Going rate for tutoring??

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  1. myKroom

    myKroom Habitué

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    A friend of mine was asked by one of her friends if I would tutor her son in reading this summer. I have agreed to meet with her and talk things over. She's looking for me to tutor 1 or 2 times per week. We are looking at about 6-8 weeks worth of summer. She said she would pay me...but I've never tutored and have no clue how much to charge.

    Any thoughts??
    Thanks!! :)
     
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  3. cheerfulfifi

    cheerfulfifi Rookie

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    I like to consider myself on the sliding scale of tutoring... haha

    I know one woman charges $35 an hour, but I personally feel like that's a bit much. I have charged different amounts based on what the financial situation seems to be of the family. Some families are charged $15-20 an hour, while others I have charged $25-30. I got these prices on advice from our math coach who has done tutoring before.
    Like I said- I try to work with the family. I usually ask $20 and that is fine for me because I tutor about 5 students.

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. GoldenPoppy

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    I charge $40 an hour.
     
  5. Teacher Chele

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    A friend of mine charges $25 an hour.
     
  6. XOEmmyLouOX

    XOEmmyLouOX Rookie

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    I would think $25-$35 would be very fair.
     
  7. Aliceacc

    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    You need to check regional rates; they vary greatly.

    When I went back to work 4 years ago, I was the cheapest high school tutor I knew... at $60 an hour. Now $80 would be a steal---around here.
     
  8. MsG

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    I charge $20-30...on a sliding scale, like cheerfulfifi. :)

    I talk to the family, see what they can do. I'd really rather have a job than nothing at all, so I work around what they can financially do.
     
  9. myKroom

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    Thanks everyone! I figured it would vary by area and on a case by case basis. This gives me an place to start though! :)
     
  10. Danny'sNanny

    Danny'sNanny Connoisseur

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    I am charging $25.

    Other teachers at my school charge $35.
     
  11. Unbeknownst

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    Here's what I would do:

    In a perfect world (dream with me here) teachers work 8 hours a day.

    So, if your contract is for 181 days, multiply that times 8 hours (amount of hours you work for your entire contract). 181 x 8 = 1448 hours.

    Now, take your annual salary (say $30,000 for an example), and divide that by you total contract hours. You now have how much YOU work per hour currently. 30,000 / 1448 = $20.72/hr

    Now, consider that your pupil will have your undivided attention: here's where you consider how much "extra" you charge for that level of attention.

    This should help approximate for regional differences.
     
  12. texteacher

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    In my area it is 80 an hour.
     
  13. myKroom

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    Good plan! I like that! :)
     
  14. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I'm in NJ, NYC suburbs. I charge, and get, $70 per hour.
     
  15. MrsHoot

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    I charge 30 an hour, that's the same rate that all the teachers who tutor at my school use.
     

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