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I'm at uni and I know a couple of people whom tutor to earn a bit of extra money. I thought of giving this a try. My GCSEs/A Levels are very good although I'd probably want to stick to GCSE levels … Read More
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
I'm at uni and I know a couple of people whom tutor to earn a bit of extra money. I thought of giving this a try.

My GCSEs/A Levels are very good although I'd probably want to stick to GCSE levels so that I find it straight forward to explain everything. I find maths enjoyable to teach so probably that as the main subject.

Anyone got an experience tutoring and how to start out? I'm DBS checked etc due to my future career.
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5m, 2w agoPosted 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
have you thought about teaching evening classes in adult education? you can earn pretty decent money for functional skills and GCSE english and maths

and is your DBS on the update service?
#2
rabbitnangel
have you thought about teaching evening classes in adult education? you can earn pretty decent money for functional skills and GCSE english and maths
and is your DBS on the update service?

GCSE English is about the only thing I'd avoid! Got a B in it whilst every other subject was A*.

I was actually thinking of online, potentially Skype or some other app (And trust PayPal payment) - Most things I can write out and explain really well. But it would be tricky to find an appropriate person. Perhaps do it quite cheap, not quite sure what 'cheap' is defined at these days :p £8-£10 an hour?

I'd have to double check on the DBS thing, we have to renew it each year as I deal with vulnerable adults & children on a daily basis (training to be a doctor)

Edited By: Firefly1 on Dec 13, 2016 20:01
#3
DBS thing you no longer have to renew it each year if you have it on the update service

it costs £13 a year rather than having to do a whole new one each year!!!
Firefly1
rabbitnangel
have you thought about teaching evening classes in adult education? you can earn pretty decent money for functional skills and GCSE english and maths
and is your DBS on the update service?
GCSE English is about the only thing I'd avoid! Got a B in it whilst every other subject was A*.
I was actually thinking of online, potentially Skype or some other app (And trust PayPal payment) - Most things I can write out and explain really well. But it would be tricky to find an appropriate person. Perhaps do it quite cheap, not quite sure what 'cheap' is defined at these days :p £8-£10 an hour?
I'd have to double check on the DBS thing, we have to renew it each year as I deal with vulnerable adults & children on a daily basis (training to be a doctor)

DBS thing you no longer have to renew it each year if you have it on the update service

it costs £13 a year rather than having to do a whole new one each year!!!

As you are training to be a docotr what about physiology? fitness? access to HE? health and social care? there are shed loads of subjects you can teach!!!!
#4
rabbitnangel
DBS thing you no longer have to renew it each year if you have it on the update service
it costs £13 a year rather than having to do a whole new one each year!!!
Firefly1
rabbitnangel
have you thought about teaching evening classes in adult education? you can earn pretty decent money for functional skills and GCSE english and maths
and is your DBS on the update service?
GCSE English is about the only thing I'd avoid! Got a B in it whilst every other subject was A*.
I was actually thinking of online, potentially Skype or some other app (And trust PayPal payment) - Most things I can write out and explain really well. But it would be tricky to find an appropriate person. Perhaps do it quite cheap, not quite sure what 'cheap' is defined at these days :p £8-£10 an hour?
I'd have to double check on the DBS thing, we have to renew it each year as I deal with vulnerable adults & children on a daily basis (training to be a doctor)
DBS thing you no longer have to renew it each year if you have it on the update service
it costs £13 a year rather than having to do a whole new one each year!!!
As you are training to be a docotr what about physiology? fitness? access to HE? health and social care? there are shed loads of subjects you can teach!!!!

Well we don't have to pay for the DBS, uni do. Not quite sure what the uni do, there is definitely some enhanced DBS due to our placements and then we fill in something each year to certify no changes (Which, they say, they check)

I thought about giving feedback on personal statements but wasn't sure on the ethical boundaries on that -- as it is, of course, personal. So decided to skip that one.
I could teach certain topics on physiology etc but things get more complicated when you are teaching up to your level. I went on to study maths at A Level so - if I were to teach GCSE - there's spare knowledge if you know what I mean (I.e. I should be able to answer any question they could possibly think of - which gets harder if you teach to a much higher level or nearer your own ability).
#5
Most secondary schools are getting lots of requests about tutoring. Kids realising they have not been doing enough. I would contact your nearest secondary school and ask if you can meet the head of department for whatever subject you want to tutor in.
Remember, maths and English change to the 1-9 grading this year, everything else next. This has meant a big shift in syllabus, certainly in maths, which I teach.
See if they would act as an introducer for you?
#6
Henvig
Most secondary schools are getting lots of requests about tutoring. Kids realising they have not been doing enough. I would contact your nearest secondary school and ask if you can meet the head of department for whatever subject you want to tutor in.
Remember, maths and English change to the 1-9 grading this year, everything else next. This has meant a big shift in syllabus, certainly in maths, which I teach.
See if they would act as an introducer for you?

