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How to take online tuition ?

In this article we are going to cover guidelines for online tuition. This article answer few questions i.e.

-How to take online classes?
-What are the requirement to become an online tutor?
– How to use skype to teach online?
– How to accept payments from other part of the world?
– How to contact clients from other countries?

What is online tutoring ?

Online tutoring is mode of teaching where student and tutor both do not physically available. They use computer, tablet or other device to communicate.

How to contact clients from other countries?

The biggest challenge in online tutoring is contacting clients because living in India and calling abroad clients is not affordable. There are various alternative you can use to contact client.

-The fastest way to contact any client is social media app popular in client’s country, for example in USA & India most of the people use whats app for chat and communication whereas Wechat is more famous in China and Singapore. You can search about social media platform popular in your client’s location and contact them with a message. You can write a good welcome message with your experience and demo videos if you have. I included one demo video for your help.

– Please take care about the time zone differences between your country and client’s country, schedule demo timings according to your and client comfortable time.

What are the requirement to become an online tutor?

I list few of essential requirement to become an online tutor.

 

A fast and reliable computer: This can be a desktop, laptop or tablet. We don’t recommend doing this with your smartphone. Skype recommends that your computer has at least a 1 Ghz processor and a minimum of 256 MB of Ram for Windows machines and for Mac, at least a 1 Ghz Intel processor (Core 2 duo) and a minimum of 1 GB of Ram. But remember, these are minimums. The faster your system is, the more reliable your connection will be.

Broadband/high-speed internet: At least 400 kbps (standard Cable or DSL connection should work just fine – no dial up). If you want the best video chat experience, plug your computer directly into the wall

Video Chat Software: Skype or Hangout.

Webcam: Preferably HD- your students will notice a big difference. If your computer or tablet was purchased within the last 5 years, your camera is more than good enough.

Microphone: Most laptops or tablets have great mics built in, but if you are teaching something like singing you may want to invest in a USB external microphone.

writing pad

Writing Pad

How to use skype to teach online?

We included video for your references.

How to accept payments from other part of the world?

Here we include one of the gateway through which you can simply accept payment directly in your bank account. Paypal is one of the famous payment gateway to accept payment.

We try to cover all the topic which can help you to set up your own online tutoring set up. Please ask us any doubt on our whats app number 8446441611.


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What advice do experience home tutor have for a part time new home tutors in Pune?

Sonlinetutor.com have more than 16000+ home tutors in Pune and keep growing its network . We just share experience of our existing experience personal tutor with you. So you this can help you for starting part time tutoring jobs in Pune for you.

Mukul’s Experience.

I’m a private maths home tutor in Pune and have been teaching from last 7 years now so I can share my experience  with you and give your some general advice.

Always have your schedule and plan it

Don’t available for anytime anywhere as that’s what parents  will expect from all home tutors. You have to plan your time for tutoring and note down time slots you are comfortable to take. For example if you are not comfortable for early morning tuition than never say yes for it. Take your comfortable time, as it will become hectic for you. You will not be  able to manage your whole day if you do not have habit to wake up at early morning. Trust me it is frustrating after sometime so  I always preferred evening time or late afternoons. That is what’s work best for me. So you can check your comfortable times.  In addition to that always make schedule of your time slots. Just check you are not giving same time slots to two different parents. That’s why I recommend you to have Google Calendar or calendar APP to take care about your schedule. It will help you to manage yourself and able to give idea about your time availability. After two years of tutoring I understand it better and now make it a habit. Getting students for tutoring is not a problem because Sonlinetutor helps me to fix my slots in very less time.

Transportation

Always decide at first  what distance you can  cover for tutoring. Never try to cover long distances because you will ended up with less tuition and your maximum time just go into travelling. Do not do it even if you have your own vehicle to commute. Because travelling time and travelling cost both are high for it. When I started tutoring ,I was like to accept each kind of tutoring proposal, which results I was travelling 20 KM each day. After sometime I left all long distance tuition and take students from one area. You have to wait for sometime but you definitely get students in your locality.

Prices

You might know few tutors who get paid Rs 750 to Rs 1500 for  an hour tutoring but for fresher part time tutor always  put your rates bit lower than other tutors . This will help you in two ways , you are able to book a demo class at least while having a less experience and chances for tuition  conversion also increase. Always  look for  what other tutor charge in your area and go little bit low , not to gain more clients by undercutting the competition, but because you’re new and inexperienced tutor.

