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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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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Tutor is between $55k and $65k
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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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How do Tutors rate their role?

Latest reviews from 7 Tutors surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.6
Job satisfaction
4.4
Career progression opportunities
2.4
Job security
2.9
Pay / Salary
2.9
Variety of work
3.1

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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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Aug 2019
good part time work that is flexible but demanding outside of hours
Reviewer's Qualification
Higher School Certificate
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
english
The good things
The good thing is that you usually work normal hours and get to teach and interact with students.
The challenges
The downside especially with year 11, 12 and beyond is that extra work like proofreading a lot of essays that are emailed to you frequently can take up a lot of time that you're not compensated for.
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Working hours for Tutors

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What are the job opportunities for Tutors?

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National increase over next 5 years *
8.6%
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