How to Get Started
There are two general approaches
to tutoring as a side hustle. You can work with an established tutoring service or hang out your tutoring shingle and find clients yourself.
Finding your own clients offers the greatest control over your pay rate and the students you choose to tutor. You can work with a third-party tutoring site or host your own website to advertise your services. Sites such as Wiziq
provide training, a user base, and a place to host your classes.
If you don’t want to manage your own client list, you can work with businesses that handle the bulk of client acquisition. Websites such as Tutor.com
organize their tutors by subject and automatically match students with a tutor in their requested topic. While tutors don’t have to do any work to find students, they have no control over their pay rate and must follow Tutor.com tutoring procedures when interacting with students.
Training and Certifications
Required tutor qualifications vary widely based on the service you use. For example, Tutor.com prioritizes tutors with bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Of course, if you are offering tutoring services solo, you will need to meet not only your own requirements but also those of the student.
Overall, the only consistent requirement of a tutor is knowledge of the subject material. It also helps to be patient and have some experience with assisting students. Many businesses offer training in tutoring techniques, which can be an excellent first step toward honing your tutoring skills.
Tutors can expect to make
at least $10 per hour and potentially much more. The highest-paid tutors represent themselves and are able to set their own rates. Among tutors as a whole, it is not uncommon to see pay ranging from $15-$25 per hour.
The highest rates are paid to established tutors who have substantial user bases. Tutors will generally develop client relationships and make the bulk of their tutoring income through returning customers.