We know that you have questions, so here are some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers. If you do not see your questions or what clarification of an answer, please contact us.
Tutor Doctor Northern Colorado selects tutors based on subject area expertise, as well as personality and qualifications. This means we do require experience and extensive knowledge of the subject area they will teach. In order to appropriately match a tutor with a student, each tutor must undergo a detailed evaluation and interview that also includes a background check.
YES!! Tutor Doctor Northern Colorado has a variety of tutors on our roster. We have college students from all backgrounds, retired business people and more. Each applicant is screened for knowledge base of subject matter and tutoring abilities.
Great! Thank you for starting the process to become our tutor. Next you will be contacted by email for an interview.
Pay will be determined based upon many factors including experience, qualifications and education level. Rates of increase can also be discussed at the interview.
The benefits of a tutoring job often go beyond those of a typical part-time gig.
Fortunately, retail, restaurants and all else related are not the only options for college students. They are the most mainstream options, which is why students tend to gravitate toward them, but there is another opportunity that gets overlooked far too often, and that is tutoring.
Taking on tutoring as a part-time job comes with several benefits that fall right along the lines of what most students are looking for. Students may not immediately recognize those benefits, but with closer examination, you’ll find that this opportunity will give you all the right perks.
Tutoring allows for significantly easier schedule creations since it is just about you and your clients. Additionally, you’ll know exactly how many hours you’re working each session, avoiding last-minute overtime calls by a boss. A tutoring session typically lasts for no more than two hours.
Impressive listing for the resume
Unlike waiting tables or working the cash register, tutoring is academic in nature. Acquiring a position that relates to your academic studies will give you a great advantage over your peers when it comes time to apply for internships and other professional opportunities. This is not to say typical part-time jobs do not give you useful skills that you can rightfully parade on your resume and in your interviews. But tutoring conveys much more professionalism. It shows that you are educationally driven and able to work with people comfortably and successfully regarding important matters. All of these are fantastic qualifications that are avidly searched for in the workforce, and additionally, they will leave you highly respected. As long as you need a part-time job, you might as well take the opportunity that gives you this professionally appealing edge.
Emotional and intellectual fulfillment
When tutoring someone, you’re not just showing up and getting a series of tasks done — you’re making a difference in a student’s life. You are in fact creating a relationship with someone and being a figure her or she can look to for guidance. Moreover, this role requires you to remain highly knowledgeable and academically inclined, so you’ll have extra reason and motivation to be learned and studious in college. The more and more you do it, the more likely you are to find yourself feeling very proud, confident and fulfilled. Combine that with the fact that you’re paving the road for someone else to get that same kind of fulfillment, and you’ve got a job that benefits everyone involved.
The salary you make as a tutor will most likely be higher than the hourly wage you receive from other part-time jobs.
You are a contracted tutor. Tutor Doctor Northern Colorado maintains a relationship with the tutor that meets the “independent contractor” status for the state of Colorado. The independent contractor must pay self employment taxes at the end of the year along with his or her personal tax return.
YES! every tutor is required to have passed a background check. The requirements of the background check will be discussed at the interview.
Reliable transportation is a must. Computer access and computer skills are helpful as most communication is by email.The submission of session notes and invoicing is also done by computer.
No– You choose your contracted job. Information about the needs of the student and location are emailed to you. If you are able to fulfill the contract, then you will let us know. Student matches are still determined on best fit and needs of the student.
The amount of hours is determined on how many students you are will to take.
Most tutoring occurs after school or later in the evening. Occasionally, we may have a request for home school support that takes place during the day.
If the student is under the age of 18 years old, an adult must be present in the home. This is in our contract and each family is aware of this before tutoring occurs. The adult is not encouraged to participate in the tutoring session–in fact, we highly discourage this as it changes the dynamics of the tutor to student relationship.
We will be sad to see you leave but truly understand. We ask for at least a 2 week notice so that we can match a new tutor. Our intent is to make the transition to a new tutor as smooth as possible. This will also allow you to talk to the new tutor regarding insight into the student as well as lesson plans.