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

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.


A person in this career:

  • Provides feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.
  • Teaches students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Provides private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance, improve occupational skills, or prepare for academic or occupational tests.
  • Reviews class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
  • Assesses students' progress throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Schedules tutoring appointments with students or their parents.
  • Monitors student performance or assists students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.
  • Participates in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
  • Organizes tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
  • Develops teaching or training materials, such as handouts, study materials, or quizzes.

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Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation involves using your hands to hold, control, and feel objects more than one-third of the time
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Weekend work

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