Experience

Make sure you have all documents and references from previous clients with you while going for the demo. I always recommend new tutor to make a mini CV which includes your local address, permanent address, mobile number,Qualification and previous clients references etc. You can also includes  ID proof xerox with it to increase your credibility. Always try to include previous student’s grades and what subject tutoring you’ve done in CV. Don’t lie. If you haven’t done before than never say yes for it.

In first demo class never say “I’ve never done any part time tutoring before but I would like to start from you ” say something more like: “I have experience in part time tutoring other students in my school as well as I was teaching my friends and family, and am now become a full time tutor.”

Contact

Always try to set up a connection between you , student and parents in first demo class. Do not start you demo class from teaching. Try to talk with them , discuss why they want a home tutor. In case you want can use Sonlinetutor’s checklist, print it and take with you. Ask this questions to parents so you know much about student. Afterwards try to get familiar with student because you have to remember it is personal face to face tutoring. So make student and parents comfortable with you.  

Planning lessons

This is very important after a demo session. If you got selected than always try to make a lesson plans for a week at least. Always try to  find out in advance when they are having  exams, time table for exams,subjects to be covered,portion to be completed, aims etc. and plan accordingly  a schedule for each student. Always maintain a file for it and record each student plan with you. So you can check later what to be covered and what to be teach. Try to take a xeros of syllabus and keep record in your personal file so that you know what to be get done for the classes. Once you’ve done for one student you will understand how much easier and  relaxing for your to take care about each and every student.

The lessons

Be flexible to teaching methodologies. Adjust to student’s  preferred learning pace.Never go with only tradition teaching methodologies. Try to include visuals, animation and other charts to explain the concept. Try to find out which methods work best for your student and design custom teaching plans and teaching methodologies for him.

If they learn well from short notes, give them extra notest which you will get from Sonlinetutor. Sonlinetutor.com having third party tie up for student material. So you can request it from them, they will provide you in free of cost.

Other

Be lenient but always ask payments on time. For payments you can use free invoice tools, Generate invoice and send them before month completion.  If they forget to pay tuition fee then just send a reminder email or text on What’s App. Never refuse a lesson for money reason because it give bad impression that you are money minded. So focus on money but in flexible way.

Never Lie

Don’t lie with student or pretend to know something you don’t. Student will catch up with you eventually and you have bad impression with student .So If you don’t know the answer to a particular question then ask for time.  Tell them you’ll get back to them after a day. But it does not mean you leave that question, try to solve it by your own and explain in next class. Always do it. That will increase your trust and repo with student.

Finally

Hopefully this experience  helps you , Feel free to ask anything with me or Sonlientutor, They are good mentor for tutors. So you can take any kind of help with them.

To become tutor with Sonlinetutor.com please register here.


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How to become a home tutor in Pune?

Becoming a home tutor in Pune is an easy task. You can register with various home tutor provider in Pune or tuition agencies in Pune to get students. Tutoring is a part time job or even you can work as a full time tutor. If you are passionate about tutoring and want to share knowledge with others than tutoring is best profession for you. You will get flexibility towards working hours, you can take one tuition to multiple tuition depends upon your time slot available. But tutoring is not an easy task. Tutoring require lot of efforts and dedication. Home tutor is completely working for an individual student growth. As a personal tutor your work responsibility includes completion of course, provide problem solutions and doubt clearing, giving mentorship to student, find out weak areas of student and work on it etc. To become a good tutor , we always suggest tutor to evaluate student’s need in first demo class. Tutor can take our checklist with them and check about student weaknesses , in case tutor is not able to understand student weaknesses than should be take help of an expert. In some cases students might be require special education and tutor is not able to understand that which results wastage of time and efforts for both tutor and student . In next, Before starting a class you can find out what portion student already cover and what is remaining. Even you can check where student require more time to devote. Apart from subjects you can even ask about other general problems like examfear, confidence, nervousness etc , this will help you to understand where student is lacking behind. In addition to that tutor should decide the feasible goals with students for an example, if student is targeting A+ in maths within a month which is not feasible for him to achieve in such a short time than you have to make him comfortable and explain why it is difficult to achieve this goal and what can be achieved in this time period. Always let him focus on small goals which are achievable in short time period, it will help student to get motivated for next goal and it’s also build self confidence in him. Once you decide the goals the next work is to track the progress, to track the progress you have to introduce some evaluation system.To evaluate student you can organize weekly test and surprise test but you should take care that student should enjoy these activities and should not make their schedule more hectic. For study material you can depend upon third party platform for test generation, at Sonlinetutor.com tutor does not need to worry because we already have study material and test papers, your work is to just choose subjects and grade , you will get desired test paper for the specific topic and subject.

