What does a Tutor do?

Provide non-classroom, academic instruction to students on an individual or small-group basis for proactive or remedial purposes.

Jobs Roles

  • Travel to students' homes, libraries, or schools to conduct tutoring sessions.
  • Schedule tutoring appointments with students or their parents.
  • Research or recommend textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.
  • Prepare and facilitate tutoring workshops, collaborative projects, or academic support sessions for small groups of students.
  • Participate in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
  • Organize tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
  • Monitor student performance or assist students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.
  • Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
  • Provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.
  • Prepare lesson plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to students' needs and goals.
  • Maintain records of students' assessment results, progress, feedback, or school performance, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Identify, develop, or implement intervention strategies, tutoring plans, or individualized education plans (IEPs) for students.
  • Develop teaching or training materials, such as handouts, study materials, or quizzes.
  • Communicate students' progress to students, parents or teachers in written progress reports, in person, by phone, or by email.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, or counselors to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, or assess student progress.
  • Assess students' progress throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Administer, proctor, or score academic or diagnostic assessments.
  • Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Provide private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance, improve occupational skills, or prepare for academic or occupational tests.
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