Jobs for Teenagers?

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Jobs for Teenagers?
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Fri, 08-24-2012 - 6:49pm

Anyone have any suggestions for jobs a teenager could do from home? My daughter is in college and it's difficult to find a job in our area that would fit in with her schedule and still leave time for studying and life. I was wondering if there was something she could do for just a few hours a week, maybe online or something. She did see an ad for a job taking food orders on the phone but you had to have a dedicated phone line and dsl which we don't. 

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Registered: 04-16-2008
Mon, 09-17-2012 - 7:45pm

Ladybookworm is correct.  I do not have teaching credential but have tutored math up to high school level.  (One of my master's degrees is in engineering). 

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Registered: 06-03-2009
Sat, 09-08-2012 - 2:54am
Some brick and mortar tutoring businesses are now seeing the benefit of offering online tutoring. It is very popular for busier students, kids that are homeschooled, test prep programs, etc. A teaching credential may not be required depending on the subject and age group she is working with.
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Registered: 04-16-2008
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 2:14pm

What does she study in college?  Do you have Skype or other kind of video conferencing capability?  I have had experience with online tutoring (both from the giving and receiving end) and it is something she could probably do from home.

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Registered: 06-03-2009
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 8:17pm
A lot of at home jobs would be customer service or sales related and usually a dedicated phone line and/or high speed internet service are needed. Even online tutoring, while flexible, requires high speed internet.

If she has reliable transportation she could try babysitting, non medical caregiving, or housekeeping. Certainly not glamorous work but the pay is ok and the hours are flexible.
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