In next step you have to structure the classes to begin. The structure of class give you an idea about how much time left for an exam and what portion to be covered in this time period. Once you know all the details than you can make a timetable which consist subjects and topic wise information with reference to time. This timetable helps both tutor and student to organize the portion. In addition to that you can also dedicate each class’s aim. For example , you can decide for a particular week the complete five classes dedicated for three subjects. In two class they will complete maths chapter 5 , in next two class devoted to science to complete chapter 6 and in remaining class they can clear the doubts. This defined goals help tutor and student to understand the time left and what should be cover for this particular time. According to that you can also decide about any extra class requirement. If tutor think there is an extra class require for student than can schedule some extra classes on weekend to cover remaining portion. In between this tutor also have to take care about student’s motivation. To motivate student tutor can use reward methodology. You can discuss with student what they like the most to do as hobby. For instance if student interested in playing video game than you can give some games once he complete desired goals. This reward methodology make student ready for next goal achievement and fill up him with full confidence , this will increase the chances of his success.

Apart from this tutor should understand the student pace. Student pace is a key aspects to look before starting anything. The learning pace of each student is vary. So once you know the learning pace of student ,you should not go beyond that, going beyond his limits demotivate him to achieve further and hold him back to growth. You also take care about the learning style for student . Learning style includes traditional teaching method and other teaching methodologies to help student to understand the complex concepts. In case if you find out student is not understanding concept , you can explain them using graphics, video animation , charts , infographics etc whichever the method this all should make concept easy to understandable by student.

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How much should I charge for tuition ?

Started your career as a home tutor? If yes so than congrats to become a private tutor. As a new tutor you have so many doubt in your mind. Out of that few we mention below

“How much should I charge for class …… student?”.

“How to prepare for the demo class?”

“How to find out new student ?”etc.

These are few basic questions which we find common among all new tutors. As each of this questions require detailed explanation and vast points to be covered, we include only about tuition fee calculation analysis in this article. As a fresher, private tutor has to take care about so many factors while calculating the price of tuition.  It is bit tricky to find tuition fee , but if tutor do not want to get into this math, can simply call any local tuition agency or tuition service provider, ask about prices and get done(most of the tutor do that). But that will not solve your complete problem, as this service provider tell you a common rate which might not be compatible for everyone. So we suggest, do some calculation before fixing your hourly or monthly tuition rates.  In this article we include some of the points to be consider before calculation begin.

Everyone has to include some of these factors before starting to calculate the tuition fee.This factors are current market rate, travelling allowances , time and days to be devoted for tutoring, tutor experience, subjects to be covered, Efforts to put for student etc. We explain each of the factor in detail below :-

  1. Current market rate :-

At the first try to find out current market rate. It is the first basic step which not only help tutor to find out base rates but also give an idea of what other competitors are charging. For an example, A tuition agency or tutoring company in same area charges 450 rs for an hour and tutor is planning to charge 550 rs per hour than it decreases chances of  selection , because other competitors are much cheaper. In other hand , if tutor charging 350 rs which is much lower than other offers may results in increase selection, but soon tutor find he is  earning less than others for same time period. So we suggest tutor can make fix minimum 400 rs per session to fight for initial competition. It will not only make easy to acquire new students but also save tutor to hamper its pocket.

  1. Travelling allowances :-

This contribute major portion in your tuition fee decision if you are taking home tuitions. For online tutors this cost is none. It’s a fact that for travelling tutor either use personal mode of transportation like bike else use public transportation. This cost  completely depend upon distance covered by a tutor. Before deciding fee tutor has to calculate the distance and than find out petrol charges or transportation charges. This basic charges should be added to your fee.

  1. Time and days for tuition:-

The other factor which should be consider is number of hours per day dedicated for particular student. Tutor has to understand student requirement , is student want hourly classes  or monthly classes. If the fee is decided on hourly basis than tutor can calculate as an individual class but if it is monthly bases than the total price go down. For instance,  a tutor charge 400 Rs per hour , but student want to take classes on monthly bases, while considering weekend off , the total days cover by a tutor per month are 22. So considering with hourly rates the total amount is 8800 Rs per month, which is not feasible for parents to pay, so here negotiation come into account and tutor can give much feasible rate which can around in between 5500/- to 6000/- a month. This sets a good example to understand the monthly rates and hourly rates which is common in India.

