What's the going rate for tutoring?
November 2, 2007 9:19 AM Subscribe
I have a B.S. in biology, and I've been asked to tutor high school students in biology and English. What's a reasonable price to charge the them?
posted by state fxn to work & money (9 answers total)
Possibly relevant details:
1. I'm in California.
2. I graduated a year ago and have a year of teaching experience (biology) as a TA while in college. I was paid $13.13/hr.
3. These high school students attend a private high school and all of them are foreign students from China (so part of the problem is the language barrier). While I do speak Chinese, I am not exactly fluent in the biology terms in Chinese.
4. It'll probably be one-on-one tutoring at the student's host family's home, which means I'll have to spend time and gas money getting there (at most, I think it's about 15 minutes). So I was thinking of setting two different rates for students who can make it to my house (e.g. biking) and those who needs me to drive to their place.
I know this situation is kind of unique. I would just like to know what other people's experience has been with something similar to this (tutoring high school students in the subject that I hold a degree). How much do I charge these students per hour?