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Reasons to Teach First Years While You Study

If you have a detailed and advanced knowledge of a particular area or subject, have the necessary skills and very good patience and great communication abilities, working as a private tutor can be a flexible and high-earning choice for you as a student.

Flexible working is one of the main advantages of becoming a tutor while you study.

You can schedule private tuition sessions around your own college commitments and other things such as another part-time job, travelling, healthcare or volunteering. Teaching online is more common for older students and professionals but now takes up a huge percentage of the tutoring market.

Important Skills for a Tutor to Have

While there is no "specific list" or "how to" guide of what you MUST do or skills or qualifications NEED to be a tutor, some things can make your job a little easier.

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We live in a digital age, so it only makes sense that it's one of the places we'd teach singing lessons would be online - Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash

It is recommended that all personal tutors have the following skills and abilities:

  1. Good planning and organisational skills to keep track of class progress, dates and times
  2. Excellent communication skills to explain subjects and test information effectively both in person and online
  3. Be willing to share your own experiences. By sharing information about what you have encountered, the student may feel relieved that they are not alone. Sharing experiences and lessons learned goes a long way toward building trust and support. It also helps the student build self-confidence.
  4. Feedback skills to provide comments and constructive input on students' work. Feedback helps students realise where they have made improvements and where they still need to focus their attention.
  5. IT skills to help students access other relevant materials, resources and supports.
  6. Patience and understanding  (a friendly manner to help students feel at ease)
  7. Confidence to provide encouragement and stimulate success in students, if you don't seem confident in your delivery or the material you are providing then your student won't feel it is of benefit to them.
  8. Easy to understand revision and testing techniques.
  9. Be flexible, and be willing to adjust techniques and approaches to meet the learning styles of the student.
  10. Teach the student how to learn. As a personal tutor, your ultimate goal is to help the student become an independent learner.
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Students are always searching for new and innovative ways to learn, tutoring your peers helps with your own revision. Photo source: pixabay.com.

The Benefits of Peer Tutoring

Believe it or not, being a peer tutor will actually get you more students than if you were a fully qualified, teacher or professor.

Why is this?

Simple really, peer tutors can serve as role models. Sure, Lecturers can be role models for what students can become “one day.” However, peer tutors allow students to see what they can accomplish soon. This can increase students’ self-belief that they too can be successful. Students who believe in themselves are more likely to put in the work they need to improve academically.

So you see, by you showing them that you're only a year ahead but you've already achieved what they are trying to. And even though it was tough that if they just push through and do the work they too can succeed. You are motivating them and gaining experience as a trainer yourself.

Students often perceive peer tutors as less threatening. Because many peer tutors are close in age to their tutees, they can often better form personal connections that transcend the tutoring relationship.

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Making new friends is really good for our mental health. Students often perceive peer tutors as less threatening. Because many peer tutors are close in age to their tutees, they can often better form personal connections that transcend the tutoring relationship. - Photo by Elevate on Unsplash

Students will often vent to their peers about their problems and ask for advice.

Social isolation can interfere with learning, and for some students, Peer Tutors may be their first major social connection at college, thus diminishing their feelings of loneliness. You're not only teaching them about their subjects but also about college life, they might want advice on how to get more involved in college and what clubs or social activities are less daunting to get involved with as a first-year. This is where it's important to have not only a lesson plan but maybe some leaflets provided by the College for outings and gatherings that occur seasonally.

As a peer tutor, your advantage is you're one of them and that's why a college student will choose you over a professor or lecturer. It's not like before when they were in secondary school and their parents chose their tutors or grinds teacher. Now it's their choice, the student gets to choose who they want to help them get ahead in class, and integrate into college socially as well, and 9 times out of 10 they are going to choose a peer, and that's going to be someone like you.

How Much Do Peer Tutors Earn Per Session?

Depending on how many modules you are assisting with and how long each session is the price you charge per session can vary. Usually lessons last from 40minutes to one hour and cost between €15 - €30.

If you want to be a tutor online I would definitely recommend signing up for a tutoring company, it takes the hassle out of things, and you don't have to register as self-employed and add to your work look.

As a tutor with Superprof, we help you to find new students, by allowing you to have a free profile, which sets out your experience and expertise. Students will then be able to message you to organise lessons.

Tutoring is such a rewarding job, and we at Superprof are glad you chose our blog to learn a little more about getting started on your journey!

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Maureen

Hey, I'm Maur/Mo, I'm a writer from Ireland. I've written a novel and a lot of poetry and fiction. Currently, I work as a content writer at superprof