Dec 14, 2017
Tutoring can be a solitary profession, but that doesn’t mean tutors should let slide a golden opportunity to meet others in the business – and grow together.
Hopping from student to student, home to home, one job to the next: whether tutoring is one’s side hustle or full-time job, the flexible work life can be liberating but lonely.
But tutoring doesn’t have to be one person’s battle alone. Finding and networking with other tutors is a surefire way to build business, make friends, and develop working relationships.
Take Farhat Ahmad’s example: an English teacher working with difficult kids, Farhat felt isolated from other educators at her alternative high school. That was till she got an email one day: enter Alex, a fellow teacher working in the same school district. She reached out to congratulate Farhat after both were in the running for an innovation award which Farhat won. The two built a meaningful dialogue over emails that led to constructive work sessions, and a friendship.
Working relationships among tutors are not just about building solidarity for a solitary profession: tutors can trade best practices, compare data and test scores, and above all, become better educators in the process.
So send that email, friend that person, shoot them a text. Reach out!
The Secret to Being a Better Teacher? Find Your Tribe https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-12-13-the-secret-to-being-a-better-teacher-find-your-tribe