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Growing Stars

Work from home:

Yes

Style:

Work From Home, Teaching

Pay/Average Earning:

Varies widely.

About

Growing Stars’ teaching sessions are conducted with Skype’s Voice-over-IP service and Growing Stars’ online whiteboard. Students use a computer-attachable tablet to write on the whiteboard, as well as a headset to enhance online voice communication. Tutors teach from the same textbooks that students use in school. Students can access homework, instructional materials, tests and lesson plans in a Student Portal. Though you are only hired if you have a MS or above, this site is a great place to offer your knowledge and skills as a tutor.

Requirements

Most online tutors need a minimum of a high school diploma, though a college degree, experience, or a teaching license might be required, depending on the gig. Be prepared to promote your qualifications in order to show your expertise, subject knowledge, and ability to provide a good standard of tutoring.

Tips

Effective communication will make online one-on-one tutoring sessions more effective and enjoyable. An online tutor who wants to maximize the effectiveness of the tutoring session will help the tutee by suggesting eliminating background noises, such as a loud air conditioner or TV. An online tutor who keeps both the physical and intellectual lines of communication clear will be a great help to all students. Tips for tutoring: Be available, make it personal, make learning fun and cater to the student-everyone learns differently! Create a relationship with the student, and keep things interactive. If your student likes you, they are more likely to stick with you.