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Working as a Computer Tutor – The Business for You

Working as a Computer Tutor The Business for YouHave you considered working as a computer tutor? Without doubt, there is good demand for this service.

Many people find they need computers, even if they don’t particularly want them! Nowadays, the Internet is used for everything from travel bookings to banking. Many people, particularly the older generation, find they lack the skills to make the best of their technology.

If you’re considering offering your services as a computer tutor, it’s wise to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Are you patient? To those who have grown up with technology, the level of ignorance some people possess when it comes to computers can be surprising and difficult to deal with. Could you work with people who don’t actually know what a Web browser is, or fully understand the Internet as a concept? You need to view getting through these barriers as a pleasing challenge, rather than a frustration.

  2. Can you explain concepts in plain English? Just because you are good with computers, it doesn’t mean you also have the skill of explaining things in a way that the non-technical can understand. If people’s eyes often glaze over when you’re talking about technology, you may not make a great computer tutor!

  3. Are you a “people person?” Teaching people how to use their computers means spending prolonged periods in close proximity. If you’re the kind of person who prefers working alone, this may not be the job for you.

If you can honestly answer “yes” to all three questions, you may be the perfect person to help clients make the most of their computers.


Are you a computer tutor? Share your experiences in the Comments box below.  


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