Sample Tutor Resume

If you are seeking work as a tutor, you are going to want to have a resume you can show people who are considering hiring you. 

Header

In the header of your resume, make sure you include your name as well as the contact information you want people to use. So if you don't necessarily think people will be mailing you any correspondence, you don't need to include your mailing address. On the other hand, if you would like for people email you, then you need to include the email address you want for them to use. You should also include at least one telephone number where you can be reached. If the best way to contact you is by calling your cell phone, then that's the phone number you need to type on your resume.

Tutoring/Teaching Experience

After your header, you should include any relevant tutoring or teaching experience you have had. The only exception to this rule would be if you had very little teaching experience but have a degree in something like education. In that case, you should list your education before your experience. When you list your teaching experience, start from the most recent job you have held to the least recent one. For those of you who don't have much experience with teaching or tutoring, make sure you put in any kind of work you have done with children from babysitting to camp counseling to youth coaching. Basically the more you have worked with kids, the better your chances are of landing a tutoring job. When you list your experience, include the name of the company you worked for, the city and state the company is in, your job title, the dates when you worked there, and your job duties. When writing a description of your job, make sure to use lots of action verbs.

Education/Awards

Since tutors share their knowledge with others, it is crucial they have a good education. As a result, listing not only the schools you attended and your majors but also any relevant courses you took that are related to the subjects you can tutor is important on your resume. You should also include any academic awards your received as well as any relevant clubs participated in. So, let's say you want to be a Spanish tutor, and you participated in the Spanish club, you should definitely include that on your resume. Additionally, you should list any scholarships you received as well as any applicable certifications you have.

Sample

The following is a sample resume you could use as a template.

Your Name


555-555-5555 ยท myemail@server.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TUTORING COMPANY ABC            City, State            January, 2007 - October, 2009

Tutor

  • Worked with students in small groups of 3 to 4 to help develop their basic reading and writing skills.

  • Helped individual students prepare for exams like the SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, and GMAT.

  • Filled out evaluations and reports to chart students' progress.

CITY PARKS AND RECREATION       City, State            January, 2005 - December, 2006

Teacher

  • Taught children a variety of summer camps like Beginning Reading, Study Skills, and Writing Basics.

  • Instructed adult students in subjects like Business Letter and Resume Writing in the evenings and on weekends.

  • Created class materials and lesson plans for these classes.

BASIC PRIVATE SCHOOL            City, State            August, 2002 - May, 2005

Teacher

  • Created lesson plans for all classes taught, including English, Grammar, and Vocabulary Development.

  • Instructed students by presenting lessons and answering questions about the material.

  • Evaluated the progress of students and conferenced with parents about how their kids were doing.

ANY CHURCH           City, State            January, 2000 - August, 2002

Substitute Sunday School Instructor

  • Worked with kids of all ages from preschoolers through 5th graders, depending on the need.

  • Implemented pre-made lesson plans, helping students understand the concepts using a variety of activities.

SELF EMPLOYED           City, State            September, 1998 - May, 2003

Babysitter

  • Watched children of various ages from newborns through twelve-year-olds when parents were out.

  • Helped kids with homework and other activities that needed to be completed.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY            City, State            1998 - 2001

BA in English/minor in Education with a 3.5

Certified Teacher