How To Make Money From Tutoring Grade 10s & Grade 12s – With Namibia’s unemployment rate of over 33% being worsened by the current Pandemic, Many Namibians are now looking for easier ways to make a little cash for the remainder of the Pandemic or as a primary source of income to sustain their livelihoods.
In this article, I am going to share with you how easily you can start earning a substantial income by simply teaching school learners. I will include simple steps to guide you. I will also include examples of real Namibians that are currently running such businesses with much success.
This article is part of a series of informative articles that will help you start a small business at home with no money.
Creating a tutoring business
- Capital required: N$ 0
- Skills Required: Must have completed grade 10 or 12.
- Potential Profit: N$ Unlimited
- Profit Margin: 50 – 100%
- Risk: 0%
- Special Requirements: You should know people in your community/neighbourhood who go to school.
How it works
Tutoring is a really simple business model. All you have to do is ask your neighbours, friends and family members if they know anyone who needs help with their school work. You will be surprised to find out the number of people who are struggling with their school work and how much they are willing to pay someone who is willing to help them.
The year 2020 is infamous for all the crisis that it manifested hence the education sector was not spared. Regular classes were disrupted as early as March and nothing has been the same ever since.
Learners did not write April exams at almost every school in Namibia. Teachers tried their best to speed up teaching but to no avail. The Government tried to re-open schools earlier but Covid-19 had other plans.
This situation is a nightmare for many but it is an entrepreneur’s paradise. You can actually make a fortune from all the school learner’s that need tutoring.
How to do it with no money
Step 1: Speak to your neighbours, friends and family. Ask them if their kids could use some help. Mention your prices at an early stage and make sure your prices are reasonable and fair. Remember that everyone’s income and expenses have been affected by the pandemic in some way or another.
Step 2: Decide if you are going to teaching many subjects from one grade or a few subjects for many grades. For example, you can choose to teach Mathematics to grade 8s, grade 9s, grade 10s, grade 11s and grade 12s or simply teach all the science field subjects to grade 11, and grade 12s. It all depends on what you are most comfortable with.
You can even choose to do home tutoring whereby you will teach a certain learner for a certain amount of hours at their house for an hourly fee. This type of model has more profit potential but it will also require more of your time especially if you have more than one client. The other model requires less time because you will choose the time your lesson will start and end and you will be able to teach multiple students at once.
Step 3: Choose a place to conduct your tutoring business. You have to choose a room or place where you can be able to conduct your tutoring business. This place should be free of disturbances when classes are in session. A spare room or garage is ideal.
If you live close to a school, you can reach out to that school’s management and explain your situation. They might be willing to give you access to one of their classrooms at no cost.
Step 4: Plan your lessons. Make sure you have planned at least 3 lessons ahead. You should always be organized. Prepare exercises and homeworks too. Do everything possible to help your students learn faster and more efficiently. Try to do everything you wish your teacher should have done when you where still in school.
Step 5: Make payment arrangements beforehand. Many people are usually afraid to talk about money because they think their client will think they are only interested in the money and not the job. Speak to every client and make sure they know how much they should pay, when to pay and the method of payment they should use.
Remind your clients about the payment a few days before it is due so there won’t be surprises on the payment date.
Step 6: Commence your tutoring lessons and make sure you teach your students very well. Try to make them understand and focus on the slow learners too.
Now let’s do some maths. Let’s assume that you get 5 students and you decide them 3 times a week for 2 hours a day. You charge them N$ 500 per student per month. That is N$ 500 x 5 = N$ 2 500. That’s easy money if you ask me. You can increase your income by acquiring more clients for your tutoring business.
Thank you for reading this article until the end, If you have any comments or questions please leave them below. I will answer every question asked.