Advantages of Freelancing as a Tutor
With studying any subject, one very common career option is always teaching. Whether tutoring while you are a student yourself, or as a full time option after you graduate, tutoring is a great way to earn money. And now, with the development of web-based technologies and more exposure to the internet, tutoring has become online as well opening doors to careers such as freelance tutoring.
Flexibility of Hours
With any freelance work, you are always at more liberty to do the work more freely. Since you are your own boss, you only have to deal with your students. And you can choose if you want to deal with someone or not. It's less likely that you would be stuck with someone or something you don't want. more importantly, the true advantage of freelancing is the flexibility of hours. If you want to tutor full time, or if you want to keep your weekends off or devote time only on weekends, you're free to do it.
Balancing Work and Life
Being a freelance tutor also means that you won't be tied down with the heavy workload. Since you have the control over choosing your work, it will be better than having to compulsively work full time and with extra workload. You can also be in a much better mental state to prepare for your tutoring work if you are not pressurised by the constant worry of how much work you have. You might also find a way to give time to both your work and your personal life.
Supply of Work
Tutoring is one of the few jobs that are always in demand. Whether it's within your circle, neighbours, colleagues etc. or through an online system of teaching, you can sign up for tutoring work very easily. There are a lot of websites where you can find tutoring work. You can also promote yourself through your own social media or in the old word-of-mouth way.
As we graduate, gradually whatever we have learnt all these years goes right out of our heads, and it all starts to seem pointless. But with tutoring, you can actually brush up on that knowledge and make it useful in real life. Tutoring someone else also gives one the opportunity to groom oneself. In some ways, it is a way to improve your own knowledge and your own self.
Teaching is one of those jobs that is likely to give you more satisfaction than anything else. Tutoring someone, really helping them overcome their fears, shape their minds has its own perks. The work you do will not only earn you money, but there is also an interpersonal human connection that will be built through this process. This relationship will matter and you will be happier knowing you helped someone with their goals, personal achievements. So, if you weigh tutoring against any other job that earns you quick money, the former certainly seem heavier as it brings you a sense of purpose and personal happiness as well.
So, considering all aspects, working as a freelance tutor seems to be one of the most advantageous career options- financially and personally. If you have a knack for teaching and want to become a successful tutor who has impacted many lives, you only need a little practice and understanding.