Has anybody ever became a tutor at their college for some extra part time cash?

krunchykrome

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Im thinking about becoming an Accounting tutor at my school for some extra cash. Does anyone has any experience with this? (tutoring...)
They say they'll pay for 8 hours of training and then it's like $12 an hour a few hours a week.
 

mugs

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Yeah I did it for a programming class. I signed up because I knew the guy who needed help, and I would have been helping him for no pay otherwise. Then his class found out I was helping him and half the class signed up (tough class). I said I didn't have time, because I really didn't want to spend that much time tutoring (and dealing with stupid people - the guy I was helping was pretty smart). You really have to have patience to deal with people who really don't get it. And I know from my experience taking an accounting class that there are some people who REALLY don't get it.

The training for me was just watching these videos. I didn't go to the scheduled training sessions because I had another job, so I just watched them at my leisure, usually while reading a magazine because they were really pointless.

I definitely did not make $12 an hour though, it was a workstudy job so they paid $5.25 an hour.
 

dym

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Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Im thinking about becoming an Accounting tutor at my school for some extra cash. Does anyone has any experience with this? (tutoring...)
They say they'll pay for 8 hours of training and then it's like $12 an hour a few hours a week.

I've been a tutor for over a year... And all I can say is that it is a hard job as you'll have to deal with people...
However, 12$/hour is just so good...
 

krunchykrome

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Originally posted by: dym
Originally posted by: krunchykrome
Im thinking about becoming an Accounting tutor at my school for some extra cash. Does anyone has any experience with this? (tutoring...)
They say they'll pay for 8 hours of training and then it's like $12 an hour a few hours a week.

I've been a tutor for over a year... And all I can say is that it is a hard job as you'll have to deal with people...
However, 12$/hour is just so good...


Well, I tutored this one woman in accounting for a semester for free. And I found it pretty easy.
I just hope I can find the time to fit it in with my busy schedule of work and school.
 

ghostman

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My sister tutors General Chemistry for $30/hr. I think ~$15-20 is a reasonable, depending on field and time.
 

dym

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Originally posted by: ghostman
My sister tutors General Chemistry for $30/hr. I think ~$15-20 is a reasonable, depending on field and time.

Does she tutor privately?
I do $25/hour for Organic Chemistry/Calculus and Physics...
and ... how much you are paid depends on how much knowledge is in the part between your two ears...