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    Default Any tutors out there?

    Is anyone on here doing tutoring as a part time job please? I'm a SAHM now and recently have been approached to do some tutoring (I'm a primary school teacher). So I've started with 3 students and people keep asking me to do more but I'm really interested to chat to others about how to make it work with timing of sessions and how others run their sessions. Anyone else doing this?

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    Hubby is a private tutor for high school maths. He does 1hr sessions for $80-$100 depending on level required (most expensive is obviously year 12 specialist). He tends to start at 4.30 which gives kids time to get home and have a snack or something. He also does sessions 8.30-9.30 but I guess your age group would be in bed by then! I know he has a couple of families where he has 2 students so they just alternate weeks between them to save the price going up. As far as I know he tries to find out what they are currently working at in school, what they've had issues with in the past and what the next topic will be (to give them a bit of a head start to boost their confidence).

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    Anyone in the evening crowd able to help???

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    No sorry, but I'm interested in responses

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    I tutor (primary school) I tutor in pairs and charge $80/hr (so $40 each student). I'm a single mum and my boys are home while I do it do I only ever do one session in an afternoon 3 times a week (although I do an extra session once a fortnight when they are at their dad's). When my youngest was in daycare I'd do two session (so from 3:30 -5:30) but I feel my youngest wouldn't cope with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboys&me View Post
    I tutor (primary school) I tutor in pairs and charge $80/hr (so $40 each student). I'm a single mum and my boys are home while I do it do I only ever do one session in an afternoon 3 times a week (although I do an extra session once a fortnight when they are at their dad's). When my youngest was in daycare I'd do two session (so from 3:30 -5:30) but I feel my youngest wouldn't cope with that.
    Oh boy, I've obviously charged too little. I'm only charging $30 hour and $40 for two students together! I might have more questions later when i have a chance to write. Will ask then. Thanks for response. Nice to hear it's possible.

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    I used to tutor while I was a uni student (studying teaching). I charged $30 for a 1 hour session and would travel to them if they were close.

    If I were to tutor these days, I'd charge a lot more. You're a professional with valuable knowledge and skills, and tutoring well requires preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAT2561 View Post
    Oh boy, I've obviously charged too little. I'm only charging $30 hour and $40 for two students together! I might have more questions later when i have a chance to write. Will ask then. Thanks for response. Nice to hear it's possible.
    I charged less when I began but to be honest I couldn't fit all my students in (which is why I tutored in pairs.) A colleague of mine did the same thing and suggested it and the kids are so much more responsive in pairs. I had a waiting list as well but had to just recommend other people and also had to cut back as at one stage as I had over 20 tutoring students and was spending a full Sat from 9am to 4pm back to back tutoring. I just wanted to help them all and my boys were at their dad's house so I could but it was such a full on week.

    Every one of my students has shown improvement and their parents request for the next year in advance (as each year I reduce my hours as I increase my school teaching load.) I think next year might be my last of tutoring or I may just do one session. It's becoming too much with working full time mostly and also my boys sporting commitments as well as the fact that I'm a single parent. I'll be sad to stop though... My tutoring kids are just wonderful. I had a family move from one tutor to me and they refused to go back to the other as the kids didn't like her... You really get to form a lovely bond and understanding of them as learners and an hour of tutoring flies by yet in the classroom at times it can drag it wonderful if you're a SAHM though. I liked it best when I only worked 3 days a week.
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    I am a full time teacher and tutor primary school kids before and after school. I only take on a few at a time to keep it manageable. I haven't tried double lessons. Going rate where I am is $50 an hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theboys&me View Post
    I charged less when I began but to be honest I couldn't fit all my students in (which is why I tutored in pairs.) A colleague of mine did the same thing and suggested it and the kids are so much more responsive in pairs. I had a waiting list as well but had to just recommend other people and also had to cut back as at one stage as I had over 20 tutoring students and was spending a full Sat from 9am to 4pm back to back tutoring. I just wanted to help them all and my boys were at their dad's house so I could but it was such a full on week.

    Every one of my students has shown improvement and their parents request for the next year in advance (as each year I reduce my hours as I increase my school teaching load.) I think next year might be my last of tutoring or I may just do one session. It's becoming too much with working full time mostly and also my boys sporting commitments as well as the fact that I'm a single parent. I'll be sad to stop though... My tutoring kids are just wonderful. I had a family move from one tutor to me and they refused to go back to the other as the kids didn't like her... You really get to form a lovely bond and understanding of them as learners and an hour of tutoring flies by yet in the classroom at times it can drag it wonderful if you're a SAHM though. I liked it best when I only worked 3 days a week.
    Wow. Great to read your story. I've fallen into this because i moved to a new area and someone was asking. So I started (not having ever considered tutoring before) and now, 6 weeks in, I have a heap of people wanting me to pick up their children too. But I have 3 year old twins, and at the moment 100% care, so my girls need to come first. I'm wondering how I can fit more sessions in at that awkward late time of the day. What did your children do while you tutored when they were young? I'd like to do more to help us financially until I go back teaching when the girls are in kindy/school. Any ideas are welcome! I'd love to hear more.
    Also. ..do you have a set structure to your sessions? I'm flying blind here setting it up based on what I can quickly assess as needed but I'm really interested in whether a set time way of structuring the hour might be best.


 

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