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You can get paid £45 an hour to tutor kids while playing Fortnite, FIFA and more

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. 

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If getting paid to play video games sounds like your idea of heaven, then this opportunity will be right up your street.

An online tutoring agency is calling for people to help students improve their skills in games like Fortnite, FIFA and Call of Duty.

Plus, you could even earn a whopping £45 an hour for doing so. Interested? Read on and we'll explain how to apply for this dream way to make money!

Learning through video games

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Interestingly, although video games and Pythagoras don't sound like they would naturally go together, 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". Because of this, whether a student plays video games as a hobby in their spare time or they're aiming for a career as a professional gamer, gaming can be really beneficial to them.

Alex Dyer, founder of Tutor House – the company offering the service – said:

When it comes to eSports, the market has skyrocketed in recent years, with champions around the world sometimes earning millions, which we saw recently in the Fortnite World Cup.

Professional gaming is becoming a more accepted career path, and we want to make sure that students have the support and guidance to successfully pursue any career path they choose.

Make money playing video games

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Tutoring while playing computer games is a great way to make money.

eSports tutors focus on helping students with specific skills like reaction times and in-game tactics – whatever area of gaming the student's keen to improve on.

Tutors can work remotely or in person, and according to Tutor House, you can expect to earn a minimum of £45 per 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

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You can sign up through Tutor House by filling in their online form – they'll ask what games you'd like to tutor and whether you have or can obtain an enhanced DBS certificate.

Plus, you'll also need to 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?

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