Are you looking to make a bit of extra money? Want a job that you can easily work while attending school? Then tutoring may be a great fit for you!
Whether you decide to start your own small business or work with your school, tutoring has a lot of benefits for students looking for a part-time job. Plus, there are a lot of unique skills that you can gain from helping your fellow students. Here are a few of our top picks!
1. Lots of flexibility
In general, most tutors don’t work more than twenty hours a week, so it’s easy to balance your gig with school or even another job. If you decide to set up your own business, one of the perks will be setting your own hours. However, most tutoring companies will be willing to work around your schedule and scale your hours back if you are feeling overwhelmed. In addition, you will also have the flexibility of choosing subjects you want to teach and the level of students you work with (i.e. elementary, high school or university) – this will allow you to play to your strengths and strategize your approach effectively.
2. It looks great on a résumé
Tutoring experience tends to stand out on a resume because it shows that you’re not only a strong student, but you also have strong interpersonal skills. Employers often see tutoring experience as an indicator of someone who is patient, able to keep calm under pressure, willing to help others, and someone who can communicate clearly. It also shows that you have leadership skills and the ability to work with a variety of personality types – qualities that are beneficial in nearly every work environment!
3. The skills you will gain
Tutoring is an egg-cellent way to develop your creative, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. You often need to think outside of the box to create an effective solution, such as devising a unique way to explain an academic concept to a struggling student.
Additionally, tutoring can really hone your ability to set goals and manage your time effectively. You usually only have a couple of hours to work with your students so it’s important to create a schedule or study plan to maximize your time. These time management skills can easily translate to the workforce.