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Start Your Own Tutoring Business
by Liz Folger, Work-at-home mom expert
and founder of

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Start Your Own Tutoring Business
Published with permission from Liz Folger:

Do you enjoy teaching others? Are you looking for the flexibility of owning your own business? Would you like to make on an average $25 or more an hour? Then the tutoring business might be the perfect home business for you to start.

Tutors Wanted!

The good news is that there is a growing demand for tutors. Being a tutor isnít just about academics either. It can be sports, music, and the arts. And itís just not the kids who are looking for tutors. With so many adults going back to school, adults are actively seeking tutors and coaches to better themselves.

Those who make great tutors are teachers, teacherís aids, dads, moms, coaches, those who home school, and entrepreneurs. Anyone that has the desire and enjoys teaching will find this a great field to get into.

The nice thing about becoming a tutor is that all you need to say is, ďIím a tutor.Ē There is no state licensing or certifications, and you donít need a college degree. While itís a great selling point if you do have some qualifications, itís not necessary. Just the fact that youíve helped your own kids with their homework for many years can establish you as a tutor.

Here are just a few areas that you can choose to tutor:

  • All subjects taught in school
  • A foreign language, or English as a second language
  • Any type of Sport
  • Any type of musical instrument
  • Voice lessons
  • Reading (Children and Adults)
  • College Entrance Exams
  • Computers (The senior citizen market is a great area to tap into)
  • All types of art

This is just a partial list. There are so many areas that could require a tutor.

The Joy Of Owning Your Own Tutor Business

Think about the areas you would like to teach. Donít be afraid to niche yourself. While at first it might seem like a good idea to tutor all subjects, youíll find that being considered an expert in one area is the way to go. If down the road youíre tutoring someone in Math who needs additional help in English, and this is something you feel comfortable with, go for it, but finding your niche is always a good thing.

As the owner of your own tutoring business, you can decide the client base with which youíd like to work. If you want to work with kids, you can decide if they will be elementary, middle school, high school, junior college or college. If you find you get along better with middle aged children, then work with them. You no longer have to make money working with people you really donít enjoy or jive with. Thatís the beauty if self-employment.

What Makes You The Expert?

Whether youíre tutoring biology, flute, or soccer; what are your qualifications? Are you a teacher? Do you have a degree in music? Have you been working as a biologist for many years? Nowís the time to toot your horn. Even if youíre a mom or dad who loves a certain subject and has helped your own kids, you can easily say youíve had this many years helping children in that particular area.

Where And When To Teach

The cost of starting your own tutor business really isnít that much when compared to other businesses. Most of the time youíll be teaching in your own home at your kitchen table. You donít really need any books; your students will bring their own. Anything you need to buy like flyers and business cards, is a tax write off.

When school is in session youíll find your busiest times will be Monday through Friday from 2:30 PM To 9:00 PM. You can decide the exact hours you want to offer, and if you want to teach on the weekends. You can decide if you want to work in the summer, since sometimes kids need to go to Summer school, or parents simply want their kids to have a jump-start on the next grade.

How much can you really make?

Depending on how much you tutor, in what part of the country you tutor, how in demand you are, and how many students you have all depends on what youíre going to make and what you can charge. Below is a chart based on making $25 an hour, which is about average for a tutor. However, itís not unheard of for tutors to make as much as $60 an hour!

You Charge $25 An Hour...

You Work...

............... 5 Hours A Week $500/month

............... 10 Hours A Week $1000/month

............... 20 Hours A Week $2000/month

............... 40 Hours A Week $4000/month

Creating your own tutoring business can be fun, challenging, rewarding, and very profitable financially. Find an area you love, an age group you get along with and enjoy teaching, and the sky is the limit.

CLICK HERE! to get more information about starting your own tutoring business.

Liz Folger is the founder of The #1 Goal of is to help women find a business they are proud to own, and then help them, step-by-step, make their home business dream a reality. has been helping moms become business owners since 1997. The site offers many resources from online chats to e-books and online classes. Just recently theyíve added home business career kits that are proving to be quite popular and much needed.

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