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johannawelch
08-30-2011, 07:30 PM
I've been tutoring ever since the kids entered high school and the hubby had to work late hours...I guess we'll chalk it up to the recession. Anyway, I know a lot of your moms out there have college degrees and wouldn't mind putting them to use in a really meaningful way, so I thought I'd share some resources with you guys. Take it or leave it! :)

1. Tutoringmatch.com. A really excellent place to get started. They pre-screen you (a tiny hassle meant to ensure that you are who you say you are before they send you into someone's home), and give you a nice profile. They also take care of billing and support, which is nice, and have video tutoring so you don't necessarily have to leave your home (though I prefer to any chance I get).

2. Wyzant.com. If you like simplicity, wyzant is good. They don't have all the lovely features that tutoringmatch does, but they it's good to have an account on both for exposure.

3. Craigslist. There are quite a few tutors on craigslist, so it's nothing to be ashamed of. Just be sure to time your posts so that parents can see them in the evening.

4. Facebook. Try creating a group and inviting friends.

5. Twitter.

6. Local newspaper.

7. Kaplan/Sylvan learning centers...they are a bit snobbish, in my opinion, and they don't treat you like a person, but exposure is exposure.

What other resources does everyone have on WAHM?


deannatroupe
09-26-2011, 02:38 PM
Thanks for this information. I signed up with wyzant. I only have an Associate's degree so that was the only one out of that list that I could sign up with. I will let you know how that turns out.

KLeeBanks
09-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Good thread! :)

Here are a couple ideas not previously mentioned.

1] I have just started my online writing tutor position this week with Smarthinking (https://careers-smarthinking.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=&searchCategory=&hashed=0); I also worked for them back in 2008. They have various subject positions open in addition to the online writing lab.

They offer a paid 15-hour training session at $8.50/hour. You can set your own part-time hours and the pay is based on your degree level:
Bachelor- $10/hour
Master-$11/hour
Doctorate-$12/hour

They pay bi-weekly by direct deposit.

2] I also just received information about a potential local tutoring position through a national organization called Club Z! (http://www.clubztutoring.com/Tutoring-Opportunities.aspx) They pay $20/hour.

This is from their site, claiming Club Z! is "the world's largest one-on-one in-home tutoring program. Our tutors have helped over 300,000 students improve their grades, raise their test scores, learn productive study skills, build academic self-confidence, and reach their full potential."

I'm supposed to talk with one of their program specialists tomorrow, so then I can come back and add information! ;)


deannatroupe
09-28-2011, 04:09 PM
After I signed up and did all my certifications with wyzant, I got jobs in my area right away. So I'm trying to work with one of the students now. Whoo hoo! I haven't even started putting up flyers yet.

Ivorygirl
09-29-2011, 06:01 AM
Good thread! :)

Here are a couple ideas not previously mentioned.

1] I have just started my online writing tutor position this week with Smarthinking (https://careers-smarthinking.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=&searchCategory=&hashed=0); I also worked for them back in 2008. They have various subject positions open in addition to the online writing lab.

They offer a paid 15-hour training session at $8.50/hour. You can set your own part-time hours and the pay is based on your degree level:
Bachelor- $10/hour
Master-$11/hour
Doctorate-$12/hour

They pay bi-weekly by direct deposit.



Thank you for mentioning this. I have applied.

KarenRules
10-07-2011, 06:18 AM
I've been tutoring ever since the kids entered high school and the hubby had to work late hours...I guess we'll chalk it up to the recession. Anyway, I know a lot of your moms out there have college degrees and wouldn't mind putting them to use in a really meaningful way, so I thought I'd share some resources with you guys. Take it or leave it! :)

1. Tutoringmatch.com. A really excellent place to get started. They pre-screen you (a tiny hassle meant to ensure that you are who you say you are before they send you into someone's home), and give you a nice profile. They also take care of billing and support, which is nice, and have video tutoring so you don't necessarily have to leave your home (though I prefer to any chance I get).

2. Wyzant.com. If you like simplicity, wyzant is good. They don't have all the lovely features that tutoringmatch does, but they it's good to have an account on both for exposure.

3. Craigslist. There are quite a few tutors on craigslist, so it's nothing to be ashamed of. Just be sure to time your posts so that parents can see them in the evening.

4. Facebook. Try creating a group and inviting friends.

5. Twitter.

6. Local newspaper.

7. Kaplan/Sylvan learning centers...they are a bit snobbish, in my opinion, and they don't treat you like a person, but exposure is exposure.

What other resources does everyone have on WAHM?

Thanks so much for sharing!

rashidsohail
10-13-2011, 12:31 AM
After I signed the certificate with wyzant, I work in my area is still far away. Now if a student trying to work with. Whoo-hoo! I have not even started putting flyers yet.