posted on Feb, 27 2005 @ 07:15 PM
I have no clue about the situation in Quebec. However, I do know there is a qutie a demand for such tutors. In the US, it is generally most prevelant
in wealthy, affluent suburbs for High School and younger. I've heard of some high schools hiring full-time math tutors, but I think that is rare.
There are also various companies that specialize in tutoring. Some have locations, and others just arange tutoring sessions, taking a fee. However, a
lot of the time, I think find tutoring through word at mouth.
Amazingly, I have heard some people making quite high wages at tutoring in certain places. I heard that tutoring is quite big out in California for
the children of movie stars, and such. I've heard stories of Math PHD students drawing (>$100/hour) to tutor children in arithmetic. Apparently, some
parents would find their children weren't doing well at school, and send them to some full four hour after school tutoring regime, although I suppose
this is the extreme. Although, I believe many tutoring programs are pushed by overly-zealous, affluent parents on children, who really don't want to
However, it all varies. There have been various programs for teaching enrichment training (I.E. teaching math to "math teachers"). Apparently, many
"math teachers" know surprisingly little math. Although, I have that some teachers are paid to attend such programs, and show little interest.
In addition, many urban school have decided to force children to attend summer school if they don't pass that year. I think some of them hiring math
tutors has become part of many of these programs. Although, I don't know the details of these programs. Try going to the websites of the school
districts of cities you are interested in going to. If you want parents who can pay, find the affluent suburbs, and you could try contacting the local
schools, or looking for tutoring centers.