How to Optimize your Tutor Bio

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The YouTube videos of Pewdiepie, Casey Niestat, and elrubiusOMG are your curriculum for this crash course on how to optimize your tutor bio!

Disclaimer: those videos have nothing to do with education.

Instead, these YouTubers teach us the one thing that students find most engaging: tight communication. Perhaps not so coincidentally, that’s what matters most in a highly competitive tutoring environment.

Have you watched at least parts of those videos yet? Now is the time to watch before reading further.

There are two big takeaways:

  1. The content is to the point, within seconds. Viral videos have 0% wasted time in empty space.
  2. Each YouTuber focuses on 1 theme in 1 video before exploring it in depth.

Everyone already knows students have grown up with the Internet. This means that they have extremely sensitive bullshit filters, way more sensitive than previous generations of students

Students can spot spammy content from a mile away, so the golden rule when writing a bio is to be genuine and accurate. Don’t use filler space. Get straight to the point, immediately. Don’t say you are the grand master of all subjects even if you are. To optimize your tutor bio, tell students exactly what you do.

You can stop reading now and get the main point of this blog. If you optimize your tutor bio, you will tell a tight and coherent story about what you can offer students.

If you want to continue, there are a few exercises based on these takeaways to help you you optimize your tutor bio.

What you put into Studygate is what you’ll get out of it

Here are some prewriting steps for making your profile access as many students as possible:

1. Write down three specific things you do really well

Instead of chemistry, write stoichiometry. Instead of programming, write C++ vectors.

2. Now define the value you are going to give students

What age group do you want to help? What service do you want to provide at what speed? What experiences qualify you to provide this?

3. Finally, pick emotional adjectives that describe what you do to help

Effortless, Painstaking, Fun, Free, Incredible, Essential, Absolute, Strange. Here are some more words.

Your answers above will help to write your bio and headline. You have less than 15 seconds to capture your student’s attention, so this is the perfect opportunity to make a lasting impression.

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Four Examples Of Great Educators And What We Can Learn From Them

When I think of all the teachers I’ve ever had, I am amazed at the many roles they have to play for their students’ success. In addition to being educators, they can be mentors, role models, knowledgeable experts, a sympathetic ear, even a fellow student! Whether you’re a tutor, a schoolteacher, or a university professor, you’ll find yourself playing these roles, and the very best educators play multiple roles seamlessly. Here are a few teachers I’ve had and the lessons that all educators can learn from them.

 

Mrs. Berens: 4th Grade

4th grade was arguably my greatest year of school, period. I’m not kidding. I had it all: good grades, popularity, an active social life, and so much more. I also developed a genuine love of learning, which I owe to the efforts of my teacher, Mrs. Berens.

Mrs. Berens seemed to know everything and was eager to share all that knowledge with you, ready or not. She was a real-life Ms. Frizzle! We covered a ton of subjects every day: Math, Science, History, English, and did a lot of group work in each of them. I remember when she gave us multiplication speed tests, and then instructed us to get with two to three other students to compare answers and correct our work. Everything was a collaborative process in her classroom, and I loved it. The classroom itself was FULL of resources we used during our free time. There was a huge bookshelf that I loved to pick from because she always had the best books that weren’t always available in the library. It was a space designed to maximize learning, but that wasn’t even the best part. Mrs. Berens not only encouraged excellence, she expected and demanded it.

And she rewarded excellence in the best ways: special field trips, lunches, computer privileges—once, when we achieved a reading goal she had set for us, she arranged for our class to attend a movie premiere in Hollywood! She had influence!

The Lesson: Passion

I loved Mrs. Berens because she played a strong leadership role in our learning journey. She set a high standard, expected us to achieve it, and allowed us to be curious and discover new things in the process. With her, learning was a true pleasure, and I understood that attending school was not my duty, it was my privilege.

