How to Legally Become a Tutor "Tutoring is so fascinating. It's a fulfilling experience." -Chris Heacock Are you looking for a job that is highly satisfying and that will leave you with the content feeling that you've done something worthwhile at the end of the day? If so, you might consider becoming a private tutor. […]
13 January 2022∙6 minutes to read
GCSE Tutor Guide There are many routes into teaching, yet not all of them have to lead to the profession of the class teacher or university lecturer. The role of a tutor is another career path to explore if you are curious about teaching, but perhaps prefer not to do so in a traditional academic […]
14 December 2021∙7 minutes to read
The Quick Guide to Modern Teaching “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” - Bob Talbert Teaching, regardless of what you teach, is far from a piece of cake. Between the complicated process of becoming a teacher, preparing lessons, correcting exercises, and disciplining students, you can’t just become a […]
12 August 2021∙7 minutes to read
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Introducing Games to Foreign Language Classes “It's important to have balance in your life between work and play.” - Bobby Flay Learning a foreign language is a challenging endeavour and introducing games to classes can be a great way to help learners develop language skills without them even realising how much they're learning. That said, you […]
10 August 2021∙7 minutes to read
How to Tutor Computer Programming “Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible.” - Alan Turing 386,000 people worked as programmers or software developers in the UK in 2019. That’s up from 338,000 the previous year. Are you one of them? Perhaps you’d like to try your hand at passing your programming skills onto […]
28 January 2021∙7 minutes to read
Tutoring Jobs: Everything You Need to Know to Start your Home Tutoring Business Private one-to-one tuition is considered the most effective and productive method of learning at all levels of academic and creative development. It helps students build skills, confidence and enthusiasm for learning - the recipe for academic success. The personal tutor industry has […]
5 November 2020∙17 minutes to read
How to Teach Private Tutorials During the Coronavirus Pandemic “We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” - Albert Einstein Without getting into the coronavirus pandemic too much, a lot of private tutors may have noticed its effects one way or another. Have you lost students? […]
16 October 2020∙6 minutes to read
How Can You Teach Tutorials Online During the Pandemic? “You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results.” - Mahatma Gandhi At the moment, the pandemic doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and the cases across Europe are on the upwards trend. This means […]
16 October 2020∙6 minutes to read
How Does One Become a Japanese Language Tutor? Practised by more than 127 million people, Japanese is today the 9th most spoken language in the world. Thanks to its impressive cultural growth, Japan is attracting more and more English and American people, who flock to discover and view the country's latest technological inventions! Many of […]
7 October 2020∙9 minutes to read
How can you Get Set Up to Tutor Online? While private webcam tutorials have existed for a number of years now, some tutors still aren’t sure how to get started with teaching what they know to students! We’re here to help you get started with tutoring! Who is the Typical Student? More often than not, […]
3 August 2020∙8 minutes to read
How can you tutor science? Becoming a science tutor can be a very rewarding and exciting career move, allowing you the independence to teach the subject you love within a schedule that suits you. There are a lot of factors to consider if you want to take the leap and become a science tutor though. […]
15 July 2020∙7 minutes to read
A Guide to Becoming an ESOL tutor If you’re passionate about the English language, and are keen to share this enthusiasm with others as a teacher, then you might consider becoming an ESOL tutor. An ESOL tutor is someone who teaches English as a foreign language, which requires a deep understanding of the grammar of […]
15 July 2020∙6 minutes to read
The ‘Tips for Tutors’ series We have been blogging advice for tutors for a while now – our ‘Tips for Tutors’ series. We are pleased to say that these have received a good response from tutors. Just in case you missed any, you can find them at: How to ensure that the first lesson […]
8 June 2020∙1 minute to read
Tips for tutors: Using Learning Maps Looking for some inspiration? Willing to try something new in your lessons? Many teachers and tutors have told us that they recommend Learning Maps (also known as Thinking Maps), so we thought that you may want to learn more. The purpose of this article is to explain what they are, […]
8 June 2020∙5 minutes to read
How to become a Music Tutor If you play an instrument well, and wish you could make a living teaching others how to do the same, then you’ve come to the right place. In this guide we’re going to take a lot at all the factors that go into becoming a (good) music tutor. While […]
26 February 2020∙7 minutes to read
Teaching Art “An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.” - Andre Maurois Teaching isn’t as popular a profession as it once was. An alarming number of newly-qualified teachers leave the profession after only a few years. Teachers are undervalued and […]
14 February 2020∙6 minutes to read
Teaching Cooking at Your Students’ Homes “In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection. Make [food] simple and let things taste of what they are.” - Cornosky More and more people are changing the way they eat. A lot of people want to learn to cook for themselves. However, attending […]
14 February 2020∙7 minutes to read
How Are Higher-Order Thinking Skills Defined? It was long held as true that humans are the only animals capable of thought. Only recently has that idea been debunked; studies into non-human animal behaviour indicate that animals evince episodic memory and the have the capacity to navigate terrain using landmarks. Some animals have even displayed non-verbal […]
