I may be biased, but one of the best part-time summer jobs for teachers has got to be online tutoring.
What could be better than setting your own hours, getting paid what you are worth, and doing what you love?
When teachers have time off in the summer, it is not always ideal to have to work, but our circumstances sometimes dictate different outcomes.
I currently tutor all year long but had online tutoring been an option when I was in the school system it would have been a viable option.
There are a few things that you will want to consider if you are considering tutoring.
1. How many hours do you want to work?
2. How many students do you want?
3. What hours do you want to work?
4. How much do you want to get paid?
5. What do you want to specifically tutor?
Let’s take a look a deeper look at each of these.
How many hours do you want to work?
One thing that people think of online tutoring is that if they put up a website that a flood of clients will just pop on by and want to hire them.
This is not reality.
So it is important to know what your goal is so that when you do market, you have a clear idea of what your goals are.
This is why I have created the Book your Online Tutoring Business Solid Program.
Many of us know how to teach, but we don’t know how to market a business, especially part-time summer jobs for teachers.
Once we know how many hours we want to work, we are ready for step 2.
How many students do you want?
Now that you have decided how many hours you want to work, it is important to decide if you want work with students 1 hour a week, 2 hours a week, or 3 hours a week.
If I want to work 10 hours a week, and I work with each student for 2 hours, then I will want five students.
See how this goes hand in hand.
What hours do you want to work?
Now it is time to decide what hours you want to work.
What days will you be available?
How many hours will you work each day?
When I first got started, I made the mistake of being available seven days a week.
This meant I would work 1 hour one day and other days I would work 4 hours.
That day that I worked one hour happened to be Sundays at 8:00 at night.
I would dread that hour and wished that I had scheduled it near other tutoring times so that it didn’t interrupt my schedule.
This summer my plan is to work four days, 8 hours each and take three days off.
I have three girls, and I want to spend as much quality time with them as I can.
Even though I work from home, when I am on the computer I know that I am not giving all of my attention to them.
So determine the hours that you want to work.
How much do you want to get paid?
Next, you want to decide how much you are going to charge.
Many people are willing to pay $50 an hour.
Determine if this will meet your needs with the amount of hours that you plan on working.
Will this pay the bills, help you catch up on debt, or allow extra cash for fun?
If so, then this is the perfect amount.
What do you want to tutor?
Many people think that they can tutor everything.
These people are rarely good at everything.
So think about the topic that you love teaching the most.
The big areas for online tutoring are Reading, Math, Test Prep for ACT and SAT, and foreign languages/ESL.
Does one of these areas stand out to you as an area of passion that you would love to focus?
Choose it and market to it.
Seven years ago tutoring online was just a dream for me.
Now it is my calling and my passion.
Will it be one of the perfect part-time summer jobs for you, or perhaps you want to do this full-time?
Let me know in the comments section what your goals are?