4.Subject offered:-

In this list one more things we can not forget to discuss is subject to be cover for tuition. Majority of students from school level ask for a private tutor for maths and science, whereas few of them ask for all subjects. As number of subjects increases , tutor efforts also increases. The complete pressure of subjects completion before the exam buildup on tutor. So as subject increases, the responsibility and work also increase. Tutor has to estimate charges according to that. Sometime you have to cover extra classes before an exam to finish the syllabus. Sonlinetutor.com always suggest its tutor to convey about extra charges to parents or calculate charges according to that which can added to monthly remuneration.

  1. Extra efforts to put for student:-

At last but not least, tutor should know about their students. We always recommend tutor to take a counselling session of child before classes begin, this will not only help private tutor to understand the weak areas of student but also give opportunity to design customized teaching plans for student. As extra efforts and out of the box methodologies results in fee hike, because personal tutor has to put extra efforts for student and it become one specialization add on for tutor which distinguish him with other tutor. In Depth tutor find  this weak areas can be anything such as weak in maths calculation to fear for exam. For this instance we take an example of our one student. He was in class 9th and continuously not scoring well for the exam. When first time we receive his enquiry , his parents told us that their son was not interested in studies at all. But when our tutors did counselling , he found that student was having trouble in examfear and have some issues with remembering things. From dedicated teaching plans and methods we solved the problems before exams started, which results in improve grades in exam. As tutor work extra than its regular curriculum  , tutor has rights to ask for extra money for his efforts.

In conclusion we can give basic formula to calculate tuition fee , which is

Tuition fee = Travelling allowances +efforts + time consumption

To help tutor further , we included basic rate chart which depends on  grade , city type and  duration.These all rates are based monthly and hourly bases so tutor has to decide by his own. This rates can vary city to city , we are giving an idea on the basis of our research. You can put your efforts to find rates further

Grades City type Duration (hourly) Duration(monthly)
Class 1st to 5th Tier 1 200-300 Rs 3000-4500 Rs
Class 6th to 8th Tier 1 400-550 Rs 5000-7000 Rs
Class 9th & 10th Tier 1 500-650 Rs 6000-8000 Rs
Class 11th & 12th Tier 1 600-  800 Rs 3500-5000 Rs per subject
Competition Exam

(IIT -JEE etc)

Tier 1 800 – 1100 Rs    –
Graduation

(B.Tech etc)

Tier 1 450 – 750 Rs 12000 per subject per syllabus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comparatively this tier 2 and tier 3 cities has less charges than tier 1 city.

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How much can I earn as a part time tutor in Pune?

This question is quiet common among all new tutors. Every tutor entering into tutoring industry has the same doubt in their mind. Well the answer is not too easy as we think. As we know, how much a tutor can earn depends on so many factors. To explain this in better way, we include few examples of our tutors, how much they are earning , what subject they are covering, what is the maximum and minimum wages they can earn while working part time.

As a part time tutor, Our tutors are earning upto 50000/- Rs month. We are not exaggerating the fact.Basically tutoring is a huge field, its cover from primary level of tutoring to Phd level thesis help. So the rates are totally depends upon the grades or class of the student, what subject and level tutor can cover. Most of the time tutors who are flexible with subjects and levels, earn more. So below we are including few fields where tutor can earn maximum or minimum

Tutor who earn most:-
1. Tutor for IIT Entrance
2. Tutor for Profession courses , Tutor for ICWA, Tutor for IPCC
3. Tutor for MBBS
4. Tutor for B.Tech
5. Tutor for helping for final year projects
6. Tutor for M.Tech and PHd Thesis

For above mention fields tutors have no earning limits. So its totally depends what kind of part time tutoring jobs tutor can undertake. In addition, if tutor is able to give online tutoring services than the earning potential go higher. Tutors, experts in this field earn in between 35000/- to 50000/- a month.

In other hand, tutors for primary classes earn the lowest wage in the industry. Normally a primary class tutor tuition fee range between 2500/- per month to 5000/- per month. As we know most of the tutoring jobs start after 3 PM, in that case tutors are only able to take four tuition for primary section and make mostly in between 10000/- to 20000/- per month.

Sonlinetutor.com always work as mentor for fresher tutors. We help tutor to choose best field and plan their timings to earn most out of the time available. We help tutor to find best suitable tutoring jobs and provide study material as well.

Sonlinetutor.com already know “Tutor growth == Sonlinetutor growth”