Have any of your ever privately tutored students?
I work full time, but I've got plenty of spare time so thinking it could be a nice little extra earner.
I'm looking to tutor GCSE maths. I'm currently a 1st year Mech Eng student but achieved good grades for GCSE and A Level mathematics. I'm also CRB checked.
Any advice about getting into it would be appreciated =]
DomPosted 8 years agoHandsomedogMember
I've never tutored but I took tuition for physics at A level from a PHD student at Durham. It was on a totally informal basis and my dad (lecturer at Durham) found him through one of the college notice boards.
Maybe jsut get in touch with some local schools and see if they're let you post a notice up.Posted 8 years agodoug_basqueMTB.comSubscriber
I did it as well for local people I knew, as a favour. Did Chemistry, Maths and Physics (was studying those at Uni). It was easy, really easy, just a question of following the syllabus. I was embarrassed to be paid for it to be honest, they had insisted on giving me the market rate (about £20ph) and it was more for a few hours a week than I was making working full time on a local farm! I used to meet the students in the pub on Fridays and give them half the money back so they could get drunk if they promised they had done their homework!
I've never been so nervous as I was the night before the exam results came out. I didn't sleep a wink. They all got A's though, power of persuasion through alcohol.Posted 8 years agoFlaperonSubscriber
x=0, obviously. I assume you'd have to go the whole hog of depressing it to quadratic form to get the other two but is there a quicker way that I'm missing?
Always hated finding cubic roots, have a vague memory that when it came up in my GCSE I plotted the graph and used brute force and ignorance.
* I think Wolfram Alpha can solve these but that's cheating.Posted 8 years agolittlegirlbunnyMember
I tutored private A level students when I was a post-grad. Because it was a private college they didn't really worry about whether I was qualified or not – they were raking in a boatload from the rich parents.
Bit of biology on a saturday morning @ £20 an hour gave me enough dosh for a decent weekend. The most custy and rewarding job I think I have ever done – most of them were incredibly intelligent Asian kids and on for straight A's and a trip to Medschool. I'm not sure my teaching style was really that important, they would've picked it up anyway.
But the rewards came with the couple that were struggling, it was so great to get that 'lightbulb' moment when they could finally visualise what was going on. 🙂Posted 8 years ago
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