4 Guiding Principles To Help Determine Your Tutor Hourly Rate

As a Vygo tutor you will be asked to set your own hourly rate. But before you start charging your fellow students $100/hour, there are a number of contributing factors you need to keep in mind when choosing your hourly rate.

Here are four guiding principles to help you determine your hourly rate as a Vygo tutor.

1. What the market is willing to pay

Supply and demand will ultimately dictate the range of your hourly rate. Are your skills in need? Specific subjects and classes at university will always be more popular than others, and these will vary, uni by uni, semester by semester.  

Whether or not the courses you have mastered are core classes (aka mandatory to the degree) also matters.

PayScale Australia says the average tutor hourly pay in Australia is $29 across the board—with tutors with 10-20 years experience costing an average of $39 an hour.

2. Qualifications

Have you recently completed your degree or do you have certifications in tutoring or the subject at hand? If so, this will increase your value proposition and should be kept in mind.

3. Experience

Of course, the most cited factor in determining your hourly rate is years of experience. However, experienced doesn’t always mean better. Perhaps more important, is:

4. Reputation

Do students consistently excel under your tutelage? If so, this: results, is your key value proposition. If you costed more (say $40 an hour) but a student was assured by several, reliable sources that coming to you would increase their pass rate or grade by 50%, you’d be well worth every dollar.

For reference, the average Vygo tutor costs $25/hour. The specificity of your experience to a student’s problem area and university context makes you both more affordable and more valuable than a external, albeit highly qualified tutor.

Search for tutors who have aced your exact class using the Vygo app.

Ashley T

Writer at Vygo

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