What's it like to be a Tutor?
Tutors are hired to support students to excel academically. Employed privately or through a tutoring organisation, Tutors may be expected to attend different locations to work with different clients. Tutors can be university students looking to make some income, teachers working outside school hours as a second job, or university lecturers splitting their time across lecturing and tutoring.
Tasks and duties
- Learning and memorising different curriculums.
- Planning study programs.
- Presenting material to students in new, digestible ways.
- Demonstrating practical aspects of study areas.
- Assessing and working with students’ different abilities.
- Preparing students for exams and assessments.
- Offering advice and feedback to students and their families.
What can I earn as a Tutor?
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How to become a Tutor
- Complete a higher school certificate with a high ATAR to show good academic transcripts if you’re currently a university student.
- An undergraduate teaching degree, such as a Bachelor of Educational Studies, may be an advantage. This will take around 4 years to complete and require you to have completed year 12 or an alternative entry pathway.
- Complete a Working With Children Check.
- You can join the Australian Tutoring Association for further professional accreditation.
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