Just curious...what do you charge for tutoring???

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  1. ms. yi

    ms. yi Comrade

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    Hi guys. When I first began tutoring -- was still in college -- I charged like $10 an hr. Now that I've been teaching for 5 years, my rates have steadily increased.

    Here's what I charge:

    $20 for 30 min
    $30 for 45 min
    $35 for 1 hr

    For those of you who tutor, what do you charge? Are they pretty similar to my rates? The most I've heard teachers charging in my area is $45 an hr.
     
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  3. Groovy

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    I charge $20/hr. Wages are not high in this area, so I don't want to go higher. Unfortunately, the ones who need the most help have trouble coming up with even that much.
     
  4. hojalata

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    $35/hr although I think next year I'll raise it to $40. That sounds like so much, but I figure I have an expertise just like a guitar teacher, etc.
     
  5. Matt633

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    $25.00/hr
     
  6. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    $50 for at home tutoring, plus if the distance is farther than 20 miles some transportation costs
    $40 for online tutoring via Skype
     
  7. TeacherNY

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    I have gotten some requests for tutoring. People seem to want to pay ridiculously low amounts. $25 for 2 kids for an hour? Come on. Wouldn't be worth my time especially out of town. I would say $30 an hour but most people dont' want to pay it.
     
  8. ms. yi

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    I'm going to try and tutor 3 kids this school year -- have been tutoring them all summer -- and also do an afterschool club. Might be stretching myself a bit thin but I need extra income right now. I can't believe I actually agreed to tutor the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday I go back for preplanning. Most likely I'll leave to go tutor and then come back to work in my room. Craziness...
     
  9. czacza

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    $70 per hour- I'm in Northern NJ. Teachers in my district generallly charge between $60-$70 per hour.
     
  10. ms. yi

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    $70 -- wow!
     
  11. LMath85

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    Some of the teachers I work with charge up to $100 per hour and they get it! I've never tutored outside of school, but I make $40 an hour for tutoring on the weekends for the school. I would probably charge $60.
     
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    I was shocked as well when I first started tutoring and learned the 'going rate' for my area. A colleague and I were discussing the rate and the conversation went like this: 'Cza, do you have your house cleaned? How much do you pay for that?OK, so you pay that to have your house dusted, straightened and vacuumed- you are teaching kids to read, preparing them for standardized tests, helping them over-come struggles with academics...$70 kind of seems worth it then, right?'
    It does make a huge difference in my 'bottom line' and helps a lot with one kid just out of college and the next one in...I'm very thankful for the opportunity to help the students I tutor and I'm pleased that my efforts not only help those students, but my family.
     
  13. Ms.Jasztal

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    I didn't last year with my one student I tutored. It was free. :)
     
  14. LoVe 2 TcH

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    I'm at a private school and charge $40/ hour.
     
  15. foxteach1

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    I'm in the Chicago area, and I charge $30. I'm told that's on the lower side here, but not unreasonably so.
     
  16. priyaanka

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    i prefer $30 for online tutoring.:)
     
  17. LAH2

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    I charge $50 -$60 an hour. I'm in central New Jersey. Most teachers in my school now charge $60.
     
  18. WITeach

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    The last student I tutored I charged $20 an hour b/c both her parents were teachers and I wasn't going anywhere (we did it at the end of the school day).
     
  19. tracykaliski

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    I am a certified Orton Gillingham tutor and charge $75 an hour for dyslexic remediation.
     
  20. EpsilonBeta

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    I'm in math in So Cal and while I was working on my undergrad degree I charged $30/hr or $25 if 3 hours or more were guaranteed a week.

    I haven't tutored since I graduated but I knew some recent math graduates receiving around $60/hr. People who charged $40 got more hours though.
     

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