Dave, an engineer for 40 years, wants to do something interesting when he retires, and could use a little extra cash for his golf addiction. Sue, who was a legal secretary for 45 years, needs to add to her retirement income. She has no desire to be a store greeter, but wants to bring in extra cash using her skills and knowledge. Both know the importance of staying mentally active as they age.
Retired teachers, accountants, business professionals, managers, secretaries, homemakers and so many others are earning extra retirement income by putting their skills and talents to use as tutors — an idea that appeals to both Dave and Sue. How hard is it to develop a tutoring business, market to potential students, and make this a money-making opportunity?
First of all, if you are not a professional educator, don’t be afraid to consider tutoring. Most of the time, a teacher’s certification is not required to help others pick up new skills or knowledge, so there are many ways to develop a successful tutoring practice – from letting friends and others know that you 上門補習 are available to help students, to signing up with formal tutoring services on and off the Internet, such as tutor.com, or by offering informal tutoring training simply by advertising with flyers and other marketing methods.
Can you make money tutoring? Tutoring is what you make it; tutors may be paid at the time of service and he amount charged varies. If you work for a formal tutoring organization, you might be paid once or twice a month. Pay is usually based on the subjects tutored and the number of hours tutored. As an example given by one major online college tutoring organization, active Chemistry tutors earn anywhere from $800 to $1600 a month. If you work for a formal tutoring company, you may also receive bonuses, free training and even other incentives. If you are own your own, and not tutoring college-level students, the amount may be less. Yet, highly specialized and niched tutors can make far more, it just depends on the topic and the students.
Of course, tutoring services are not limited to professional teaching areas such as math, English and science. Do you know how to cook vegetarian meals? Bake and decorate wedding cakes?
Win at card games like bridge and poker?
Improvise jazz on a musical instrument?
Play shuffleboard or bowl a good game? Load software onto a computer or get rid of computer viruses? Use graphic or other specialty software?
Plenty of people would like to have these skills – including adult non-students – and many are willing to pay a tutor for this knowledge. All you need are some expertise and experience, and enough desire to go out and market your services.