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Home Tutoring

By Holly Reisem Hanna

A tutor is a person who offers individual instruction in a given subject. Tutoring can be a wonderful home based business opportunity, especially for those people who have an extensive knowledge of a subject; such as a college student who is majoring in English, a school teacher, or a person who is fluent a foreign language. There are also some good online courses that offer tutor training and certification that can prepare you for this type of work at home career.

Starting a tutoring business cost little to nothing to start up; you’ll need some basic school supplies, a few helpful reference books, and a website with internet access. Word of mouth is a great way to promote your business to teachers and schools, along with posting flyers, and creating a website where can showcase your background experience, credentials, references/testimonials and rates.

Tutors generally charge by the hour and can make anywhere from $25.00 – $75.00 per hour. So if you have an extensive knowledge of a certain subject, a positive attitude, a passion to help others, you enjoy working with children, and you have an open mind, tutoring may be the perfect home based business for you.

Check out our resources below to get started!

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Tutoring Jobs and Resources

ASAP hires home based tutors in a variety of areas. See site for additional details.

Class of 1 hires remote-based tutors in a variety of areas.

Home Tutoring Business (HTB) offers a complete business package to get you started with your own home based tutoring business. Starter package cost $1495.00 and the complete package cost $2990.00. HTB has been featured in Woman’s World Magazine,, Home Business magazine Online.

International Tutoring Association offers membership that includes free training, certification, text-book and other applicable amenities. Membership cost $45.00, see site for more details.

Kaplan hires remote based tutors and teachers for a wide range of subjects and areas from after-school programs to test preparation, higher education and professional training. They are looking for experts to teach finance, accounting, business, insurance, IT, real estate, legal, healthcare courses and much more.

KinderSigns offers a home based business opportunity program for baby sign language instructors. The premium kit with website, costs $249.00, and basic course costs $89.00. offers tutoring services and hires home based tutors. All tutors must successfully complete an online training program that focuses on skills and online instructional practices. See site for details.

Sylvan Learning offers online tutoring in a variety of subjects. is a company that offers tutoring services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To become an at home tutor you must fill out an application and pass an extensive screening process. Tutors can work anywhere from 5 hours to 30 hours per week. Offers competitive pay rates.

Tutor Vista offers online tutoring services; you can also apply to become an online tutor. Qualified candidates will be a post graduate in your subject, have a computer, and be able to work a minimum of 4 hours per day.


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