A Tutor is a specialist private educator, who assists students academically within their private home on a one-to-one basis. A Tutor is often engaged when a student is struggling with a particular subject or wishing to excel in a certain subject or subjects. The role of a Tutor is to assist, evaluate, motivate, develop and integrate their student’s learning.

A Tutor is often hired: 

  • To assist children to improve their English language.
  • To boost the children’s grades at school.
  • To help children pass their exams.
  • To help children to gain entry into a prestigious private school
  • To inspire children to learn and excel in their homework.

Duties of a Tutor

  • A Tutor provides one-to-one tutorage sessions within the home.
  • A qualified Tutor will have a teaching background or an extensive track record of tutoring specific subjects and have an extensive knowledge of specific subjects.
  • A Tutor may be required to teach English as a foreign language, prepare students for entry into leading school, schools, colleges, universities or tutor a range of subjects and languages, such as maths, science etc., as in accordance with the national curriculum.
  • A Tutor must be an excellent communicator, with an ability to build a rapport with their students.
  • A Tutor must be patient with the ability to motivate their students, to be passionate about what they teach and always provide a positive learning environment.
  • Working Hours of a Tutor

A Tutor may be employed by a family full-time, or work part-time for a number of families. Part-time Tutors are responsible for arranging and managing their own schedules. A full-time Tutor works on average 35 to 40 hours a week.

Salary of a Tutor

On average a full-time Tutor earns between £800 to £1,300 per week dependent on experience and qualifications.

On average a part-time Tutor earns between £40 to £100 per hour, dependant on experience and qualifications.