A private tutor job can be incredibly rewarding. You inspire young minds, build confidence and reassure parents that they are doing all they can to support their children’s education.
We believe that the best tutors have an abundance of three key skills:
(1) Empathy and Sympathy
Parents expect you to change your teaching style to work with their child. Can you get under the skin of a child who is having difficulties? Can you understand how they feel? Can you demonstrate this to us?
(2) Passion and Enthusiasm
Do you have what it takes to get the kind of testimonials parents send to us? Do you care? What would the last parents you worked for tell us about your tutoring style and ability?
(3) No Limitations
We work with private tutors who are high fliers. We love confidence and creative, imaginative thinking.
How high are your standards?
Our Director, Nathaniel McCullagh was a tutor for 15 years. He sits on The Tutors Association panel for professional standards, along with several other passionate thinkers in supplementary education. Together, this group of agency directors and tutors has developed a series of standards that we think all tutors should adhere to. This is what we believe in. Have a look – do they empower and inspire you? Do they sound like you? If they do, we’d love to hear from you!
Interested in a working as a Private Tutor? What’s next?
We hope you’ll feel inspired to join us. If you would like to, then please follow the link below to send your CV and a covering letter that describes your previous experience and why you would like to work with us. Please use the subject heading, Private Tutor Jobs London.
A job as a private tutor requires commitment
We introduce you to clients who are looking for a range of help; from weekly sessions over many years, to homeschooling (typically a few hours every day) and online or residential tuition for children who live overseas. Many tutors pack their day with a mixture of each. Some tutors work with us for a year or two and then take a break, coming back when they see a job they particularly want, or when their circumstances change.
It is important to remember that when you accept a job from a parent, you are making a commitment to them and to their child. This is a moral bond. If you are continually late, flaky, or if you decide to give up part-way through a course of tuition because something else comes along, you will let down a young child who has come to rely on you.
What is special about our clients?
We work with some of the most academically demanding families in London and around the world. We work very hard for them and so will you. As a self-employed tutor you can work full-time, or just a few hours a week. It’s up to you. The work is fun, challenging and totally inspiring. You set your pay rates, you decide with whom and when you want to work. You are a free agent but you have our support: a team of education specialists, many of whom have been tutors and know exactly what you are going through.
What if I’ve never tutored before?
We only work with highly experienced private tutors. However, if you are interested but have never had a job as a private tutor, we’d still love to hear from you. Contact us and we will give you some ideas about how to get more experience before you join us.
What is it like to work through the Simply Learning Tuition Agency?
The best way to find out is to speak to some of the tutors we work with and read their testimonials. If you would like to meet them in person, come along to our next tutor drinks. Please email sophie@simplylearningtuition to find out when these are.
Why choose us?
We work hard and care about the success of the tutors we work with and the families who instruct us. We know there are other excellent tutor recruitment agencies in London. We suggest that you apply to several to get see which you prefer to work with. Many tutors work with multiple agencies.