6 June 2019∙7 minutes to read
Differentiated Instruction: What it is and How it Impacts Students, Teachers and Tutors Of all the buzzwords in education today, differentiated instruction is making the most waves – yet few teachers or school administrators in the UK know exactly what it is. Is it a new way to promote student learning? Does it involve major […]
22 May 2019∙7 minutes to read
Follow These Tips to Give Lessons in Portuguese The ability to speak more than one language is marvellous! Not only because of the wonderful mental and psychological benefits being multilingual brings but because of the positivity it brings to us as individuals and our communities. What's more, how great is it to have these native […]
26 April 2019∙13 minutes to read
Advice for Teaching Abroad “Teaching isn’t a career choice, it’s a life choice.” - François Mitterand The former French president is right. When you decide to teach, it’s because you want to transfer your passion for a given subject to other students. Currently, the number of teachers in the UK is at its lowest since […]
3 January 2019∙6 minutes to read
How Can You Teach Adults? “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” - JFK Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who've considered becoming a home tutor. They can help students at primary school, secondary school, university, and even adults by offering home tutoring services in a huge range of subjects. In fact, […]
20 November 2018∙6 minutes to read
How To Deliver Group Classes “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” - Confucius Providing academic support, group classes, or private tutorials requires a lot of knowledge and without private tutors, a lot of students would struggle at school. The tutoring market in the UK is valued […]
20 November 2018∙7 minutes to read
A Step-by-Step A Guide to Finding Tutor Jobs and Online Tutoring Jobs Have you ever thought about becoming a maths tutor, teaching the guitar, or offering a language course? Tutoring is a fantastic thing to do whether you're an undergraduate looking to earn some extra cash, or you're thinking about becoming a teacher in the […]
19 November 2018∙21 minutes to read
How Do You Know Where to Teach a Student? “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward Academic support tutorials are making a comeback for good, which is great for private tutors everywhere. Not only that, but they can be taught almost anywhere! […]
15 October 2018∙7 minutes to read
How Do You Teach Children who Need Additional Learning Support? “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” - Christopher Reeve We often say that teaching is the noblest profession in the world. It’s true that teaching requires impeccable values. When you teach students, […]
12 October 2018∙6 minutes to read
Ways to Teach the Drums So, you’ve been beating out paradiddles on your Ludwig or Pearl drum set for a while now, and you’ve gotten pretty good at playing the drums. You may have played at this year’s summer festival – provided it hasn’t been too hot to have one, and maybe you’ve even joined […]
2 August 2018∙7 minutes to read
Your Guide to Cooperative Learning Standardized education, in general, has long been under fire for several reasons; perhaps the main one being the unrealistic expectation that every student will absorb, retain and be capable of using the information presented to them in the traditional teaching model. The standard model of teaching – teacher talks, students […]
9 July 2018∙7 minutes to read
What To Do To Make Your Tutoring Sessions Fun? "Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." - Albert Einstein The United Kingdom has seen a sharp rise in private tuition in the recent years. In 2016, at least 25% of all British pupils have had a private tutor, […]
5 July 2018∙7 minutes to read
Life After Teaching: How to Leave the NTS & Find Jobs for Ex Teachers Leaving the National Teaching Service is rarely ever an easy decision for teachers who feel that their time serving as a certified teacher in UK schools, colleges and universities has reached an end. Coming to the difficult realisation that teaching is […]
3 July 2018∙17 minutes to read
Ideas for Personalising Academic Support Tutorials There’s a Maori proverb that goes: “My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was not individual success but success of a collective.” Keep this in mind when thinking about academic support with a private tutor. There’s nothing wrong with getting help in order to achieve […]
2 July 2018∙6 minutes to read
How to Find Sewing Jobs “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” - Rachel Zoe Singer sewing machines are doing well. In recent years, the brand has seen an increase in sales thanks to more people getting into arts and crafts and wanting to learn a new skill. Not […]
12 June 2018∙7 minutes to read
Yoga Teacher Training: Which Path to Follow? "The good teacher is the one who suggests rather than imposes, and who gives his pupil the urge to teach too" Edward Bulwer-Lytton This quote summarizes the principle cycle in the spiritual discipline that is yoga: to transmit, to move, to guide. But like any personal project (or […]
11 June 2018∙7 minutes to read
Steps to Becoming an Economics Tutor Surely you have a love for numbers, statistics and analysis; otherwise, you might not have selected economics as your major, nor would you anticipate building your career around economic principles. Whether you abide by them in your computations for a company or teach them to eager minds, you, more […]
4 June 2018∙7 minutes to read
How to Become a Personal Trainer? Teaching people to feel better in their skins and their life and helping them progress in the sports of their choice might be one of the best jobs there is. A fitness coach, whether they work at health clubs or offer personal fitness training at home, is something of […]
2 June 2018∙8 minutes to read
Life After Teaching: What Alternative Careers for Teachers Exist in the UK? Are you thinking about getting out of the teaching profession, in search of a change? Not sure what alternative jobs for teachers are out there that you can apply for, where to start looking for jobs, or even what you want to do? […]
