TUTORING: The business of teaching others

TUTORING: The business of teaching others

Humans have been tutoring each other since the dawn of history—how else do you think fire was discovered and the secret to making it passed on? This need for face-to-face attention and the passing of knowledge from one person to another still continues today.

People hire tutors in almost any area where skills can be taught and acquired. Tutors are available in areas ranging from academic subjects and computer use to athletic skills and hobbies. While most independent tutors have students come to their homes, some go the clients' homes or use space at the students' school. If they're helping students with a sport, tutors use the appropriate sports field or facility. Technically, the swimming instructor at your local YMCA is a tutor!

Academic tutoring has been in particular demand because of the increased expectations placed on high school and even grade school students. As one tutor told us, "What used to be taught in college in the old days is now taught in high school." Crowded classrooms don't enable the individual attention many students require, and parents are finding that their children are not sufficiently prepared for college or for the entrance examinations necessary for admission. They realize their children need more personalized attention than they can get from classroom instruction.

Please visit the website to read the entire article.

Comments: 0