Great work to do while going to school full time
Mathematics tutor (Former Employee) – Eugene, OR – October 26, 2018
I worked as a math tutor at Lane, putting in about 15 hours per week while going to school full time. The pay was minimum wage, but it was nice to have some extra money while going to school.
The work environment while I was there was pretty relaxed. Students generally came into the math lab in greater numbers starting around 10 in the morning, and started leaving around 3. Early and late in the day we tended to have free time during which I worked on homework.
If you choose to work s a math tutor, you will encounter many math problems that you have never solved before. It is likely that your math ability will be challenged on a daily basis. You will have students who come to you with problems you've never solved before and you will have to figure out how to solve them and teach them simultaneously. That part of the job is actually pretty difficult, even if you are good at math.
You will also get a lot of students who are mad about their homework, or their teachers, and don't want to do their work. These students will try to get you to do their homework for them by asking you about every problem. And when they notice that you aren't going to do their homework for them, they will often get annoyed with you.
But most of the students are great and fun to work with.