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Tutoring Jobs For Students
Tutoring work is great for students since it’s very flexible and pays well. It is also more than likely that you already have some sort of specialist area in a particular subject that someone else will pay money to be taught about.

It can be a language of which you have a good command - be that English or a foreign language - or you can tutor in many other disciplines such as law, science, geography or maths.

People look for tutors for all sorts of reasons - to boost their chances at exams such as the 11+, GCSE’s or A-Levels, to pass entry tests for universities, or simply to expand and improve their knowledge purely for the sake of learning something new. The number of teenagers having extra tuition at home has increased steadily over the last few years, particularly in London, so the tutoring job opportunities are definitely out there to be found.

If you have knowledge and you can impart it in an eloquent way, then you have the basic skills needed to be able to make good money as a tutor on a part time basis while you are studying yourself.

Traditionally, tutoring jobs have always been on a face to face basis. However, the rise of the internet has brought opportunities for students to work in purely online tutor jobs.

In this article, we will be concentrating on the more traditional form of offline tutoring where you will be in the same room as the person you are tutoring.
Explore Learning
The Tutor Trust

Who Can Do Tutoring Work?
One of the great things about working as a tutor is that you can start young. There are typically no age restrictions and as the old saying goes, “if you’re good enough, you’re old enough.”

Another thing to note about tutoring work is that you don't necessarily need a teaching qualification or a degree to pick up some decent work. If you have decent GCSE grades then there is tutoring work available (usually with younger children aged 5-14).

That said, the more qualifications, knowledge and experience you have, the more opportunities you will be able to find, and the more money you will be able to earn.

If you have no experience and would appreciate some help, then Pearson have tutor resources such as delivery and assessment packs to get you started.

If you are going to tutor anyone under 18 then you will also need to undergo a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.
Tutor's Guild
The Tutor Pages

What Kind of Tutoring Jobs Are Out There?
There are 3 types of tutoring job you can choose from:
  1. Private tutoring jobs - otherwise referred to as home tutoring or personal tutoring jobs, private tutors tend to go to the student’s home to tutor them, often on a one to one basis. Tutoring agencies can help tutors find clients for personal tutor jobs. Unless you live in a city with great public transport links, you will probably need access to a car to be a home tutor.
  2. Tuition centre jobs - tutoring firms who run tutoring courses / classes in community centres or schools for a couple of hours in the evenings and / or at weekends. Tutors tend to teach small groups of 4-7 students aged 5-18 years old. Most subjects will be taught including literacy and numeracy. These firms tend to offer in-house training to their tutors so they are a great way of getting regular work and receiving tutoring training.
  3. Online tutor jobs - work for online tutoring companies who stream classes over the internet so you can work as a tutor from the comfort of your own home.
  4. After School Club Tutor jobs - bring subjects to life for a small group of children in after school tutor clubs. See Magical Maths for an example of this type of tutoring job.
Can You Do Tutoring In Your Spare Time? Is It Flexible?
Yes, it most definitely is. If you can find a private client to tutor then you should have no problem fixing up a schedule of one to one sessions which is convenient for both parties.

You can tutor in the evenings, at weekends or exclusively in the holidays so that the tutoring work does not interfere with your own education.

Even if you find a position with a professional tutoring company, they should still be able to arrange hours that fit around your lifestyle.
My Tutor
Tutors United

How Can A Tutor Job Help My Long Term Career?
Obviously, if you are thinking about a long-term career as a teacher then tutoring will help you pick up some of the skills you will be using every day. The hands-on experience you can gain as a student tutor while still at college or university could be very valuable when you actually start applying for teaching positions.

Even if you don’t fancy a career as a teacher, then the skills you hone and develop as a tutor are very transferable to other spheres of work. Being able to explain ideas in a simple way so that people understand is a quality that is highly valued by almost every business in the world.

How Much Money Can I Make From Tutor Jobs?
Tutoring jobs tends to pay very well on average. It obviously depends on how you find the tutoring work and how much money your student wants to spend on learning whatever it is that you can teach them.

