What does the word tutor mean to you? Your answer is likely to be referring to extra tuition that the students take privately from teachers outside of their school or colleges. This is the meaning that most of us come up with when asked. However the dictionary meaning could be something else.
Tutoring refers to teaching which is not just limited to academics alone. Teaching in any subject or imparting knowledge and skill or training in music, dance, swimming, painting, driving and so on can be called tutoring. The instructor is referred to as the tutor.
There is no limit to one’s learning. Any time in life, you think of any subject you can find a tutor to teach you and train you it the particular subject of interest.
The tutor helps you open your mind and thoughts to assimilate new knowledge as well as explore the particular area of interest. He teaches you to navigate through the vast ocean of knowledge and gather the required part that is useful for you.
Tutoring is not limited to the certified teaching community alone. Your find tutors all through your life in every walk of life. Anybody imparting knowledge and training is a tutor and you can be one through if you have a good mastery over a particular subject.
Even if you are working as a professional elsewhere but you enjoy teaching others, nothing stops you from becoming a tutor and helping other children or people. By passing on knowledge, creating interest and helping others to learn you will be contributing to your fellow beings and in turn contributing to making someone’s future better.
Your options for teaching are totally flexible and up to you to decide and choose. You can do your regular job and at the same time teach either in the evenings for a few hours or during weekends. You can even choose to teach online at nights on the internet too.
Teaching others and seeing their progress can be very fulfilling and teaching does make you very happy.