Position Summary – Tutor/Instructor
Tutors coach students by providing innovative and engaging lessons to encourage independent learning. They assess the requirements of learners to develop lesson plans. Tutors can choose to work part-time or full time to deliver one on one and/or group classes to students from home, online, or at a coaching centre/institute. It is an ideal role for students, graduates, those who want to be self-employed, or anyone who wants to generate some additional income in their free time using their education and skills.
Depending on their qualification and experience, tutors can decide whether they want to teach primary, secondary, undergraduate or postgraduate students. They may be specialised in one or more disciplines including but not limited to Academics (physics, chemistry, French, history, geography, maths, English, computers etc.); Sports (fitness, swimming, sailing, skiing, skateboarding, tennis, etc.); Arts & Leisure (guitar, piano, singing, pottery, painting, culinary etc.).
Tutors need to be highly organized, patient, and punctual with passion for their subject and sharing the knowledge to be successful in their role. They often have the freedom to set their own charges and work schedule.
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Career Summary/ Objective
- Draft a crisp summary statement, in 2-4 lines at the top of your CV after name and contact details, to grasp the reader’s attention. Share the highlights of your education, certifications, awards, and skills which enabled you to confidently teach the subjects of your choice and also effectively communicate the results you have achieved to prove your testimonials.
A BSc (major in Mathematics) full-time experienced Maths tutor with over 5 years of experience in teaching IB, IGCSE, and A-level curricula. Advance communication skills and Proven track record of managing individual and group classes of up to 25 students from diverse backgrounds and keeping learners engaged through a variety of instructional techniques.
Emphasize on essential points in Work Experience
- Share your credentials and emphasize relevant tutoring experience such as effective delivery of course material based on school/ college curriculum and classroom management etc. include numbers in your CV to make it more impactful. For example- efficiently handled group classes of up to 20 students.
- Bring reader’s attention towards the instructional techniques you have used to keep students engaged for better learning, and focus on how you have maintained high standard of professionalism and accountability.
- Tailor your CV according to the job description for each role by using appropriate key words and relevant work experience. Keep it short and to the point. Use professional font and template to make sure that it is quick and easy to read. Skim through your CV a few times to spot and correct any errors.
AB Education Centre, Hong Kong
Tutor- Mathematics, February, 2017 – January, 2020
Self Employed, Hong Kong
Tutor- Mathematics, January, 2015 – January, 2017
- Self-motivation, creativity, accountability, adaptability, passion for teaching, organization skills, clear communication, ability to understand students’ needs and develop effective lesson plans, and punctuality are some important key skills for tutors.
Software and Other Technical Skills
- Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is often helpful.
Proficient in MS Office
- A Bachelor ‘s degree in the related field or the subject you wish to teach is generally sought after. Additionally, practical experience, teaching qualification and a Master’s degree will significantly enhance your credibility.
Bachelor of Science (Major in Mathematics)
Hong Kong University
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