School’s back in session which means one thing: there’s a rush on tutors. Tutoring has finally come into its own as a great way to give students everything they need to succeed.
So which topics are most popular if you’re hiring a tutor? We looked at the most popular tutor requests in the last month across 5 types of categories: science, math, english, test prep, and other (which includes less commonly requested subjects like geography and philosophy) to see which ones are most common and which are trending up the fastest.
The results show that – just like in Silicon Valley – math skills are hotly in demand. In the last month, the most requested type of tutors are those with the skills to help students in subjects from algebra to calculus. Math-related tutor requests have surged, growing 130% in the last 4 weeks.
Finally, while it’s currently only a relatively small share of all tutoring requests, there’s also an increase in the number of science tutors in fields from chemistry to anatomy. Over the last four weeks, requests have jumped almost 250% in science-related categories.
The good news for students and their families looking to become engineers: tutors in math and science are very reasonably priced at only $40.42 and $47.31 per hour, respectively.
For those of you looking to boost your kids’ test prep scores, tutoring is slightly more expensive, with an average price of $60.10 per hour. That’s a lot – but also a small price to pay when you take into account the income boost students get when they go on to graduate from a competitive college.