Like babysitting, tutoring is an age-old job that might not have occurred to you. And it could be a great way to use your knowledge and skills productively while making some extra income.
This is an especially apt job for a retired teacher. However, for tutoring younger children, you may only need a simple proficiency in a subject to help them. Some students who are having a difficult time in a particular subject just need more one-on-one time to learn the concepts. But, if you excelled or have expertise in a particular subject, this will help recommend you as a tutor for older children, too.
Look for neighbors who know and trust you enough to let their children come over to your home for after-school tutoring. They could also serve as references and recommend you to other parents you may not know yet. Or, if this isn't possible, you could also try online tutoring from home. Some Web site services, such as Tutor.com, connect you with students virtually and provide online tools to aid in demonstrations.
For lots more information on job opportunities, see the links below.
- Alpine Access. "Employee Qualifications." Alpine Access. (May 17, 2011) http://www.alpineaccess.com/en/apply/qualifications/
- Hannon, Kerry. "Great Work-at-Home Jobs for Retirees." American Association of Retired Persons. Jan. 21. 2011. (May 17, 2011) http://www.aarp.org/work/working-after-retirement/info-01-2011/great-work-at-home-jobs-for-retirees.html
- Johnson, Tory, Robyn Freedman Spizman. "Will Work from Home." Penguin, 2008. (May 17, 2011) http://books.google.com/books?id=i0N6BDUpKqsC
- OnlineVerdict.com "FAQs." OnlineVerdict.com. (May 17, 2011) http://www.aarp.org/work/working-after-retirement/info-01-2011/great-work-at-home-jobs-for-retirees.html
- WorkingSolutions. "Becoming an Agent." WorkingSolutions. (May 17, 2011) http://www.workingsolutions.com/work-at-home-agents/
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