Today, 51% of educational services in the United States are online. In Russia, distance education appeared only in 1997 as an experiment of the Ministry of Education. Five years later, when the experiment was found to be successful, universities began to develop a new direction using case technologies: educational institutions created branches and representative offices in the regions and sent teaching materials and assignments to students by mail. Universities began switching to Internet closer to 2005. With the development of distance learning in the market, a new profession arose - a tutor.

The educational effect depends on the tutor, which with proper organization of work can be quite comparable with the effect of full-time study. According to Smart Inform research, the Russian distance education market is growing twice as fast as the world market - by about 23% per year. According to experts, from 2011 to 2015, one third of students in the country will study by this method. The rector of the Eurasian Open Institute, Sergei Isaev, believes that the introduction of distance education resembles the picture of the death of silent cinema: whether universities want it or not, they will "have to talk."





In its current form no earlier than 2011.


Supports students in the learning process, holds training conferences, monitors the updating of educational materials. One tutor helps students to study several disciplines, as a rule, he is assigned to five to six disciplines, in which he is not necessarily a qualified teacher, but owns the teaching material.


Young teachers, graduate students


25-30 thousand rubles a month


University students offering distance education: nonresident, young parents, businessmen, people with a busy work schedule

Vladimir ENA

30 years

Tutor of the Eurasian Open Institute and the UNIC Institute


I began to teach immediately after graduation. Then the university where I worked, reoriented to distance learning, and I became a tutor.

A tutor can conduct a seminar from anywhere in the world, if only the Internet was: you want - after work from the office, you want - from home, you want - right from vacation. That is, the motives are the same as for distance students - it’s convenient.

I think we can say that teaching is a kind of intellectual power. This is really a very interesting lesson: if you tried it once and realized that it was yours, then you will never leave the role of a teacher. The energy that you receive during a successful lecture or seminar is an indescribable feeling.

Both young and quite experienced teachers are ready to do distance learning: it all depends on the person himself, on how flexible he is, how freely he can change his existing professional attitudes.



I teach three disciplines: the history of ancient philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of art, the basics of professional ethics for journalists. First, I conducted seminars in real time: everyone comes to the forum, I set the topic of discussion, and we begin. After three hours of such work, the fingers were tied in a knot. Then they began to use a new technology that allows for webinars. I gave the first lectures to the laptop camera in the kitchen. Feeling kind of stupid. You do not see the faces of students, the audience. Only the peephole of the camera in which you are trying to mutter something. The first course, which consisted of 12 lectures, I rewrote four times, until I liked it.


Since last year, our university has been conducting trainings on working with the camera. All the details are discussed, starting with how to better keep your head up, and women teachers are told which makeup is best to keep your face shiny. And ending with how to present information, how to work with the audience through the camera, so that the student sees more than just a talking head. The only way to the profession now is to switch to tutoring from traditional forms of teaching. There are no more options yet. Teachers take a special course and receive a certificate. After that, you can start working.


I do not consider teaching as a source of income, for me it is a source of pleasure, I work as the deputy head of the marketing service of the Eurasian Open Institute and the head of marketing at the international exhibition and conference EduTech Russia.

Payment for tutor services depends on the quality of the tutor, on the discipline and the number of students assigned to it. On average, it is from 200 to 1,000 rubles per hour. If you earn a living exclusively by tutoring, then about 25-30 thousand will be released per month. Most MBA tutors get it. In general, teachers often get the feeling that they are paid little. Everyone wants it to be like in pre-revolutionary Russia, when one of the professors complained about the rector, who was “completely brutalized” and demanded that he give lectures every week.


There is a demand for tutors. Some universities post vacancies at HeadHunter, but, as a rule, they are looking for specialists through their own channels, often through social networks and LJ. If you know that this is a young teacher, a graduate student, he has accounts, then it is clear that he will be able to work. Here they immediately lure him.

Lyricist: Siranush Sharoyan

Watch the video: I asked out my math tutor and this is what happened (December 2019).

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