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Old 03-04-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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I was thinking of starting math tutoring on a part-time basis for grades 1 - 12. I'm trying to understand the demand for math tutors in the area. How many of you send their kids for tutoring and how much do you spend? Is $200-300/month for couple hours a week is affordable for Nova parents? Will the demand depend on demographics or the schools in the area with consistent low math scores? Comments?
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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Not sure how the area is in terms of supply and demand, but I have heard that the going rate for math tutors, at least at the high school level, is $60-$100/hour.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: DMV
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Not sure how the area is in terms of supply and demand, but I have heard that the going rate for math tutors, at least at the high school level, is $60-$100/hour.
Wow, I must be getting severely underpaid because I just signed up to tutor and I would barely get half of that. Most jobs that I have seen pay as little as $17-18 and as much as $40, but I haven't seen $60-100, but I guess that depends if you work for yourself or if you work with a business.

I don't know what the demand is, but there are many, many tutor places in Northern VA from what I have noticed, so perhaps there is something to it. If you go on Craigslist, you will see the amount of tutoring companies out there.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Wow, I must be getting severely underpaid because I just signed up to tutor and I would barely get half of that. Most jobs that I have seen pay as little as $17-18 and as much as $40, but I haven't seen $60-100, but I guess that depends if you work for yourself or if you work with a business.

I don't know what the demand is, but there are many, many tutor places in Northern VA from what I have noticed, so perhaps there is something to it. If you go on Craigslist, you will see the amount of tutoring companies out there.
Don't go through a tutoring company. Contact the schools directly and ask to be put on their tutor list, or email any teacher contacts you have to get your name on the lists. I often have parents emailing me asking for tutoring recommendations, and send them the standard list from the school.

My colleagues tutor each others' (8th grade algebra) students and charge $50/hour, which is apparently quite the deal compared to what the tutors charge. I would imagine that the higher level classes command a bigger premium since there are less qualified people to tutor calculus than middle school math.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:26 AM
 
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Don't go through a tutoring company. Contact the schools directly and ask to be put on their tutor list, or email any teacher contacts you have to get your name on the lists. I often have parents emailing me asking for tutoring recommendations, and send them the standard list from the school.

My colleagues tutor each others' (8th grade algebra) students and charge $50/hour, which is apparently quite the deal compared to what the tutors charge. I would imagine that the higher level classes command a bigger premium since there are less qualified people to tutor calculus than middle school math.
A couple of questions for you. Do the schools have certain requirements that you have to follow to qualify (education, experience with certain tests, field of work, etc.)? Also do the schools allow tutoring to be done at the school or do they give the options to be done an alternate location?
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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A couple of questions for you. Do the schools have certain requirements that you have to follow to qualify (education, experience with certain tests, field of work, etc.)? Also do the schools allow tutoring to be done at the school or do they give the options to be done an alternate location?
No requirements that I know of. All I do is send the tutor's name/phone/email address to the parents and let them make contact/interview potential tutors. I assume the parents are looking for some sort of qualifications.

You cannot tutor on campus--tutoring is generally done at the student's home (common when students can't drive), or a public place like the library (for high school students with transportation).
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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No requirements that I know of. All I do is send the tutor's name/phone/email address to the parents and let them make contact/interview potential tutors. I assume the parents are looking for some sort of qualifications.

You cannot tutor on campus--tutoring is generally done at the student's home (common when students can't drive), or a public place like the library (for high school students with transportation).
Thank you for the information.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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My 8th grader gets math tutoring once per week. We asked the school for a recommended list of tutors and found that one of them lived near our house. She visits once per week for one hour and we pay her $45 each time. He has raised the 8th grader's Algebra grade from a C to an A.

Our experience: $45 per hour.
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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Our middle schooler has a math tutor so she can keep up with the honors track. The tutor comes for an hour a week and we pay 50 dollars each time. We found our tutor through the school system.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I tutor elementary students. Currently I tutor a 6th grader for 45 minutes @ $35.

CaliTerp is correct. We cannot tutor for pay at school. I can tutor students from the building, but not from my own class.
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