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Starting a tutoring business... crazy or crazy amazing?

I am an English teacher, and have been for 13 years. My husband and I are in the process of moving to a location that is an hour away from my current school. I am well paid and moderately content there. So my options are: spend two hours a day in a car to teach; find a new teaching job (which causes me to break into hives); start my own tutoring business. [more inside]
posted by hippychick on Mar 2, 2016 - 16 answers

Best means to learn a second language (Spanish)?

Has anyone used online tutors or services that they had positive experience with? I tried to use Rosetta Stone but didn't find it helpful because I think I may need more personal teachings. I have found some online "tutors" but am skeptical of their services. I know VERY BASIC spanish, and am looking to learn more and be able to converse and understand better... My child's father is Spanish and it is important for me to learn to communicate with his family and with our daughter together. I live in the DC area if anyone knows of local resources. My preference would be online or something I can do in home at first since we have a new baby, there isn't much time to get out during the week with working full time.
posted by MamaBee223 on Dec 9, 2015 - 19 answers

To tip or not to tip - Private class dilemma

Should I tip the teacher of a private class/party that I am hosting? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jun 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Where can I find an advanced Javascript tutor?

I'm a web developer with years of Javascript experience. I'm currently interviewing for a Javascript position and I have several things working against me for the interview. I'm self-taught and don't have a Computer Science degree. Worse, I haven't been able to use Javascript intensely in my current position, so I'm a little rusty and don't have anyone I can ask questions and learn from. Where can I find someone with advanced and contemporary Javascript knowledge willing to answer questions and give me some guidance? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Jun 15, 2015 - 15 answers

Good Mandarin tutors in NYC?

This is a followup to this question. I work in Manhattan, live in Forest Hills Queens. I'd prefer a tutor because they move faster, and for something like this I want the ability to really control my learning. Ideally it'd be someone who knows how to teach a very difficult language to native english speakers, and knows how to tech pronunciation. Goal wise, I want to focus much more on conversation than reading or writing (per the previous question). Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
posted by wooh on Sep 23, 2014 - 4 answers

Teaching/Refugee Education Jobs in Seattle, WA?

I'm planning to move to Seattle in the fall and hope to work with the international/refugee population there, specifically Somalis. Which organizations are the best for international/ESL/refugee education or support for women and children? [more inside]
posted by asymptotic on Jun 16, 2014 - 5 answers

what to do in Hempstead when you're poor

Suggestions for gift cards (that I can purchase over the internet) for food and/or stuff for a Hofstra law student? [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on May 23, 2014 - 10 answers

What's a good topic for a one-hour math lecture?

I work as a math tutor at a community college and have the opportunity to spend an hour teaching math to a group of students preparing for a the college's math placement test. Now, I don't know what's on the placement test, but I want to teach something that's more engaging and conceptually accessible than "here's how to multiply (4x+3)(2x+5)", since I can't possibly review all of high-school math in an hour and don't think the students will get much from just another lecture. What are some interesting topics that I can explore that will be accessible and memorable?
posted by LSK on Apr 10, 2014 - 21 answers

1st time working as a private tutor. How do I go about negotiating pay?

I'm a 3rd year chemistry student at a university. I have had about 2 months of experience working as a tutor for a lecture type class. I recently was asked to tutor chemistry to a high school student. I only talked to the mother briefly on the phone and she asked me how much I'm being paid right now and I told her I'm being paid $10/h working for the university as a lecture type tutor. She did not give me an offer right away. So at the first private tutoring session, the daughter told me that her mom would like to offer me 2x what I'm being paid right now, which is $20. Then at the 2nd session, the daughter gave me a check signed by her mom, which pays for both sessions, and it's $30 instead of $40. When I brought up the last offer, the daughter told me that it was a misunderstanding and her mom said $15. I don't know what to do. Is $15/h a good rate for private tutoring? Should I approach her mom to confirm this? I don't know what the right thing is to do. Thanks for your advice!
posted by missybitsy on Sep 22, 2013 - 21 answers

Help me make more money as a retired substitute teacher! (Cleveland)

I am a recently retired elementary school teacher living in a suburb of Cleveland. I have again caught the teaching bug and am doing substitute teaching at schools near my home almost every weekday using a program my son found for me online (aesop Jobulator). I love the work, but the pay is just $80-85/day: Decent, but not what I want to be making with my experience and degrees. I would like to make a bit - or a lot! - more so I can save up some money, travel to Japan and visit my son next year. [more inside]
posted by BuddyBoo on Sep 12, 2013 - 6 answers

8th grade math tutoring options?

