Also called: Academic Coach, Academic Guidance Specialist, Professional Tutor, Tutor
In the Air Force: Education And Training; Education And Training Apprentice; Education And Training Craftsman; Education And Training Helper; Education And Training Superintendent; Education and Training Journeyman; Enlisted Professional Military Education Instructional System Designer; Professional Military Education Instructor
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If you enjoy explaining algebra problems or helping others improve their essay writing, you may want to consider working as a tutor. These professionals enjoy using their knowledge to help others, providing learning support outside of the classroom. Though tutors often specialize in one subject area such as math, English, science, or a foreign language, they may need to brush up on the specific material covered by their students’ classes. They don’t just teach subject matter, they also teach how to learn through study skills and test-taking strategies for college entrance exams and other major tests. In small groups or, more commonly, one-on-one, tutors use communication skills, encouragement, and creativity to help students understand and work through their questions. Tutors may work independently and advertise their own services, meeting at homes or the library; or work for tutoring companies, schools and colleges meeting students in academic support centers. They have very flexible hours and work primarily during the academic school year. A bachelor’s degree in their area of expertise is a major plus, but it’s also possible to find tutoring jobs while still in high school or college. For tutors, helping students excel and prepping them for college entrance exams brings its own reward.
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.
- customer service
Arts and Humanities
- English language
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
Math and Science
- arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
- reading work related information
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- teaching people how to do something
- understanding people's reactions
- 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
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Concern for Others
- Social Orientation
You might use software like this on the job:
Video conferencing software
Computer based training software
Multi-media educational software
- Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, & English as a Second Language Instructors
- Middle School Teachers
- Secondary School Teachers
- Special Education Teachers, Elementary School
- Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, & Secondary School
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