Ok, so splitting this off from the other thread
. Had first test run tutoring session thanks to Natakou2001. I think it went pretty well considering I have no tutoring experience whatsoever. Technology worked well, but it was just Skype and a shared terminal. Might have a harder time if we need a real shared desktop or shared whiteboard.
I learned quite a bit. Mostly that I need to have an actual lesson plan. Because I am so familiar with the tutorial I can mostly follow a logical progression from the bottom up, but it's hard to avoid tangents and it's easy to miss things. Also, Natakou is a pretty smart tech dude, so he didn't need to ask many questions. Then again, it was only for an hour, so I didn't make it to the more advanced topics. I also feel like the value of live personal tutoring is the interactivity and if it isn't interactive enough, the student might be better off with books or instructional videos. Then again, sometimes people just learn better talking to a real person. I know a live lecture works better on me than a video lecture, which I can sleep through.
If anyone else wants a free lesson on any technology in which I am very proficient, just send an email to email@example.com and we can schedule a time. I'm going to give one free lesson to anybody who wants one. If anyone likes it enough to continue, we can negotiate compensation on an individual basis. I see people
charging between $25 and $120+ per hour for computer programming tutoring in NYC.
If I even get $50 and do five hours a week, that's $1000 a month (before taxes). That's not enough to live on, but it's a huge boost to an existing income. I don't even need the moneys, but if this is seriously going to become a thing I want to charge so that I only get people who are going to take it seriously enough to pay real moneys for it. Not going to waste my time on some punk kid doing it for the lulz. Maybe I'll put half the moneys into child's play and half into my own 401k. Market is low, time to buy.
Here are the first topics that come to mind copy/pasta'd from the other thread.
Computers from the ground up
Amazon Web Services
LAMP stack administration/configuration
Programming in Python, or other languages I know
HTML, CSS, JS
Something else I'm really good at that I forgot to list.
I always complain that our society is doomed because people don't know shit about computers. Now I'm at least trying to do some small thing about it.