Tutoring: Another Source of Income

Are you currently a translator looking to both increase your income and impact within your community? Have you ever considered tutoring as a great way to both earn some extra cash on the side while feeling the satisfaction of teaching?

Over the past few years, there has been a massive uptake in tutoring lessons particularly by primary to secondary school students. The main reasons for this include increasing academic pressure, economic uncertainty, and competition within schools and universities. Coupling this with an increase in subject demands such as English, Maths, Science and languages, the amount of tutors required has not been able to keep up with the pace of demand. This is where you come in!

Becoming a tutor has never been easier. With copious amounts of online resources and support around, you can transfer your translation knowledge to a complementary industry – private tutoring!

So how do you become a successful tutor in languages?

Becoming a successful tutor in languages isn’t all that difficult provided you’re willing to put in the work to see results for yourself and your students. Becoming a successful tutor requires two facets: the practical skill of teaching, and the marketing aspect of your occupation.

Learning Required Tutoring Skills

With reference to the practical aspect of tutoring, one can be an expert in the knowledge of a particular subject, but their ability to teach that may be quite limited and elementary. Knowing the subject and knowing how to teach are two completely different things. Many first time tutors get put off by their belief that they cannot teach a subject, even if they are experts in the subject. However, with the right training and support, you can learn how to pick up the skill of teaching students.

For the purposes of this article, we’ll assume you are already an expert in your chosen language or languages. The next step is learning HOW to impart this knowledge over to your possible students. This is where LearnMate will come in to help you. LearnMate provides you with all of the tools and support necessary to help you create a successful tutoring business, including how to teach the language you currently offer translation services in. With LearnMate, you’ll be joining a team of over 1000 tutors nationwide around Australia, and you will gain instant access to our dedicated online training for tutors (that’s over 90 online lectures of complete awesomeness to help you become the best tutor possible!). You’ll be taught key tutoring skills such as motivational techniques, communication skills, the various learning styles of students, mentorship skills, common problems in tutoring and various solutions, and so much more!

To help with the actual practical skill of becoming a tutor, you can sign up to LearnMate and we have some of the most comprehensive tutor training guides and videos on the market.

Marketing Yourself as a Tutor

Oftentimes, many tutors forget about this. Marketing seems all too daunting, so they’re left with no students even though they may be fantastic tutors themselves. In these circumstances, tutors may turn to agencies to provide them with a steady flow of students, which works well in many instances.

Thankfully LearnMate can help you with the formation of a creative ad that will surely garnish attention from customers. We provide tutors with online training as well as ways to market yourself effectively to a wider audience. Part of being a successful tutor is not just about your knowledgeability, enthusiasm and engagement skills, but also about how well you market yourself to society. If you know how to use marketing tips effectively, it can help you to portray your true self to your potential students. This is a skill that isn’t just applicable in tutoring, but also transcends a lifetime – in future job prospects and so forth.


ABOUT LEARNMATE: LearnMate is Australia’s leading tutoring agency offering private lessons in all primary & high school subjects including English, maths, science, humanities, foreign languages, and so much more. Our mission is simple: to provide professional, engaging and enthusiastic tutors to students, while also ensuring the student feels empowered and confident during their assessments! Ultimately, our goal is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true!

With over 1000 tutors on our platform, you’ll be joining a team of dedicated tutors from around Australia. You’ll also gain access to some of the widest range of tutor-support resources around to help you transfer your translation skills into the tutoring world! Be sure to register to become a tutor today!

This blog article was written by Dmitri Dalla-Riva, the owner of LearnMate tutoring. Since starting the company in early 2015, the company has had over 5,000 students use our services, and our tutors have logged over 60,000 hours of lessons!