How much do you charge for private tutoring?

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  1. KTeachNC

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    Hello everyone! I had a question about teachers that do private tutoring. I have been offered by a family to tutor their son, and they asked what my rates were. I'm not sure how much I should ask. I feel awkward asking for too much, and Im really doing it as a side job to supplement my teaching salary, but I do want to make sure I am compensated for the hard work I'll put in. For those who have tutored in the past, what is the average rate that you charged as a certified teacher? I have six years of teaching experience and a Master's in reading. Also, it is a young child who needs tutoring in the areas of handwriting/ fine motor skills and literacy, so I would also need to consider the cost of supplies for him. Thanks soo much- any advice would help!
     
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    I charge $60 per hour. That's the gong rate in my district (northern NJ) although some charge more...:eek:
     
  4. teachersk

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    Before I was certified as a teacher, I tutored high school kids in Spanish and Math. I charged $50 an hour. That was in Northern Virginia. I don't think anyone around here (Texas) would pay that much. Everything (cost of living) goes down when you get down here. :cool:
     
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    $85-$90 an hour -- that's the going rate around here in CT.
     
  6. tutor1982

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    Whatever you charge, I would let them know that you've researched going rates and explain that you will be thinking/planning ahead so it will be more than the time you are actually working with him. Also explain that you will have to get the materials/incentives out of that money as well. I am sure they will understand. This also takes away from your family time...
     
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    I would check in your area by calling local tutoring services and pretending your looking for info for your child, looking in the newspaper, and talking to teachers who also tutor.
    My agency charges $45 and hour. I only did it on my own once and it was for a family friend that was having a great deal of money trouble, so I charged $20 which is wat too low. Most people in my area (around Philly) are between $35 and $60.
     
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    Wow.. I was thinking 10-15 an hour....What a cheapskate I am!! :D Thanks so much for the input everyone- I think you are all right that with supplies/ materials, as well as the little free time teachers have, we probably should ask for that much. Also, I am going to be tutoring a 6 yr old, and our sessions will be very short, about an hour at a time, so it really will only amount to about 2-3 hours a week, depending on how many days I end up tutoring.
     
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    Wow. I charge $25 an hour. I should move to where you guys tutor!
     
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    It REALLY is regional.

    I charged $60, and was MUCH cheaper than my friends, most of whom charge $100.

    But everything here is expensive. Find some local comparisons; they'll help you much more than our numbers will.
     
  11. tutor1982

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    here in rural GA our center (which is non-profit) charges $15 an hour and that is how much the tutors are paid. If I were doing it on my own I would charge no more than $25 an hour - i agree, it is regional!
     
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    I'm also n a southern state. I charge $30 for 1/2 hour or $50 for the hour.
     
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    I work in Central Jersey in a "well-off" district and I charge $50 which is "cheap" for that area. I have friends in southern NJ who charge about $30/hr and friends in northern NJ who charge $75/hr.
     
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    I'm also in MD and I charge $35 an hour, or $20 per half hour.
    Kim
     
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    When I tutor SAT Prep on my own, I charge $45/hr for individual. For 2 students, I charge $30/hr each; 3 students- $25/hr each. I also supply a manual for each student that is rather expensive.

    Right now, I have two groups of 3 students and it's wonderful :)
     
  17. Azula Fleur

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    Secondary:
    Math/Science - $55 per hour
    English - $60 per hour
     
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    I charged $35 the one time I tutored, but it was for a co-worker's daughter. I would probably charge more outside of that.

    My friend in VA (DC area) charges 50, and says some co-workers charge 75 and up.
     
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    I paid $50/hour for my daughter's math tutor here in Ontario. This was a tutoring service, not an individual. I don't think I could have afforded the services of a tutor in CT! :p
     
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    Wow! Maybe I need to move! I tutored a few kids a couple of years ago and charged $20 an hour and felt like that may have been too much! It was at a Title 1 school though.
     
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    I tried to look at how much my school district pays me "per hour" once I divide out number of hours into my salary etc and then base my hourly rate off of that.
     
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    Is there anyone in the Atlanta area that could tell me how much to charge for tutoring?
     
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    Wow, I am reeling! I worked in the learning center of a local community college. We tutored everyone from middle school to college level students in many subjects (I did humanities, psychology, Eng/Lang Arts, business, and LOW sciences and maths), all for free! The few times I tutored on my own time, I charged $20 per hour and felt like I was overcharging! Of course, they did have to provide their own supplies.
     
  24. Miss Starr

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    I'm in Manhattan and here (in the private school world) you will find people charging $100-125/hr and I even know of one tutor who charges $200-250/hour over the summer. She is a psychologist who tutors kids and promises results...and she usually gets them! The prices are based on what the market can bear...here in the city with competitive schools the parents are pretty much willing to pay whatever it takes.
     

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