For the most part, the student stereotypes are true. Money is tight and time is too. For this reason, many students decide to turn towards tutoring. Teaching a subject that you know inside and out is not only a genius way to make spare money but also a rewarding one too.
If you're not sure where to start, Oxbricks is here to give you a helping hand.
Decide what you want to teach
In many ways, this is the first step to becoming a tutor. As a student your brain is a goldmine of knowledge.
Think about what you studied at A-level, what you currently study and which skills you regularly use through your degree. This should give you a clear idea of what you can teach.
Perhaps try out some taster sessions on friends and family and this will give you an idea of what you can teach well.
Find the time
As a student there is always something to do, whether that's writing an essay or completing problem sheets. This makes what spare time you have is valuable.
Balancing a part time job and university work can be stressful, but tutoring offers the best of both world. With a tutoring agency like Oxbricks, you can choose your hours and you have a certain degree of flexibility. If you want to tutor once a week, that's ok! If you want to tutor twenty times, that's ok too!
Put yourself out there
It goes without saying that customers won't just find their way to you unless you advertise your services. Platforms such as Oxbricks make finding tutees easy, but you still have to sign up to these services first.
Once you've been accepted as a tutor, we bring the customers to you.
Plan your lessons
You've now put yourself out there and have gotten your first or first few tutees. It's important at this stage to continually stay ahead.
Planning your lessons is crucial to being an amazing tutor. Forward planning safeguards you from any slips and trips. I personally like to break my lessons into fifteen minute blocks with a different goal for each.
Click here to sign up to become an Oxbricks tutor!