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How To Become A Tutor

Welcome Prospective Tutors!

Since 1955, A B C Tutors has excelled as one of the most prestigious and professional tutoring services in the Greater New York City area.

Currently, we are seeking intelligent, mature, well-spoken, articulate, responsible people who can effectively teach academic subjects to our students. We are offering part time / full time jobs to individuals who can conduct one-to-one, in-home lessons covering various academic subjects, grades, levels and tests and help our students understand and master their course work.

We need teachers, tutors and intelligent people who can give lessons in one or more boroughs / counties of Greater New York City (anywhere within area codes 212, 347, 516, 631, 646, 718, 845, 914 and 917).

Before You Start To Fill Out Your Application . . .

Before you decide to seek employment with us, there are six important things you need to know about us:

  1. You must go to our A B C Tutors web site and carefully read (not skim) at least three times the two links: How To Become A Tutor and The Tutor Handbook.

  2. Whenever one of our tutors gives a lesson, the family pays the tutor the full fee due for that lesson at the end of the lesson. On the last day of the month, the tutor uses Paypal to send us the portion of the fee due us. This means you never have to wait to receive your earnings; you are paid in full right away when you do the work.

  3. All lessons are scheduled according to the preferences of the tutor and the family. After we tell a tutor about a new student, he calls up the family to discuss the problems which need to be solved. If he wants to come at 10:00 PM Wednesday or at 9:00AM Sunday, and the family agrees with the tutors selection, then its always OK with us. In fact, most people can have lessons between 3:00PM and 11:00 PM Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. In all cases, you choose the day and time you prefer.

  4. Private tutoring is very different than classroom instruction. There are only three requirements for successful tutoring: 1) thorough knowledge of the course, 2) the ability to clearly and articulately explain it to the student and 3) ending up with a student fully able to manage the course on his own. Since this is our main concern, were NOT interested in state certificates, city licenses, graduate degrees, fingerprints, lesson plans, etc, etc. Our only goal is to have complete understanding of the course effectively pass from the teachers brain to the students. Therefore, it is entirely possible to successfully tutor subjects and grades for which the teacher doesnt possess licenses, certificates or degrees.

  5. The hardest part of running a tutoring service is finding enough students to tutor. Since most tutors have access to just one or two sources of students, they are forced to spend a great deal of time hoping and waiting for their schedules to fill up. We, on the other hand, have had well over fifty years experience during which we have cultivated many excellent sources of students. In fact, we have had to hire more tutors during the past few years to take care of the ever increasing demand for tutoring. So, if you would like to get more students, we can definitely help you.

  6. Legally, our tutors are classified as independent contractors. Since our tutors are NOT salaried employees and do NOT receive a W-2 form at the end of the year. We are NOT required by law to make any deductions for social security or withholding taxes. Any taxes due are entirely the responsibility of the tutor.

The Application Process

If you are considering seeking a tutoring position with A B C Tutors, its essential you set aside a great deal of time so you can read this entire document slowly, seriously, carefully and completely. In the past, many prospective tutors who came across this ad skimmed through it, called us up and asked us what they had to do to become a tutor with us. This is very discouraging to hear when all the answers sought are already in this listing. The reason this text is so long and time-consuming is we tried very hard to make it complete and give you all the details you would need to make an informed decision about working with us. So, we require you to read this entire document very carefully at least three times and hope you will decide to tutor for us.

About Us

Since 1955, A B C Tutors has provided adult, experienced teachers for expert, one-to-one, home instruction. We help students, parents, educators and agencies overcome academic difficulties and excel in educational endeavors. Our teachers thoroughly test their students to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, identify deficiencies holding them back and learn exactly which topics need to be taught. They maintain very high standards of professionalism to maximize their effectiveness and help their students realize their full potential.

Subjects and Grades Sought

We seek teachers, tutors and other articulate, intelligent people to explain academic subjects and tests at all grades, levels and tests to elementary, high school, college and adult students. Since we began operations in 1955, almost 90% of our tutoring requests have been for lessons in one or more of the following four subject areas:

  1. Grammar school math (Grades 1 to 8 Arithmetic, simple Algebra and simple Geometry)

  2. High school math (especially Elementary Algebra (Grade 9) and, to a lesser extent, Plane Geometry (Grade 10) and Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry (Grade 11)

  3. Grammar school reading comprehension (Grades 1 to 8)

  4. High school science (Earth Science, Biology and especially Chemistry and Physics).

Although most of our requests for tutoring are in these four subject areas, we do get a number of requests for other subjects. In math, we get calls for precalculus, calculus, probability and statistics. In reading, we get calls for the Orton-Gillingham method. In foreign languages, we get calls for Spanish, French, Italian and Latin. Among standardized tests, we get calls for GED, PSAT, SAT, GRE, LAST, LSAT and TOEFL. In the area of finance, we get calls for accounting, finance and economics. If you can effectively and articulately tutor any of these subjects (as well as others we have not mentioned), we may well be able to use your services.

Pay and Working Conditions

As is true of almost every other tutoring service in the country, we always need additional tutors to handle the ever increasing number of students seeking effective tutoring help. We intend to actively recruit suitable people during the rest of this year as well as during the next several years. We offer excellent pay and flexible hours for both full-time and part-time positions.

