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Perhaps, your goal is not to be a teacher, but you enjoy helping others learn. This is exactly what a tutor does. Another way of looking at it is that tutors are private teachers that teach a single student or a small group.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, tutoring and teaching positions are at a 1.7% rise, which may seem like a small number, but what it actually projects is that there are over 309,220 jobs in academia.
As a tutor, you can privately teach at the following:
If you're looking to get an A on your tutor resume, we're here to help.
In this article, we are going to cover 8 steps to help raise your resume and help you land that tutoring job:
The way you format and style your resume can say a lot about you. It shows hiring managers you're respectable and looking to advance yourself.
When creating a tutor resume, it's always important to include the following:
Tip: You can also include other elements, such as languages and test scores on your tutor resume.
When it comes to the format of your resume, there are three ways you can do so:
As a tutor, the format with the biggest appeal to hiring managers would be the hybrid format as it allows you to showcase both your experience and your skills, which are both highly important.
Tip: Since hiring managers may be receiving a lot of resumes and applications for their tutor listings, it's crucial to make yours stand out. Look over the posted job description and implement some of the keywords listed in your resume.
Take a look at our guide on how to format your resume if you want to learn more.
Summaries aren't always included in resumes, but they sure can help take your resume to the next level.
Think of a resume summary as a 1-2 sentence blurb that shows hiring managers what you can do before even going through your entire resume.
Sometimes, it's difficult to summarize yourself in 1-2 sentences, but here are some elements you should always include in your resume summary:
Tip: Feel free to include some personal characteristics in your resume summary.
If you're still stuck on how to write your resume summary, here's a good and simple example:
Friendly, NTA Certified Tutor with 6+ years of experience tutoring in English. Highly skilled in encouraging a love of learning and have maintained 95% positive feedback from students and their parents who have seen growth in academic environments and grades.
Tip: If you don't feel like you have the prior experience to write a resume summary, write a resume objective instead. This is another 1-2 sentence blurb that shows hiring managers what you're looking for in the position.
Want to write the perfect resume summary? Our guide on writing resume summaries has tons of examples.
A tutor position is no easy feat. You have to be able to teach and accommodate to a variety of students with different learning styles and abilities. Not to mention, you may be teaching multiple students at a time or multiple subjects.
If to you, this is easy work. Then, showcase that ease with your work experience.
Tip: When listing your work experience, it's important to highlight the specifics you did on the job, and do so using good verbs.
Here are some items you can include in the work experience section of your resume:
Here are some elements you must include when listing each individual job experience:
Whenever writing a resume, what you include under the job description is always important.
As a tutor, here are some job description examples:
Tip: You're creating a tutor resume. Show the work experience that is relevant to the job. Do not include your work experience from working at a retail store or restaurant as it does not apply to this position.
If you're lacking work experience, don't worry. You can become an in-school tutor or a Supplemental Instruction Tutor at your school. It may not pay, but don't worry. Gaining this experience will help you earn the tutoring big bucks later.
Tip: A Supplemental Instruction Tutor, or SI, is a regularly scheduled, tutor-led study and review session that is conducted outside of and in addition to normal classroom/lecture time. To become one, you must showcase to your teachers and professors that you are comfortable with the material being taught and can teach it to others.
Want more tips and tricks on how to write your work experience description? Check out our guide on describing your work experience.
In any type of resume, key skills are important, but as a tutor, they are even more crucial. Key skills are ways to highlight your abilities beyond the subjects you teach.
Here are some examples of key skills you can include in your resume as a tutor:
Tip: You can even include skills such as multilingual and CPR certified, too.
Having trouble identifying your skills? We have a guide with 100+ key skills you can include in your resume.
If you're going into academia, which, as a tutor, you are, it's important to add your education to your resume.
Adding your education shows hiring managers your academic background, which is necessary to include if you're looking to highlight your academic success and how you can use it to help others.
When adding an education section to your resume be sure to include:
At a minimum, to become a tutor, you do need a high school diploma or equivalent. Although completing tutoring training and becoming certified helps, too.
Here's what adding your education to your resume can look like:
2012 — 2016
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts
Tip: Only include your GPA if it was above the average. Especially as a tutor, you don't want to showcase that you yourself weren't doing so great while in school.
If you're unsure what else to include in the education section of your resume, take a look at our guide on how to list your education, which includes examples.
Testimonials are reviews people have left you with regard to your tutoring service. Including these on your resume highlight to hiring managers that people have liked the way you tutor and feel it has helped them.
To get testimonials, reach out to people you have tutored or parents of students you have tutored and ask if they can write you a short review so you can include it on your resume.
Tip: If you've tutored through tutoring service websites, sometimes, there are already reviews from people you have tutored without you necessarily needing to reach out. If you decide to use these, be sure to reach out to the person, if possible, to get their permission to use them.
Here are some examples of testimonials:
"Lucy was the best tutor for my daughter, Emily. She was patient and helped her get her grades up in her reading and writing classes. Lucy definitely has a teacher's spirit and kindness."
"I was really struggling with school prior to meeting Lucy. Thanks to her, I scored a 1400 on my SAT."
Need more help writing the perfect resume? We have a guide that can help you do just that.
As a tutor, your own education and testing are important. How can you help someone else learn if you haven't learned yourself? Therefore, including your test scores, if they're good, of course, is a great addition to your resume.
Here are some test scores you can include:
Tip: If you offer tutoring in any standardized testing, it is especially important to list your test scores on your resume, especially if they're good as they can sort of speak for themselves and land you the job.
If you speak multiple languages and can teach and tutor in multiple languages, this may be what makes you the perfect candidate and differentiates you from other applicants.
Sometimes, students are struggling in a class or subject simply because of a language barrier, but if you can highlight that you speak their language on your resume, you may be viewed as the perfect tutor for this student.
Here are some languages you can include on your resume if you know them:
Tip: Next to the languages you know on your resume, add if you're fluent, intermediate or a beginner in the language to show hiring managers just how well you know the specific language.
We know how much that A+ in tutoring would mean to you, so make sure your resume is an A+, too. If you follow our guide and let us tutor you in resume building, you're sure to land the job.
Here's a summary of everything we've covered:
With our help, you'll be helping others in no time. Good luck!
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