a tutor!
Tutoring is a great business for many people including moms, dads
entrepreneurs, college students, teachers, self employed persons, and home schoolers. Again, you do not need to have a teaching degree or certification to become a tutor.
You can choose where you want to work….in your home, at your local library or at your student's home. Tutoring in your own home is great because it allows you to maximize your time and book sessions back to back. It also means you save on gas and avoid this added cost for a session.
Working at a library or a local coffee shop is also a good idea. Most libraries have a study room that can be reserved free of charge and this is a quiet but still public place to work together. Coffee Shops are a fun place to meet although they can sometimes be distracting for the student.
In addition to choosing where you want to work, you determine your availability, the people you want to work with, your hourly rate and you choose the subject you want to teach! The time is right for you to reach out and start your own tutoring business and make a difference in someone's life!
About the Author
Kasey Hammond celebrates every day that she no longer goes to her dead end job. She now enjoys her new career as a high paid tutor in Richmond, Virginia. Go to her website to receive free secrets on how you too can become a highly paid tutor.
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