Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Three Questions that May be on that Tutor Application

Being a tutor is a great fulfillment, especially as you can help out students who are in need. It is tough to catch up with study material if students don't know what they should be learning. But, applying as a tutor can be quite tough. Going freelance may skip the whole application process altogether, but you will find it difficult to find jobs on your own than you would with a company. When you market yourself on your own, you are burdened with a lot of requirements by clients. On the contrary, if you apply as a tutor at a company, you will gain the advantage because work is readily available when you represent the company. But, how can you make the cut above the rest? The application process can be quite tricky to overcome. Especially, if it's your first time actually applying for a company. Here are three questions that may be on that tutor application that you should definitely look out for.

Availability—How much time can you commit?

First of all, companies want to know when you're available. You should be ready to take assignments that may throw your schedule into a frenzy, but that's how being a tutor works. But the bottom line is, when asked about your availability, don't make anything up and tell them what works for you. An honest answer is the best way to go because they'd definitely fix you up with students, especially if you have the skill, so there's nothing to worry about.

Availability is the first thing you should understand because of how frequent you'd be doing tutorial sessions. Of course, the more you do, the more you earn, so it depends on how committed you are to tutoring.

Experience—How long have you been tutoring?

This is a basic question in almost all applications. They want to know how well-versed you are in the tutoring business. Make sure you outline any past experience and your overall understanding of how tutoring works. If you and the company are on the same page, the odds are you'll jive in with the company objective and work out quite well. Experience usually defines a tutor's edge over others, but always keep in mind that your skill definitely matters. Always ensure that you've got everything figured out so that you can prove that you can adapt to learning new things. No one likes a tutor who doesn't learn, so make sure you've got that blend of knowing what's up and finding out what you could learn to be a better tutor in the long run.

Case Study Assessment—How would treat the situation?

This can either be in the form of a simulation or perhaps a narrative description. Case study assessments allow companies to gage how you would treat a certain situation. This gives them an idea on how you would be performing when you are sent out to tutor students.

The trick is to be natural. When you answer these assessments, respond with what you would naturally do and provide a rationale for these actions. This will help you mold the scenario even better and enhance the learning curve of students you'd be dealing with.

Tutor applications determine the potential of each tutor, so make sure you do your best when filling out that form. Understand that availability, experience, and your assessment matter. By doing so, you will grasp everything a whole lot better and enhance your tutoring drive in the process. With this in mind, you will enhance your potential as a tutor and provide the students what they deserve.

Have you seen these questions on an application before?  How much do you think your answers effected the outcome?

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