When I started out as a private tutor ten years ago, there was a lot I didn’t know. How much should I charge for an hour of my time? What does a really good tutoring session look like, and how do I plan one? With no older siblings or friends working as tutors, I had no idea what I was doing and there was nobody to ask.
Fast forward ten years and I have a much better idea. The good news is that tutoring gets much easier with experience. Your knowledge of the curriculum improves. You learn the importance of goal setting for students, to help drive their learning. And thankfully, you move away from planning out every minute of every lesson to having a flexible attitude and a toolkit of activities up your sleeve. Setting your rate is also easier once you know the market and how remuneration reflects your experience.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking about becoming a private tutor. Perhaps after considering other jobs like retail work and labouring gigs, you’ve decided that you want to make a difference in the lives of young people, and earn a reasonable return on your time as well. If this is the case, congratulations on your great decision!
Finding students won’t be a problem for you - Juggle Street is the perfect solution, so you’re already in the right place. But for the nitty gritty stuff like lesson planning, setting your rate, invoicing, communicating with clients, and legal requirements for working with children, a nudge in the right direction is always helpful. I have written a short online course (approx. 2 hours) with practical modules on how to get started, and because I’m a high school teacher, you’ll be engaged throughout - even for the driest of the dry topics!
The course cost is $49.00.
If you’re a Juggle Street tutor using the code JUGGLEST, the course cost is just $29.00.
Course available at: spongeeducation.com/courses
If you have questions, email Sarah Durack on [email protected]