 

 

Mrs. Rosemann: 6th Grade

As an unruly 10-year-old, I lacked the self-control to focus on my studies sometimes. Take an absentminded child, add a newfound access to video games, and you’ve got a kid who’s not always paying attention in the classroom. Mrs. Rosemann changed all that.

She seemed wonderfully odd to me when I first met her. She had fiery red hair that looked out of place paired with her usual dark blazers. As it turned out, her fashion sense was a perfect illustration of the kind of teacher she was. She struck a balance between stern and empathetic, serious and silly, kind and cold. When teaching math and science, she was all business. When we got to reading and art, however, she’d prance around the room, vibrant and animated. Mrs. Rosemann ran a structured classroom, and her expectations were clearly laid out from day one. She was a strict disciplinarian: if you were caught messing around, she would call you out in front of the whole class. But she was also a free spirit who encouraged creativity from all of us. In the middle of the year, our class wrote and performed our own Greek tragedy—we made our own costumes and everything!

The Lesson: Discipline

Mrs. Rosemann introduced structure at a pivotal time in our lives. At the start of our preteen years, other things were more important than school, and she taught us to remain studious, composed, and to take our own learning seriously. Most importantly, she held us accountable for our behavior, our assignments, and for understanding the lessons. Many of the best educators emphasize that learning is also YOUR responsibility.

 

 

Ms. Bullard: 9th Grade English

Following my middle school years—where I had been puffed up and praised for doing well with relatively easy work—Ms. Bullard shattered my idea of what good academic writing was and forced me to improve my skills—or suffer the consequences…

I’ll never forget that first day: We were a bunch of arrogant freshmen, straight out of junior high, sitting at our desks, waiting to receive a worksheet to fill out for 45 minutes. But it never came.

Instead, Ms. Bullard told us to write an essay about our summer reading. With a thesis, supporting evidence, specific details, a conclusion, and everything. Without the book. Using memory alone. It was a bloodbath.

After that, the real work began. She taught us two important things about academic writing and communication in general: how you say something is as important as what you’re saying, and if you’re going to take a position, you’d better be able to back it up. Her class was rigorous. It was frustrating. It felt impossible. If you managed to break into the “A” range, you felt like a champion because you fought for it.

The Lesson: Humility

With knowledge comes pride. The best teachers give you a good kick in the shins and make you forget everything you think you know so you can start learning from a new perceptive, which ultimately makes you smarter. Even though it was a freshman English class, Ms. Bullard treated us like seniors. She expected nothing but clear, excellent writing from us, and that’s what we had to deliver if we wanted to survive. She was a relentless, unforgiving coach—just what we needed.

 

 

Mrs. Haus: 9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Biology (AND Chemistry)

Science was one of my favorite subjects in high school, and it’s all thanks to Mrs. Haus. A lot of students complained about her because she gave a lot of homework, although I later realized the reason why. Much of the learning process is repetition, and her classes were all repetition, all the time! In high school, test preparation slowly takes precedence over actual learning, but not in Mrs. Haus’ class. She taught for understanding.

In my freshman year, she gave us packets filled with a list of that week’s science terms for us to define, as well as a ton of short answer questions that we had to complete with thorough explanations. One week, we had to explain the process of Meiosis, and if we left out a single part, we could expect corrective red marks all over the page.

The devil was in the details.

Her pickiness followed me on to 10th grade, her 6 week summer Chemistry course (which was brutal), and ESPECIALLY to AP Biology, where I wrote, reviewed, and rewrote answers for her all year.

But here’s the thing: her obsession with detail was only half of her winning teaching style. She also focused on getting to know each student and our weaknesses so she could help us learn in our own ways. She knew that I’d skip over the smallest details, so she made me revise assignments again and again until I learned to be thorough.

And it worked! I scored high on the AP test!

The Lesson: Perseverance

Even though she was incredibly nit-picky, Mrs. Haus taught me that anything worth doing is worth doing correctly. Excellence is all about the small things that can make or break you, and my time with her was a testament to that fact.

