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TUTORING: Complete Home Business Guide: Tutor at home, Set your own Fees, Set your own schedule, Earn more tutoring online, tutor to international people Paperback – July 8, 2011

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"An excellent book."--Harpers

By Mary J. Gramlich TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE™ VOICE
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When I read a How-To book, I want to really know the details on How-To do whatever my goal objective is. This book gives you that core information and takes it up another notch with the where to go to get the basic tools to start your own home tutoring business.

I encourage everyone to read this book to gain an insight on what it takes to become a home tutor but also to tap into the ESL area, which is booming right now with no end in sight to its expansion.

About the Author

Kimberly Davison-Fujioka taught English as a Second Language, at the university level, from 1982 to 2010. She received her BA in Psychology/English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. She studied for her first graduate degree in English Literature in 1983 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2000 she completed a graduate degree, in Applied Linguistics (Teaching English as a Second Language) at the University of Surrey. She has tutored hundreds of students in English as a Second Language since 1982. Kimberly has written and published numerous professional papers in the field of Applied Linguistics and several chapters in published books, including To Japan with Love: A Travel Guide for the Connoisseur (2009). She has written and published many short stories and poetry in literary journals. Kimberly currently works as an editor at the business she founded in 2004, English Writing Help, Inc. which specializes in editing books and academic and scientific writing for professional researchers. The website is: http://www.englishwritinghelp.com
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463566239
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463566234
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #624,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a veteran high school English teacher, and I picked up this book in order to learn about how to establish and advertise my own tutoring business in order to make some extra money during the summer. I had high hopes because of the five-star rating, but I was quite disappointed.

The author claims to have taught ESL for 25 years, yet her book is riddled with grammatical errors. She appears to have no concept of pronoun-antecedent agreement. Ironically, she now runs an editing business. It goes without saying that I have serious doubts about her grasp of the tutoring industry.

The first section of the book describes how to set up a tutoring business, but it mostly just states the obvious, like getting business cards. For those of us who are not experienced in salesmanship, it doesn't go into much detail about how to promote one's services. The second section is about how to tutor ESL and includes hypothetical scenarios based upon stereotypes that are uncomfortable to read. In both sections, the author has a habit of asking the reader questions without answering them, and all the photos are poor quality, black and white, and resemble clip art.

I would never recommend this book. Anyone who is smart enough to be a tutor already knows everything that it can provide. It's just common sense.
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When I read a How-To book, I want to really know the details on How-To do whatever my goal objective is. This book gives you that core information and takes it up another notch with the where to go to get the basic tools to start your own home tutoring business.

The author makes you access yourself, know your market, think about your choices, understand the dynamics of the situation, and empower yourself to develop a course of action. There is so much information placed inside these pages that if you do not get your answer here it is not a question that can be answered.

I encourage everyone to read this book to gain an insight on what it takes to become a home tutor but also to tap into the ESL area, which is booming right now with no end in sight to its expansion.

Kimberly knows of what she speaks, as this was her home based business and all the wonderful insights she has, she is sharing. When you are good at what you do, you have no fear of teaching others!
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Whether a first time tutor or an experienced one, you'll find ideas about marketing your business, how to tutor on line,as well as some hands on lesson plans. The emphasis in the second half of the book focuses on tutoring international people whose first language is not English (ESL)with very detailed lesson plans. Kimberly Fujioka has covered the business from start up to resources for everything from business cards to webcam requirements for virtual classrooms. As a reading and writing tutor in my home for the past 15 years, I still found valuable content in this well written and well thought out book.
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This book gives great advice on tutoring. It is a recent book and worth the money. The other books on this topic are too vauge and focus more on teaching a private class rather than "one on one" and small group tutoring.

I must say this book is a great example of how a self published book can be better reference than the standard main stream published books on "How to make money..blah blah"...Thumbs up!
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Just after reading the chapter on teaching on line, I connected w/ an ESL student in Vietnam and am now teaching her on Skype and billing through PayPal. Amazingly easy, and I felt confident in setting up the account because of the recommendation of Ms. Davison-Fuijoka.
Thanks!
Also good ideas for teaching activities in the book
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I found this book to be clear and easy to follow. Even though the latter few chapters of the book contain instructions for tutoring on-line and tutoring ESL students...neither of which will apply to me, since I am mainly focusing my attention on finding paid employment as an in-person reading tutor of students in elementary school, I found the first several chapters of the book to be quite helpful, and would recommend this e-book to anyone interested in the tutoring profession.
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By GWein on February 20, 2013
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This book is one of the few or less options out there for people looking for home tutoring business advice. I was very disappointed by the overly general advice, painfully brief chapters and lack of "expert advice." I was looking for a very detailed step-by-step process with pitfalls to watch out for that I might not have expected otherwise. Everything I read in the book was either basic common sense or something you could easily find with a web search. The writing was very basic and lacked personality to keep the reader engaged. Sorry to the author, but I suggest sticking to the web. If anyone creates a better book, this one will have no chance of competing.
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If you're interested in tutoring, this is the book you must read. It is the comprehensive package, covering everything from advertising, rates, lesson plans and how to deal with students of different attitudes.

As someone who has wanted to volunteer as an ESL tutor, but wasn't sure where to start, this book has been wonderful. It includes thorough chapters on how to teach English, what difficulties ESL students face, as well as other resources (ie; textbooks and study guides) to help provide an excellent tutoring experience.

If you're considering tutoring, or even tutor already, "Tutoring" is a fantastic resource.
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