Welcome to TutoringFAQ's

Tutoring can be a really great way to improve a persons education outside of a classroom setting. It can help students increase their confidence and get the results they want. Tutoring varies in style, the main difference being between one to one tutoring or group tutoring.

Here at TutoringFAQ.com we want to inform the public about the tutoring process and how you can get to the finish line in a safe and sound way. Our mission is to give you the best information possible on the tutoring market. Like we said tutoring can be an amazing tool to substitute compulsory education but it can be a minefield at times. We are going to give you the complete guide to tutoring.

Welcome to TutoringFAQ's

Tutoring can be a really great way to improve a persons education outside of a classroom setting. It can help students increase their confidence and get the results they want. Tutoring varies in style, the main difference being between one to one tutoring or group tutoring.

Here at TutoringFAQ.com we want to inform the public about the tutoring process and how you can get to the finish line in a safe and sound way. Our mission is to give you the best information possible on the tutoring market. Like we said tutoring can be an amazing tool to substitute compulsory education but it can be a minefield at times. We are going to give you the complete guide to tutoring.

Getting a Tutor!

Read all these frequently asked questions by students and parents before getting a tutor. If you go through this checklist you should be all set when you get to the point of recruiting a tutor.

Tutors can be found in a number of ways! As a student you want to make sure you get a reliable tutor who will work with you throughout the whole of your studies, for the exams or maybe just a few lessons a month.

We feel that the best and probably the first place to start would be an online search. The internet holds various ways to get a tutor but usually a company who is serious will be at the start of the search engines, don’t forget that!

Tutors can be found independently on large websites with various listings and reviews. This process is a good way to get a tutor but we feel that in some cases the process of using just a website can leave parents feeling frustrated and they eventually give up. Students have a much higher success rate of getting a tutor online compared to their parents!

Now a really good way of getting a tutor at lightning speed would be to use a tutoring agency. Now you may a premium of around £3-£5 per hour but they will manage the whole process and make sure all their tutors are up to scratch. The way we see it is you pay for what you get and this is true with tutoring. Tutoring agencies can give you the peace of mind you need and will not take up all of your precious time.

Tutoring prices vary depending where in the world you are. We are not going to quote any prices because we all know that prices change dramatically where you are. Instead we will give you a breakdown of how tutoring is priced.

Tutoring can be paid for by the hour. For example in London, England you can expect to pay anything between £25-£100 per hour. In other parts of the country you can pay £15-£30. It is all down to location!

Tutoring can also be paid for monthly. You can ask a company to put you on a set amount of hours and set up a direct debit. This generally works out cheaper for you as most tutoring companies offer bulk booking discounts.

As we have established every tutor has a certain set of skills. When it comes to looking at their resume what you want to firstly check is that everything adds up. Make sure you check the CV for any inconsistencies or gaps in their experiences. Ask them about this and a reliable tutor will answer you in the most honest way. What we always like to check on tutors resumes is to establish what their specialty is. A tutor in Science for example might be a better biologist than a chemist and a tutor who teaches business might not tutor economics. Be thorough when looking for a tutor.

If you want a good tutor make sure they have further education experience such as a university degree or masters.

You can test your tutors effectiveness is a number ways. The very best way to test your tutors effectiveness is to get them to set you tasks at the end of every lessons, almost like a pop quiz. These are the number one ways to re cap the lesson and see where you may need to improve. The next little trick is to then to get your tutor to re test you on your next lesson. This is a great way to measure your tutors effectiveness. 

As we have previously discussed we support one to one tutoring over group tutoring because as a student you get the whole package and the full attention of a tutor. The difference between online tutoring and face to face tutoring is that with online tutoring you do not obviously have the tutor in your space, they are miles away! For some students this is a great opportunity to feel comfortable and benefit from tutoring in a place they want to learn. The greatest thing about online tutoring is that it can be done in the bedroom, kitchen, lounge….even the bathroom! (We do not recommend though!)

Here at tutoringfaq.com we feel that there is no best age to start tutoring. It is generally when the student or parent wishes to start. Like anything though the earlier one starts the more advantages it can have. 

In our opinion a student should always make sure they have books ready to start the lesson. Any materials that you have from school should also be brought into the lesson to aid your lesson and the tutors resources. 

The tutor may bring their own resources but make sure you check with them before the lesson takes place, this way you will not leave anything behind and can start the lesson smoothly. 

