How to Become a Teenage Tutor

What Does a Teenage Tutor do?

As a teenage tutor, you’ll be teaching lessons to students online via video chat or working with another student after school. These topics you can tutor range from writing to mathematics, as long as you are good at that topic and can teach someone how to do it, that’s all you really need. The responsibilities of a teenage tutor are to research your topic, find students, teach, and respond to feedback of your students. Because you will have to have complete mastery of a topic to be able to teach it to others, you will need to be quite good at a subject and then you can polish your skills further by taking a course.

How Much Does a Teenage Tutor Get Paid?

As a teenage tutor just getting started, you will be paid around $8-$15 an hour. The biggest issue with becoming a tutor online is that it is hard to land your first or two students. Most people won’t want to get tutored by someone who has no previous tutoring experience, so you’ll need to showcase your expertise somehow and prove to them that you’re the right fit for the job. Another problem with becoming a tutor is that you will have to completely master a topic. If you only have a general understanding of something, then that isn’t good enough. To be a tutor, you must know much more than the person you tutor and even still, it’s likely that you won’t know everything. Immersing yourself into a specific topic and gaining as much knowledge as possible is your best way of being a successful tutor.

How Can I Get Started as a Teenage Illustrator?

  1. Before you begin, you’ll want to get a complete understanding of the topic you will teach before trying to teach it to others. Of course, you’ll go through classes in middle school and high school to help with this, but if you want to take it a step further you can take a course on the website Lynda.com, which has plenty of courses for almost any subject.
  2. Now that you’ve gotten more knowledge about the topic or topics that you will teach, you can register at Enroll.com. Enroll.com is where you will be teaching, and where students will send you requests to teach them. You’ll also get paid directly from this website, so add in your payment information so that money will go into your account. The best way to do this is to use PayPal.
  3. Once you’ve registered at Enroll.com and you’ve connected your payment options, you can fill out your profile. You will need a good profile on the website so people can find you there. When making your profile, fill out all the subjects you can teach and explain your topic expertise and certifications as well. Then, teaching requests from students will start coming. And you can start teaching them, directly through the website.
  4. Congrats, you’re officially a teenage tutor. It will take you awhile to get popular on the website and to make money, especially because you’ll have to teach two lessons for free. But soon, you’ll become a popular tutor, and students will come flooding to you. So, stick to it and continue learning more about the topic and as time goes on, you’ll have plenty of work.

REQUIRED RESOURCES

  • Lynda.com: This platform will teach you the skills you need to become a teen tutor.
  • Enroll.com:  This is the website you can become a tutor on once you have enough subject matter expertise.