|09-01-2011, 06:00 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Thoughts on Side job tutoring
This is not really related to my career goals, but I could use the extra cash.
Is it silly to pursue this with a lot of effort? It's hard to gain clients, so I'm not sure if it's even feasible. Are there thoughts on a more certain way to gain clients? I'm registered with several websites, post on craigslist and have posted flyers.
I also have a website: everysteptutoring | Because learning is a process and every step counts.
I've received two emails over 4 months after all of this effort.
|09-01-2011, 06:31 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
I tutored a lot when I was an undergrad. This was a long time ago though (back in the 1980's) and some things have changed, but here's what I did. I applied for a job in the campus tutoring office. The university subsidized tutoring for some 100 level classes, so I worked for the school. That got me started and as students advanced, some still needed help and would then pay me directly. Also some would pass my name out to other people they knew that were looking for help. I also got a job in the math help room (sponsored by the math department), where students could come in and get help and eventually worked for a professor as a grading assistant and then taught labs my senior year. I also worked in the library for a while, recorded books on tape for students and did various other jobs that put in contact with students.
I had a combination of jobs while in school and tutoring was by far the most lucrative. I made a lot more per hour doing that than anything else. Working in areas that put me in touch with students was key to networking. Regardless of where I worked on campus, I let people know that I was a tutor. I also put notes up on the bulletin boards of a few departments and that helped too. I tutored for the cash, but also met some pretty great people too.
|09-02-2011, 02:53 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2008
If it doesn't fit in with your interests or goals, and it's difficult to set up, and if there is any easier way to make money until you can move on your goals - I'd say forget about it.
It's not a good idea to waste a lot of your energy moving in a direction you don't want to for pocket money.
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