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If you have ventured into the world of academics, you would know that not every college major will provide students with a marketable skill. Sure, learning about exponential functions or renaissance literature is not without its merits – or importance – but they are not the kind of information that is needed in a day-to-day market. For those students who choose these kind of careers, it will often prove difficult to find work after graduation. It can become so difficult, in fact, that it becomes almost a necessity for them to course through a masters or doctorate degree to increase their chances of landing a job.
There is no guarantee, though, that high levels of specialization will directly result in the job. This is why there’s a large pool of people working outside their major. While this is not necessarily a bad thing – an English major could easily adjust to a job in advertising – it can certainly lead to some fairly ridiculous scenarios. For example, the thought of a PhD graduate working in a low-skill, minimum-wage-paying job is a bit ridiculous. Still, this is a reality that too often goes unnoticed.
Use your knowledge: Take on Tutoring
While not everyone will be encumbered by taking a job outside their field, that is not true for everyone. And, though the reality of the world’s current economic state cannot be changed, options can certainly be provided for those who seek them. Especially, for those who wouldn’t mind having an extra income in their hands. See, knowledge is one of those things that can be easily exchanged. Many people have served as tutors at some point in their lives, though probably at different scales. A mother has experience helping their teenage son with math problems, just like the A+ student in college was probably asked to explain something to their struggling classmates.
Use Your Time Wisely: Do It Online
Even though everyone might have the right attitudes to teach, not everyone has enough freedom in their everyday lives to make it a reliable source of income. Finding students can be hard, as well as the commute to meet them. Students who would like to teach are tied down by their class schedules and assignments and cannot always work standard hours. With online tutoring, these concerns can be tossed to the side and the mind set towards a profit.
Working online, as we all know by now, offers a lot of freedom to those who choose to engage in it. You get to decide the time and duration of your shift, the place where you’ll be stationed and, even the topics you would like to teach. Some websites, like WizIQ, will let you host your own lectures and set up one-on-one webcam session with your students. Other websites, like Studypool, offer a more direct approach of Questions and Answers – where you will be paid for answering straightforward, specific questions. In both of these sites – and others like them – you will be in direct control of how much you earn.
Also to consider is the fact that Online Tutoring websites will rarely have restrictions on the topics allowed to be taught. Some of them will even let you host your own lectures, based on your area of expertise. Subjects like Math, Finances, Economics, Physics, Writing and Foreign Languages can become your specialization. Then again, you are free to help out in whatever way possible. You can also choose the level in which you’d like to teach – for example, you can set out to only dedicate yourself to difficult, technical matters for college students or opt to help out students in a high school level.
The best part about Online Tutoring is the demand. Knowledge, after all, is just one more commodity that can be exchanged for our convenience. If you have the information and the will to help out others, you will fit right in the community, and make a profit in the process.