Tutoring is an easy way to earn a bit of money on the side, but combine it with playing video games and it’s a dream job. Here’s how it works.
If getting paid to play video games sounds like your idea of heaven, then this opportunity will be right up your street – as long as you don’t mind combining it with a spot of Maths tutoring.
An online tutoring agency is calling for tutors to teach kids English, maths and languages while you’re both playing video games like Fortnite, FIFA and Call of Duty.
Plus, you could even earn a whopping £40 an hour for doing so. Interested?
Learning through video games
Video games and Pythagoras don’t sound like they would naturally go together, but science suggests that playing video games can actually aid learning.
Research has shown that just one hour of video gaming can increase the brain’s ability to focus, as it improves visual selective attention.
Plus, it’s been suggested that expert gamers have “more brain activity associated with attention than non-experts”, suggesting that a video game addiction is no bad thing.
With teenagers these days spending an average of 12.2 hours a week playing video games, it makes sense to use some of that time for extra productivity.
Alex Dyer, founder of Tutor House – the company offering the service – said:
How video game tutoring works
It sounds like a multitasking nightmare, but it’s simpler than you’d think.
Tutors discuss learning material with students while playing video games together. Tutors will schedule in regular breaks for students to complete work while concentrating fully, before getting back on the console.
No doubt the incentive of another round of Fortnite will encourage your students to get through the next set of equations sharpish.
Tutors can work remotely through online gaming channels and get paid £30 an hour, or in person for £40 an hour. If you’re working remotely, just remember you’ll need access to your own console and the desired game before you start.
How to become a gaming tutor
You can sign up through Tutor House by submitting a CV with your qualifications and what subjects you can teach.
Importantly, you’ll also have to say which consoles and games you have access to, and disclose your gaming ability – so now’s the time to brush up on your FIFA skills.
Why not impress them with an actual video game CV – just one example of an alternative CV which will help you stand out from the crowd.
If video games aren’t your thing, why not get paid to be a social media stalker, or become a professional wingman or wingwoman (for £30 an hour!)?