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Tutors

Also called: Academic Coach, Academic Guidance Specialist, Professional Tutor, Tutor

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What they do:
Instruct individual students or small groups of students in academic subjects to support formal class instruction or to prepare students for standardized or admissions tests.
On the job, you would:
  • Provide feedback to students, using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.
  • Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
  • Assess students' progress throughout tutoring sessions.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
  • come up with lots of ideas
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Concern for Others
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Social Orientation
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Blackboard software
  • Database software Hot Technology
Computer based training software
  • Moodle
  • Schoology
Multi-media educational software
  • Nearpod
  • Seesaw

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
some college
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$36,470
$23,640
$61,580
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