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Tutor

Provide support to students and help them to improve their academic performance.

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.

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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


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Qualifications are not mandatory to work as a Tutor, as it’s an unregulated industry. However, qualifications and association memberships are looked on favourably.

  1. Complete a higher school certificate with a high ATAR to show good academic transcripts if you’re currently a university student.
  2. 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.
  3. Complete a Working With Children Check.
  4. You can join the Australian Tutoring Association for further professional accreditation.

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Bachelor of Educational Studies

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How do Tutors rate their role?
Average ratings calculated from 49 Tutors surveyed on SEEK
Work-life balance
4.4
Job satisfaction
4.6
Career progression opportunities
3.0
Job security
3.5
Pay / Salary
3.8
Variety of work
3.9

Job market trends for Tutors
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Tutor jobs on SEEK
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Latest Tutor reviews

Latest reviews from 48 Tutors surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
Tutoring: sense of accomplishment, supplemental income and teaching experience without the drawbacks of classroom teaching
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Diploma of Education
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Math, science and English tutoring
The good things
The good thing about being a tutor is that it has all the best parts of being a teacher with few of the downfalls. You aren’t have an disciplinary issues. You get to see results fairly quickly (especi...
The challenges
My best tips would be to organise timeslots in a way so you can maximise the number of student per week. 1. If you are using an agent say you have a preference for students very close to where you l...
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May 2021
Tutoring is a rewarding job, you inspire the youngest of minds, but they also inspire you.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Education (Prepatory - Year 12)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Primary & Secondary English and Maths
The good things
You are surrounded by others who have a care for the young peoples mind they are inspiring. The students you teach and are always to eggar to learn, and the smile on their face when they see you in th...
The challenges
The hardest part is knowing when and how you can help a plethora of students. No 2 students are the same, they may be alike but still have their differences.
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