You’ve read our tips for becoming a tutor and offering in home tutorials. Your diary’s full, you’ve got different regular tutorials across various levels (primary through secondary), for different exams (GCSEs, A Levels), or to prepare those being tutored for university or college level.
But there’s a problem. What if you have to move and getting to all your weekly tutorials costs you both time and money?
Your students are too far away and you can’t provide academic tutoring at home.
Maybe you’re going to have to suggest another one on one tutor or somebody else to provide tutoring services… Hold on a second! That doesn’t mean you can’t guarantee academic success! Why don’t you become an online tutor and start e-tutoring? It’s a great job for beginners or jobs for ex teachers.
It doesn’t matter what subject you teach: whether you’re a maths tutor, physics tutor, chemistry tutor, French tutor, English tutor, Spanish tutor, or a music tutor. Become an E tutor and start giving tutorials online!
That’s what we’re going to cover in this article. In addition to tutorials at home, you can start providing online private tutorials to get more students!
Let us agree, this doesn’t refer to students enrolled on online university courses like MOOCs but rather online one on one tutoring, offering French tutorials, German tutorials, geography tutorials, biology tutorials, history tutorials, the humanities or science courses. Whatever the subject you teach, you can teach it online as a private tutor!
This could be your classroom for Italian tutorials!
Before you start, you need to know which tools you’ll need:
If you already have plenty of students, no problem! You should consider offering live online tutorials as an extra, or advising your students to take them instead of their tutorials at home.
If, on the other hand, you’re just starting out in the world of one to one tutorials, you should check out our article on “Where to hold tutoring classes”.
Plenty of platforms and tutoring companies let you give online tutorials, find students, and get tutor jobs London based on anywhere else.: But you can also offer beginners’ tutorials, academic support, mentoring, or supplementary tuition on Superprof!
All you have to do is tick “online” when we ask for the location of your tutorials!
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On Superprof it’s up to you to choose your rates and we’ve seen that the rates for online tutorials are not lower than those for tutorials at home.
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For example, if you search for “French tutorials” in London, the face to face tutorials are £21 on average and the webcam tutorials are £19 on average. It’s win-win!
Don’t forget the many benefits:
Now you know how much private tutorials costs, have you decided where to teach? The next thing you’ll have to consider is writing a tutoring advert.
You’ll find people who doubt that online learning is as effective as traditional tutoring programs.
We need to shatter ideas on the effectiveness of online academic support!
Many of our private tutors offer free online tutoring for their first session. This gives the learner the chance to try out the tutorials and see whether they work for them or not.
It’s also a way to test whether online tutorials are effective and you might even have an idea of whether the student has what it takes to succeed by the end of the session.
What’s the difference between online tutoring services and an in home tutorial? Fair enough, you’re not right beside your student, but you can see them, talk to them, and use the same learning process as you would for a tutorial at home.
You’d think that being in front of a screen would cause the student to get distracted or be less serious about their lessons, right? In fact, online courses are no different than tutorials at home since the tutor is constantly watching their student.
Nathalie Alonso tried out English tutorials over Skype in order to improve and said: “In the end, I was pleasantly surprised by this solution. […] I was able to have conversation class after my break between two other meetings.”
It’s a huge opportunity for busy people who haven’t got the time or maybe don’t feel like having a tutor come to their house. This also means you can provide tailored private tutorials.
Of course, the effectiveness of your tutorials depends on your student’s motivation, just like it would for an in home tutorial!
Pay attention to a few “details” before starting your online tutorials:
This isn’t the best way to communicate with your student!
It’s advisable to invest in quality audio and video equipment. This is also one of the key qualities that make a good private tutor.
In fact, your computer’s webcam probably doesn’t capture high-quality video. And the built-in microphone? The less said about it, the better! It’ll pick up background noise and make noises that’ll make your tutorials difficult to understand.
Here’s our advice:
If you want to become a tutor, when you create your advert for online private tutoring, don’t forget to mention to students wanting to find a tutor that you use quality equipment!
If you like to always make use of a particular book, handout, or worksheet, for online tutorials there are several indispensable tools to help you refine your methodology:
Convinced? We’re waiting for you to join the other Superprofs and help students looking for a good private tutor for exam preparation, test prep, academic support, supplementary instruction, to develop study skills, complete an assignment or just for some homework help.
Now find out What Qualities Make a Good Private Tutor.