As we have discussed one to one tutoring allows for the student to be completely immersed in the lesson with the full attention of the tutor. Group tutoring is less strenuous and is to be completely honest just like being in school. In our personal opinion if you want to waste your money on tutoring then go for group tutoring because there is no end goal. If you want your child to move up a band then get one to one tutoring thus the tutor can address your child’s particular needs, do not send them to a group tutoring class where they feel like they are in school again! Group tutoring can work though if you just want them to get their foot in and do their homework or coast along at a comfortable rate.

Generally tutoring sessions should be anything from one, two or three hours. The more dedicated students will go for four hours and even more but on average the most popular lessons are 2 hours at a time! Always remember a tutor would much prefer a two hour session in one go rather than one hours x 2 a week.

We feel that 2 tutoring sessions per week is a minimum in order to maintain a students education improvement through one to one tutoring. If you plan you can achieve amazing results with the right amount of tutoring but if you have to little tutoring you may become disengaged from your studies. If you are looking at a group session you would want to get 3 or 4 sessions in per week. 

The great thing about tutoring is that it can be enjoyed by both advanced and struggling students. Tutors are there to help students of any abilities and it can transform even the brightest of pupils in terms of confidence. Remember that tutoring is not just about improving grades it is also about improving confidence in the students which in turn can make the learning process easier.

There is no place where the tutoring should or should not be held but always keep in mind that it should be in a safe place. Most tutoring companies will sell themselves on the fact their tutors come to you and this is the most popular way to get tutored. Having tutoring in your home means you can relax in a comfortable setting.

You can also be tutored at the local library. If you have distractions at home then going to a quiet library is the best alternative by all means and using a partner voice means that you should not distract anyone else.

Sometimes it happens, students and tutors do not gel. In this case the best thing to do is to go and look for another one. Now this brings us on to another great point and one that we covered right at the start. If you choose to look for a tutor yourself you may find yourself spending more time looking for replacements due to the fact these tutors may not have been checked by a tutoring agency or a private tutoring company.

If you went and got tutoring from a private tutoring company or an agency they should have top quality tutors but you can just call them up and ask for a replacement, as easy as that.

Getting a Tutor!

Tutors can be found in a number of ways! As a student you want to make sure you get a reliable tutor who will work with you throughout the whole of your studies, for the exams or maybe just a few lessons a month.

We feel that the best and probably the first place to start would be an online search. The internet holds various ways to get a tutor but usually a company who is serious will be at the start of the search engines, don’t forget that!

Tutors can be found independently on large websites with various listings and reviews. This process is a good way to get a tutor but we feel that in some cases the process of using just a website can leave parents feeling frustrated and they eventually give up. Students have a much higher success rate of getting a tutor online compared to their parents!

Now a really good way of getting a tutor at lightning speed would be to use a tutoring agency. Now you may a premium of around £3-£5 per hour but they will manage the whole process and make sure all their tutors are up to scratch. The way we see it is you pay for what you get and this is true with tutoring. Tutoring agencies can give you the peace of mind you need and will not take up all of your precious time.

Tutoring prices vary depending where in the world you are. We are not going to quote any prices because we all know that prices change dramatically where you are. Instead we will give you a breakdown of how tutoring is priced.

Tutoring can be paid for by the hour. For example in London, England you can expect to pay anything between £25-£100 per hour. In other parts of the country you can pay £15-£30. It is all down to location!

Tutoring can also be paid for monthly. You can ask a company to put you on a set amount of hours and set up a direct debit. This generally works out cheaper for you as most tutoring companies offer bulk booking discounts.

As we have established every tutor has a certain set of skills. When it comes to looking at their resume what you want to firstly check is that everything adds up. Make sure you check the CV for any inconsistencies or gaps in their experiences. Ask them about this and a reliable tutor will answer you in the most honest way. What we always like to check on tutors resumes is to establish what their specialty is. A tutor in Science for example might be a better biologist than a chemist and a tutor who teaches business might not tutor economics. Be thorough when looking for a tutor.

If you want a good tutor make sure they have further education experience such as a university degree or masters.

You can test your tutors effectiveness is a number ways. The very best way to test your tutors effectiveness is to get them to set you tasks at the end of every lessons, almost like a pop quiz. These are the number one ways to re cap the lesson and see where you may need to improve. The next little trick is to then to get your tutor to re test you on your next lesson. This is a great way to measure your tutors effectiveness. 

