As a university student, a part-time job can help to provide extra cash, create transferable skills, create valuable contacts for the future, and all while fitting around your university timetable.
However, such jobs are often hard to come by and could have you working long hours that clash with study time or pay close to minimum wage. If the thought of working in a steamy coffee shop or bustling fast-food joint doesn’t fill you with joy, tutoring could be the answer.
In this article, we’ll take a look at why tutoring stands out as a uniquely rewarding and flexible part-time employment choice and how it could be the perfect sidekick to your study.
Flexibility That Fits Around Your Timetable
University schedules are often erratic, making many traditional part-time jobs impractical. Tutoring, on the other hand, offers excellent flexibility, allowing you to tailor your tutoring sessions around your classes. This means you’ll never need to make the hard choice between earning money and education. Whether it’s a weekend slot or an evening lesson, tutoring fits the student lifestyle like a glove.
Boost Your Subject Mastery
They say the best way to learn is to teach. Whether you are studying English, Maths, Chemistry, or the Arts, tutoring is the perfect platform to do just that. As you prepare lessons for your students, you could find yourself revisiting topics from your studies, bolstering your understanding and helping you to better retain information. It’s almost like getting paid to revise!
Develop Transferable Skills
Once your study is over and you’re looking for full-time employment, your CV will become the window to your study and experience. Would-be employers will often be looking for key skills like communication, time management, patience, and problem-solving. Tutoring is a great way to hone these skills and make your CV stand out from the crowd.
A Real Sense of Achievement
There’s nothing quite like the “a-ha moment” when a student “gets” a topic. As a tutor, you’ll get to play a pivotal role in your students’ learning journeys, providing academic support that boosts their confidence and passion for learning. The profound sense of achievement you’ll feel when a concept clicks with a student is out of this world.
Of course, as a university student, you’ll be looking to earn extra money to support the student lifestyle. Tutoring isn’t just fulfilling; it’s financially rewarding, too. Tutors often command a decent hourly rate that eclipses many other part-time roles. That means you can work fewer hours for the same pay, leaving you more time for your studies and social life.
Professional and Personal Growth
By interacting with students, parents, colleagues, and other professionals, you’ll build your interpersonal skills and create a network that could be invaluable for your future career. You’ll also learn how to adapt your tutoring skills to suit the needs and learning styles of your students. Furthermore, if you’re considering a profession in education, tutoring could be the perfect taster of what’s to come. You can also add your tutoring experience to the work experience section of your CV.
Make a Difference With Tutor Doctor
Now, how do you get started? At Tutor Doctor, we’re always on the lookout for university students who are eager to teach and make a real difference in somebody’s learning journey. By becoming part of our team, you’ll join a supportive community, receive training and resources to help you every step of the way, and get a real chance to transform students' lives, including your own!
Become a Tutor Doctor tutor today and take the first step towards a part-time job that’s as rewarding as it is flexible. You don’t need to have previous experience and will receive all the support you need through your local Tutor Doctor office.