 

 

The great educators in our lives have all played roles besides that of “teacher” in order to teach those core values that help us succeed. Good teachers stick to the material, amazing teachers go beyond it. The best thing about that is, every teacher has the opportunity to be a great educator if they’re willing to walk the extra mile.

For more stories like this one, study tips, homework help, and one-on-one live tutoring, check out StudyGate.com!

 

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Get More Work! Tutors, Here’s How To Market Yourselves To Students!

Tutors, Market Yourselves To Students

All of us at StudyGate are pleased to work with brilliant people all over the world. You’re professors, students, tutors, writers, and lifelong learners with boundless knowledge that you’re kind enough to share with students. Therefore, we want you to get as much work as you want and we’re going to share ways you can market yourselves to students, so you can do exactly that.

When students post questions on StudyGate, they’re looking for three things: Quality, Credibility, and Care. Basically, they want to know that their tutor can definitely answer their question, knows what they’re talking about, and actually wants to help them. Express these successfully, and students will always come back for more. Here is a question from a student called Angela. Let’s look at a few examples of bids that will show you what and what not to do.

Question: I need someone to help me edit my economics paper.

 

Terrible:

Tutor Reply: I can do your assignment. Accept my offer nw. Yes. I can handle

 

This is a terrible way to attract students. It does not answer the student’s original question, and it tells us nothing about the tutor’s skills and qualifications. Your bid is the first contact you have with a student. The way you message them determines how they see you and whether they decide to trust you. Without any relevant information, this tutor’s message seems a little pushy, and the student will likely ignore it.

 

Okay:

Tutor Reply: Hi, it would be a privilege to review and edit your economics paper, ensuring clarity and fantastic style. Publishing is my life’s work. As a design coordinator at Cornell University, I work with designers, production editors, and copywriters in turning manuscripts into published books. Our  goals are to produce and disseminate excellent scholarship… At your request, I can provide more information about my skills, experience, and qualifications.

 

This reply is fine but has potential. The tutor begins by offering to help and promising a great result. They go into a long career summary before offering to share more about their career–this is where it all goes wrong. Again, students just want to know that you’re interested and can help them. They don’t have time to read a complete career summary, so keep it brief! You can include a couple sentences explaining why you’re qualified but leave it at that. Keep it moving!

 

Great:

Tutor Reply: Hello, I looked at your paper and feel I am a great candidate to help you for two reasons. First, I am a sociologist (Ph.D). While economics is not my primary focus, my dissertation research focused on the pharmaceutical industry which required I gain a basic understanding of the subject. I am attaching my academic resume and dissertation; I am happy to provide other writing samples as needed.

 

This reply is great for two main reasons. First, the tutor shows that they have already seen and understood the student’s assignment. They have taken the initiative to start working on the project before they’ve even been chosen! Nice! Second, they give a brief reason why they’re qualified, attach their resume to back it up, and offer to give more examples if needed. This tutor shows an openness that will put any student at ease. A little wordy, but it works great!

 

Amazing:

Tutor Reply: Hi Angela, there are a few theoretical gaps and shortfalls I’d like to address with you. However, you’re off to a nice start. (This tutor attached a file with feedback)

 

You’re probably thinking, “That’s it?”, and you’re right. It’s a very short message, but it does so many things well! The tutor addresses the student by name—remember to be personable! The message shows that they have seen the paper, read it, and thought of several ways to fix it. The way they wrote it makes the student curious and wanting to reach out for their input, creating a specific demand for their specific skills! Clever, right? The ending is very reassuring to the student and can make them feel confident in their own skills while they seek improvement. This tutor has done in one message what it takes other tutors several sessions to do: proven their worth, taken steps to solve the problem, and established trust and confidence. Bravo!

 

And that’s it! Marketing yourself to potential students doesn’t take much. Be friendly, take initiative to solve their problem, show that you have the answer, show that you care, and keep it as short as you can. Follow these guidelines and students will come back to you time and time again! For more tips and tutoring jobs, visit StudyGate.com!

