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Steps to Become a Tutor

1

Set up a free tutoring profile

Your profile is essentially your own website to attract new students. Make sure your profile stands out and advertises you well. Write about your education, experience, and explain how you teach and why you love it. Be sure your profile image is inviting; a logo can work here, but students prefer to see your smiling face.


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Get tutoring requests

With a profile set up, you'll start getting tutoring requests that match your preferences. Keep in mind the number one selling point is reviews. You can ask past and current students to post reviews on your profile. Once you connect to a new student, they can read about all the students who enjoyed working with you.


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Introduce yourself to new students

Soon, your profile will start bringing you interested students. Students are looking to hire the best tutor for their needs so be sure you make a great first impression. Treat your first phone call or message as a professional introduction to a potential new student. Greet them by name, address their needs or concerns, and ask them questions.


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Start getting tutoring jobs

With a great profile, reviews, and professional introduction, you'll start getting hired. Students are more likely to hire you when they know your cost and availability up front. You're more likely to get the job if you work within the students' availability. Set your own prices based on your education level and expertise. Explain your rates in detail and tell the student exactly what to expect for that rate.

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Frequently asked questions

How much should I charge for tutoring?

The average price charged for tutoring is $50 per hour. Tutors typically charge based on their experience and education level. We see prices starting at $25 per hour if you're just getting started to $80 an hour if you're a certified expert.


How much do online tutors get paid?

Online tutoring jobs are typically paid around $30 per hour. This amount can increase to $50 or $60 per hour, for advanced subjects such as SAT Prep or calculus. The demand for online tutoring has exploded in recent years and students love it. However, since there are no physical limitations, the supply of available tutors is high which drives the the average price down from local tutoring.


Do I need a degree to become a tutor?

Many people think they need a degree in education in order to become a tutor. However, tutoring jobs are available to anyone with a high school diploma or a GED. There are plenty of tutoring jobs available to work with elementary, junior high, or high school students.


How do I get certified as a tutor?

State boards of education often require tutors working in school settings to be certified and licensed. Also, when tutoring in other professional settings such as in tutoring centers, you'll need to be a certified tutor. Tutoring certifications provide advanced education in tutoring strategies and enhances your professional credibility. You may pursue certifications from the National Tutoring Association, American Tutoring Association and other certifying authorities.

Steps to become a certified tutor:

  1. Graduate from High School, or get your GED.
  2. Complete Tutoring Training
  3. Join a Tutoring Association
  4. Earn Your Tutoring Certification
  5. Get Licensed (optional)
Organization Certification Requirements
American Tutoring Association ATA Tutor You'll need a Bachelor’s degree and one year of teaching or tutoring experience. In addition, a recent background check and two letters of recommendation.
Association for the Tutoring Profession Associate Tutor You'll need at least 10 hours of training and at least 25 hours of tutoring experience. In addition, an ATP membership and two letters of recommendation.
Association for the Tutoring Profession Advanced Tutor You'll need at least 20 hours of tutor training and at least 50 hours of tutoring experience. In addition, an ATP membership and two letters of recommendation.
Association for the Tutoring Profession Master Tutor You'll need at least 30 hours of tutor training and 75 hours of tutoring experience. In addition, an ATP membership and two letters of recommendation.
College Reading and Learning Association Level I Tutor You'll need at least 12 hours of tutor training, and at least 25 hours of tutoring experience. In addition, you'll need a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
College Reading and Learning Association Level II Tutor You'll need to acheive Level 1 certification, at least 12 hours of formal training, and an additional 20 hours of tutoring experience.
College Reading and Learning Association Level III Tutor You'll need to acheive Level I and Level II certification requirements. In addition, you'll need to complete 25 more hours of tutoring and two hours of real-time supervised learning sessions.
National Tutoring Association Basic Level Tutor You'll need a high school diploma and a current NTA membership. In addition, at least 10 hours of tutoring experience and a basic tutoring training and assessment.
National Tutoring Association Academic Coach You'll need a Basic Level Tutor certification, an associate's degree, and an NTA membership. In addition, you'll need at least 10 hours of academic coaching experience and complete basic coaching assessment training.
National Tutoring Association Intermediate Level Tutor You'll need a Basic Level Tutor certification, a current NTA membership. In addition, 30 hours of college credit, 30 hours of tutoring experience, and competency training and assessment.
National Tutoring Association Advanced Level Tutor You'll need an Intermediate Level Tutor certification, a current NTA membership, and at least an associate's degree. In addition, 50 hours of tutoring experience and competency training and assessment.
National Tutoring Association Master Level Tutor You'll need an Advanced Level Tutor certification, a Basic Academic Coaching certification, an Advanced Academic Coaching certification, and a current NTA membership. In addition, you'll need at least a bachelor’s degree, 5 years of experience after initial certification, and advanced tutoring competency training and assessment.


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