How Much To Charge?

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Registered: 08-15-2006
How Much To Charge?
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Sun, 08-22-2010 - 2:56pm

Hi there,


My DD is a high school senior.

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Registered: 01-21-2008
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 3:34pm

WELLL, I think it will

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Registered: 04-17-2010
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 4:59pm

I wouldn't pay anything. There are many free tutoring programs out there and teachers stay after school to provide help and they have tutoring programs at schools.
If I was to pay for a student tutor they would have to have straight A's on all their report cards and have taken higher level classes, because the report cards would be their resume.
Volunteer tutoring at a boys/girls club would look better than having a job, which is essentially what it would be.
Also you need to check to see if there are rules and laws concerning this in your country/area if she wants to tutor school children.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 5:32pm

"Volunteer tutoring at a boys/girls club would look better than having a job, which is essentially what it would be."

I TOTALLY agree with this statement! Volunteer "work" looks wonderful on a resume, college application and NHS application (if your dd is so inclined). When there are so many students willing to participate in the free programs, I think your dd would have a really hard time getting a paid gig. Jmho.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 5:39pm
I agree with everyone else. My kids had teen tutors, and peer tutors, and they all were free. Kids doing this are VOLUNTEERING their services. The only tutoring I ever paid for, was from licensed and certified TEACHERS, who tutored in their free time.
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Registered: 01-04-2008
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 8:36pm

I did pay a student tutor last year to help my daughter in Chem. Free tutoring is also offered here ...but it was at the same time as her track practice (immediately after school). Most of the kids in athletics would not have been able to take part in peer tutoring. So I can see this service being helpful to kids who are interested, but have a time conflict. (some kids aren't comfortable with being helped by certain teachers either) The boy who helped her was a top student, and I paid $15/hour. $9 seems reasonable especially if she isn't spending a great deal of time with each student. Ours wasn't over here that much. After he'd been over to help maybe 3 times...she decided that she could do the work on her own. (maybe just seeing how he went about doing the work helped her more than anything)


It's worth a try to see if anyone's interested...you never know.

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Registered: 12-06-1999
Sun, 08-22-2010 - 11:18pm

Working as a volunteer tutor would be a better route to go.

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Registered: 04-04-2005
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 5:38am

its going to be hard for your dd to get a paying tutor job when so many programs are out there offered for free.

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Registered: 01-27-1999
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 8:47am

Yes, we have hired a private tutor for dd1 in physics.

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Registered: 01-17-2004
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 8:51am

How successful your daughter will be in finding clients will depend on your geography.

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Registered: 01-21-2008
Mon, 08-23-2010 - 4:54pm

"I could see this working out more as a babysitting thing.

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