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How does one become a bonded and insured for tutoring kids?

Interested in learning about how to be bonded and insured as I tutor kids. Thanks!

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User in Las Vegas, NV
July 11, 2017

I do not think you need to be bonded and insured to tutor kids, at least not in one to one tutoring sessions. However, it may be different if you are tutoring a group of students at your house. If this is the case, the guidelines for day care providers may apply.

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I don't think anyone can guarantee assurance when it comes to any form of relationship. I try my best with bonding with a kid by praising them, finding something in common with them, and trying to make them laugh even if it is at my own expense.

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Jean in Houston, TX
June 27, 2018

Bonding can come from talking about what their hobbies are before you start the session. I'm not sure what you mean by insured.

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Nellie in Zebulon, NC
June 18, 2018

Am I missing something? I don't see how to sign up for a tutor.

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History of education with kids with positive comments. A positive relationship with the kid's family and a positive relationship with the student.

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It's very easy to make connections with kids. Most of them have a receptiveness to any ideas you offer. My advice is to find common ground, and build a bond from that. What made me bond with the children I tutored is care. I started caring for those students' grades and their academics. I started to learn about the kids so that I could help them even more. But remember, it started with a bond.

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Karen in Fishers, IN
May 18, 2018

I found an insurance company online called EducatorProtect. I don't have experience with them, as I am new to full-time tutoring. I did not see a reference to being bonded, but the insurance coverage looks comprehensive. Hope this helps.

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If you have a very long experience and that it is very natural ... it is a super job ... when you can transmit your language or your knowledge ... and children usually learn very quickly with the right approach ...

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It all comes with time but getting to genuinely know the family and kid(s) and truly loving what you do would help build a get bond. Also, making sure to give progress reports and checking in with the family should be your first priority. When a family see that your not only getting results but putting in effort it makes them want to meet you half way.

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Sandra in Briggs, TX
Oct. 24, 2017

I believe you can get that done through certain kinds of insurance agents. Call your local insurance agent and if he/she doesn't offer it, they will refer you to an agent who does.

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Monique in Lodi, NJ
Oct. 12, 2017

Check out the American Tutoring Association and/or the National Tutoring Association. They are a wealth of information, training and great at keeping your talents up to date and marketable*

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They are fingerprinted and a criminal background check is run on them as well as all the registries are checked

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User in Knoxville, TN
Sept. 27, 2017

Yes, I would be interested in learning about how to be bonded and insured while tutoring children.

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John in Pottstown, PA
Sept. 16, 2017

I honestly don't know if you need to be. I would think that it would be specified as a qualification in a the job requirement area.

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There are a lot of services that will insure tutors and instructors. A google search for educator insurers in your area will help you find some options.

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User in Elkhart, IN
July 10, 2017

At what sites are you tutoring and to what insurance are you referring? If you tutor in libraries, they have insurance. If you tutor in private homes, they have insurance. What you really need is background check assurances from law enforcement officials and auto insurance if you're driving. There shouldn't be any risky, dangerous situations for bonding (like roofing, carpentry, building, etc.). Don M., Sole Proprietor of a professional tutoring service

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That would be a great question for someone who sells business insurance, or for your law firm. I personally carry a legal plan for myself and my business. If you need further connections for that, please send me a private message on here.

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User in New York, NY
April 28, 2017

Bonding takes time and it requires the tutor to invest themselves in their job. You need to meet your students' needs and then show them that hard work will pay off. Encouraging and challenging them also lets them see that you care about their learning.

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User in Brooklyn, NY
March 28, 2017

You bond with the kids by not acting as a tutor only, but also as an older sibling/ part of her life. It's so important to have some basic humanistic discussions other than just studies, to make the kids feel good about learning from the tutor.

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User in Redford, MI
Sept. 13, 2016

Here is the Dept of Labor site: https://www.dol.gov/olms/regs/... You can also check w/ your local SBA office. They are usually helpful and can point you in the right direction. Good luck!

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User in Haughton, LA
Aug. 23, 2016

I don't see a reason to need that myself. Have people sign a waiver of no law suit in the event you are not the answer for their child. We should not have to do that. I would not want to work for someone who would make me feel I should have to.

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Don't appear to be a "lame" person, come in with a smile and show interest in them and ask them what they don't understand. Ask them what they know and don't know, then show them a list of questions over both, to see if they really know it, and what they really don't know. After that, you will have a good guideline for what you need to tutor them in, rather than a generality of ideas.

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User in Mebane, NC
May 10, 2016

You get to know the child's learning style that way you can teach them better and they will understand you more.

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User in Meadville, PA
Oct. 28, 2015

I would only think you would need a background check, if that. If it is out of your house, just a rider on your insurance in case kids get hurt. If you are driving them yes ask your insurance agent, usually parents drive them. If children meet you at the library or Star Bucks/Book store, McDonald's, I see no reason for insurance. Bonding for what you aren't driving somebody's tractor or going to steal it..

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I really do not know but I am willing to learn.

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I really do not know.

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I think you have a couple of different concerns here. One is regarding teaching a child. Hopefully it is something you are really good at, and enjoy. Sometimes a child has need of a tutor for reasons other than just not understanding, so in my opinion, a tutor has to use a little child psychology to find out why the child has issues learning. There are classes at all colleges that can assist you with getting a specialized degree relating to children, and clearly you can get your bachelors in teaching. As far as physical liability, my suggestion (and something I did) was to take a cpr and safety class for children and infants. This will help you and your employer feel safer leaving you alone with their child. Additionally, most childrens parents have health insurance, but additionally, your homeowners insurance can pick up if you had some sort of accident with the child in your home. If you want more insurance, you may want to see a very good insurance person, IM sure they have something they would love to sell you!! Good Luck! :)

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User in Irvine, CA
June 1, 2016

I would find a common interest with your tutees, such as a game, show, etc.

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Frances in Bronx, NY
July 13, 2018

I am actually interested in getting certified to tutor kids..

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In do not know how to become a bonded and insured tutor. I would love to learn how to become one.

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