What is tutoring?
Tutoring is the practice of assisting a student in building competency or knowledge within a certain subject area or skill.
How do you hire a tutor?
You can source tutors on Upwork by following these three steps:
- Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a tutor.
- Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
- Shortlist and interview tutors. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview.
Of these three steps, your project description is where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of tutor you need to complete your project.
How much does it cost to hire a tutor?
Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.
- An experienced tutor may command higher fees but also work faster, have more-specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
- A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their tutoring services more competitively.
Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project.
How do you write a tutor job post?
Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.
Job post title
Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords that your ideal candidate is likely to type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample tutor job post titles:
- English tutor with ESL experience needed to assist Korean students
- Math tutor needed to help high school students with algebra
- Recruiting tutors to assist students studying for standardized tests (e.g., GRE, MCAT, bar exam)
An effective tutor job post should include:
- Scope of work: From preparing study guides to hosting live tutoring sessions, list all the deliverables you’ll need.
- Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project.
- Background: If you prefer experience with certain skills, subjects, or educational tools, mention this here.
- Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.
Tutor job responsibilities
Here are some examples of tutor job responsibilities:
- Review course curricula and assignments
- Assist students with projects, homework, papers, test prep, and other academic tasks
- Help students develop a conceptual understanding of course content or subject area
- Develop and distribute study materials such as study guides.
Tutor job requirements and qualifications
Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in a tutor. Here are some examples:
- Subject matter expertise
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Background in education
- Qualifications or certificates in desired discipline