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Question #91719 posted on 10/09/2018 6:36 p.m.

Dear 1000 Hour Board

I’ve been tutoring for the last while for y-serve and I have been having a great time. I’m happy to volunteer my time for free, but I now that I have experience I would like to make some money tutoring. I saw that the SAC has tutors and wondered if they’re paid tutors, but I haven’t been able to find anymore information. If it is an actual job, how often do they hire people? What’s the pay like? And where do they post the jobs?



Dear Ouch,

By your 'nym, it sounds like you are looking for a math tutor position. In that case, you don't need to be hired by BYU. Instead, you can simply post flyers advertising yourself (or use any other reasonable method of advertisement). Note that this allows you to set your own rates. For a math or econ tutor, it is normal for a tutor to charge $15-$20 an hour (sometimes more, depending on the tutor's qualifications). With my qualifications (the completion/current enrollment of 20 BYU math courses, including graduate work), I would charge in the neighborhood of $20. If you would like to be an econ tutor, do the same thing.

If this process is different for other departments, I would welcome corrections from readers.