Where can we find low cost math tutoring for 8th grade algebra? I've tried some web searches, but have not had much luck. [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Aug 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Finding an over-the-phone "tutor" for ASP.NET

Does anyone have any suggestions about finding an over-the-phone "tutor" for ASP.NET -- someone whom I can bug throughout the day with simple 5 minute questions e.g. "what's the best way to update multiple tables on insert from an ASPxGridView?". [more inside]
posted by tomargue on Jun 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me find this online Spanish tutoring site

A few months ago I found a certain online Spanish tutoring site I wanted to try out, but now I'm unable to locate it after much Googling. The site (which may have offered languages other than Spanish) had private tutors who conduct sessions via Skype. The main page showed photos and bios of the many available tutors, with star ratings and links to reviews written by students. As I recall, each tutor could set his/her own price. What site might this have been?
posted by iamisaid on Apr 25, 2013 - 5 answers

Overwhelmed Tutors and Teaching Assistants

What resources are there that address overwhelm faced by tutors and teaching assistants - grad students who are also taking on a teaching role? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 26, 2013 - 4 answers

[for a friend filter] looking for a great private GMAT tutor in SF

I am asking on behalf of a friend. She is looking for a GMAT tutor in SF, ideally who has access to a large library of computer exams in order to practice that format (my friend has struggled with the nature of the exam...she really wishes she could directly mark up the questions!). She has done well on standardized testing in the past (ie the SATs) and currently is an SAT math tutor so she definitely has a good foundation, but she needs someone who can help her with her verbal side (this is where she really struggles with the all-computer format), as well as pacing in general. She really appreciates your recommendations, thank you. She is willing to pay for quality. Word of mouth is so much better than Google!
posted by wooh on Jan 22, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I find a quality language tutor for myself in NYC?

How do I find a quality language tutor for myself in NYC? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Dec 9, 2012 - 7 answers

High School Book Club Recommendations

I'm looking for specific book recommendations for high school exchange students. [more inside]
posted by trueluk on Dec 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Help my child with Tourettes and ADD

Are there grants or financial aid for my 8 year old daughter who has Tourettes Syndrome and ADD? I need money to put her in a tutoring center and to put her in physical activity programs. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Sep 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Substitute Teaching/Tutoring in Cleveland?

My mom is a retired elementary school teacher (in Cleveland, Ohio). She is hurting for cash a little more than she expected she would, and would like to teach again on a substitute/tutoring basis. How does she go about doing so in a manner that she can earn a decent salary? [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Sep 8, 2012 - 15 answers

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I'd like your recommendations for online learn-to-touch-type software! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Aug 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Do I listen to 8 year old or let her read quietly for summer homework?

Should I let my 8 year old read out loud to me for summer reading comprehension? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 6, 2012 - 20 answers

Building a teaching career by teaching abroad? (Fiji)

I am interested in a career in teaching, and would love to teach abroad for some time. Immediatly, I must find a way to live in Fiji for the next 6-12+ months (Fiancee is Fijian). ESL, Tutoring, etc. sounds like a viable option, especially if it helps my long term career goals. But currently have no teaching experience. Need advice, how might I do this? [more inside]
posted by DaftMythic on Apr 16, 2012 - 5 answers

As a tutor, how do I communicate with underprivileged, urban high school students?

As a tutor, how do I communicate with underprivileged, urban high school students? [more inside]
posted by efsrous on Jan 15, 2012 - 15 answers

How do I tell a client that I don't want to work with them

I work as a full time private tutor at a university. Occasionally I meet with a student who is rude (i.e. interrupts me constantly) or seems unwilling to put any effort into learning. In both cases, I don't feel like we're a good fit for each other. How can I politely tell them that I don't want to work with them as their tutor in the future? Possible complication: most of my students are from the same network of friends. Meaning that I will often be meeting with one or several friends of the person I want to stop meeting with.
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Where can I find an evening Chinese class or teacher/mentor in Los Angeles?

Where can I find an evening Chinese class or teacher/mentor in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by xtine on Jan 6, 2012 - 4 answers

I'm no John Keating.

How do I effectively tutor someone in high school English and History? [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Dec 14, 2011 - 7 answers

How to tutor the GMAT

How to become a free-lance GMAT tutor in Istanbul [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Oct 7, 2011 - 1 answer

Help me decide how to get this job!

I think I'm interested in a job as a "field consultant" with a specific franchise tutoring company. Is my plan feasible/reasonable? This is the first job posting I've seen in months that has gotten me excited. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Sep 29, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me be an effective tutor!

