Start Your Own Tutoring Business
Do you enjoy teaching others? Are you looking for the flexibility of owning your
own business? Would you like to make on an average $25 or more an hour? Then the
tutoring business might be the perfect home business for you to start.
The good news is that there is a growing demand for tutors. Being a tutor isn't
just about academics either. It can be sports, music, and the arts. And it's
just not the kids who are looking for tutors. With so many adults going back to
school, adults are actively seeking tutors and coaches to better themselves.
Those who make great tutors are teachers, teacher's aids, dads, moms, coaches,
those who home school, and entrepreneurs. Anyone that has the desire and enjoys
teaching will find this a great field to get into.
The nice thing about becoming a tutor is that all you need to say is, "I'm a
tutor." There is no state licensing or certifications, and you don't need a
college degree. While it's a great selling point if you do have some qualifications,
it's not necessary. Just the fact that you've helped your own kids with their
homework for many years can establish you as a tutor.
Here are just a few areas that you can choose to tutor:
All subjects taught in school
A foreign language, or English as a second language
Any type of Sport
Any type of musical instrument
Reading (Children and Adults)
College Entrance Exams
Computers (The senior citizen market is a great area to tap into)
All types of art
This is just a partial list. There are so many areas that could require a tutor.
The Joy of Owning Your Own Tutor Business
Think about the areas you would like to teach. Don't be afraid to niche
yourself. While at first it might seem like a good idea to tutor all subjects,
you'll find that being considered an expert in one area is the way to go. If
down the road you're tutoring someone in Math who needs additional help in
English, and this is something you feel comfortable with, go for it, but finding
your niche is always a good thing.
As the owner of your own tutoring business, you can decide the client base with
which you'd like to work. If you want to work with kids, you can decide if they
will be elementary, middle school, high school, junior college or college. If
you find you get along better with middle aged children, then work with them.
You no longer have to make money working with people you really don't enjoy or
jive with. That's the beauty if self-employment.