Hey, LunaMom! As you know, I too am a credentialed elementary teacher with a master's degree. I made $70 an hour in the San Francisco suburb I used to live in, and that was considered well below the average rate. And, I was tutoring young children (6-10 years old). I charged less than average because I was mostly tutoring students who attended the public school in which I taught and, well, I guess I just felt guilty charging more. In that respect, I can totally relate to you! I was, however, told by clients more than once that if I ever wanted to charge more, just let them know, and it would be fine with them!! Where I am now, I have been told I could earn at least $75 an hour, and I am certain it is true. I have unfortunately no time to tutor, as I am still teaching second grade and my school does not let out until 3:45. After an hour in my classroom prepping for the next day, I really have to get right home to ds! Tutoring is quite lucrative, and at my busiest, I supplemented my full-time teacher's salary with about $800 a month in tutoring earnings!!! Summer is also a great time to tutor, as children are available for more hours of the day rather than just the after school hours.