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.
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.
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.
The following is a sample resume you could use as a template.
555-555-5555 · [email protected]
TUTORING COMPANY ABC City, State January, 2007 – October, 2009
- 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, 2010 – December, 2011
- 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, 2012- August, 2014