Tutors, A Valuable Resource in a Tough Economy

When the going gets tough, people need tutors. When jobs are scarce and people are feeling pressure on the job, an enhanced or new skill can make the difference between being retained or laid off.

Many employers are asking employees to take on new responsibilities as they reduce their workforce in difficult economic times. More responsibility means less time to train and prepare, and that is where I play a role as a WyzAnt tutor.

I have the knowledge, time and desire to teach those who want to learn. As a tutor, my schedule is flexible, allowing students to go to school or work and "work in" tutoring sessions. Most employers budget employee training, so present your boss with the skills you wish to learn or improve, show them how it will benefit the company.

It is easy to peruse the tutors in their area and find the skill set that perfectly fits their need. Contact is easy, safe and secure and the tutor who is eager to share knowledge is the one that answers the email promptly.

Now is the time for you to think of the skills you need to improve that can help you at your job. Find the tutor and impress your boss with greater productivity and work performance!


Hello. I joined WyzAnt back in September 2010. I have been very happy with the amount of leads that WyzAnt has given me. However, I have yet to have gotten one student from WyzAnt. I have lowered my price by $10 and have offered a free meet and greet session. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do to get some clients? Please help. Thanks.
Hi Linda, Here are a few tips to help you get that all important first student. First, price yourself in the midrange of others tutoring in your area. If they are successful, then that is the "going rate". Students may wonder why you are much less per hour than your peers, so make sure you are in the ballpark with them. Second, take all the necessary tests to be certified in your subject areas, and maybe even broaden your field a bit to include more appropriate student matches. Third, be patient. Once you get a student nibble you can negotiate with that individual student by adjusting rates or providing whatever concessions necessary to get the job. Ask them to post a review and slowly build up from there. I have no idea if this helps at all, but I regularly post that I am a WyzAnt tutor on my Facebook page and Twitter. I do not know that it helps but I do know for sure that it cannot hurt. If you are one of many tutors in your area in one particular subject, consider looking at ways to differentiate yourself, specializing in adults for example. Anything that sets you apart helps. Good luck and let me know how you do. Cindy


Cindy M.

Adobe Creative Suite, Graphic Design, Art, Social Media Marketing

50+ hours
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