How much should I charge for tutoring

Posted on 09/11/2011

There are five important factors need to be taken into consideration when make up a rate. Generally speaking, the rate a tutor charges should be a reflection to all these five factors; tutor’s experience, education, reference, subject and location. For example, a high school student is willing to charge $15 per hour to teach Grade 1 - Grade 8 math. However, a high school teacher will charge $25 for providing the service to the same grade ranges in the same subject. It will depend on the student’s preferance and needs in order to select the best suitable tutor with specific background, experiences and education level. 

Before you read the chart

Some private tutors or tutoring centers may offer a rate lower than the average market rate with special discounts or promotional session packages. The discounted values are not reflected in this chart. This chart displays the standard average rate in the Canadian market. Moreover, various rates may be offered to different students depending on personal circumstances such as: levels, needs, and requirements. Customizing rates is an option for tutors who are working with a student who has special needs or requirements. Communication is a key when deciding what rate is most fair and agreeable to satisfy both parties.

Subject Elementary/Middle High School College/University Professional
Accounting 20 - 25 20 - 25 25-30 30-40
Biology 20-30 30-40 35-45 45-55
Math 20-30 25-35 30-40 35-45
Chemistry 20-30 25-35 30-40 35-45
Essay Writing 25-35 30-40 30-40 40-50
English 25-30 30-40 45-55 50-60
French 20-30 30-40 35-45 45-55
Chinese 25-30 25-30 30-40 40-50
Spanish 15-20 20-25 20-25 20-30
Computer 20 - 30 25-35 30-40 45-55
Piano 25 - 35 30-40 35-45 50-60
Guitar 25-35 30-40 35-45 45-55
GMAT       50-60
SAT       40-50
TOEFL       45-55