This article discusses how to become a tutor in Australia. Are you interested in helping students with learning English, mathematics or other subjects that you are good at? More and more parents are considering hiring a private tutor as an option to help their children due to large class sizes at school, or when their children aren’t performing to their full potentials. So why become a tutor? Being a tutor, you can experience the happiness of making a difference. You’ll be helping students grow and learn. You will also put your skills and expertise into practice and to good use. We’ll discuss how you can become a tutor and start making a difference.
How You Can Become A Tutor
1. Obtain Relevant Qualifications or Degrees
To become a private tutor, you need to show that you have certain minimum skills to be a teacher or a tutor. For instance, if you want to teach English (literacy and IELTS) then you will need to demonstrate your skills in this area. In a similar way for mathematics, you need to show your ability in answering complex questions than applying different concepts. To become a private tutor, you will also need to have excellent oral communication skills. You will be working closely with student and need to be able to respond quickly to their questions. You also must convince the parents that you are competent and can offer guidance to their child. Do you have a good knowledge of revision and understanding various exam techniques? Sometimes, your students may want to know how they can succeed in their exams rather than developing a broader interest in learning. So to tutor this type of students, you need to do some research into the latest techniques and work on methods such as mind mapping. You will have to teach your student time management skill in order to develop a suitable revision plan.
2. Determine your rate
You can set your own rate as a private tutor but in most cases private tutors charge between from $30 and $50 per session, generally speaking. Many tutors may also claim travel expenses on top of that if they have to go a long way from home.
3. Apply for a police check and/ or working with children check
Each state may has it’s own regulation. According to Working With Children Check Victoria, “if your child is tutored by a self-employed person, it is up to you to make sure the tutor has a current Check. Ask the tutor to show you their card or application receipt. Take a note of the tutor’s last name and card or receipt number then find out if they have a valid Check using the Check status service.” and “If you intend to do child-related work, you must obtain a Check unless you are exempt. Working with your own child is an exempt activity under the Working with Children Act 2005 (the Act).” find out more
4. Arrange your insurance
It’s always recommended that private tutors take out a policy to protect themselves in the event of injury or damage claims.
5. How and where to look for tutoring jobs
6. How to market your tutoring service
You can create your Tutor Profile on Tutors Field that will help you to reach out to parents and students in Australia. Include as many information as possible, such as tutoring experience, qualifications, photo, video as it may help parents to know more about you and your tutoring service.
7. Invite your students to review our service on trusted tutoring site and network According to a recent survey, 90% of participants claimed that positive online reviews influenced their buying decision. Many parents too will do their research before bring a tutor. Your Students understand how important reviews are to your business, and as long as you provide an excellent service, they won’t be annoyed if you ask for a review.