What does a Tutor do?

A tutor works with students and enables them to perform at a higher level academically. They are generally found in schools and companies specializing in education and after school tutoring. A tutor will meet with students privately or in a group setting to oversee the completion of school assignments. Additionally, a tutor can work with students to improve test-taking skills, note taking process and further elaborate on concepts learned in the classroom. They aim to assist students and promote a deeper understanding of course materials.

Education can vary widely depending upon the subject to be taught and the age group associated. Generally, tutors are expected to have a college education and a detailed understanding of the topic to be taught to students. As with education, certification can also vary by state and location. A certification from the National Tutoring Association (NTA) is preferred for higher level tutoring positions. An excellent tutor will possess a positive approach to learning as well as interpersonal skills.

What responsibilities are common for Tutor jobs?
  • Schedule tutoring appointments with parents and students and arrive on time and prepared for the day's lesson
  • Create educational materials to further demonstrate subject matter to be covered in tutoring sessions
  • Assess the progress of assigned students to ensure effective processes
  • Plan creative lessons to engage and educate students
  • Maintain a quiet and orderly workspace for students within the tutoring space
  • Establish a friendly, encouraging and welcoming environment for students upon their entering of the establishment
  • Connect with parents and keep them informed of student's progress and areas to be improved
  • Promote high standards for academic success and behavior and continually encourage students to meet them
What are the typical qualifications for Tutor jobs?
  • Certification from accredited tutoring associations such as NTA or CRLA
  • Experience assessing the progress of assigned students to ensure effective processes
  • Passion and excitement for the subject being taught
  • Professional experience preparing lesson plans and personalized instruction
  • Experience working with children in a supervised setting
  • Education in teaching methodology, theory and processes
  • Theoretical and practical understanding of the subject to be taught
  • Personal accountability and reliability when scheduling sessions with parents and students
  • Ability to teach students of all ages at varying levels of understanding and proficiency
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Tutor Salaries

Average Base Pay

£32,793 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£20K
Median: £33K
£55K
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Tutor Career Path

Learn how to become a Tutor, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L1
Tutor I
£33,221/yr
L2
Tutor
£32,793/yr
L2

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
12%
2 - 4
28%
5 - 7
7%
8+
53%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Read what Tutor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
My AcademyMy Academy
Private Teacher/Tutor
4 May 2021

“It's fun and a good part time job to go along with full time studies.”

The Tutor TrustThe Tutor Trust
Part-time Tutor
9 Nov 2020

“You get to choose which hours you work and the rate of pay is excellent!”

AcadsocAcadsoc
ESL Top Tutor
24 Nov 2021

“My TM was really nice and give me the opportunity to earn as much as I could”

Be A ChampionBe A Champion
Academic Tutor
16 Apr 2021

“If you’re looking to be a teacher this is a great job to gain experience and decent pay”

Explore LearningExplore Learning
Tutor
24 Oct 2020

“Young management team means that sometimes issues are not dealt with in the best way.”

CamblyCambly
Tutor
15 Sept 2020

“It would be nice if Super Tutors recieved a little bit more to keep them providing a great service.”

The Princeton ReviewThe Princeton Review
Tutor/Teacher
9 Feb 2021

“It was awesome working for TPR through college and grad school because I could make money nights and weekends.”

Brigham Young University (BYU)Brigham Young University (BYU)
Online Tutor
14 Feb 2022

“I love working with people that are respectful and have a bigger perspective towards our common goals.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Tutor

When working as a Tutor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Teaching Experience, VERBAL Communication, Interpersonal and Communication, English and Schedules.

The most similar professions to Tutor are:
  • Instructor
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Teacher

The most common qualifications to become a Tutor is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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