Tutors Wanted: In-Home Teachers and Tutors in High Demand During First Quarter of 2012

Tutoring services report a post-holiday surge in requests for qualified private tutors, creating earning opportunities for job seekers.

Rising demand for in-home tutors is causing many job seekers to consider tutoring opportunities on either a temporary, part-time basis or as a full-time, freelance career option.

According to leading tutoring companies, demand for in-home tutors is at an all-time high after experiencing a strong surge following the 2011 year-end holiday season.

“Every year we see a significant increase in the number of tutoring requests we receive following the holidays” says Daniel Breiner,  Director of Marketing and Communications at WyzAnt, one of the nation’s largest private tutoring services.

“Students return to school after the New Year either facing finals or having just received last semester’s grades. Some students look for help closing the semester strong while others look to start off on the right foot going into the New Year.”

With more than 35,000 active tutors, WyzAnt reported more than 250,000 tutor requests in 2011 – a figure that has been steadily rising and may be on track to reach a record high in 2012.

Rising demand for tutoring is being met with an increase in the number and quality of people who are offering private tutoring services due to high unemployment or teacher layoffs. “Private tutoring is an increasingly pervasive part of the US education system,” says Breiner.

To qualify for tutoring opportunities with agencies or in-home educational providers, candidates typically complete an online application and are required to prove proficiency in their subject area before being cleared to tutor through the agency.

Since parents and students can review each tutor’s background information, educational credentials, customer reviews, photos, personal blogs and other information online, it’s important for prospective tutors to invest time and energy in their personal profiles as well as other Internet-based resources (e.g. social media profiles) that can be leveraged to land tutoring appointments in their area.

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6 Responses to “Tutors Wanted: In-Home Teachers and Tutors in High Demand During First Quarter of 2012”

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    September 15, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    which country they are wanted for job

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