A finance tutor assists people in understanding finance topics, passing tests, and earning credentials related to the subject. To become a finance tutor, you may need a college degree in a related field, such as finance or accounting. You may, however, find some employers who will hire you while you are finishing such a degree program. After earning a degree or getting to your junior year of a degree program, you can apply for a job with a tutoring company or educational organization. You might also consider starting your own tutoring business.
Education is typically the first step when you want to become a finance tutor, and many students and clients will expect you to have a college degree. You could earn a degree, for example, in finance, accounting, or a related major to gain the type of knowledge you need to tutor others about financial topics. The type of degree you need will likely depend on the education level of the students you will tutor, however. For example, if you will tutor college students who are enrolled in finance-related courses, you may need a bachelor's or master's degree.
It is important to note that you might not always need a college degree to become a finance tutor. Some employers and tutoring clients will hire you if you are in the process of completing a related degree. For example, if you are in the last year or two of a finance degree program and have so far excelled in your classes, you may have success with landing a position before you have a degree.
Once you have earned a college degree in a related field, you can apply for jobs with companies that hire tutors. You might also find job opportunities with educational institutions and other types of organizations. Often, these jobs are listed in the classified sections of newspapers and on online job boards, but you can find them in other ways as well. You could, for example, call local organizations you think have a use for a tutor and inquire about available positions. Alternatively, you may decide to start your own tutoring business and find your own clients.
If you decide to become a finance tutor and start your own business, you will likely need additional preparation to get started. For example, you will have to develop or acquire materials to use in tutoring. You will also need a place in which to offer tutoring, such as your home or a room in a commercial facility. Alternatively, you could offer to travel to clients' homes or meet in a neutral location, such as a library — you may even consider tutoring clients online. Depending on where you choose to start a tutoring business, you might also need a business license.