Are you looking to earn a bit of extra cash, without slipping up on your studies? Try becoming a tutor – it’s a fantastic way to generate an income, help someone else out, and reinforce your own understanding at the same time! Here’s why tutoring is one of the best student jobs you could ask for.
You’re getting paid to learn
They say the best way to learn is to teach. Explaining a concept to someone else makes your understanding and knowledge stronger. Being a tutor means that you’re actually doing some extra learning for yourself too – but the bonus is that you’re getting paid to learn!
Develop your entrepreneurial skills
Any side hustle comes with its own set of skills that will help you later on in life, whatever your career path. Things like managing tutoring slots, dealing with payment and invoices, communicating with student and parents etc. are best learnt through real-life experience.
Tutoring looks great on your CV
The job market is tough, so the more meaningful extracurricular activities you have on your resume, the better your chances of finding a job after university. Being a tutor shows responsibility, commitment and ambition – and these are qualities that are valued by potential employers.
You get to help someone out
Tutoring can be a very rewarding experience when you start to see how your knowledge can help someone else begin to succeed where they previously struggled. Even though you are getting paid, it’s still nice to know that your efforts have real value and make a difference in the lives of others.
Tutoring jobs can be found on campus and community notice boards, online, or on social media. Try advertising your services in your college or neighbourhood Facebook or WhatsApp group. Another idea is to exchange tutoring services with a fellow student who excels in a class that you struggle with.
Above all, don’t let the opportunity to tutor pass you by. Your grades – and your bank account – will see a noticeable difference!