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The real benefits of tutoring

Tutoring is no child's play. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication if you're to teach your pupils. Giving your all when it comes to tutoring does have its benefits. In return, you will get to have a lot more than just money. 


Financial: This is the primary benefit that many of us aim for when we first think of becoming a tutor. Some try to fit in a large number of tuitions in their schedule while others stay content with the minimal number. The possibilities are limitless and will eventually come down on the tutor. No matter how many students you get, the remuneration will always be appreciated as you will not find the need to bug your parents for the little expenses you might have.


Sense of responsibility: Helping out someone with his or her studies is in no means an easy task. In fact, it's a lot harder than one initially thinks of it to be. Here, you're helping the students with their academics and their knowledge, grades, and overall performance. Hence, there is zero scope for you to ignore your responsibilities as your actions might affect your students. 


Tolerance and patience: There is a lot of curiosity mixed with a pint of immaturity in the students. They will always have questions which tutors may find unnecessary and at times, their answers to the tutors' questions will not make any sense. Some of them will be unpunctual in their studies while some may not bother about theirs' at all. The tutors have to be patient in such situations. The young minds will test their tutors' tolerance level to the limits and thus, prepare them for their professional lives as well. 


Self-learning: It's natural to forget a lot of the things you've learnt back when you were a school or college student. The syllabus and question patterns are also changing almost every year or so. To keep up with this change and with the unfamiliar topics, tutors require some self-enlightenment. They need to know about the topics they teach and the problems their students might face.


Entertainment: Your students are bound to make mistakes and it's completely fine to do so. However, sometimes, the mistakes are quite interesting especially the ones made while doing maths. For instance, if my student magically managed to prove that zero equals two for a given equation, I would initially die of laughter followed by internal tears of regret.


Snacks: Just home tutoring perks. At your 'in-students' house, chances of getting a cup of tea with a few biscuits or a plate of noodles is quite high. You'll often feel like a guest at their house thanks to the hospitality shown by their parents.             

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