Making Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom Series: Tutoring
If you are new to this series, I interview stay-at-home moms who have children living at home and who make money by doing different things.
This is an interview that I had with a stay-at-home mom who I’ve known for over 35 years now.
She’s an excellent mother and person and I can’t believe that I just recently found out that she has been tutoring on the side to increase the family’s income as I’ve been looking for a friend or acquaintance for the tutoring interview of my Money-Making Stay-at-Home mom series for awhile.
Q. Would you like to keep this anonymous or not?
Q. What inspired you to begin working?
A. My kids are getting older, soon they will all be in school and it will look good on a resume when I apply for teaching school again if I have done some work outside of the home in the past decade.
Q. How did you go about starting your business or arranging a work-at-home position?
A. It sort of fell in my lap, another mom I know was looking for a tutor for her daughter and our time schedules worked out.
Q. What are some tips you would like to share with others who are interested in tutoring?
A. Traveling can be a real challenge, but virtual has its drawbacks too. There are a few options tutors have.
Q. How many hours do you work a week or how much of your time does this position require? Is it flexible? Is it consistent?
Q. When/how do you find the time to work?
A. I only tutor after my kids are headed to bed, I can only tutor teens right now I suppose, but with small children in the house that is how it has to be for me for now.
Q. Are there certain tips/advice you’d want to share with others who want to start tutoring?
A. I have friends that have started with a service such as Chegg.com or LearnToBe.org, these services often don’t pay much per hour and then, after working with a few families for a while, they arrange directly with the families to move away from the service and work directly with each other.
Q. Was training/schooling required for the position? How/when did you complete it?
A. I have a 4-year teaching degree. I think it varies on what you are tutoring but I would imagine that a lot of parents prefer to see a teaching degree or some kind of higher education, as well as some kind of proof that you are trustworthy.
Q. What is the income percentage you bring in? or How much do you make from this job? or Does the income help a little, medium, or is the main source of your family’s income?
A. It’s not much for us, just a little extra.
Q. How would someone who wants to do something similar get started?
A. I’d say probably start with an online tutoring service and get your name out there.
Looking for other ways to make money as a stay-at-home mom? There are many strategies and tips in the 30+ interviews below. My friends and acquaintances have agreed to share their insights with you. They all do different things from home as well (which I think is impressive).
Their interviews can be read by clicking on the links below: