Flexibility: High

Social Engagement: Medium (remote)/ High (in person)

What’s What: Studies show that one-on-one instruction is extraordinarily effective. High school and college students often seek outside help to meet academic demands.

Amava Take: Students need tutors and mentors more than ever. Chances are, you have a passion for something that you’re great at, and you can share it. Through tutoring, you’ll meet young, motivated minds and give the kind of one-on-one guidance that can really make a difference. You can set your own rates and schedule, and light minds at the same time. Brush up your Shakespeare! Or break out your slide rule! Or both.

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these jobs?

People who love to work one-on-one or in small groups to support student learning.

Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Find out what the student/parent are after from the beginning. General guidelines? Reteaching of material? Assignment-based support? Test review? It helps to be on the same page early on.

What’s a typical daily schedule like?

Usually sessions are hourly and after school hours or on weekends.

From the Trenches:

What’s the most satisfying part of the job?

Seeing the metaphorical light bulb go on when a student understands something that was confusing.

How would you describe the hard parts?

It can take some time to pick up on a student’s learning style.

Have students ever taught you something you didn’t know?

Ever? Probably every time I have ever met with one!

Special Requirements: The entry requirements are few—just some experience, confidence and the ability to listen and react to what your student needs to succeed.

Finding a Position: You can look for these kinds of jobs online through companies that provide platforms to connect students and tutors, check in with private after school learning centers in your area or you can set up sessions independently through word-of-mouth or local community posts. School guidance counselors or other administrative staff at your local schools likely keep lists of active tutors in the community for parents  and students who ask, so try getting in touch with the right person in your local schools.