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Old 07-10-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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I was a private tutor for several years up north before moving to SA. Since arriving here in Texas, I have discovered that the need for such a service is limited, as the schools tend to provide help for struggling students. But I have been approached by a few people whose kids don't qualify for in-school help, but could use a little assistance.

My problem is, I don't know what to charge. The COL is much lower down here I know, but I don't want to minimize myself by charging too little. (I also need to make it financially worth my time and effort, of course.)

Does anyone have any knowledge on what private tutors go for around here? If not, does $30/hr sound reasonable? $25? $35?

Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We were paying $10 an hour for math tutoring.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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^^^ Was that a teacher? Does the area matter? We paid 25.00 for high school math.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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I have a private tutoring business--part time. I have not advertised this year, but still have had a lot of clients thru word of mouth. I am a certified teacher and charge a minimum of $30/hr. I wouldn't go much less than that--once you figure in your commute time, lesson prep, etc.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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My daughter has had 5 different private math tutors since 2002. They were/are all teachers. The first three charged $30 per hour, the fourth charged $25 per hour and her current tutor charges $35 per hour.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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^^^ Was that a teacher? Does the area matter? We paid 25.00 for high school math.
Yes she is a teacher....middle school.

Last edited by goodmanm; 07-13-2009 at 11:04 AM.. Reason: Expanded my answer.
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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I think your prices are right in line. Even though we tutor (up to three times per week for some), some of our student's parents have private tutors (in addition to or instead of school tutoring).

Contact teachers, let them know of your services. Many times the parents ask us about recommending tutors. I will recommend a tutor that I know something about, so if you can provide a reference whom the teacher knows, that is helpful.
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