Please tell me about your experiences as an independent tutor!
February 1, 2014 6:13 AM Subscribe
I just very recently lost my full-time job, and while I bust my ass looking for a new permanent position, I'll need to find something to keep paying my rent. I have experience tutoring, but only through a large well-known test-prep company. I'd appreciate any advice from Mefites out there who have done private tutoring outside of such companies in the New York City area, especially regarding how you got started.
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
So I know how to go about tutoring folks, and I have my old teaching materials still, but I'm wondering what's the best way for me to do this by myself. Do I get practice tests and questions from existing books? Do I advertise on Craigslist? Do I call up private schools and ask if they can hire a tutor for their students? I can speak Chinese if that will help, maybe I can advertise in the Chinese newspapers? Scores in my favor: I got an 800 on the SAT verbal, and on the old GRE received a 780 (94th percentile) on math and 740 (98th percentile) on verbal.
Incidentally, I'd very much appreciate any leads to nonprofits looking to hire for development/prospect research positions. Throwaway email: firstname.lastname@example.org