As we have previously discussed we support one to one tutoring over group tutoring because as a student you get the whole package and the full attention of a tutor. The difference between online tutoring and face to face tutoring is that with online tutoring you do not obviously have the tutor in your space, they are miles away! For some students this is a great opportunity to feel comfortable and benefit from tutoring in a place they want to learn. The greatest thing about online tutoring is that it can be done in the bedroom, kitchen, lounge….even the bathroom! (We do not recommend though!)

Here at tutoringfaq.com we feel that there is no best age to start tutoring. It is generally when the student or parent wishes to start. Like anything though the earlier one starts the more advantages it can have. 

In our opinion a student should always make sure they have books ready to start the lesson. Any materials that you have from school should also be brought into the lesson to aid your lesson and the tutors resources. 

The tutor may bring their own resources but make sure you check with them before the lesson takes place, this way you will not leave anything behind and can start the lesson smoothly. 

As we have discussed one to one tutoring allows for the student to be completely immersed in the lesson with the full attention of the tutor. Group tutoring is less strenuous and is to be completely honest just like being in school. In our personal opinion if you want to waste your money on tutoring then go for group tutoring because there is no end goal. If you want your child to move up a band then get one to one tutoring thus the tutor can address your child’s particular needs, do not send them to a group tutoring class where they feel like they are in school again! Group tutoring can work though if you just want them to get their foot in and do their homework or coast along at a comfortable rate.

Generally tutoring sessions should be anything from one, two or three hours. The more dedicated students will go for four hours and even more but on average the most popular lessons are 2 hours at a time! Always remember a tutor would much prefer a two hour session in one go rather than one hours x 2 a week.

We feel that 2 tutoring sessions per week is a minimum in order to maintain a students education improvement through one to one tutoring. If you plan you can achieve amazing results with the right amount of tutoring but if you have to little tutoring you may become disengaged from your studies. If you are looking at a group session you would want to get 3 or 4 sessions in per week. 

The great thing about tutoring is that it can be enjoyed by both advanced and struggling students. Tutors are there to help students of any abilities and it can transform even the brightest of pupils in terms of confidence. Remember that tutoring is not just about improving grades it is also about improving confidence in the students which in turn can make the learning process easier.

There is no place where the tutoring should or should not be held but always keep in mind that it should be in a safe place. Most tutoring companies will sell themselves on the fact their tutors come to you and this is the most popular way to get tutored. Having tutoring in your home means you can relax in a comfortable setting.

You can also be tutored at the local library. If you have distractions at home then going to a quiet library is the best alternative by all means and using a partner voice means that you should not distract anyone else.

Sometimes it happens, students and tutors do not gel. In this case the best thing to do is to go and look for another one. Now this brings us on to another great point and one that we covered right at the start. If you choose to look for a tutor yourself you may find yourself spending more time looking for replacements due to the fact these tutors may not have been checked by a tutoring agency or a private tutoring company.

If you went and got tutoring from a private tutoring company or an agency they should have top quality tutors but you can just call them up and ask for a replacement, as easy as that.

Becoming a Tutor!

There is no one defined answer as tutors prices change depending on where you are in the country! The best piece of advice we can give to any potential tutor is that you need to charge by the hour, that way you can budget other things into your price. Remember you are a business and you need to price accordingly making sure all your costs are covered, such as travelling or printing.

As a tutor you have a wealth of resources out there to be able to market yourself as a tutor. You can look to use services such as thumbtack, gumtree, craigslist to advertise individually but sometimes these websites can be untrustworthy. The next alternative is to look to advertise on national tutoring websites but again you compete against so many other people it may be hard for your profile to be found without you having to pay for advertising. You can also look to set up your own website and try to publicize that. 

We recommend tutors sign up to agencies who can manage the tutoring process for them, they do all the donkey work and pay you a fair hourly fee for your time. You have the peace of mind that you have consistent work and you are being represented by a professional organisation.

Tutoring can be a great business to get involved in and you can get students in a matter of no time, the biggest TIP is to make sure you market yourself properly so that parents know who you are! Get on the internet and social media. Within time you could even start to build out your own team of tutors and have them working for you under your own brand name! Imagine that eh, well it is possible.

There is definitive answer to this question. Some teachers can be amazing whilst others may be up to standard. Tutors are different as they may have other jobs where the advantage of this being they can bring fresh knowledge to the table. Some tutoring companies just employ student tutors and most do not make it a requirement to have to be a trained teacher. Most teachers don’t want to teach at the end of a long day thus the job is left to others to take over in the evening!

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