On the Job
Tutors offer academic help to students outside of the classroom, for a fee. They may work with students who need extra help, or with those who are academically advanced. They may teach students study skills, such as note-taking or test-taking strategies. They assess students' progress.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Tutor students who need extra assistance.
- Encourage students.
- Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
- Develop instructional materials.
- Document lesson plans.
- Maintain student records.
- Organize informational materials.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
- Advise students on academic or career matters.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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