Tutors

Provide non-classroom, academic instruction to students on an individual or small-group basis for proactive or remedial purposes.

Median Annual Wage: $41,390

Education: Bachelor's degree (42%); Some college, no degree (27%); Master's degree (19%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Academic Guidance Specialist; Accounting/Finance Tutor; Adult Basic Education Instructor; Center Director; Director of Academic Support; Educational Advisor; Learning Services Coordinator; Professional Tutor; Reading Efficiency Course Director; Tutorial Laboratory Supervisor (Tutorial Lab Supervisor)

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  • Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
  • Provide private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance, improve occupational skills, or prepare for academic or occupational tests.
  • Assess students' progress throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Schedule tutoring appointments with students or their parents.
  • Monitor student performance or assist students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.
  • Participate in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
  • Organize tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
  • Develop teaching or training materials, such as handouts, study materials, or quizzes.
  • Maintain records of students' assessment results, progress, feedback, or school performance, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Prepare lesson plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to students' needs and goals.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, or counselors to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, or assess student progress.
  • Prepare and facilitate tutoring workshops, collaborative projects, or academic support sessions for small groups of students.
  • Research or recommend textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Tutors.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Tutors.

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