 

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Tutoring Tips: How Doing Both Sales and Tutoring Will Get You More Work

Sales and Tutoring

As site hosts, StudyGate’s job is to bring the traffic onto the website and engineer the user experience to work as smooth as possible. Once the students arrive, the tutor role is to establish solid connections with our students.

We want you to be able to focus on the earning process as much as possible, and we’re also bootstrappers. We operate in an environment where things aren’t handed to us, but we go out and claim them for ourselves. The most successful first users on SG will excel in their chosen subject area. Also critical, they will know how to sell.

As a classically trained musician, I’ve always thought of sales as a dirty word associated with selling cars and red light districts. Jim is selling his 1995 Ford Taurus on Craigslist with only 50,000 miles. This Amsterdam coffee shop is selling $10 space brownies. Since getting into education services as a textbook editor 10 years ago, I’ve slowly grown to appreciate the power of a good salesperson.

Sales isn’t scamming or selling covert products. Sales is about anticipating the needs of others.

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So what makes a StudyGate tutor? What is a salesperson? I think they are one and the same–a talented communicator who understands what the student is looking for and responds with a useful solution. If a student is worried about getting quick homework help, a successful tutor will move quickly. If a parent is concerned about getting their son or daughter connected with a thorough subject expert, the tutor seeks to ensure the pairing is a good fit before making an offer.

Above all, a successful tutor asks good questions. As this site continues to grow, I recommend the following tactics to maximize opportunity:

Tutoring Tips #1 

Message students before making an offer, especially if the information is unclear.

Something like “Hi, I saw your post and wanted to make a bid. Is this Q still open?” lets you gauge how quickly the student is looking to move and whether they really want to work with you.

Tutoring Tips #2 

Keep messaging simple.

Don’t get elaborate talking about your awesomeness. Do try and guess what is needed. Starting sentences with “It looks like you need help with . . .” or “It seems to me that . . .” followed by “Have I got that right?” show you care about solving the problem.

Tutoring Tips #3 

Keep it professional with good grammar.

Emojis are also cool, especially since 3 years of age difference is already enough to make a generational disconnect. Remember this is a client. If there is a dispute, you’ll want to be able to respond objectively without the “friend” tag.

So that’s it! Sales is all about front-end time to concisely address the student’s concerns. Successful tutors will excel at guessing these concerns in advance and give the student exactly what they want. Good luck, and tutor away!

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How to Tutor on StudyGate: Online Tutoring Prep Advice for Tutors

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Congrats, your tutoring offer has been accepted! Here are effective tips for how to tutor on StudyGate.

How to Tutor on StudyGate STEP 1. Confirm Browser

StudyGate tutoring currently works with only Google Chrome and a computer.

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If you don’t already have it, you can download Google Chrome here: https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

How to Tutor on StudyGate STEP 2. Download Screenshare Extension

Let your student see exactly what you are seeing.

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Get the screen sharing extension to ensure full functionality: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/studygate-screen-sharing/hneiampckniifnbbacpmljhdojkbjmmf?hl=en-US

 

How to Tutor on StudyGate STEP 3. Test the Site 

Time to start up your tutoring engines. Let’s make sure everything works!

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Here is the demo: https://www.studygate.com/opentok-live-demo/demo_test2.html

Buttons

There are some buttons on the left. We’ll go over them from the top down, but if the color is blue, the functionality is on.

●Screen Sharing

best online tutoring screen sharing

 

 

Screen is for screen sharing. The window size can be adjusted as needed. We know you have big ideas to share!

● Whiteboard

best online tutoring whiteboard

Whiteboard lets your student see everything you draw on the screen as you explain key concepts.

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NOTE: This functionality doesn’t work yet, but all others do.

●Editor

best online tutoring editor

Editor is for writing code. You can toggle between editor and whiteboard without losing your work, but the functions display one at a time.

● Text chat

best online tutoring text chat

Text chat is just that. With your student.

