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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I'm looking for specific book recommendations for high school exchange students. [more inside]
posted by trueluk
on Dec 4, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
As a tutor, how do I communicate with underprivileged, urban high school students? [more inside]
posted by efsrous
on Jan 15, 2012 -
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 -
Where can I find an evening Chinese class or teacher/mentor in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by xtine
on Jan 6, 2012 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by Steve073190
on May 14, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by anonymous
on Jul 28, 2009 -
Do you have any good resources/tips for a beginning free-lance Spanish tutor? [more inside]
posted by chara
on May 20, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Help me find a way for my students to schedule appointments with me online! [more inside]
posted by jplank
on Feb 14, 2008 -
If I were a private tutor for children, what laws would pertain to me? What credentials would I need? [more inside]
posted by cloudgazer
on Jan 18, 2008 -
FirstTimeTutorFilter: I'm plan to start tutoring Math, Chemistry, Physics and possibly ESL in January. Only problem is, I have *no idea what I'm doing*. Anyone have any textbooks, general teaching books, online certification courses, etc to recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose
on Dec 17, 2007 -
I just had a last-minute flash of inspiration for an Xmas gift for my fiancée: she is interested in making pastries and candies and has an innate knack for it. I'd like to get her some lessons from a pro. Possible? [more inside]
posted by redshifter
on Dec 18, 2006 -
How would one handle extortion/blackmail by a college "tutor" hired to do homework? My friend hired a guy from Craigslist to do her online course assignments -- Now he is threatening to email her teacher and spill the beans, unless she pays him an unreasonable sum. [more inside]
posted by TreeHugger
on Aug 11, 2006 -