Opting for a tutor job can be a wonderful way to support yourself when you are pursuing higher education. If you find that you have a certain liking towards a subject and have excelled in it regularly, then simply opt for giving tuition classes to your juniors who unlike you face difficulties.
An old saying goes- knowledge expands the more you share and if you think you have what it takes to enlighten others following you then go for it without hesitation. Tutor jobs are anyway quite elusive and can be extremely rewarding both mentally as well as monetarily.
So how do you get the job? Read this segment which tells you about the steps to follow.
Preparing for the job:
- 1st step is preparing a resume–
Irrespective of whether you want to work solo or with an agency; you have to make a resume which highlights your academic background, your academic accomplishments and also your teaching experience.
Make sure you also include references from educationists and if you have worked temporarily also incorporate feedback of your previous clients.
- 2nd step is identifying the subjects upon which you have a strong hold–
Prepare a list of the subjects which are ready to teach. Try to be as specific as possible by listing the courses as well as marks obtained in them. Also try to be clear on the age of students you are ready to edify.
If you possess some extra qualifications such as knowledge in foreign language, writing skills as well as other key skills related to time management and adequate study skills.Expert’s state- “Even though these skills are not related to your subject, they do help create an impression.”
- 3rd step is ready to answer questions–
When you appear for your consultation; you have to be prepared to answer lots of questions.
The common things include;
- State your qualifications?
- Do you have references, testimonials and other records to prove that you have been successful with students earlier?
- The maximum no. pupils you will take for a session?
- In what way will you help your students improve?
- Suppose if the student shows no signs of improvement, what will you do?
- 4th step is getting a certificate–
If you want to make a name in the teaching field, then you have to secure a professional certification. There are many certification programs available which you have to cater to. This is important as only through this will you have any value amongst parents, or places where you want to teach.
In fact there are numerous benefits which you can get from a certification:
- It helps improve your educating skills
- Helps you attain a distinguishable reputation in the market.
- Helps you be up to date with the latest methods which are being used around.
- Helps you secure a job with an impressive pay scale in a reputed agency. Contrastingly if desire to work alone, it helps you entice plenty of clients.
- Build relationships–
The first step to make yourself known is to mingle with people. You will have to depending on a word of mouth. Develop a strong relationship with your students and also ask them or their parents if they know anyone else who is looking for a tutor. The saying goes talent is nothing without opportunity and hence try and create your own reference.
- Network AMAP (As-Much-As-Possible)–
Make sure that your family, friends as well as your acquaintances are aware that you are available for tutoring services. Majority of the companies interview and also possibly hire candidates who are already known around or who many vouch for. So make yourself known to the outside world that you are ready for service.
- Paying visits to career centres-
Some universities who provide educating degrees also comprise of a database hosting plenty of industry information just to help you get started properly. However, you will have to search for those institutions over the web.
- Try and attend community events frequently–
This is a good option which you can put to your benefit. There are numerous school events which allow public entry. Numerous students along with their parents go to these events. Many of them may need your teaching services. So carry your business card, brochures or fliers and try to distribute as much as you can.
“To tell you the truth, I was roaming around with my son; Jonah when this young girl named Rebecca Stone came up to me and gave me her card. She seemed to like Johan too and gave him a chocolate bar. Now it’s been 2 years since she has been teaching Jonah and I have to say she has been doing a wonderful job. Her innovating teaching techniques with appropriate examples is what I like the most.
Both of them take study to be an engaging activity and when they are not studying, they seem to have a wheel of a time together.
So if you want help in A knowledge base for finding a tutor for your child, you should also visit these community events regularly. Who knows you might bump into some like Rebecca, just like I did.”
Other modes to make yourself scalable amongst clients:
- Making use of social media–
You can also make use of social media websites to make yourself more scalable amidst clients. You can use these platforms to spread your skills out to a vast world of potential clients.
- Using job providing portals–
This is also a great mode which you can use to get a good teaching job. You just have to create a profile and upload your updated resume. Plus there are some blank options which need you to lay down your job specializations as well as your job requirements.
Enter all those details properly and also state whether you want to work full time or freelance. You can also use some of the available professional tutoring websites to find a suitable teaching job.
- Create your own web forum–
If you are planning to work solo, then creating up your personalised website where you put in ample information about subjects which you specialise in.Include all your necessary information along with your email and contact details.
These are some of the sure-fire tips to finding a good tutor job. With everything said and discussed, here’s wishing you best of luck for your job.