Tutor students from home?

United States
February 12, 2007 10:12am CST
Is there anyone else out there who tutors students at their home? what subjects do you tutor? How is it going? what do you charge? Right now I just tutor math since that seems to be the most in demand.
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7 responses
@trinihd (996)
• United States
17 Mar 07
I don't tutor anyone at home, but I do tutor my friend's son in Physics. He's got exams in June. It's going ok I guess, but I really need to get him motivated...he seems to be very unmotivated right now. I don't charge anything because Physics is not really my specialty and it's for a friend anyway. I am just hoping to see him improve his skills enough to get a good O-level pass. I find that free good resources on the net (which I really depend on!) are very hard to find although s-cool is a good place. I'm interested to know how much preparation you do before your tutoring sessions. I find that I need to do a lot because there is so much of this stuff that I don't remember since I have not touched this subject since I passed it in high school a couple of ages ago!
• United States
12 Apr 07
I know what you mean about getting kids motivated. It is so hard. You find to find what motivates each individual student. The preparation time varies for each student. I have one student that needs help passing a placement exam so I spend a lot of time getting material ready beforehand for us to go over. I have other students that just need to review topics or go over homework problems. In that case, I hardly spend any time getting ready before hand.
@Swaana (1208)
• India
28 Apr 08
I tutor kids on English language and grammar as there are many kids who want to learn the language properly. I take weekend classes and also holiday classes on a regular basis. In our country, the English language learning is in great demand.
3 Apr 07
I tutor a couple of friends in Maths and sometimes Biology. I agree that maths is in high demand at the moment. I'm only 16 and I've had many people ask if I would tutor them. It seems we're running out of properly qualified tutors. It's good for me I suppose.
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
I have done tutoring at home. My neighboor who is at grade school. I teach him math, science and english since those are the subjects that he is feeble of. At first its pretty tough cause he is really so hard to teach. He cant easily catch up on some discussions that im trying to teach him especially in math. I think math is the number one subject that a child is lets say not so very interested in. They hate numbers, they hate to add, multiply, to subtract and it gives me a headache since im having trouble on explaining to him each little sordid details of the subject.
@arkaf61 (10883)
• Canada
20 Mar 07
I did, for many years. ANd I was also teaching after school at that time. But I haven't done it for quite a few years now. I was getting so tired.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I used to tutor in high school and college. But I never thought about tutoring now. It would be a great way to help make some extra money. It might even allow me to work poart time to cut down on the expense of day care (if and when we have kids) I have an MBA and an engineering degree, so I could definitly tutor math and science classes.
@CarlHalling (3629)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar 07
A long time ago I tutored French and Spanish from home. I've also given guitar lessons. But I no longer do this.