(Closed) Craigslist tutors?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think plenty of normal people cruze around craigslist looking for a various aray of services!

I don’t think it would hurt to try!

Also are you apart of Care.com or sittercity? They often have ads of people looking for tutoring for their kiddos?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Good question, I’m also curious for the answers.

I once tried looking for a short-term place to live by placing an ad on craigslist; while I got a couple legit people interested, they both ended up falling through, and I also got at least one creepy-reply… as in, “yeah, you can live here….for certain favors…” So yeah, there definitely is creepers out there. Not sure how/if they would contact a tutor with a similar proposition!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Are there any local schools in the area that you could advertise with? I would be really, really hesitant to meet up with a tutor on Craigslist (and I do a lot of CLing myself). By networking with area schools, you could perhaps get a good client base! Community organizations also sometimes need help with teaching English as a second language or groups like the YMCA might be able to use someone with your skills.

 

What levels/subjects do you want to tutor?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had a tutoring ‘company’ contact me.  It was like 5 months later and the guy seemed really shady on the phone so I never pursued it.  Not shady in the I want to rape and kill you way, but shady in the I’m never going to pay you way.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am a teacher and advertise tutoring services on craigslist.  I have had mostly good experiences, but I have had a few “flakes” who never end up following through (only via email, never have they left me waiting in public), and a couple of responses that were clearly scams (never accept overpayment, set anything up with someone overseas who claims that their son/daughter is coming to the united states, money orders, cashiers checks, or even paypal… If they can’t give you cash you can’t do it).

 

I’ve actually met some really interesting students via CL (one guy is a semi-famous and on the up and up singer — an older man who is illiterate) and another was a Spaniard visiting NYC who wanted English lessons while he was here.  It can be very rewarding, but definitely be cautious.

 

Also, *always* meet your students in public places… even after you’ve established a relationship with them.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

You might try WyzAnt as I see tons of ads for tutoring on there. Also, try similar sites.

You could ask local schools if you could post a flyer of your services. Also, many area stores and supermarkets have community boards where people post their local business info. Try posting in a local community center, too.

Also, professional learning centers like Sylvan often post jobs. Maybe you could apply there?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I tutor with a tutoring agency, they charge the family 50/hour and I make 30/hour.  I tried posting ads before this, and never got any bites.  Now that i’m with an agency, I have so many students I can’t handle it. 

What are you wanting to tutor?  I tutor calculus, math, sciences.  My tutoring agency is math and science focused so it works well.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@Beluga:  That sounds good then!  Cash under the table is perfect for craigslist, lol.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Beluga:  Does your university have a writing center or academic enrichment center? Sometimes, they offer paid positions for writing center consultants or tutors.

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