Based on 263 responses, the job of Tutor has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.15 out of 5. On average, Tutors are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Tutor?
"The enthusiasm of working as a Spanish tutor."
Pros: I very much enjoy working one-on-one with people. It's a great opportunity to pass on valuable information as well as establish a good rapport with intelligent individuals. Few things are more thrilling than see the eureka moment for a learner, my job is to set up as many of those opportunities as possible. As a job, it's also nice to not have such a routine schedule; each day is unique. Compared to much of the other subjects offered for tutoring, language tutoring offers the opportunity to attract both short-term and long-term students. There are those who desire to learn Spanish or English, for that matter, over an extended period of time, years even. Additionally, tutoring languages, especially Spanish, attracts adult learners, parents who want their children to learn, college students needing assistance with coursework; just a wide array of clients. A little of it all comes your way.
Cons: I do not have benefits such as a 401-K or health insurance provided. Also, there is no opportunity for paid vacation days. That means when disaster strikes, you should have enough saved up to cover for sick days and such. It can be inconsistent as well. In general, one can anticipate the "seasons" when people seek the most assistance for classwork but there's little to guarantee there will be clients when you need the income.
Tutor in Tralee:
Pros: Work locally and get home each evening. Lots of activities to do in personal time.
Cons: Tralee is in bottom of country and you have to travel long distances to get anywhere.
Tutor in New York:
Pros: I love the different varieties of food that New York has and the fact that everything is walking distance and things stay open late.
Cons: I hate public transportation it always delays on the trains and over crowded it can be a pain sometimes also the cost of living is very expensive if you live in the city.
"Writing support in high school."
Tutor in Silver Spring:
It takes time to build your reputation in a public school, especially with high school students, so be patient; learn as many different techniques for shaking up students' thinking patterns, which often result in them getting stuck.
Tutor in Riverside:
Pros: I like working with kids to help in areas they need help in, especially in science and mathematics.
Cons: The commute in the morning to the school is terrible because everybody is trying to take their kids to school.
Tutor in Jacksonville:
Pros: Academic setting, flexible hours, allowed to study and do homework on the clock, allowed to use technology on the clock, allowed under 10 minute breaks as needed.
Cons: Demanding students, poorly written papers that are difficult to help with, low traffic for parts of the college term.
"Cost of living."
Tutor in Leeds:
Pros: Places are easy to get to and services are very quick.
Cons: Delays on the train and buses do become too long.