Originally Posted by Buckeye
Anyone tutor kids or adults attending school who need extra help with potentially tough subjects such as math? I'm thinking about doing some volunteering but I was also wondering if I could make some extra money. Time to get some return on my math degree!
Originally Posted by brewer12345
Another oprtion is exam prep classes. My SIL used to teach Kaplan classes for the MCAT and I might eventually teach CFA prep classes if I want to bone up on the stuff I do not use regularly.
Our daughter's first job was at a Kumon center, which is franchised out by neighborhoods or by school districts. Another equivalent might be Sylvan Learning Centers.
The franchise owner mainly hired college & high-school students for up to 15 hours/week (two afternoons and a Saturday morning). However she had two other adults on staff who were the franchise "experts" on the calculus and other advanced math subjects, and worked with just the advanced students. We got to know those adults pretty well when our daughter worked her way up to those stratospheric levels. They also occasionally consulted to other Kumon franchises to teach the staff how to grade the kid's work at that level.
It's not necessarily more than minimum wage, but the kids who get to this level are generally the cream of the crop. You occasionally encounter a prodigy or a genius, or they're just extremely motivated. They're a lot of fun to work with. I started chatting with one of her students, a middle-schooler who knew my submarine background, and it turned out that
she set me up
he'd been saving a number of materials-science questions for me about the relative advantages of titanium hulls over HY80 steel. It was like blundering into a pop quiz hosted by Naval Sea Systems Command.
I wouldn't be so excited about a high school as I would be about a community college or a trade school. Those young adults can appreciate the difference that math will make in their