How much should I charge as a tutor?
April 11, 2010 11:45 AM Subscribe
What's a reasonable rate for me to charge as a college tutor?
posted by chndrcks to work & money (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a philosophy grad student, and one of the professors in the department has a student looking for a tutor. Happily, he put me in contact with the student. However, I've never tutored-for-hire before. She wants to know my rate and I have no clue what's reasonable.
Here are my qualifications:
I've TAd this class before. I've also TAd a similar (slightly easier) class twice before. Furthermore, this year I'm teaching my own class which is similar to the one the student is in.
What would be a reasonable rate?
Bonus question: I've TA'd and had plenty of one-on-one teaching with students who come to office hours, but I've never tutored. Should I offer the first session as a trial in case we don't mesh? By trial I mean something like: free unless you're happy and want to schedule a second session.
Thanks as always