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6 Reasons Why Students Should Tutor Part-Time


Looking for a part-time job?

You might have considered working as a barista in Starbucks or as a sales assistant in Uniqlo. After all, these are some of the common part-time jobs that interest students. But what about home tutoring?

It is a great way to earn extra pocket money without needing to dedicate much of your time. Not to mention the many other benefits, so here are the top five reasons you should consider it!

Flexible Work Hours

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Part-time tutoring has flexible hours, which is great for students who have other commitments like their academics, Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) and school events. You can schedule your tutoring sessions according to your availability and preferences. Just make sure to update your students every week.

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Tuition sessions also don’t take too much time (around one to two hours every session), so you have ample time for your other responsibilities!

Develop Important Life Skills

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There are many life skills that you can gain from being a part-time home tutor. After all, it is not an easy job, and you’ll face many challenges throughout your tutoring journey. However, these experiences will shape your personality and instil life skills in you.

Here are some life skills that you’ll learn from tutoring:

1. Patience
2. Communication
3. Time management
4. Negotiation
5. Leadership
6. Financial management
7. Positivity

Improves Your Understanding of the Subject


Studies show that teaching is extremely effective in helping you understand and learn. This is thanks to the “testing effect”, where long-term memory is increased through constant retrieval of information from memory.

You’ll also have to answer your students’ questions which will help you to expand your knowledge and understanding. Mainly when you discuss solutions or answers with your students.

Better Pay


A part-time home tutor’s pay is significantly high compared to other jobs. Not to mention that you’re working fewer hours too!

For example, a part-time Starbucks barista earns about $6 to $8 per hour, and they have to work about 20 to 30 hours a week.

Compared to that, a primary school part-time home tutor can earn up to $20 to $30 per hour, and they only need to work up to three hours a week! If you teach higher education, you can earn much more.

Provide Emotional Fulfilment


Tutoring is a highly fulfilling job. This is because you’re helping others, and you also follow their progress and help them along their academic journey. When you see them improve, it’ll feel incredibly rewarding.

It is also very inspirational as you help students achieve their success stories and watch them develop and grow.

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Tutoring is a great part-time job to consider, especially with its many benefits. But like any other job, you need to work hard and do your best to get the most out of this experience.

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Rum Tan

Rum Tan is the founder of SmileTutor and he believes that every child deserves a smile. Motivated by this belief and passion, he works hard day & night with his team to maintain the most trustworthy source of home tutors in Singapore. In his free time, he writes articles hoping to educate, enlighten, and empower parents, students, and tutors. You may try out his free home tutoring services via or by calling 6266 4475 directly today.