Guide, Teach and Mentor With an Online Tutoring Business
Tutoring is a fast growing and extremely popular profession in the modern era. With
students not receiving individual attention in school and working parents lacking the time
to help their children with school work, more and more people now search for tutors.
Tutors are sought for in many areas, in which skills can be taught and acquired. For
example in academic subjects such as math, languages & geometry, for sports such as
tennis, swimming & baseball, for acquiring computer skills such as word processing,
designing & programming or even for hobbies such as sewing, crafting or sculpting.
Tutoring to students is carried out in many ways. "In-home" tutoring is when the tutor
visits the home of the student to offer his⁄her services while "at-my-place" tutoring is
when the student visits the home of the tutor to obtain his⁄her services. Online tutoring
and email tutoring is when the tutor and student conduct their lessons via the help of the internet.
For online tutoring a specific time is set between the tutor and the student to
carry out the lesson through instant messaging services such as Yahoo, AOL, MSN, etc.
Email tutoring is when the tutor and the student rely on emails to perform their lessons.
The advantage of online and email tutoring is that the tutor and the student need not be
in the same city or country to carry out the studies and also the time and money spent on
commuting is saved.
With the increase of demand for tutors, more and more people prefer to stay at home and
start their own tutoring venture. The most essential qualifications that are required to
become a tutor, with the exception of having an in-depth knowledge of the subject or
subjects which you are going to teach are good communication skills, enduring patience and
the ability to connect with your students. You should also posses the qualities of
reliability and dependability. Sticking to the planned schedules with your students are
very important since you are providing a valuable service.
Having your own online tutoring venture provides you with many advantages. For starters
you would be working from home which in turn provides you with more time to spend with
your family. Reduction of costs involved in commuting and of acquiring office attire is
another advantage. In addition you would be having more flexibility. And above all you can
have the satisfaction in providing an esteemed service to the society.
You can carry out this venture as a part time or full time occupation. Also the
subjects and the number of subjects that you want to tutor, completely depends on you.
When considering the subjects, it is important that you have a thorough understanding in
that particular field. In the tutoring profession your potential students could vary from
elementary to high school or even grown ups who require tutoring in specific areas such as
the computer field or hobbies. The number of subjects that you wish to tutor depends on
the amount of energy and time you can utilize for this venture.
As an independent tutor you would have an advantage over tutoring companies, since you
would be providing one-to-one tutoring which most parents prefer for their children at a
much friendlier rate.