Why Tutoring Is One of the Best Part-Time Jobs for College Students

Tutoring is rewarding
When it comes down to it, the feeling of being able to successfully teach a student something (and having them retain, practice, and eventually master that concept) is an incredibly rewarding experience. Many of the tutors we work with have a huge boost in self-esteem when they know they were a direct influence on, say, a student going from a C average to an A. It’s very common for tutors to stick with clients for a long time, as the rapport that builds between the tutor and the student (as well as their family) is vital to the education process. Tutors have the unique ability to make a lasting, positive difference in students’ lives, and that’s something to be proud of!

It looks great on your resume
Tutoring is, without a doubt, one of the best things to put on your resume. Being a tutor proves that you have the skills to clearly state instructions and explain concepts in way that is understandable and concise. Tutors are expected to alter their teaching methods based on the individual student’s learning style, and this flexibility shows prospective employers that you can approach situations in a multitude of ways. Tutoring also looks very impressive if you’re planning on applying to post-graduate education!

The hours are flexible
College students already have a lot to juggle between classes, exams, and general life responsibilities. When you’re already taking a full course load and need to be on campus several days out of the week, adding a couple eight-hour retail shifts to the mix sometimes just isn’t feasible! With tutoring, you get to set your own hours. For a college student that already has a busy schedule, tutoring is a great way to make money while still focusing on your university studies.

You can earn some extra money
In general, tutoring pays a lot better than other part-time jobs. Tutoring isn’t a service job, but rather a professional specialty field. As a result, the requirements (in terms of education, employment history, etc.) for tutors is typically much higher than the average retail job.

Tutoring helps you practice and improve your own skills
Interestingly enough, being a tutor also helps you to maintain your own skills as well! For example – although you may not have worked with algebra since high school, having to prepare yourself to properly instruct the student ultimately makes you better at these skills, too. When it comes time for an entrance exam or a placement test, you’ll be glad you had the opportunity to refresh yourself on material that might have otherwise been forgotten!

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