Sirius Black

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I'm thinking about doing just that this summer. If you have tutored, what was your score, and how did you find "tutees" (people to be tutored by you?) :) Also, how much did you charge?

For those of you who haven't tutored, but would consider getting tutored for the MCAT privately (by someone who got a 29 O), how much would you be willing to pay? I was thinking of charging $5 an hour. Is that too much/too little/just right?
 

babinski bob

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I've done alot of tutoring, in particular for ochem. I guess the amount you charge depends on your expertise and your credentials. When I first started tutoring (the quarterafter I finished), I charged $10 and had way too many people that wanted help. I actually had to take down signs and stop accepting new students (except for the good looking girls, of course). By the time I stopped, I was charging $25, I was a grad student working on my MS, had 3-4 years of tutoring experience, and a year or so of TAing. I didn't have as many students (which was fine w/ me) but it worked out. If you're good at what you do, you'll never have a shortage of students and they'll tell their friends about you and you'll have plenty of clientele. The best part about private tutoring though... ALL cash, non-taxable, and on YOUR time schedule!

BTW... you don't have to tell people how you did on the MCAT. If you truly are a superstar at one particular subject and can effectively teach stuff, your students will think you're a genius and got a 15 on it. No one is going to ask for a copy or your mcat scores prior to teaching (unless you work for a company like kaplan or something)... I only got an 11 on the BS portion but I can guarantee I aced the 20-22/77 ochem questions i got on my test). And no one ever questioned me about my scores. If you're good, no one will care or doubt your abilities.
 

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well, to be honest, i would not choose to be tutored by someone who got a 29O, regardless of the price. i think that you would lose credibility in some of your student's eyes. you may be a great teacher of the science, but i think a typical student would expect their teacher to totally rock the test.

nevertheless, $5/hr is ludicrously cheap for a tutor, and if you are good, you should be able to charge more.
 

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the above poster is right though, no one is making you disclose your scores
 
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