What makes a good tutor?

What makes a good tutor?

A truly successful tutor can make learning real, relevant and rigorous. Such tutors are experts in their academic content — they know the subject’s concepts, ideas and problems inside out. Tutors who can make learning relevant to students’ interests create more students who actually care about what they are learning.

Is it hard to be a tutor?

No, tutoring isn’t hard at all if YOU know the material and are a patient person. I think its fun and very rewarding myself. Depends on who you are tutoring. I did lots of tutoring in College and some people were fun/easy to tutor while with others it was like ramming my head into a brick wall.

Do you have to be smart to be a tutor?

If you feel comfortable with a particular subject and have performed well in it, you already have the makings of a great tutor. Yes, tutors should know the material well enough to be able to explain it to another person, but you don’t need to be an expert by any means. In fact, it’s better if you aren’t an expert.

How do tutors get paid?

Individual tutors generally charge according to their level of education and experience. Expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $40 per hour for a high school student, and up to $100 (or more!) per hour for a certified teacher with top-notch experience.