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Do you need tutoring in the UK and looking for a teacher, instructor, personal trainer or learning centre?
You’ve come to the right place. TutorExtra provides a choice of all these and more, with plenty of information to help you make an informed decision. Whether you want a local or online service, chances are you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for here.
Adults can use the platform to find tutors or instructors for assistance in anything from academic subjects to sports. Whether you want to prepare for university, return to learning or develop a new skill, you’ll find the right tutor here.
Parents can find a tutor for their children, whether they’re looking for extra tuition or learn a sport, a musical instrument or another skill. Tutors are available for primary or secondary level, including preparation for GCSEs or A-levels.
Private tutors can register on the platform, where they’ll be visible for users searching for their skill set. Whether they work from home, online, visiting students near them or at centres, they can increase their chances of being found.
You need to be registered to use tutorextra.co.uk. This is free and a quick, easy process, whether you’re registering as a tutor or as a parent or student, and will give you access to the website’s many features.
If you’re a parent or student looking for a private teacher in the UK, you’ll be able to browse options from the menu by “subjects”, “courses” or “looking for”, allowing you to find educators, instructors, nannies or learning, sports or childcare centres.
You can find service providers through a free registration, but one of our reasonably priced subscriptions will allow you to access providers’ direct contact details and allow tutors/service providers to reply to messages for free.
If you’re a tutor, instructor or other service provider, you can post a profile through a free account. However, taking out a reasonably priced subscription will mean you can enhance and boost your listing on the site above free listings, as well as allow parents/students to communicate free directly inside and outside the web platform.
And the most important thing is that, whether you have a free registration or a paid subscription, TutorExtra takes ZERO commission on all fees paid to service providers.
When looking for tutoring in the UK there are a number of things to consider. Most importantly, ensure the tutor offers and has experience in the exact subject and level you want, whether that’s for beginners or advanced.
In most cases, relevant qualifications are important, although sometimes practical experience will be as good or better. Also, read any testimonials available, and ask for them if they aren’t provided, as well as establishing whether a tutor is convenient for your schedule, such as evenings.
Online — If you’re looking for an online tutor, in addition to the above, find out what platform they’ll be using and what online facilities they have (e.g. whiteboards, video sharing etc.).
Local — If you’re specifically looking for a local, in-person tutor, find out where they intend to deliver the tuition (at their home, at your home, at a learning centre etc.). Establish that the space is suitable, and that they have whatever equipment is required.
Private — they are not required by law to hold a current DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check, but it’s clearly in your interests to go with a tutor who does, especially if you’re hiring them to work with your children.
The cost is typically between £15 and £35 per hour, but it can vary considerably, depending on subject, tutor qualifications and location.
Subject — Popular subjects, such as core subjects like Maths, English, Science such as Physics, Economics or popular languages, tend to cost between £20 and £22, though this will depend on the level. Subjects like learning an instrument, however, can be considerably more expensive.
Tutor qualifications — Both formal qualifications and experience will allow a private tutor to charge more for lessons than someone less qualified.
Location — In general, tutors in London are more expensive than those in other areas of the UK. The cost may also increase if they have to travel a substantial distance. Online teachers are often a little less expensive, though they may have higher overheads.
Although you’ll no doubt want to economise, going for the cheapest won’t always give value for money. On the other hand, you or your child may not necessarily need the most expensive service.
Schools do a great job providing education, on the whole, but teachers have to cater for large classes with various abilities. They don’t have time to address your child’s individual needs. Hiring an expert for one-to-one or small group classes can help your child either catch up with subjects they’re having problems with or reach their full potential on subjects they’re being held back on.
At the same time, the squeeze on budgets doesn’t always allow schools to provide training for non-academic subjects, such as sports, music or dance. A tutor or trainer can help your child develop their passions.
On the other hand, it’s never too late to study new skills. Whether it’s to enhance your career, help you enjoy your leisure time or challenge yourself in retirement, a professional private tutor can help you.
Whatever your needs, TutorExtra is the ideal way to find private tutoring in the UK.