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Hiring Tutors for the Professional Tutor

February 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 128

If it's going to be more than just you tutoring for $40-$55 an hour, you're going to need to hire some tutors to work for you.

So where do you find qualified staff?

The best way to obtain tutors is by placing an ad in the education jobs section of Many educators seeking supplemental money, many P.H.D students, and many professors search the education jobs board of everyday. Here's a sample Ad you can run on

Tutors Needed All Subjects ASAP. $16-$25 hour. Service needs Math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus), Science (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), English, Foreign Language (Latin, French, and Spanish), and ACT/SAT tutors. Respond with cover letter and resume to email address listed. Thank you.

Another method of obtaining qualified staff is by calling the Masters and P.H.D departments of your local university and asking them for a list of graduate students who are interested in tutoring. Graduate school administrators are usually eager to share with you the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of graduate students.

If the preceding two methods do not give you qualified candidates, place an employment ad in the employment section of your local newspaper. and can also be good places to advertise for staff, but this type of Help Wanted Ad can be very expensive.

So what do you look for when hiring a tutor?

1) At the least, make sure the tutor applicant has a college degree--don't hire staff without college degrees.

2) Look for specialization in that degree. For example, if you're hiring an Algebra II tutor, make sure that he or she has a B. S. in Mathematics or a related subject.

3) Look for previous teaching experience and certification. Don't hire staff who have never tutored or taught before.

4) Look for a post-graduate degree. A Masters or P.H.D degree is a sign that the tutor knows what he or she is doing.

So where do we hold the interview if we don't have a bricks-and-mortar tutoring company?

We don't want to be inviting applicants into our home--that's just dangerous! Here's where we conduct interviews if you're running an in-home service:

1) a coffeehouse, or

2) the foyer of a library if seating is available.

I hope this has been a helpful article on some very common questions on where to find qualified tutors. Good luck!

Robert Weigel tutored on the side for $40 to $55 an hour during the recession. He was overloaded with requests for tutoring so that he had to hire tutors to work for him. Eventually, his tutoring-on-the-side became a $100,000 part-time business.

He is the author of How to Tutor for Cash Ebook which is available at

It's a great ebook for recent college graduates having trouble finding work, stay-at-home moms seeking supplemental income for their family, teachers looking to earn income on the side, and anyone looking to start a small business. Check it out!

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