●Record

Record doesn’t work yet, so you can ignore it. This button will eventually let you record tutoring sessions for later review.

●Camera and Mic

best online tutoring camera and mic

Chrome will ask permission to use your camera and microphone. Just click ‘accept’ to turn them on. The StudyGate platform will automatically publish your live stream, but you can turn them off if the Internet connection is weak.

●Publish

best online tutoring publish

If you republish, you can use HD or SD. SD is best for slow connections.

 

That’s it! Let us know if we can improve on this tutorial by emailing service@studygate.com and we’ll get some snap on that crackle.

 

Love from LA,

-The StudyGate Team

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Should You Use Skype, FaceTime, or Google+ Hangouts? What to Expect From Various Video Chat Services?

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After you’ve landed your dream online tutoring job, it’s time to get down to business and start setting up shop. Arguably the most important tool in your arsenal, other than a reliable, high-speed Internet connection, is the platform you choose to video chat with your clients. Our present society has become so digitized that there are now hundreds of options to choose from, which makes it difficult to weed out programs that don’t always provide the best video chatting experience. Luckily, we’ve reviewed some of the most popular video chat services to help you decide which one is right for you. Remember that StudyGate.com offers free whiteboard, audio and chat features that some applications may ask you to pay for!

Platform Name

How it Works

Pricing

Additional Information

StudyGate

Apart from a screenshare plugin, no software download is required. Login to website required for system access.

Available for free in student-student communication, and tutor hourly rates start at $10/hr charged per minute.

StudyGate currently features one-way video chat options only. Users can share files, edit code and text, screenshare, and use a whiteboard. Currently works on laptops and desktops only.

FaceTime

The app is already pre-downloaded onto all Apple products like iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches, and Macintoshes. Open the app and get chatting instantly!

Available for free with purchase of Apple product listed.

FaceTime is only available on Apple products, and the official application only allows for a one-way chat. Accompanying apps like Fam and Booyah are available for download at the App Store to allow group video chats.

Google Video Chat

Also known as Google Hangouts, anyone with a Gmail account can download the video chatting plugin as long as your device has a web cam.

Free, once you sign up for a Gmail account (which is also free).

Google Hangouts also allows users to make phone calls and create group chats on the app. You can also share photos, videos, and your location.

Skype

Available for all computer operating systems; all you need is a web cam. Download the plugin from Skype.com to get started.

Free to download for personal use, although international calling rates apply.

Skype also allows users to make phone calls to landlines across the country. Group chatting is also available for free.

Zoom Video Chat

Available for all computer operating systems as long as your device is equipped with a web cam. Sign up at Zoom.us.

Free for personal chats that can host up to 100 people for 40 minutes at a time; the next upgrade is $14.99/month.

Zoom also comes with features like break out rooms and whiteboard options.

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Video Chat Etiquette 101: What NOT to do

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With the introduction of video chat apps that are often free to use, tutors have the ability to help students all over the world at the touch of a button. There’s no longer any need to make long commutes or punch a time clock to prove you were in the right location at the right time, but, just like an in-house job, online tutoring using video chatting apps comes with its own set of do’s and don’ts. Check out these tips to be the best tutor you can be – from any location.

Video Chat Etiquette 101: DON’T use a faulty app or internet connection.

If the video chatting app you plan to use lags frequently or is prone to glitches, switch to a different one. Skype and Oovoo are both platforms you can sign up to use for free, and are widely regarded as some of the best video chatting apps. However, you video chatting experience will still be subpar if you’re stuck on dial-up internet, or your signal at home fades frequently. Head to your local library or a friend’s house if your internet is too slow or unreliable.

Video Chat Etiquette 101: DON’T wear your pajamas.

Video Chat Etiquette

Just because you may be working from the comfort of your couch, it doesn’t mean you get to dress like it! Remember that you reflect your company’s image every time you tutor a client and that you are expected to act and dress professionally. Wear outfits that you would choose if you were meeting the client.

