Do You Need To Be An Expert to Tutor?

Do You Need To Be An Expert to Tutor?

How much do you need to know in order to tutor? Often, when we want to take on a new task, we think we need to study up, and research, and become an expert before we even get started! You might be pleasantly surprised to know that you don’t need to be the top expert...
Tutor What You’re Passionate About

Tutor What You’re Passionate About

So you want to tutor. The next step is to decide what subjects you should tutor in. One way to find out is to remember what your favorite subject was while in school. For most of us, that one area is what we should be tutoring. There is a saying, “Do what you love.”...
Patience is the Key

Patience is the Key

We can experience a multitude of things that can cause us to be frustrated as tutors – Bad attitudes, delays, disappointments, interruptions – and that’s even before we sit down with the student! Patience is the ability to stay composed and show restraint...
Be Adaptable!

Be Adaptable!

Being adaptable means to be willing to change according to a situation. Sometimes a student’s homework assignment requires taking steps different from what you know or are comfortable with. Perhaps a teacher wants a complicated table worked out while you know a short...
Be an Excellent Listener!

Be an Excellent Listener!

Listening  is a skill all successful tutors must have. Have you ever missed key information because you weren’t giving someone your full attention? Many times people will begin thinking about how they will respond while trying to listen at the same time. Doing this...
Can You Tutor?

Can You Tutor?

Sure You Can!!!   Tutoring is one of those unique industries that there is room for just about everyone. Does the idea of starting a business overwhelm you? Fortunately tutoring can be started slowly as a side business while you get your feet wet, build your...
Being Flexible in Your Tutoring Schedule

Being Flexible in Your Tutoring Schedule

It’s a good idea to be flexible for your clients as much as possible – within reason. As your schedule fills, obviously, this will be more difficult. But if you have the opportunity to be flexible and your client ask you to reschedule this is a good idea. As...