Tutors for kids who want to read good and do other stuff good, too
Although a part-time job for extra cash may mean falling behind in classes to some, there is a particular job that can advance your academic development while you’re making cash.
Whether becoming a tutor on SAIT campus or on the web, tutoring carries as many benefits to the tutee as it does the tutor.
The Learner Success Centre at SAIT offers hourly paid on-campus peer tutoring positions.
A peer tutor can assist in any program and has a minimum requirement of one hour a week with a maximum of 10 hours. Additional hours can be worked, as long as tutors have a sense of how their own studies are going.
“I always let the students figure out what works best for them,” said Kimberley Petersen, SAIT learning skills education assistant.
The program is always looking for new tutors, and will continue to hire students “as long as there is a demand.”
“Generally, as soon as I get a tutor, more requests start coming in as they start telling their friends and classmates,” said Petersen.
She’s also found most tutors see a positive impact on their own GPA and will start remembering and retaining course information better.
“It’s almost like an extra study session for them.”
All applicants are welcome as long as they hold a GPA of at least 3.0 and have the endorsement from one of their instructors, she said.
Prefer to coach students in your pajamas in front of your own computer?
With the popularity of working from home, students can take advantage of online tutoring with New York-based company, Tutor.com.
Welcoming Canadian tutors, the site has a wide range of subjects and offers competitive wages along with bonuses, performance incentives, and opportunity for growth.
“Our most active chemistry tutors earn anywhere from $800 to $1,600 a month,” said Jennifer Kohn, VP corporate communications of Tutor.com.
The biggest perk? Tutor.com is a 24-hour service and is 100 per cent flexible based on the tutors’ schedule.
“Students can select the hours that work best for them,” said Kohn.
As an online-based company, Tutor.com is always actively recruiting tutors who are comfortable with technology. Summer opportunities are also an option, since Tutor.com is a year-round service.