Use your qualifications and/or experience to tutor
or train others in your own home, or in their home.
Do you have a degree or further education? Is it a
subject people want to learn about or need to learn
about for school exams?
Do you have a passion for art or dance, music, yoga,
? Would you enjoy teaching this to others?
Do you have a teaching qualification but don't want
to teach in a school?
Do you have experience in computers or a particular
application or package such as Microsoft, an accounting
system, a web development tool. Could you train someone
else in this package?
Are you an experienced project manager or team leader?
Can you pass on these skills?
Do you have a TEFL/TESL (Teaching English as a Foreign/Second
Think about it. There are a large number of people
who have moved to Australia. Often English is not their
first language and this may be hindering them in their
day to day lives, or in getting the job they want.
Personally I have interviewed a number of highly qualified
individuals for roles in IT consultancy, and although
they are well qualified for the job, their language
and communication skills have let them down. The jobs
involved interfacing with clients, and they needed to
be able to communicate effectively, and build realtionships
with these clients. Is there a market there for TEFL
combined with business communication skills?
The range of tutoring, teaching or training opportunities
is wide. You might need further training
or education yourself before you embark on this
to get your skills up to date, or gain a formal qualification.
Practicalities of tutoring:
Home tutoring can either be run as your own business,
or you can join a tutoring agency who manage the clients
and allocate work to the tutors.
Or you could set up your own tutoring agency and be
responsible for managing a tutoring business: finding
clients, finding and interviewing tutors, matching tutors
to students and allocating work etc.
How much can you earn in tutoring?
Does it fit with the children?
Traditional tutoring for children falling behind in
a particular subject at school or wanting some extra
help for exams would be done after school. So you are
looking at after 3:30 when your children are obviously
going to be home.
Other types of tuition from home might involve evening
or weekend work.
So no, it's not the perfect 9:30 to 2:30 work from
home job, but it does have a lot of flexibility and
the option for you to choose the hours you work.
If your potential market is other stay at home mums
or retirees, then you may be able to stick to school
hours. e.g. teach the older generations how to use the
internet, or how to write emails, teach a fitness class
for mums or the elderly, arrange a cooking for your
children class or teach swimming to the under school
age in your pool.
You just need a bit of imagination to get the idea
started. Talk to a business
consultant or a life
coach if you have the idea but need some help moving