The Lifestyle ChoiceWhen you become a tutor with Tutor Doctor, you're in the driver’s seat. You get to set your own schedule and work around what’s important in your life. We take care of the details so that you can focus on what's important... helping your student.
The 'A-ha Moment'Making a difference in a student's life is what it's all about. Seeing a student achieve their "a-ha moment" is why the tutors love working with us. We make sure that you are perfectly matched with the student, so you can not only get to that “a-ha moment”, but have fun getting there too.
The AllianceYou're more than just a tutor. Through living our core values you have the opportunity to connect to something bigger. We're with you every step of the way to help you grow as a person and in your career.
How do I apply to become a tutor?
If you’re thinking of becoming a tutor, then we’d love to hear from you! Please complete our Become a Tutor form and we will be in touch.
What qualifications do you need to be a tutor?
Every tutor should have:
- Strong subject matter expertise
- Have completed, or are working towards completing, postsecondary education
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- A passion for helping others
- A mentor mentality
- The ability to build strong rapport and relationships
What are the benefits of becoming a tutor with Tutor Doctor?
Tutoring with Tutor Doctor means that you are part of a team who is here to support you and help you succeed. This allows you to focus on what you love—tutoring! Our educational consultants meet with families to learn about students’ needs and goals and to ensure that it is a safe environment for tutors. We then match you with a student based on personality, interests, areas of need and strength, and subject matter. Once matched, you can get right to work supporting your student and we’ll take care of the admin stuff, meaning that you can count on a regular paycheck. You will also have access to resources like our Tutor Resource Library and Learning Styles Guide, and the team at your local Tutor Doctor office will be available to help if you ever need advice or support. You will also be part of our global tutor network, giving you the opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of students around the world!
What skills do you develop from being a tutor?
Being a tutor is a great way to build transferable skills, like communication, creativity, adaptability, critical thinking, problem solving, and leadership, so no matter your plan for the future, tutoring can help you get there!
Could tutoring help me learn if I would enjoy being a teacher?
Tutoring is an excellent way to discover if you have a true passion for education and supporting students in their learning, which is essential for being a teacher. It will allow you to test out your current skills and see if an educational role might be right for you. Just remember, as a tutor you will typically work with students 1:1, or in small groups, for a few hours per week. That dynamic is much different than supporting a full class of students each day. Tutoring may help you decide if education is the right career path for you to explore, but it will not give you the same experience as being a classroom teacher.
Can I become a tutor without previous experience?
Of course! At Tutor Doctor, we welcome all tutors, new and experienced. We help new tutors with getting started on their tutoring journey, developing their tutoring skills, and finding their passion for changing the trajectory of a student’s life. Whether you just realized that tutoring might be a great fit for you, or you have been a tutor for years, we support you every step of the way.
Is it difficult to become a tutor?
If you have the skills and knowledge that it takes to be a tutor, then it isn’t difficult to get started. The best way is to start by working with a company like Tutor Doctor. We help new tutors find their feet and we provide support and resources to help you build your skills. We take care of onboarding students, finding you a great student match, and all of the admin work, so that you can focus on what matters most—helping your student succeed!
How do I get started on becoming a tutor?
The best way to get started as a tutor is to reach out to your local Tutor Doctor office or fill out our Become a Tutor form. Working with Tutor Doctor means that you don’t need to take on the challenges and expenses of starting a tutoring business from scratch and you can leave the marketing and student onboarding to us. We will also be there to support you every step of the way as you work with your student, meaning you will never have to go it alone. Once you’re ready to start tutoring, we will find you a great student match and you can get right to work supporting them and helping them grow!
What makes a great private tutor?
A great private tutor is passionate about helping students succeed by overcoming their academic challenges, growing their confidence, and finding joy in learning. These tutors have strong subject matter expertise and a mentor mentality. They build relationships grounded in trust, respect, and communication with their students and have their student’s best interests at heart. Great tutors are able to personalize their support by connecting the learning to their student’s interests, helping their student to recognize and hone their strengths, and developing strategies to reduce and/or overcome their student’s areas of need. Finally, great private tutors work as part of their student’s educational team by communicating and collaborating with the student, their teacher, family, and other members of the team.