SOC: 25-3099.02


Provide non-classroom, academic instruction to students on an individual or small-group basis for proactive or remedial purposes.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
982,500 employed

Projected (2024):
1,049,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Academic Guidance Specialist
  • Academic Tutor
  • Accounting/Finance Tutor
  • ACT Tutor
  • Adult Basic Education Instructor
  • After School Tutor
  • Biology Tutor
  • Center Director
  • Chemistry Tutor
  • Children's Tutor
  • College Tutor
  • Computing Tutor
  • Corporate Tutor
  • Director of Academic Support
  • Educational Advisor
  • Elementary Education Tutor
  • Elementary School Tutor
  • English Language Learner Tutor (ELL Tutor)
  • English Tutor
  • ESL Tutor (English as a Second Language Tutor)
  • Grades 1-6 Tutor
  • Grades 7-8 Tutor
  • Grades 9-12 Tutor
  • High School Tutor
  • History Tutor
  • In-classroom Tutor
  • In-home Tutor
  • Learning Center Instructor
  • Learning Services Coordinator
  • Math Tutor
  • Nursing Center Tutor
  • Online Tutor
  • Peer Tutor
  • Private Tutor
  • Professional Tutor
  • Reading Efficiency Course Director
  • Reading Tutor
  • SAT Tutor
  • Science Tutor
  • Second Language Tutor
  • Spanish Tutor
  • Test Preparation Tutor
  • Tutor
  • Tutorial Laboratory Supervisor (Tutorial Lab Supervisor)
  • Tutoring Assistant
  • Tutoring Clinician
  • Writing Tutor

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed


    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.


    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Travel to students' homes, libraries, or schools to conduct tutoring sessions.
  • Schedule tutoring appointments with students or their parents.
  • Research or recommend textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.
  • Prepare and facilitate tutoring workshops, collaborative projects, or academic support sessions for small groups of students.
  • Participate in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
  • Organize tutoring environment to promote productivity and learning.
  • Monitor student performance or assist students in academic environments, such as classrooms, laboratories, or computing centers.
  • Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.
  • Provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.
  • Prepare lesson plans or learning modules for tutoring sessions according to students' needs and goals.
  • Maintain records of students' assessment results, progress, feedback, or school performance, ensuring confidentiality of all records.
  • Identify, develop, or implement intervention strategies, tutoring plans, or individualized education plans (IEPs) for students.
  • Develop teaching or training materials, such as handouts, study materials, or quizzes.
  • Communicate students' progress to students, parents or teachers in written progress reports, in person, by phone, or by email.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, or counselors to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans, or assess student progress.
  • Assess students' progress throughout tutoring sessions.
  • Administer, proctor, or score academic or diagnostic assessments.
  • Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.
  • Provide private instruction to individual or small groups of students to improve academic performance, improve occupational skills, or prepare for academic or occupational tests.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Graphing calculators
  • Laptop computers
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Personal computers
  • Academic educational software
  • Appointment scheduling software
  • Database software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Redrock Software TutorTrac
  • Web browser software

  • education training and library

    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000