Help me be the best tutor EVER. Looking for any tips or advice, plus specifically tips for tutoring math, the kinds of obstacles I might face tutoring economically disadvantaged students, and tips for communicating with parents that may not speak English. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Jul 22, 2011 - 6 answers

LSAT instructor interview help

I have a phone interview tomorrow for an LSAT instructor position with a big testprep company. I am kind of worried about it and would appreciate any tips or help you can give me. [more inside]
posted by kingfishers catch fire on Jul 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Show, don't tell!

Tutoring two 2nd-grade students in writing more creatively. I'm a creative writing grad student, so no sweat right? Wrong. Their first language isn't English. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Apr 19, 2011 - 10 answers

An ADHD coach in Los Angeles?

Looking for an ADHD coach based in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Feb 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Site to trade one-on-one tutoring?

Where can I go to trade one-on-one in-person tutoring? For instance, I live in Brooklyn and could teach c++ and computer vision, but I want to learn CakePHP and Autotools. Where can I make this trade? [more inside]
posted by jefftimesten on Nov 17, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I find a personal Spanish tutor in Tegucigalpa?

Looking for a Spanish tutor to help me polish my skills while I'm in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for a month (Feb-Mar '11) - do you know such a person? Do you know a better way? [more inside]
posted by stuboo on Nov 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Is there any value in trying to learn a language with my child?

Parent/child language lessons - anyone ever try this? [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Oct 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Starting a math minor. Any advice?

I'm half way through college and am about to begin taking courses for my math minor. However, the last time I took an invasive course on mathematics was during high school. I am looking for a couple textbooks/methods that will help me get up to Calc II proficiency by the end of this summer. Specifically, I need to tune up my Precalculus and Calc I skills. If anyone could recommend problem sets, online tools, and/or their favorite textbooks I would greatly appreciate it. I'd like to keep it under $100. Thanks. ~Stephen
posted by Steve073190 on May 14, 2010 - 6 answers

How much should I charge as a tutor?

What's a reasonable rate for me to charge as a college tutor? [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Apr 11, 2010 - 13 answers

How to be a cultural imperialist foot soldier legally in South Korea.

How does a Canadian student, with only two yeas of college, tutor privately in South Korea legally? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me become a good LSAT tutor.

I recently applied for a position as a pro-bono LSAT tutor, unfortunately I wrote my LSAT three years ago and I have no tutoring experience. Help? [more inside]
posted by paradoxflow on Oct 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me negotiate a simple salary

We are talking small beans here, but it's my beans, so please hear me out... I'm an ESL teacher/tutor with 3 undergrad degrees, certification through Oxford and 5 years experience. I have been offered a job in Shanghai. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2009 - 3 answers

If you were a Martian teaching another Martian Spanish, how would you do it?

Do you have any good resources/tips for a beginning free-lance Spanish tutor? [more inside]
posted by chara on May 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Piano tutor for the Mac

I'm after interactive piano tutor software for OS X (Tiger, 10.4.11). [more inside]
posted by Dali Atomicus on May 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Tutoring Location

Where is a good place to tutor a high school student that is not the student's house? Or is a student's house a fine enough place? I would like to meet in a library or quiet cafe but a) I don't know the area very well, b) I've called the libraries in the area and they don't have "study rooms" and otherwise don't seem to be all that conducive to studying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2009 - 17 answers

Algebra tutor for placement test in the LA area

I have a friend who is looking for an algebra tutor in the Los Angeles area. Anyone have experience with one or know how to find one? [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Jan 7, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me find a computer tutor in Toronto.

Please help me find a tutor in the Toronto area who can teach me how to produce pictures like this using Autocad software and photoshop. I'm using lynda.com already, but need some more directed help.
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Sep 9, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I receive what's rightfully owed?

How do I go about getting my paycheck from a company that has wrongfully withheld my pay, admitted to their mistake, and actively brushed me off, ignored me, lied<> to me for almost 3 months now? Details within. [more inside]
posted by s01110011 on Sep 8, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I start tutoring for reals?

How do I, a soon-to-be high school senior, go about tutoring math as a part-time job? [more inside]
posted by Precision on Jul 20, 2008 - 13 answers

Tutor for Highschool testing in NYC

TutorFilter: I'm looking for recommendations for a tutor for the ISEE and Specialized test (SHSAT) in NYC. Either a private tutor or classroom approach. Thanks!
posted by pmaxwell on Jul 8, 2008 - 1 answer

Can I be a freelance SAT tutor?

I'm a college student with high test scores but no previous teaching experience. Is freelance SAT tutoring (or things of that nature) a lucrative idea or an exercise in frustration? [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on May 6, 2008 - 7 answers

GMAT tutor? Sure, why not.

GMAT tutor in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Mar 29, 2008 - 6 answers

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