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What is the worst example of ‘rich people problems’ you have seen?(r/AskReddit)
“I didn’t start preparing my 4 year old for the Gifted kindergarten entrance exam soon enough and now they have to go private school.”
I literally make $120 an hour teaching 4-year olds how to answer standardized questions…
A lot of people are asking how to get into the industry:
First, you should have expertise in common areas of need. As a medical student, I can safely tell people I’m qualified to teach almost every STEM subject, as well as standardized test taking and admissions essay writing. Before I started tutoring 4-year olds, I was primarily tutoring in Chem, Bio, and Med School Admissions.
Build up a teaching resume, and have something to show for it. Being able to tell prospective clients that I published a medical school admissions manual has been a huge asset to my credibility. Your clients want to know that you’re qualified to teach and explain things: if you’re not a certified teacher, you should have several years of tutoring experience and a few references to offer people.
Apply to tutoring companies, and get a feel for the local market. Pay can be anywhere from $20-120/hr depending on your experience and the area. Big cities, like NYC, Chicago, SF, and LA often pay tutors much more than small towns.
After getting experience with other companies, go independent! I started my own company earlier this year, and I couldn’t be happier with the freedom it provides. I get a full time salary working a part time job, and I get to set my own schedule. It starts off slow, and it can be discouraging to put up tons of flyers and get only a few calls, but word of mouth spreads quickly and things can pick up if you’re good at what you do. 🙂