Hiring a tutor is a great option for students who need extra help getting ahead in a course or hands-on learning for test prep. Finding the right tutor at an affordable rate shouldn't have to be complicated. Compare tutor profiles, read reviews from past students or parents, and search by experience or rates to find your perfect match.
If you're looking to hire a tutor for your kids or yourself, the cost will depend largely on what tutoring subject you choose. As a reference, the national average rate for tutors on Care.com is $17.00 per hour as of November 2020.
How can I find a good tutor?
To start your search on Care.com, review profiles for the different tutors in your area and contact those that fit what you are looking for. You will find a description for each tutor sharing details about the subjects they teach, their experience teaching different grades, tutoring kids of different ages, and the services they provide. You can also post a job describing what you need and have the tutors to contact you through the site.
What subjects can the tutors teach?
You will find tutors for almost every grade and subject on Care.com. There are tutors specialized in college subjects, high school, elementary school and even kindergarten. The most popular subjects include math, English, reading, foreign languages, chemistry, and music lessons. We suggest sorting through each tutor's profile to learn about their previous experience with students and the specific subjects that they teach to find the one that fits your individual needs.
How can I prepare for my first session with a tutor?
Before your first session with a new tutor, sit down and do a little preparation so you or your child can get the most out of your tutoring experience. Whether you're studying for a specific test or trying to bump up that math grade, it's important to not only communicate your learning goals and expectations to the tutor, but also to bring up the specific areas you or your child need help with.
How it works
Create an account to get started
Post a job, review profiles, then message candidates who fit your needs
Find a match
Conduct interviews, check references, and hire the one that works for you