I just recently saw an article on a work-at-home job I really hadn’t thought about: online tutoring or E-tutoring. If you’re an expert in a certain subject or a former teacher, this might be a great work from home opportunity. Tutors interact with their students via email, online chat, or message board.
Classes or tutoring sessions are scheduled in advance. Best of all, you can generally work as many or as few hours as you like if the work is available.
Be prepared with a lesson plan before the tutoring session. Be encouraging, and use your student’s name in the tutoring session. Observe the student, and try to identify areas that he or she needs to work on. Be patient, and keep in mind that younger students often type slowly.
Show concern about the student’s success. Praise them for their successes.
Some of the tutoring services currently online who hire telecommuters are:
- Academics Plus
- Smart Thinking
- Aim for A Tutoring
- Homework Tutoring
- International Tutoring Association
If you would like to work from home as an online tutor, please visit the links above for more information about these telecommute opportunities. Good luck!
If you’re interested in online tutoring as a career, I recommend the ebook Make Money Teaching Online by Danielle Babb, which is available on Amazon.