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About the Job

Provide non-classroom, academic instruction to students on an individual or small-group basis for proactive or remedial purposes.

It is also Called

  • Writing Tutor
  • Tutoring Clinician
  • Tutoring Assistant
  • Tutorial Laboratory Supervisor (Tutorial Lab Supervisor)
  • Tutor
  • Test Preparation Tutor
  • Spanish Tutor
  • Second Language Tutor
  • Science Tutor
  • SAT Tutor
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What They Do

  • Administer, proctor, or score academic or diagnostic assessments.
  • Travel to students' homes, libraries, or schools to conduct tutoring sessions.
  • Identify, develop, or implement intervention strategies, tutoring plans, or individualized education plans (IEPs) for students.
  • Communicate students' progress to students, parents or teachers in written progress reports, in person, by phone, or by email.
  • Research or recommend textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.
  • Prepare and facilitate tutoring workshops, collaborative projects, or academic support sessions for small groups of students.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, or counselors to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, or assess student progress.
  • Prepare lesson plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to students' needs and goals.
  • Maintain records of students' assessment results, progress, feedback, or school performance, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Develop teaching or training materials, such as handouts, study materials, or quizzes.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SI.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Investigative environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $40,650 with most people making between $18,050 and $68,280

Outlook

0.40%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 22,640 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 23,540 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 90 openings due to growth and about 430 replacement openings for approximately 520 total annual openings.

Industries that Employ this Occupation

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Pennsylvania Department of Education