Our tutors earn between $20 and $45 per hour depending upon the subject and location involved. For students who live in Brooklyn, Bronx, northern Manhattan (above 110th Street), Queens and Staten Island, tutors normally earn $30 per hour for regular students and between $20 and $30 per hour for students accepted into our sliding scale reduced fee program. For students who live in the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Midtown and Lower Manhattan, tutors normally earn $45 per hour for regular students and between $20 and $45 per hour for students accepted into our sliding scale reduced fee program. For students who live in Long Island, Westchester and the lower Hudson valley, tutors normally earn $35 per hour for regular students and between $20 and $35 per hour for students accepted into our sliding scale reduced fee program.

Requirements You Must Meet

Yes, we DEFINITELY need and want tutors in ALL sections of Greater New York City (New York City, Long Island, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley). No, teaching licenses or certificates are NOT required. Due to the incredible ongoing demand for tutoring help, we will CERTAINLY hire many additional adult, articulate people to augment our tutoring staff during the next several years.

The following nine requirements must be met by EVERY applicant seeking to become one of our tutors:

  1. All applicants must have carefully read at least three times and completely understood our How To Become A Tutor link.

  2. All applicants must have carefully read at least three times and completely understood our The Tutor Handbook link. This includes all six steps detailed on the link as well as all the links you will find in those six steps.

  3. All applicants must submit an accurate, truthful and completely filled-out copy of the application described below.

  4. All applicants must either possess or be within one year of receiving an associates or bachelors degree (e.g., an A.A., B.S. or B.A. degree.) We may be able to accept a number of years of life experience in place of a college degree.

  5. All applicants must have a telephone interview with us to discuss their submitted application and their qualifications to be a teacher/tutor.

  6. Although neither owning nor driving a car is required, we give definite preference to candidates who are in possession of a car and are able to drive to lessons.

  7. Although neither teaching nor tutoring experience is required, we give definite preference to candidates who have had a number of years of such experience.

  8. All applicants must agree to tutor with us for at least one full calendar year.

  9. All applicants must agree to tutor for us ten or more hours per week.

How To Apply

If you would like to become one of our tutors in Kings (Brooklyn), Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Queens, Richmond (Staten Island), Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster or Sullivan Counties, you will find complete details by visiting our web site at A B C Tutors. Go to the left-hand side of the screen where you will find a section titled Become A Tutor. In this section, you will find three links covering all aspects of becoming a tutor with us. You are required to read the first two links, How To Become A Tutor and The Tutor Handbook, very slowly and carefully at least three times. These pages will tell you EVERYTHING about becoming one on our tutors. When you read The Tutor Handbook, you will see there are six steps leading to becoming one of our tutors. Please read very carefully all six steps and all the links contained in them several times. After you have learned all about us, understand what is involved in being a tutor with us and still want to be one of our tutors, go back to step five where you will find the Greater New York City Tutor Application you need to complete. Fill it out, click the SEND button at the bottom of the page and we will call you up within a few days to arrange the time and date of an intensive telephone interview with you. If we find both your application and your interview to be of sufficiently high quality, well immediately start referring students to you. PLEASE DO NOT FILL OUT THE APPLICATION UNTIL AFTER YOUVE CAREFULLY READ STEPS ONE TO SIX OF THIS WEB PAGE SEVERAL TIMES.

Our Application Is Difficult and Lengthy

It is important to realize our application is quite long, involved and comprehensive. In it, you will need to tell us about your personal background, what subjects, grades and tests you can and wish to teach, the zip codes to which you agree to go to give lessons, your educational background and your employment history. In addition, you will need to answer four very important essay type questions which are designed to see how well you know and understand our basic principals and how articulately you can explain them. Indeed, for every ten people who begin filling out the application, only one actually completes and submits it. And, for every three people who actually submit completed applications to us, only one actually succeeds in becoming a tutor. So, do not begin the arduous application process unless you seriously want to become one of our tutors.

As is the case with almost every tutor in the country, most of our tutors already have full time (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) teaching jobs or full time (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) office jobs. Our tutors are always free to simultaneously tutor for other services, work for other companies or take classes in school. If you have any questions after you have THOROUGHLY and COMPLETELY read our How To Become A Tutor and The Tutor Handbook links, you may phone us at (877) 674-5067. You may, if you wish, email us but do not forget to include your phone number in your message since we only respond to inquiries by telephone. Please DO NOT include any attachments in your email; because of the acute threat of computer virus infections, we NEVER open and read them.

In Summary

Remember, there are three items which MUST be successfully completed in order to become a tutor with A B C Tutors.

  1. All applicants MUST carefully read, understand and absorb our How To Become A Tutor and The Tutor Handbook links. This includes the contents of all six steps detailed on The Tutor Handbook as well as all the hyperlinks printed in blue ink and underlined.

  2. All applicants MUST submit an accurate, truthful, completely filled-out copy of our application after saving a printed-out copy for their records.

  3. All applicants MUST have an intensive telephone interview with us to discuss what they wrote on their application and their qualifications to become a teacher with our tutoring service.

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