“Men learn while they teach” said Roman philosopher Seneca. One of the most effective ways to learn something in your subject of choice is to teach it to others. Here are 6 reasons why tutoring is the best part-time job for college students:
- Flexible working hours
- Pays better
- Tutoring is easy for most students
- Improves your communication skills
- Provides emotional fulfilment
- Tutoring looks great on your resume
Teaching is an noble profession which fundamentally impacts the lives of others. In addition to academic skills, tutors are required to demonstrate commitment, planning, reliability and responsibility, all of which are sought-after qualities for potential employers in any field.
Students may find it tough to balance part-time work with lectures, assignments, exams and a busy social life. Part-time tutors can achieve a happy balance, having the freedom to choose the days and times that best fit their personal schedules, more so than with most other part-time jobs
Tutoring is a great way to earn income at a much higher hourly rate than the minimum wage. An hour of tutoring will allow you to earn the same amount as several hours’ worth of work in almost any other part-time job.
Learners today are most likely struggling with the same assignments and exams that you grappled with a few years ago. Teaching the same subjects you did well in at school should enable you to easily provide primary school and high school learners with the help they need.
The process of teaching others provides you with valuable interpersonal, communication, and listening skills. As a tutor, you will be engaged in the art of explaining various concepts in a multitude of ways to accomodate different student’s learning styles.
Part-time tutors are in the unique position of being able to have a positive impact on young peoples’ lives by helping them achieve better school grades, as well as acquiring skills that will stay with them for the rest of their lives, which is very gratifying in itself.