What Is the Average Hourly Rate for a Tutor?

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The average tutor rate for high school students is $10 to $15 per hour, and up to $75 per hour for a certified teacher with experience.

When interviewing a tutor, ask the length of each session and whether there are additional expenses, such as workbooks. Before selecting a tutor, conduct a reference check by calling each work and personal reference. Ask each reference about the tutor's patience, reliability, teaching style and honesty. A background check is advisable because tutors may have unrestricted access to the home. Verify work eligibility by asking if they are authorized to work in the United States and have them complete a Form I-9 on the first day of employment.