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Provide support to students and help them to improve their academic performance.
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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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How to become a Tutor


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There are no specific qualifications required to work as a Tutor in Australia. However, a relevant qualification, experience and association memberships are often preferred by employers.

  1. Complete your high school certificate and demonstrate good academic results.
  2. Complete an education or teaching degree to build knowledge in a wide range of subjects. While studying, you may be able to work as a Tutor to gain experience. Alternatively, a qualification or experience in a specific discipline such as science or business can prepare you to tutor students in that field.
  3. Ensure you have a current Working with Children Check. Some hirers may also prefer you to have a current National Police Check.
  4. Consider joining the Australian Tutoring Association for further professional accreditation.

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Latest Tutor reviews

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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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