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Information for Students

The Work

The agency maintains a computer database of tutors offering private tuition on an individual "one-to-one" basis, usually in the pupil's own home.   Sometimes two or three pupils may be taught as a small group.  By mutual agreement, it may be possible to arrange for the lessons to be held in the tutor's home.  This method has the advantage that the tutor's (sometimes considerable) resources are ready to hand, and it could be more amenable to concentration if there are other children in the pupil's family.

The agency deals with most academic school subjects across the age and ability range from Primary to A-levels.  We have a number of tutors with experience of Special Needs teaching.

If the pupil needs two or more subjects per week, involving more than one specialist tutor, we often arrange to alternate two subjects on a fortnightly basis.

The Tutors

Most of our tutors have been trained as teachers, and have a PGCE, Cert.Ed., or Teachers Certificate.  However, we have some excellent University graduate tutors who do not have a PGCE, but they clearly have the right approach on a one-to-one tutoring basis, which is, of course, very different from teaching a full class in school.

We do not use undergraduate students.

Registration

When tutors register with us, they have to complete a Tutor Registration Form, which may be seen in the Tutors pages of this website.  They also have to send photocopies of their degree(s) and/or teaching qualifications.  Without this evidence of qualification, their applications are not considered.  

Provided that they meet our required standards, they are then entered on Select Tutors computer database, ready for us to contact when suitable work comes in.

Operations

When a prospective client telephones or e-mails us for a tutor, we try to find the most appropriate one, by consideration of subjects offered, locality, and availability.  If the tutor is interested in the introduction, then the details provided by the prospective client are given to the tutor, who then telephones the client as soon as possible to obtain their confirmation of starting tutorials, and agrees with them an appropriate fee, in line with the scale of fees and commission set by Select Tutors.  In agreeing this fee, it must remembered that it INCLUDES the relevant commission for the agency.  The tutor receives the total fee directly from the client at the end of each one hour tutorial.

Upon commencement of tutorials, the tutor and client should exchange telephone numbers in case it is necessary for either party to postpone a lesson.  This could save wasted journeys.

Travelling Expenses

The recommended range of fees is intended partly to allow for different travelling distances within the "normal" radius. ie  about 1 or 2 miles.  If the distance significantly exceeds this, then the tutor might reasonably ask for some extra contribution to expenses.

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