Video Chat Etiquette 101: DON’T set up in a crowded or active area.

If you’re planning on setting up a tutoring session at your home, make sure you do so in an area where you won’t be interrupted by your parents, children, or dogs. If that’s not possible, relocate to a library study room or other quiet areas. This way, you’ll be able to focus entirely on the lesson at hand instead of what’s going on around you.

Video Chat Etiquette 101: Lastly, DON’T forget your headphones.

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Even after you’ve set up in a quiet space, small background noises can still interfere with communicating with your client. Using headphones is the best way to eliminate background noise, and it ensures your lesson won’t interrupt the peace and quiet of anyone around you.

Before each tutoring session, make sure you’ve checked all of the above off your to-do list. Both you and your client will be able to focus and learn as much as possible!

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5 Math Apps to Amp Up Your Math Tutoring Sessions

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After you’ve got a couple weeks’ worth of online tutoring sessions under your belt, you may sense a bit of monotony creeping into your routine, especially if you only tutor a select few subjects. This is normal for teachers and tutors alike; once you establish a pattern that’s generally successful for you and your clients, you tend to stick to it. However, if you’re looking for quick and easy ways to revamp your online tutoring sessions, check out these five neat math apps that are fun and easy for all involved.

Anki

Named after the Japanese word for “memorization”, Anki allows users to create custom flashcards in over 35 different languages. The app then helps you track your progress to determine which cards you struggle to remember. The app is available for download on iOS and Android devices, as well as through your web server.

Knowvio

Knowvio offers users thousands of interactive study questions in the following subjects: physics, calculus, chemistry, biology, microbiology, economics, and statistics. If you answer a question incorrectly, the app offers you a step-by-step explanation of how the correct answer was obtained, which reinforces difficult concepts. Knowvio apps are available for download on Google Play and iOS devices.

CK-12Math Tutoring_math appCK-12 offers help with algebra, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, biology, and physics. Users can watch tutorials on specific concepts within a subject, and take quizzes when they’re ready to test their knowledge. The app gives users a handy sketchpad to work out equations directly on their devices and tracks users’ progress over time. Best of all, it’s completely free to download on iOS, Android, and the web.

DragonBox Algebra 5+

For younger students who are reluctant to complete extra practice when they need it,  DragonBox Algebra 5+ offers two levels for students under 12 and 12-17. It’s essentially a game that “secretly” teaches algebra through puzzles that don’t seem like work. The app’s website offers additional materials like worksheets and notes to accompany the games. It’s available to download on iOS and Android devices.

GeometrIQ

math tutoring_math helpAnother game based app for reluctant learners, GeometrIQ allows students to advance to higher levels of the game by solving geometry problems of varying difficulties. There are three packages of the app that offer 99 different games altogether. The first package is free to download on iOS and Android devices, while the next two are a reasonable $1.99 each.

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How to Become an Online Math Tutor in Three Easy Steps

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The demand for online math tutors has increased significantly in the past several years; after all, the demand for highly skilled, mathematically trained workers like engineers and information technology professionals has increased in this digitized era as well. While the demand may be high, only the most qualified tutors get the chance to impart their knowledge on clientele. If you’re thinking of becoming an online math tutor, but don’t know where to start, follow this easy, three-step method, and you’ll soon have a schedule jam packed with online tutoring sessions!

Become An Online Math Tutor Step 1: Get educated.

online math tutor_become an online math tutorJust like any other professional career, candidates who are the most highly qualified will be selected as private online tutors. This means achieving the highest level of education you can afford; remember that students and parents are looking for someone who is an expert in the field. A Bachelor’s degree will allow you to tutor high school and undergraduate students, while a Master’s will qualify you to give assistance to graduate students. A Ph.D is the highest educational certificate you could achieve. Majoring in math is essential, and it doesn’t hurt to add a minor in a related subject like economics or accounting.

Become An Online Math Tutor Step 2: Get experienced.

