Becoming a tutor: what are the steps?

According to the law, it is possible to become a home school teacher from the age of 14. Transmitting knowledge to help others according to their needs is a good goal. At the same time, it allows you to have a satisfactory source of income. If you are interested in giving private lessons at home, here’s all you need to know before you start.

STEP 1: CHOOSE THE RIGHT STATUS

In order to carry out your activity legally, you must have a legal status. There are various options available to you for this. You can become a self-employed tutor. In this case, you will have self-employed status. You can also work as an employee. In this case, you will be paid by a service voucher. The last solution is to work for an organisation that specialises in tutoring, for example.

STEP 2: CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUBJECT TO TEACH

Choose the subject(s) you intend to teach, taking into account your professional experience and qualifications. Please note that these are not mandatory under certain conditions. This is the case, for example, if you wish to do homework tutoring. No particular diploma is required by law. However, you must be able to listen to and understand the expectations of your students. You also need to be able to give them a taste for learning.

STEP 3: FIND STUDENTS

If you want to work as a freelancer, you can post classified ads on the Internet. You can also post a status on Facebook indicating that you offer private tuition. Then, to find new students easily, offer a quality service. Provide your students with good tuition to help them progress quickly and be a good teacher. If they are satisfied, your students will not hesitate to tell their friends about you.

If you are looking for stability in your work, the best option is to get hired by a tutoring organization. In this case, the organization will take care of everything for you. They are the ones who look for clients for you.

Finally, some independent teachers think that to find many students, all you have to do is offer lower rates. However, a low price can mean a low quality of the offer. The normal price for a private lesson is between 15 and 20 euros per hour. This is the average price that most families can afford.

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