Private Tutor and Teacher

Private Tutors and Teachers have incredibly flexible job positions as they often set their own hours. While some private tutors and teachers may work at specific schools/organizations or with specific individuals and have set hours of work, others make their own teaching/tutors schedules according to their personal needs and the needs of their students.

Duties and tasks

  • Access students performance and offer constructive criticism, praise, advice and encouragement
  • Assign exercises/assignments to train/educate students
  • May organise exhibitions of students work and arrange field trips to professional performances of the same type
  • Plan study programmes for individual students and groups
  • Prepare and present material as an expert in a specific field of study

Skills required

  • Ability to educate/inspire others
  • Ability to provide constructive criticism
  • Cultural awareness and empathy
  • Expertise in a particular field or fields
  • On-the-job training may be provided in particular organizations
  • Typically requires at least a bachelors degrees or five + years of experience

Working conditions

The working conditions for Private Tutors and Teachers depend on which type of environment they choose to work within. These individuals often set their own schedules and salaries, though their work is not always steady. Most of the time, private tutors and teachers work inside in comfortable spaces.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Teacher Education Association [ATEA] 

Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations 

The Australian Literacy Educators Association 

Related jobs and job titles

  • Analyst
  • College Principal
  • Private Tutor
  • Teacher - Primary
  • Teacher - Secondary
  • Technical and Further Education Lecturer

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