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Home Tutor Resume FAQ

How do you become a home tutor?

Whether you want to be an entry-level tutor via campus or high school programs or a specialized private tutor, you can follow these simple “how to become a home tutor” steps to get started:

  1. Graduate with a High School Diploma or GED.
  2. Complete tutoring training, if required by the state board of education or for private tutoring.
  3. Optional: Earn a state-approved tutoring certification.
  4. Optional: Join a tutoring association to network and gain employment opportunities.

What is a home tutor job?

A home tutor, or private tutor, partners with students and families to help students develop and improve skills related to specific subjects. You may specialize in general education, STEAM, literature, social sciences or any combination of classwork. Additional tutoring skills that you can develop include the following:

  • Prepare lessons based on students’ syllabuses.
  • Review and correct homework.
  • Prepare students for class tests.
  • Identify key subjects in need of improvement.
  • Review student progress.
  • Revise tutoring lesson plans based on student progress.

What skills are gained from tutoring?

Private tutoring can help you develop or hone an array of skills. These transferable skills are valuable if you wish to continue as a tutor, pursue an educational career, or develop interpersonal skills outside academia:

  • Organization
  • Written communication
  • Verbal communication
  • Patience and empathy
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving
  • Time management
  • Scheduling