Tutors in high demand as uni kicks off for 2015


Uni is back.  For some, it’s day 1.  This week heralded the commencement of semester 1 for unis across Australia.  Behind the scenes, something else commenced.  Tutors and tutoring services roared into production.  The start of the year strangely is a busy time for tutors and tutoring service companies.  Students are looking for an early edge and want to stay ahead of the pack.  It’s no surprise then that recent research showed that 28% of students at university use a private tutor at some point to assist with their studies.  Most of this occurs in first year.

The most tutored courses are:

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Maths
  • Sciences

So, what makes a good tutor.  I would look for:

  • A University graduate with an ATAR score of over 90, or an OP between 1-6
  • Has a solid understanding of the content, enough to be able to explain concepts in plain English.
  • Is knowledgeable in more than one area, such as Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Economics, Business Studies and IT.
  • Excellent communication skills and a command of the English language.
  • Reliability, able to work without supervision, punctual and have excellent personal presentation.

How much does tutoring cost?

Semi-experienced tutors can charge between $60-$80/hr and experienced tutors can charge between $80 – $120/hr.   Most people see this as an investment and that is the right way to view tutoring.  It is not a cost, it is a significant investment with lifelong benefits.  For some, it could even mean the difference between landing a job or no job, or even getting a higher paid job.

If you are looking for a tutor, whether it be because you are new to university or find the coursework difficult to understand, then reach out and get in touch with the many tutors out there who are ready to help you.

If you would tutoring in Economics, Business, Marketing or Finance, or would like guidance on assignment and report writing, feel free to contact me at peter@topmbacoach.com.