I learned quite a bit in my first month from teaching others. Of course I could just look this up and use it, but having to also explain it to someone forces a certain internalization of the concepts.
- JS/jQuery – I have used these before, but now I can truly now say I “know” them 😉
- JSON Objects
- I was less familiar with these, but tutoring forced me to learn more and actually use it.
- Canvas & SVG
- TypeScript and ES6
- Integrating MVC with Gmail
- Regular Expressions – Though I can use it, explaining some of the concepts to someone else was interesting. Thank you http://regex101.com
Debugger – Pause On Exception
First month statistics (2/20/2017 – 3/23/2017)
- 9 Students & 28 Sessions
- 46 hours of tutoring, averaging about 100 minutes each
But… What about the money?
I wasn’t sure where to set the price at first but I figured I needed my first students and reviews so I started out at $19/hr. Initially Wyzant takes a 40% commission, so the take home rate is $11.40.
My first month average is actually closer to $16.25 because I have adjusted my prices several times.
Considering that I am considered a 1099 contractor, this is certainly not a fair hourly wage for my skill level. I will find a working good working rate, but in the meantime I get to do what I enjoy!