Have you ever thought about being a tutor? Starting a new career path is a very exciting journey to undertake, but it can be hard to get started. In this blog post UK online tutoring service, Tutor House, gives you the insights you need to take your first steps in tutoring. It’s easier than you think! While you may associate tutoring with low pay, competition for students, and repetition, we’ll show you why that’s wrong with our 6 reasons you should sign up to become a tutor.
You can be your own boss
One of the best parts of being a tutor is that you are in charge of your own schedule and can pick up work when it is convenient to you. This is something you cannot do if you work in a school, where you have a rigid timetable and inflexible holidays. Tutoring is the perfect job to take on if you are studying and want to do it in your free time, have children to look after, or you already have a busy schedule.
Being your own boss also means you can set your own price rates. If you teach in-demand subjects such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and English, parents are more likely to pay higher prices. If you are a valued and experienced tutor, at Tutor House you could be earning up to £90/hr. Who says tutors don’t make any money?
Tutoring is very in demand right now
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, more and more students are looking at online learning, which is a massive advantage for all tutors out there. Not only this, but parents are starting to question the educational system a bit more and are looking to tutors as an alternative answer. This is the perfect time to start tutoring and build up a portfolio of clients.
Joining an online tutoring service will also help you find students very quickly. They can match you to the right students when it’s convenient for you. Not only this, tutoring services that have an active social media presence do a lot to help create exposure for their tutors. If you want to get started this is the best place for it.
It’s a chance to be creative
Creativity is the heart of a motivated student. It’s important to stay engaged and learn through your interests; that’s why tutors often have to come up with unique teaching ideas to help individual students. Incorporating creativity makes lessons much less repetitive and helps form a stronger student-tutor bond.
Tutoring really is the most enjoyable form of teaching. Working in a school, teachers have to strictly follow a curriculum and have much less creative freedom. Having to look after and manage a large class is also highly restrictive and so it’s no surprise that job satisfaction and quality of life are often significantly higher for tutors, who are able to fully challenge themselves within parameters they set themselves.
Tutor from anywhere
Have you always wanted to travel the world, but feel restricted by your job? With online tutoring you aren’t fixed to one location. So sip your cappuccino on the streets of Italy or visit friends in Paris before heading home (or to a coffee shop) to start your next tutoring session. The possibilities are endless with this one.
English teaching abroad is also becoming more and more common. It’s a great opportunity to meet lots of new and interesting people and make friends all over the world. There are lots of countries that value this very highly too, such as South Korea and the UAE, so you will be earning a much higher salary than you would normally do in the UK, as well as getting the opportunity to explore a whole new culture.
Make a difference to someone’s life
There are few things as rewarding as making a difference in your students’ lives, inspiring and mentoring them to be their very best selves. With tutoring you get to connect to students in a one-to-one environment and really grow a relationship with them where you want to see them succeed.
This is a great opportunity to be a positive role model for young people, where you can give them something to look forward to in their future. You can also give them confidence and knowledge they might not get from other adults in their lives. It’s easy to fall in love with the job after you see all that you have accomplished for your students.
You can develop your own skills
Through your lessons you will be able to build upon previous knowledge as well as learn more and more each day. When you are teaching you are improving your communication skills which is a very valuable skill to have for your future prospects. Tutoring does throw you in at the deep end, where you will have to regularly adapt and organise yourself, but this will help you gain confidence in your abilities. Meeting new students from various different backgrounds and places helps open up your mind, and you end up learning a thing or two from them yourself.
To tutor or not to tutor?
These are just a few of the reasons why we think tutoring is a great career to undertake, but what are your reasons? Think about what it is in particular that drives you to work in education and make sure you are passionate about what you are teaching. After all, teaching is all about learning and adapting so be prepared to regularly take on feedback to expand your knowledge. And if tutoring is your calling, make sure to contact Tutor House and fill in their free online application to become a tutor with them.
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Written by Sadiyah Zaman, Senior Content Writer at Tutor House