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3 Amazing Benefits of Becoming an Academic Tutor

Looking for a way to help other students, improve your own skills, and maybe even make some money at the same time? Consider becoming an academic tutor!

Becoming a tutor can be incredibly rewarding not just for the student being tutored but also for the tutor. And the best part about pursuing a job as a tutor is there’s no experience required! It’s simple to get signed up with a multitude of tutoring platforms to get a quick start in a subject you’re passionate about. There are also many benefits to taking on this part-time job and extracurricular activity, but let’s take a look at three of the most impactful: developing a deeper understanding of the subject you’re teaching, building your confidence, and helping someone else learn.

1. Improve your craft

Teaching a subject like math or physics to someone else can help you improve your own academic skills in many ways. For one, it encourages you to understand the topic better because you must be able to explain concepts with depth and clarity to someone else. In fact, it doesn’t just improve your craft in your subject area but also your approaches to teaching. Consider this: If a student isn’t following your explanations, they will hopefully let you know so you can adjust to accommodate them—forcing you to improve upon your methods of communication. This will contribute to your personal growth as a tutor and person. In addition, constantly solving problems and answering questions relevant to the subject reinforces ideas and helps build more skillful approaches to problem-solving.

Related: How to Improve These Must-Have Skills for Science Majors

2. Build your confidence

Tutoring is an opportunity to develop some confidence and public speaking skills. Even though your audience will most often be only one student, it’s still a great opportunity to practice speaking with confidence. As you continue to converse with different people, you’ll become more adaptable in making sure to accommodate each student to improve their understanding and your teaching skills. This ability will become key to presenting yourself and your lessons confidently because it will help ease you out of your nervousness. This is a necessary skill for life, not just your tutoring career. It’s extremely important to learn how to carry yourself with self-assurance. Practice is required to improve any skill, and you can begin developing this one by becoming a tutor. 

3. Gain mutual satisfaction through helping others

Helping people understand concepts is very satisfying for both tutors and students because it gives you both a sense of fulfillment. Naturally, watching someone make academic progress and being credited with it is important to feeling successful at your job. Not only that, but acknowledging your progress as a tutor is comforting because you see yourself mastering the subject you chose to teach and your ability to teach concepts with clarity along with the confidence you’ve built. The satisfaction of a job well done is a great incentive that drives you to work even harder. 

Related: 3 Benefits of Tutoring, Plus Tips to Make the Most of It

It’s beneficial to consider all the advantages of tutoring since they’re not limited to the ones mentioned above. Tutoring in high school or college can be a great experience, and if there’s a subject you’re good at and feel you could teach to someone else, you should definitely consider this opportunity. Whether you can make some money tutoring or just use it to strengthen your résumé, it’s an easy way to build life skills, reinforce concepts, and feel academic satisfaction.

If you get a deep sense of fulfillment from tutoring, consider the benefits of majoring in Education as you explore future career paths!

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