How much should I charge for tuition ?
Category : Tutor FAQ
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 :-
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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|
(IIT -JEE etc)
|Tier 1||800 – 1100 Rs||–|
|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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