Tutoring

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  1. bandnerdtx

    bandnerdtx Aficionado

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    Dec 19, 2007

    Have any of you guys ever worked for Sylvan or Kumon or the like as a tutor?

    Were you experiences good, bad, or what?

    I'm thinking it might be a nice part time job... :unsure:
     
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  3. HufflePuff

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    i work for sylvan now and it isn't bad at all. the pay is good for what you do. i am an aide during the day, and i needed the extra money and experience. the only thing is it's SO tiring going from one job to the next. all you do is sit there, though. it can be stressful at first to learn the program (which i am still learning), but isn't awful.
     
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    haven't tried tutoring a student... maybe sooner or later i can do that also...
     
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    I worked at Sylvan one summer a couple of years ago. Unlike the previous poster, I didn't enjoy it at all and was paid peanuts--I think I made about $8 per hour.

    I felt like I was just giving worksheet after worksheet after worksheet. I couldn't really work with kids on a one-on-one basis, because there were usually three kids at my table, each studying a different thing. One kid might be doing advanced reading, another one doing study skills, and the other one doing math. At most, I could devote about 10 minutes to each kid. I really felt like that was a huge ripoff to the kids AND the parents, who were paying $50 per hour for their kid to get individualized instruction.

    Of course, it could have been a problem at my particular center and not at all indicative of Sylvan practices in general.

    For summer work and a few (huge emphasis on "few" here) extra bucks, it's not bad. The work isn't difficult or stressful in any way. I'm certain that other geographic areas pay significantly higher wages than the particular location I was in. I've heard of Sylvan teachers making upwards of $30 per hour.
     
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    I did tons of private tutoring. It can be sporadic and unpredictable, but you set your own rates and schedule. It worked out really well for me.
     
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    I've been offered a tutoring job @ $24 per hour through the school system. It's for state testing review. It will only be 6-8 hours per week, but I'll be subbing in addition to that until I get a full-time teaching job the new school year. Any kind of paycheck is welcome at this juncture after my previous indentured servitude (lol...aka student teaching)!
     
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    Dec 28, 2007

    I am currently subbing for 3 districts and started private tutoring at $30/hr. It really gives you that extra money and another item to put on the resume. I put my name on a districts tutor list and then parents call you.
     

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