Tutoring work, however, tends to pay relatively more than many other sorts of student jobs you can find at college or university. One hour sessions for highly-sought after disciplines can earn you upwards of £30. If you are still studying and get tutoring jobs through an agency then you will probably earn in the region of £10-£14 per hour.

Become a private tutor

How Can Students Find Tutor Vacancies?

Student tutoring jobs are a really well paid work option and can be done part time during term time around your studies, or over the holidays.

It is quite possible to find tutoring opportunities just by asking around college or university. Maybe your teachers, tutors or lecturers will know of some potential students for you to approach.

Likewise, ask your friends and family if they know of anyone looking for a tutor in the subject areas that you can teach.

Let students find you by registering a tutor profile on online tutor boards like Tutorfair and Superprof, or respond to current vacancies on The Tutor Pages list of private tuition jobs.

Check the local newspapers and noticeboards in shops and other places where someone may have placed an advert requesting the services of a good tutor.

There are also a number of specialist companies which act as middlemen to match tutors with the right skills to the people who would like teaching. Also, there are some tutoring firms which recruit tutors on a permanent basis to teach their own clients.


How Do I Find Tutoring Jobs?

A few companies that students might be able to find tutoring work with include:

  • Explore Learning - maths and english tutor jobs for GCSE qualified tutors to teach kids aged 5-14 in tuition centres across the UK
  • Superprof - the largest community of private teachers in Europe. Become a tutor and advertise your services for free in over a thousand disciplines.
  • The Tutor Trust - transform lives through tutoring with an educational charity that tackles educational inequality in Manchester, Leeds, Bradford and Liverpool across Maths, English and Science.
  • London's Learning - private tutoring jobs in London, usually on a one to one basis in clients' homes across most subjects
  • FunTech - Teach teenagers how to code over the summer at a Tech Camp! If you are a university student with experience programming in languages like Python and Java then you could tutor at camps in London, Maidenhead, Tonbridge or Reading - accommodation is provided.
  • The Tutor Pages - award-winning online publication where you can learn how to tutor successfully, reply to tutor vacancies and advertise yourself as a UK-based private tutor
  • Preply - teach online and earn money sharing your expert knowledge from the comfort of your own home.
  • My Tutor - deliver 1-to-1 online tutorials for GCSE and A Level students.
  • TutorFinder - tutoring platform where you can register for free and find students from across the UK to teach online or in person.
  • Learner Lane - tutor in London with the help of Learner Lane. Find clients and manage your schedule with a personalised dashboard
  • Excel2learn - English and maths tutoring jobs for GCSE, A-Level or degree qualified tutors to work at study support centres in Bolton and Westhoughton
  • Saturday Schools - tutor jobs in London at schools across the capital on a saturday morning teaching kids aged 4-18 in core subjects paying £10-14 per hour. Minimum qualification: A-Level or equivalent
  • The uTutor Company - part time tutoring jobs in the Cardiff area for undergraduate students and graduates
  • Talented Tutors - private tutoring jobs in London for graduates who can teach subjects like Maths, TEFL, English, Science, 11+ Exams, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, 7+ Exams and 13+ Common Entrance exams
  • Able Tutors - north west London tutoring job agency hiring graduate private home tutors with experience to teach a wide range of subjects to primary school children up to A-level students
  • Tutor Doctor - home tutor jobs in the Surrey area to work 1:1 with students at all levels in all subjects. Must have subject matter expertise but previous experience not essential
  • Tutors United - specialise in providing affordable private tutoring to 8-11 year olds from low income and migrant backgrounds. Running their services from various sites across the UK, with plans to expand further in 2016, Tutors United have already won several awards along the way!
Some of these companies have current tutoring positions available, so if you think tutoring work is for you, click through to the company profiles above, or check out the tutor vacancies below.
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Part time tutor jobs (Home based or online)


United Kingdom

Between £20 - £50 an hour, depending on profile

Private Tutor

Apprentus Ltd


varied; between £15 and £150 per hour

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