Tutors are in extremely high demand, especially when it comes to placement testing. Many parents want to land their children in a top school, so they are willing to pay for that extra weekly help on their child’s ACT or SAT. Tutors often have a master’s degree or many years teaching in their field, possessing innate subject knowledge. Tutors often work out of learning centers, but many are self-employed. The top tutors have a track record of success with their students and have pipelines in place through area schools. Tutors with a proven track record can command anywhere from $40 to $60 per hour, and maybe more for standardized tests.