How do I become approved to tutor a subject?

The approval process varies by subject. For certain subjects, we’ll ask that you complete a brief proficiency exam. For others, you’ll need to submit your written qualifications for tutoring that subject.

Proficiency Exam

Proficiency exams will determine your subject approval status. You will only receive one opportunity to take each exam, so please make sure you have adequate testing arrangements, including a stable internet connection and a reliable computer. If you feel the need to review the subject, please do so before starting a proficiency exam. Each exam has between eight and twenty multiple choice questions, generally takes no longer than thirty minutes to complete per subject, and you will receive real-time results upon completion. The passing score varies by subject; since the exams are designed to test competency, a perfect score is not necessary for approval.

Once you've passed a subject's proficiency exam, you may choose to supply additional written qualifications for the subject. This step is not required, as passing a subject exam immediately grants approval to tutor in that subject.

Written Subject Qualifications

Some subjects require written qualifications instead of a proficiency exam. All written qualifications are thoroughly evaluated by Wyzant. Your subject qualifications will be visible on your tutoring profile, and give students key information they need when searching for their perfect tutor. It's important that the information you provide is grammatically correct and clearly presented. Qualifications should always be written in full-sentence, paragraph format. Resumes are not accepted. Be sure to include details pertaining to your educational background, relevant tutoring, teaching, and professional experience, as well as your methods pertaining to tutoring the subject material. Also, please be sure that each subject qualification you submit contains unique information - multiple subject qualifications with identical information will not be accepted.

To begin, log in and head to the Subjects page of your account. 

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