A tutor works with students and enables them to perform at a higher level academically. They are generally found in schools and companies specializing in education and after school tutoring. A tutor will meet with students privately or in a group setting to oversee the completion of school assignments. Additionally, a tutor can work with students to improve test-taking skills, note taking process and further elaborate on concepts learned in the classroom. They aim to assist students and promote a deeper understanding of course materials.
Education can vary widely depending upon the subject to be taught and the age group associated. Generally, tutors are expected to have a college education and a detailed understanding of the topic to be taught to students. As with education, certification can also vary by state and location. A certification from the National Tutoring Association (NTA) is preferred for higher level tutoring positions. An excellent tutor will possess a positive approach to learning as well as interpersonal skills.
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