5 of the best ways to make money as a Tutor
Published: May 23, 2018
Written by tutorhouse for
October 1, 2018
As a tutor, it’s no surprise that you would be considered an expert in your field of study.
With that in mind, we are thrilled to have our tutors share their knowledge further by writing some of their own unique blog posts for us. We understand that curating blog content may not be the easiest task, especially when there is a world of information intended to be conveyed within a 250-300 word count. Therefore, we have come up with a few ways to help get your blogging on the right track.
Keep it concise
We all know how short attention spans can be. For that reason, keeping your blog posts short but informative will keep your reader engaged from start to finish. It’s easy to get caught up in talking about your passion, and you can, of course, go mad and write a thesis! However, sticking to a limited word count will optimize the reading experience. Using shorter sentences (below 20 words per sentence) and considering throwing in some visual aid where appropriate can also go a long way in making your blog post a successful one. We’d say try and stick to under 500 words.
Stay true to yourself
When writing your blog post, consider how you would interact with the student you’re teaching, or their parents, perhaps. While you are in fact extremely qualified for the subject at hand, it’s important to be able to relate to your reader to some extent. Keeping your tone as relaxed and free of verbose language will leave you with a much better final product.
Remember your audience
It’s hard not to type passionately away at our keyboard when we’re elaborating on topics that are near to our hearts. However, considering the demographics of our readers should reflect the ways in which you present your ideas. The Tutor House readership varies in age, but maintaining a consistent writing style that can be easily grasped by any reader is vital in creating a successful blog post.
What topics could you talk about in your blog?
It’s always hard to say. But always stick to the subjects and levels you teacher, or at least the subjects that you’re interested in. Some interesting blog titles may include:
- Algebra; you’d be surprised how relevant it is, every day
- A quick guide to the works of Shakespeare
- Arts aren’t dead and here is why
- How to write the perfect essay, from structure to layout
- What you do and don’t need to know about the 11+
Why blogging will help you
If you’re wondering whether blogging with Tutor House is the right thing for you, trust us, it will be! It will boost your profile and increase the number of enquiries you get, and subsequently increase your income! 🙂
Each blog that you write for us will link to your tutor profile and will be shared on our various social media platforms, too. That way, your content will reach many more people, and increase your chances of tutoring more students. The more you write, the likelier your tutoring sessions will be. It’s a win-win!
May 23, 2018
Ever wanted to teach in China?
1. Travel and teach in china
2. The rate of pay in much higher in China
3. Something different- teaching in China is just that
March 22, 2017
Does Your Child Need A Tutor?
All parents want their children to have the best possible education, help them achieve their desired grades, ensure they are able to continue their studies and realise their goals after they leave school.
While some parents take it upon themselves to impose timetables and rules to ensure their child studies productively, many choose to instead employ the services of a professional private tutor.
Hiring a private tutor can be an extremely effective way of helping students to fulfil their academic potential, surpass expectations and secure them a place at top universities and colleges.
Employing the services of a private tutor has become an increasingly popular option in recent years. Whether your child is doing well at school but needs an extra push come exam time, or they are struggling and need a tailored learning plan and 1:1 attention, a private tutor could be the solution.
If you are contemplating hiring a private tutor, here are some of the questions you might want to ask yourself, and your child:
Are they struggling with a particular subject or topic?
Even though a child is doing well overall, there may be a particular subject, or topic within that subject they can’t quite get their head around. If this is the case, hiring a tutor gives them dedicated time with an expert to help them comprehend the subject or topic and overcome the challenges associated with it.
Do they need help revising for exams?
Many students feel the pressure come exam time and are desperate to achieve the grades they know they can. Concentrating on revision and creating a revision schedule that works when left to their own devices can be tough. A private tutor can not only ensure that study time is used effectively, but can also devise a tailored revision schedule that will ensure they dedicate the right amount of time to each topic and develop strategies depending on their learning style to optimise their revision time.
Do they need a particular grade for university?
It may be that your child had their heart set on a particular university or particular course. If this is the case, giving them the best chance of achieving the grades that university requires is crucial. Every private tutor has specialist knowledge in particular subject areas, so you can pick the tutor that can help your child get the exam results they need.
Are their grades lower than expected?
If teachers are always telling you that your child has the academic potential yet always seems to fall short come exam time, a private tutor can help. They can teach the student exam techniques, help with practice papers, and work with them to understand why they aren’t achieving their expected grades.
Do they feel as though they are behind?
Do you feel as though your child’s confidence is slipping? If they feel as though they are falling behind in class this can quickly become overwhelming and turn into a vicious cycle where they never feel as though they are able to catch up and therefore become more and more disheartened and/or disinterested in that particular subject.
Hiring a private tutor can help identify gaps in a student’s knowledge, and spend time focusing on very particular parts of a subject where they haven’t fully understood the concepts or learning. A private tutor will help your child regain confidence both in their subject(s) and in themselves, whilst also deepening their understanding in the subject matter.
Do they need to learn exam techniques?
It might be that your child, while demonstrating knowledge and understanding in the classroom, falls apart under the pressure of exams. A private tutor can work with them to develop their exam technique, as well as teach them how to manage stress and stay calm and confident under pressure. This way they’ll go into their exam feeling fully prepared and ready to tackle it head on.
Do they struggle to be taught in a group situation?
Does your child get distracted easily? Are they too scared to speak up when they don’t understand something? Do they complain that other disruptive children in the classroom make it impossible to learn? If your child finds it difficult to concentrate when learning in a group environment, the 1:1 attention they benefit from with a private tutor can make all the difference.
Do they lack passion and motivation?
If you child lacks the motivation to study, a private tutor can provide the structure and learning environment they need. Private tutors will not only improve your child’s confidence, they teach that taking responsibility for one’s own learning is essential, that good organisation is key, and that developing a passion and enthusiasm for learning will make it much more enjoyable. These are all valuable skills to take with them to university and beyond.
If you aren’t sure whether your child could benefit from a private tutor, asking yourself the above question can help determine the answer. Tutors can work at a pace that’s right for your child, give 1:1 attention, understand how they learn and therefore the optimum way to explain difficult topics to them, work with them through specific learning obstacles, create tailored learning programmes, and teach them useful study and exam techniques.
If you are looking for some additional help for your child in a specific subject, want to provide additional help for them when they are revising for those all-important exams, or simply think it would be useful for them to have some extra tuition outside the classroom, then hiring a private tutor could be an excellent choice. Our friendly team are on hand to help, so why not contact Tutor House today to discuss your child’s requirements?