Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hiring Tutors 105: Determining a Pay Structure for Tutors

If you want to maintain smooth functionality for tutoring, you should understand the different pay structures that work for you. With the different means of obtaining the desired model for payment, developing an effective pay structure must focus on three distinct elements: time frame, nature of the subject, and credentials. This will ensure you the most effective means of obtaining the right tutor for the job, and the right compensation to meet his or her standards and qualifications.

Time frame
Determining whether to pay hourly or through sessions depend on the time availability of the tutor. If he or she is on a busy schedule, then hourly payments may secure the payment pattern. Session-based payments may work over long modules that require frequent meetings. 

Nature of the Subject
As an important factor, technically driven subjects such as science or math require more payment because of it requiring specific attention and mental energy. With this in mind, this will determine the pay structure for tutors, especially in line with the availability and the resources required conveying the lecture.

This is another important factor in determining the amount of pay and pay structure at hand. Credentials will increase a tutor’s reliability and understanding of a certain topic, thus enhancing his or her tutoring capacity. With enough credentials, you may consider monthly or weekly payment schedules because of the certainty of service provided.

Overall, determining how often you should pay or how much depends on the three factors of timeframe, nature of the subject, and credentials. Depending on the tutor, you can develop an effective pay structure that meets both you and your tutor’s requirements. You should consider these elements along with the tutor’s financial plan involved in the terms of service or the contract that is present. With the quality of service provided, you can surely get the right tutor at hand.

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