Tutoring experience is almost, if not equally, as important as your education because it’s a show of putting your knowledge to the test in a practical environment. All the math knowledge in the world is of no use to tutees if you don’t know how to deliver it! You can start gaining tutoring experience even before you get your degree by volunteering at your university or local library. In this manner, you’ll be fully prepared to take on paid online tutoring jobs after you’re fully qualified.

Become An Online Math Tutor Step 3: Gather your clients.

online math tutor_online tutoring serviceOnce you become a tutor approved on StudyGate, you’ll gain access to clients who are a perfect fit for you. StudyGate’s platform takes all the guesswork out of searching for potential tutees by bringing them straight to you, eliminating the need for online networking or handing out business cards and flyers. Treat your clients well and meet their individual needs, and you’ll have quite the reputation before you know it!

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Top Online Education Jobs That Can Minimize Your Commute

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In today’s digitized society, telecommute and online education careers are becoming highly popular options to eliminate hours of stop-and-go traffic and distracting classroom environments. Hours are often flexible, and you can set up in your home, the library or wherever you feel most comfortable. However, many people find that they work best in a traditional work setting with a regular, fixed income, so working remotely isn’t the best fit for everyone – otherwise, everyone would be doing it! Two of the most popular online education jobs are freelance academic writing and online tutoring. Keep reading to find out if you’d be a good fit to switch from an in-house to remote career in education.

Online Education Jobs──Freelance Academic Writing

Online Education Jobs_Academic WritingPros: Your hours and locations can be as flexible as you choose.

You can hone your research skills on a wide variety of topics from anywhere in the world. It’s fairly straightforward to get started; most companies will ask that you complete a sample writing task to demonstrate your abilities, as well as a phone screen to ensure you’re aware of the proper procedures when communicating online with clients. You get to choose which assignments you want to complete every day, so your schedule is as flexible as you want it to be. There’s no pressure to fill a certain quota or write on topics that you don’t understand.

Cons: Student interactions and consistency are far and few between.

Assignments don’t always come in at a consistent rate, especially during the summer, leaving many to take up other part-time jobs in addition to their freelance writing jobs. There’s also a distinct lack of interpersonal contact between writers and their clients, so if working one-on-one with students and children is the highlight of your day, remote academic writing will not adequately fulfill your extrovert side. While academic writing is intellectually stimulating, it can also create issues with plagiarism if the student decides to abuse the service.

Online Education Jobs──Online Tutoring Online Education Jobs_Online Tutoring JobsPros: Your lessons are flexible and you can work directly with students.

If you’re looking for a more interactive approach to remote education, online tutoring is a great way to get involved. All you need is a reliable internet connection, good verbal and oral communication skills, and a passion for the subject you plan to tutor. You can plan online tutoring sessions around your schedule, and you can squeeze in a session in as little as 25 minutes.

Cons: Oftentimes, more hours are spent planning than actually teaching.

Online tutoring still requires lesson planning and preparation that can be very time-consuming depending on how many tutoring sessions you take on, and you’re only paid for the time you spend facing your client. Like a traditional teaching job, be sure you’re ready to commit to hours of unpaid preparation before you consider online tutoring jobs.

Overall, online education jobs can offer excellent opportunities for the right people to keep their skills sharp while doing what they love. They make it possible to make a living from the comfort of your very own home if the environment and job requirements suit you.

StudyGate would fall squarely in the online tutoring category since it only offers online learning services. Learn here how to become a tutor at StudyGate. Students do request instant homework help, and the site enforces an academic honesty policy to distinguish between homework help and simply doing homework on behalf of the student. Tutors are expected to show their work and explain the process to the solutions they provide directly.

Otherwise, flexibility and accessibility are hallmarks of a site completely dedicated to freelance work. Don’t expect to have a boss looking over your shoulder with this job. At StudyGate, the tutor is in the driver’s seat for building an online reputation and finding work through student traffic brought in by the site.

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