tutoring...how much to charge?

United States
February 8, 2010 9:14am CST
I've picked up a student to tutor. They came about 35 miles for me to tutor. I charged 20 dollars for an hour, which is pretty cheap really! Then they wanted to know if I will come to their house they will pay me 30 dollars an hour. I am not sure the drive is worth it. It will take about 45 minutes to get there depending on the traffic. What should I do? I really need the money!
4 responses
@phoenix8606 (4978)
8 Feb 10
HI! can you just explain it to me- are you a tutor or the students are, because I haven't understand you? Well, if you are the tutor and should travel 35 every day or every time you go to your students, then you should maybe ask them to pay your gasoline or to pay you more for the tutoring- now you earn 20 dollars per hours, then asy it to them they must pay you 28-30$, because you have also a fuel consumption which is not free :) Hope I have helped you!
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• United States
8 Feb 10
I had told them i would charge 20 dollars per hour for tutoring. They asked if I could come to their house to tutor (which is the distance) then they would pay me 30 per hour. That would pretty much cover the gas...I think.
8 Feb 10
well, if it covers the money for fuel consumption and you think you can handle it, then you should try it. it is a good opportunity for you to earn some extra money and i think it will be nice and easy, especially if you know what to do exactly and how to teach them :)
• United States
8 Feb 10
And.. I may get to do two hours in one night which will only tie up one evening rather than two!!
@qamarep (4453)
• Pakistan
9 Feb 10
i think that the $50 dollars are the good for you to take from them.
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
8 Feb 10
You have to figure out if your car and gas consumption is worth it too you. How many times a week or is it just once a week? You might be breaking even or losing which then I don't think its worth it.
• Estonia
8 Feb 10
I think you could try giving them several lessons at a time, so you won't have to drive back and forth so many times a week. But I don't know if it's acceptable for the student you tutor. Perhaps you can find some other clients in that area, so you won't have to drive there for only one lesson.