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How to become a Tutor

Start by obtaining a bachelor's degree in your desired field of study. Although it is not always required, most tutors do have at least a bachelor's degree and teaching certification. Many tutors have more advanced degrees in the particular subject matter they are giving instruction in.

On a day-to-day basis, a tutor will be scheduling future appointments, making lesson plans so they are prepared for each client's specific needs in their next session and brushing up on specific areas they need to be ready for during their next session.

How to become: Customer Service Representative · Administrative Assistant · Teacher · Test Preparation Tutor · Instructor
These qualifications are required: CPR Certification · Citrix Certification · Fundamentals of Engineering
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What skills help Tutors find jobs?

  • Algebra
  • Bilingual
  • Biochemistry
  • Calculus
  • Childcare
  • Chinese
  • Classroom experience
  • Classroom management
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Computer skills
  • Contracts
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Career progression for Tutor

Education levels for Tutors

Based on the requirements of Tutor job openings on Indeed in the United States within the last three years.
required level of educationpercent of job openings
Bachelor's degree43.4%
High school diploma or GED30.7%
Associate's degree12.0%
Master's degree10.9%
Middle school education1.6%
Doctoral degree1.4%
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Expected salary by experience

Based on resume data from Indeed users who reported working as a Tutor in the United States within the last three years.
Years of experienceAnnual salary in USD
0 - 4$27,800
4 - 8$31,400
8 - 12$34,800
12 - 16$36,100
16 - 20$37,300
20 - 24$37,200
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Common qualifications for Tutors

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CPR Certification

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