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Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by econ2med, May 17, 2014.

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  1. econ2med

    econ2med 5+ Year Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    I plan to tutor chemistry to community college students by posting ads on bulletin boards and craigslist. I prefer to be an independent/entrepreneur when it comes to building my client base as opposed to tutoring through the community college.

    My questions is this: how do I eventually prove to adcoms that I was a tutor. In other words, how do I show tangible evidence that I was a tutor? I feel like if the adcoms didn't ask for some sort of tangible proof, anyone could say that they tutored students on their applications. Suggestions?

    My goal is to eventually tutor disadvantaged highschool kids in a low income community.
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  3. MajorUnderDog

    MajorUnderDog 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    Possibly get the CC chemistry dept. to have you on their list of tutors...?
  4. DrMidlife

    DrMidlife has an opinion 10+ Year Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    Resident [Any Field]
    You don't have to prove anything. You're expected to provide a contact for each activity on your app, that's all.

    If you're successful with this endeavor, then it's a bigger deal than tutoring for an agency or school.

    Note that it's very difficult and frustrating to make any money as a tutor - you'll have no shows and folks who don't pay what they owe you. Clients who are serious are going to want you to provide references.

    Best of luck to you.
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  5. samc

    samc M3 5+ Year Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    Cincinnati, OH
    Medical Student
    A very big chunk of my income came from tutoring during prereqs. I explained it under Activities and gave one of my students' parents as the contact/reference. No biggie.

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