Tutors are responsible for providing specialized instruction to individuals or small groups of students. These professionals typically operate outside of the traditional classroom. They may also work in a variety of roles that include different settings and requirements such as:

  • Academic tutoring at a designated facility
  • Online tutoring via web-based chat applications, conferences or email
  • Home tutoring provided on an individual basis at a student’s residence

Tutors may instruct preschool, kindergarten or elementary school students. They may also assist students at the high school, college or graduate school levels. Tutors should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and thorough knowledge of related books, technology and education materials.

Tutor Salary

The salary for a tutor often depends on his or her specific work environment, education and experience.

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