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5 Tutor Resume Examples Built For 2021

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: May 11, 2021

A good tutor can change a student's life. They transform the torture of school into a passion for lifelong learning.

This service-based career takes a lot of devotion, training, and patience. You have all of these skills, but how do you demonstrate them on a single piece of paper?

Regardless of whether you're a seasoned professional tutor or a student yourself and just getting started, resume writing is never easy.

That's where we come in. We analyzed 2,500 tutor resumes to determine what works, and what doesn't, for getting interviews in 2021. 

We condensed that information down and created this free tutor resume guide for you to follow. With our research-based resumes and guide, you can develop a strong resume that will land you interviews for your dream tutoring job.

By reviewing these field-specific resumes, you can create a detailed-oriented, career-catered resume that will show your future boss or client exactly what they can expect from you.

Having a good resume will take you far. Let us help!

Tutor Resume

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Tutor resume example

Why this resume works

  • This tutor resume is packed from top to bottom with detailed work experience.
    • Try to fill the full page with information, but make sure it's easy to read. 
      • Highlight your most relevant 2-3 work experiences, utilizing bullet points to break down your experiences into digestible chunks. 
  • It is expected that you will list your previous job experience in a clear manner that is easy to read and comprehend with little time and effort.
    • Again, bullet points help hiring managers quickly glean the most important information from your resume.  
    • Make each bullet point concise, using clear, easy language. And avoid using unnatural language that may seem pretentious or hard to read. 
      • If you don't what a word means or how to use it correctly, don't try to force it into your resume. 
  • This tutor resume is an excellent example of consistency. The language in the work experience is all past-tense and it doesn't use ending punctuation or personal pronouns. This is the standard format for a resume, but the most important element is not changing the style halfway through. This can be jarring for a reading and simply unappealing for a hiring manager who is looking for an intelligent, detail-oriented applicant.
    • Remember: your resume is a great place to put the skills you highlight on your resume into action. For example, if you say that you're organized, you need to be sure your resume is not chaotic. 

Math Tutor Resume

Math Tutor resume example

Why this resume works

  • Because hiring managers only spend 6 seconds on average looking at each resume, having a dedicated skills section on your math tutor resume saves critical time.
    • The skills section is a list of 4 to 10 soft and hard skills that give hiring managers an immediate picture of what you are a capable of.
      • But, the skills section isn't just a great place to emphasize your skills. It's also a crucial way to make sure hiring managers even see your resume. 
        • Because 200-300 people may apply to a single tutor job posting, hiring managers use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to filter out resumes that aren't a good fit. ATS will approve resumes that mention key job skills, so it's important that you pay attention to the job description. 
      • Some of the most important tutor skills include communication, patience, detailed knowledge, flexibility, adaptability, critical thinking, strong work ethic, and enthusiasm. 
      • Check out our skills guide for some tips on how to make your math tutor resume stand out.
  • When listing previous work experience, choose jobs that have similar requirements to the one your are applying for.
    • For example, this person has included their work as a teacher assistant. While not a tutor, a teaching assistant works with students in a learning environment. This shows a passion for your craft and supports your abilities to do the job you are applying for.
      • You may not have previous job experience that corelates as directly as in this example. That's okay! A job in the restaurant industry or sales can also demonstrate communication, patience, and critical thinking skills.
        • When you list a previous job, frame your work experience to support the skills that the job you are applying for is looking for. 

College Tutor Resume

College Tutor resume example

Why this resume works

  • This college tutor resume is filled with impressive information. Your resume should not exceed a page, but it should fill that page.
    • Try using different fonts and page margins to make sure your resume reaches the bottom of the page.
    • And remember that quantified metrics are the best way for you to efficiently demonstrate your experience. 
      • Did you know that 70% of hiring managers we surveyed said they would automatically pass on resumes that didn't include quantifiable metrics? 
  • Notice how this resume only has two previous jobs listed. If you don't have more previous work than this, don't worry about it. Just make sure that you increase the number of work experience bullet points so that you fill the entire page. An empty page doesn't look as impressive as a full one.
  • Another way to take up space on your resume is by adding a career objective. Not only does it help fill the page, but it is an opportunity to show your personality a bit and summarize what you bring to the table.
    • You should aim to specialize your career objective for every job you apply to by including the company name, job title, and relevant skills.
    • If you want more tips on creating an effective career objective, take a look at our career objective guide

Online Tutor Resume

Online Tutor resume example

Why this resume works

  • When applying for a specific job, you want the skills and experiences on your resume to be specific. This online tutor resume places an emphasis on virtual communication and technological skills that make for a stronger application.
  • This resume has a very clean design. You can clearly pick out the previous employers, work experiences, education, and the time period.
    • Don't make a hiring manager search for these things. If they don't see them at first glance, they may not glance a second time to find them.
    • You can make important features stand out by using contrasting fonts or small pops of color. And make sure to be consistent in the format for each work experience!
  • Whenever possible, add numbers to demonstrate your impact at previous jobs. While not always easy, it will always be worth it. Seeing hard numbers helps the hiring manager conjure a tangible depiction of what you can do.

Private Tutor Resume

Private Tutor resume example

Why this resume works

  • Start each work experience bullet point with a strong action word. Action words demonstrate confidence and demand attention.
    • This private tutor resume includes excellent action words at the beginning of each bullet point. Great action words for tutors include "spearheaded", "accomplished", "endeavored", "facilitated", "headed", "operated", "collaborated", "customized", and "diagrammed". 
  • Avoid filler words whenever possible. Using words like "very", "just", "completely", or "quickly" adds unnecessary fluff to your resume and can be distracting from the actual work that you have done. You want to use fewer words and denser language.
  • Your resume should include all the expected sections: contact information, education, skills, and work experience. Career objectives are optional, but are beneficial if used correctly.
  •  If your unsure whether your resume follows our advice, or you just want to see how your resume stands against the competition, be sure to utilize this resume checker.
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