dcsimg

Career Story: Cookware Sales Rep And Private Tutor

Cookware Sales Rep And Private Tutor

Job Title: Consultant And Tutor

Type of Company: I am a consultant to a high-end kitchen products retailer and a private tutor in the Wilson Language System.

Education: BS, Northeastern University •• M.Ed, Lesley University (Cambridge, MA)

Previous Experience: I taught special needs students in an urban setting for 9 years before leaving to raise a family. But after awhile I got antsy, and I wanted to utilize my background, while staying home full-time. Tutoring was an easy way to keep my certification up-to-date and I recently became a consultant for a kitchen products retailer. This gives me flexibility and another way to earn an income while staying at home with my family.

Job Tasks: The company I consult for is a business selling high quality cookware. A rep will host a party and get a percentage of the products she sells at it. I run a stable of these hostesses and will frequently confer with them about ways to make their parties more successful. I often appear at the parties and conduct demonstrations, displaying cooking techniques and equipment and testing recipes, encouraging the guests to use the products we sell. Before and after a show I work with the hostess to make sure she gets the products that constitute her payment, as well as making sure that each customer gets the product she wants and that the product is right for her.

My work as a private tutor differs widely from student to student. When I begin tutoring a student, I meet with him to do a general assessment. This gives me a base line. I also get in contact with his teachers to gather as much information as I can before we begin. After that, but before each session, I put together a lesson based on the student's needs and the skills that he needs to acquire. Sessions last an hour and we meet weekly or bi-weekly depending on the subject area. At the end of a tutoring session, I ask the parents to write a review or evaluation of my work and I, in turn, write an evaluation and summary of the work I have done with the student.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The hardest part of both my jobs is juggling my family's needs with the demands of my work. Managing my time wisely and being very organized are critical to my success.

Job Tips:
1. For tutoring, be consistent, organized, on time and professional.

2. For consulting, have FUN! The parties are fun and your attitude is everything!

Popular Schools offering Sales Programs

 
Results:  10
Matching School Ads

Discover the Difference a Community of Support Makes in Your Educational Journey. From Application to Graduation, the Support You Need to Achieve Your Goals. 100% Online.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Turn your talents into a career at nationally recognized and accredited Platt College.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Ontario
Selected Programs:
  • Business Management

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Hesperia

For nearly a century, Columbia International University has educated people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. 

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

St. John’s is a Catholic Vincentian University that prepares students for personal and professional success in today’s global society.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Prepare for an exciting new career at the Milan Institute.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Visalia
Selected Programs:
  • Accounting

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Stockton

The University of Scranton has grounded its education in Catholic and Jesuit principles based on intellectual growth and integrity, all of which shape the online master’s and certificate programs. You can choose one of five degree programs from a selective institution ranked among the top 10 master’s universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Founded in 1876, Johns Hopkins University, a top tier research university with campus locations in Maryland and Washington, DC, and online.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Selected Campus Locations:
  • Online

Additional Career Stories for Product Sales Representatives

The inside stories from people actually working in the field.
Click a story title to show the story, and click the title again to hide it.

All Types

You are visiting:

What are Career Stories?

Career Stories are concise, real-world career overviews written by people relating their personal career experiences and wisdom. They provide invaluable insights and mentoring advice to students and career changers.

Most stories include:

  • a typical day or project
  • tips and advice
  • best and worst parts
  • educational background
  • previous experience

Browse hundreds of Career Stories

More Details On This Career

Please also see our detailed information about Product Sales Representatives, including:

Back to Top