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I found several wonderful candidates to tutor my 15 y.o. daughter (in Spanish) by listing that position with the new UC Berkeley student job site. Enter this site at: http://career.berkeley.edu
On the left bar look for ''Employer Services \-- Cal Jobs + Internships\-- Off Campus Employer''. You do have to register and set up an account and password. We got several responses within 48 hrs, and at least 4 sounded excellent in resume and on the phone. We were very pleased with both the tutors we tried. In our experience, these college and graduate student tutors are often already experienced as tutors, are able to identify with teens, demonstrate positive role modelling for a teen, and are less expensive than professional teachers. It was easy to remove the ad as soon as the position was filled. The pool of potential tutors found this way would have a pretty rapid turnover -- any given individual may not be in the Bay Area for more than a few years. Mimi
In answer to a parent's question about how to find a tutor for a child, I posted an ad /"list a job " at UC: http://career.berkeley.edu/Employers/EmpJobTips.stm. And got an excellent tutor that was also a role model/ peer mentor for my child. Linda
We had good luck last year finding a UC student using the UCB online job postings. We got too many replies to interview and found a good tutor right away. This is the best time to advertise. We paid $15 per hour. The commercial tutoring services charge $30 and up.
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