Possibly, but it may be a bit of a faff for the total workload I envisage. Would definitely make sense if you were trying to make a living out of it, i'm hoping just to top up my student loan a little :p

Appreciate the advice from both of you, made me think :)
#7
You could potentially check in your local college, to see if they have any tutoring jobs going?
I did it last year (March - May, 2016), I would take small groups of students and teach them GCSE level maths. I initially signed up voluntarily, but before I started they said they'd pay me £10 an hour lol I was absolutely buzzing! :D
#8
There are online tutors so if u advertised urself as one I guess that would be the way forward. There are plenty of sites to sign up with and get students that way.
Good luck n let us know how u get on

Edited By: Londner on Dec 13, 2016 22:02: Typo
#9
Firefly1
Henvig
Most secondary schools are getting lots of requests about tutoring. Kids realising they have not been doing enough. I would contact your nearest secondary school and ask if you can meet the head of department for whatever subject you want to tutor in.
Remember, maths and English change to the 1-9 grading this year, everything else next. This has meant a big shift in syllabus, certainly in maths, which I teach.
See if they would act as an introducer for you?
Possibly, but it may be a bit of a faff for the total workload I envisage. Would definitely make sense if you were trying to make a living out of it, i'm hoping just to top up my student loan a little :p
Appreciate the advice from both of you, made me think :)
Total workload? If you are thinking of taking on a few students, this would be reduced if you only need to follow one scheme of work for one school. Whatever you decide to do, remember that you're making a commitment to the young people. They will be paying for your time and expertise. They want to pass a much more challenging maths GCSE with three exams in May and June.
#10
nabeel6235
You could potentially check in your local college, to see if they have any tutoring jobs going?
I did it last year (March - May, 2016), I would take small groups of students and teach them GCSE level maths. I initially signed up voluntarily, but before I started they said they'd pay me £10 an hour lol I was absolutely buzzing! :D

That sounds fab! You were lucky :D I'd struggle to do specific/set hours for a group of students because of our own course requirements that often have variable hours & variable locations. That's why I'm hoping to go down the online route for somebody whom requires occasional extra lessons/teaching to reinforce what somebody has already tried and they are still confused or need further practice & explanation.

Henvig
Firefly1
Henvig
Most secondary schools are getting lots of requests about tutoring. Kids realising they have not been doing enough. I would contact your nearest secondary school and ask if you can meet the head of department for whatever subject you want to tutor in.
Remember, maths and English change to the 1-9 grading this year, everything else next. This has meant a big shift in syllabus, certainly in maths, which I teach.
See if they would act as an introducer for you?
Possibly, but it may be a bit of a faff for the total workload I envisage. Would definitely make sense if you were trying to make a living out of it, i'm hoping just to top up my student loan a little :p
Appreciate the advice from both of you, made me think :)
Total workload? If you are thinking of taking on a few students, this would be reduced if you only need to follow one scheme of work for one school. Whatever you decide to do, remember that you're making a commitment to the young people. They will be paying for your time and expertise. They want to pass a much more challenging maths GCSE with three exams in May and June.

Yeah I would prepare beforehand and make sure it was in a subject that I feel I have plenty of expertise in. I mentioned A level as not to confuse others, although as you clearly know about exams, I did I.B. up to standard level maths and got 6 out of 7 (not the easiest or hardest option) but it certainly was a big step up from iGCSE level. So I fully expect the new exams to be easily manageable to me and can make sure anything is relevant to their syllabus. But I wouldn't run a college session as, once you work with a group, you have to be reasonably fixed on a certain time/day of the week and I feel with one-on-one you can be more flexible to when you are both free.



Edited By: Firefly1 on Dec 13, 2016 20:58: .
banned#11
4-8 hours a month I pay £50 for the centre.

plus homework, that's for sheets, 4 double sided every day homework plus 2 single test sheets every week.
#12
How can someone just walk into tutoring because they have GCSEs or A-Levels? Especially if expecting schools or colleges to refer their students.

Surely you need some form of formal tutoring qualification?

Or is it as easy as some making out?
#13
sofiasar
4-8 hours a month I pay £50 for the centre.
plus homework, that's for sheets, 4 double sided every day homework plus 2 single test sheets every week.

I presume that's face-to-face when you say centre ? At GCSE level or harder/easier? I presume A levels are charged at a higher price than GCSEs per hour. They also probably have a formal structure & experience so can demand a higher price.
#14
sofiasar
4-8 hours a month I pay £50 for the centre.
plus homework, that's for sheets, 4 double sided every day homework plus 2 single test sheets every week.

You pay a centre for tutoring or you are the tutor?
banned#15
Gollywood
sofiasar
4-8 hours a month I pay £50 for the centre.
plus homework, that's for sheets, 4 double sided every day homework plus 2 single test sheets every week.

You pay a centre for tutoring or you are the tutor?


who keeps and voting cold??


I send my boys.

it's a centre similar to Qmon.
banned#16
Firefly1
sofiasar
4-8 hours a month I pay £50 for the centre.
plus homework, that's for sheets, 4 double sided every day homework plus 2 single test sheets every week.

I presume that's face-to-face when you say centre ? At GCSE level or harder/easier? I presume A levels are charged at a higher price than GCSEs per hour. They also probably have a formal structure & experience so can demand a higher price.


its both and the price is same for foundation kids to higher such as GCSE.
they also help adults at uni. its a husband and wife business :)

try opening your own place up at home or a local church. that's where all these tutoring goes on ;)
#17
sofiasar
Gollywood
sofiasar
4-8 hours a month I pay £50 for the centre.
plus homework, that's for sheets, 4 double sided every day homework plus 2 single test sheets every week.
You pay a centre for tutoring or you are the tutor?
who keeps and voting cold??
I send my boys.
it's a centre similar to Qmon.

Haha! Someone down voting me also...I'll stay quiet & leave!
banned#18
well I think its the same pathetic troll as she always votes my comments cold!
nothing else to do i spose! SAD LIFE IF YOUR READING CH
#19
Advertise your service on Gumtree. That's where I found a tutor for my daughter.

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