For a stay at home mother and homemaker, one of the best options is teaching children at home - become a Home Tutor. It would be easy to devote time to one`s own children and at the same time do something worthwhile, something that would give satisfaction and happiness.
You could start off with just a couple of known children from the neighbourhood. This group will grow effortlessly into larger groups from quite far away. If your reputation spreads far and wide, you will soon be known as a good home tutor and your home could become a tuition centre.
In the initial stages, it is likely to be a lot of hard work. You would need to spend a lot of time preparing the lessons. With experience, it gets easier, And less strenuous. The key is not to take on too much, eager to make money! Remember, it is goodwill and reputation that brings in children. You would need to do justice to that. Getting very commercial may not be a good idea. People prefer home tuitions for a personal touch. Not mob delivery.
Not that you will not make money. You will make plenty. People charge per student depending on the class, per hour, per subject and so on.
The difficult part is handling the students; and sometimes, it is even tougher handling some of the parents. Just when you think you have got the things under control, one of kids will have a brainwave and ask you a seemingly unanswerable question, which is likely to leave you flummoxed! Learn to deal with it with dignity.
Then there are the parents who think that tutors are no less than miracle workers and will constantly tell you how their child should be taught. Here one has to very polite and firm. The message should be sent across very clearly that no interference of any kind would be tolerated. In the long run this firmness will contribute to your reputation as a good and committed tutor.
The rewards of becoming a Home Tutor are many. There are few professions as satisfying as watching a child learn what he is being taught. They give you unconditional love and loyalty. And you can earn a substantial income.