24 May 2018∙14 minutes to read
Do You Want to Become an Art Teacher? "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. " Salvador Dali You might not be Van Gogh, but if you have an advanced level in painting, why not pass on your knowledge to budding artists? A study sponsored by the Guggenheim Museum proved that students […]
18 May 2018∙7 minutes to read
Reasons that will Drive You into Personal Training Personal training is a win-win relationship. Personal training is often focused on the advantage of students who receive this mentoring; very rarely is any emphasis placed on how the personal trainer benefits. Who wins? The student who seeks to get back into shape and acquire new skills, […]
11 May 2018∙8 minutes to read
Becoming a Personal Trainer is Easier than You Might Think Unfortunately, we can't just wake up one morning and poof! suddenly become a fitness professional after seeing a TV report the night before. The initial inspiration might come from there, but to truly prepare for this exciting career, you'll have to pursue it in a […]
24 April 2018∙7 minutes to read
How Can You Teach Dance as a Choreographer? A lot of Brits dream of being able to live off their passion for dancing. Thousands of dancers in the UK could earn a living by becoming an educator and finding teacher jobs. On Superprof, you can put together a profile in just a few clicks and start […]
23 April 2018∙8 minutes to read
How To Become A Drama Teacher, And A Good One At That? About Teaching Drama Many joke about the quote, "He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches", but ironically any teacher will tell you that teaching is far from easy and you need more than just basic skills. Yet, despite how tiring, emotional, bumpy and […]
6 April 2018∙13 minutes to read
A Guide to Cooking Lesson Preparation Have you thought about teaching your own cooking lessons? Do your friends and family often tell you what a great cook you are? Do you have a passion for both cooking and teaching? If you know a lot about cooking and teaching and want to share that culinary knowledge […]
27 March 2018∙7 minutes to read
How to Become a Drawing Teacher Wanting to give courses in painting and drawing is a good start, but having the know-how is even better! How much should you charge for a drawing course? How do you plan your artistic workshops? How do you become known as a drawing teacher? There are many questions to consider […]
14 March 2018∙6 minutes to read
How Do You Become a Violin Tutor? Being able to play the violin (either as a soloist or part of an ensemble) is quite the achievement. The violin, which is often thought of as an instrument for the elite, has a bit of an image problem. Being a violin teacher is quite different to being […]
20 February 2018∙8 minutes to read
The Complete Guide to Starting Photography Teaching Jobs If you have a taste for the arts, why not become a photography teacher for beginners and start online tutoring jobs? You don't necessarily need any degree, a photography tutor is a job for those simply wishing to pass on a passion. In a few sessions, your student will […]
20 February 2018∙8 minutes to read
What You Need to Know if You Want to Teach Chinese There are 1.3 billion Chinese speakers, China is the 2nd world power, There are approximately 3.8 million Chinese people in the United States, Chinese is the 5th most learned foreign language (Mandarin Chinese)... For academic, professional, and even cultural reasons, every year, more and […]
20 February 2018∙7 minutes to read
Do You Want to Become a Private Spanish Tutor? You want to become a foreign-language teacher, and you’re thinking of teaching Spanish? The most popular foreign language in the United States, that means there are a lot of Americans who want to improve their foreign language skills! According to research on the linguistic skill of […]
20 February 2018∙6 minutes to read
How to become a Spanish teacher in the USA What’s your dream career? Have you ever considered teaching? What about teaching Spanish? Are you passionate about the works of Cervantès and Spanish & latino culture? Perhaps you’re a college student, or someone looking for a whole new career. Learn about all the ways to become […]
20 February 2018∙8 minutes to read
A Guide to Starting Arabic Teaching Jobs Are you a native Arabic, from a country where Arabic is the official language? If Arabic is your mother tongue, then why seek a job? Yours may already be chosen: teaching the Arabic language in the US! What is the level of education required to become an Arabic […]
20 February 2018∙7 minutes to read
Teaching Piano Classes: Everything You Need to Become a Piano Teacher You love interacting with students and passing your skills as a pianist on to them. This is how you know that you'd love it if teaching piano were to become your main activity. So you're now looking to become a piano teacher with a […]
20 February 2018∙7 minutes to read
An Adventure in Private Guitar Lessons In the field of guitar lessons, there are several ways to indulge your passion while providing quality lessons to motivated students. Between traditional or online teaching methods, there are many possibilities to suit all kinds of teacher. 1st Step: Working Out the Prices of Guitar Lessons A music teacher, […]
20 February 2018∙3 minutes to read
How do You Become an IT Teacher or Find IT Tutor Jobs With computer technology becoming a bigger and bigger part of our everyday lives, it’s hardly surprising that more and more jobs that make use of the computer as a productivity tool and everyone should at least learn some basic computer skills like using […]
29 January 2018∙7 minutes to read
A Guide to Providing Vocal Training & Starting Singing Tutor Jobs If, unlike many people, your passion for singing exists outside of the comfort and flattering acoustics of your own bathroom, perhaps the idea of offering singing lessons and inspiring others to learn to sing appeals to you. Sharing your passion for song and introducing […]
2 January 2018∙7 minutes to read
How to Make your Italian Tutor Jobs The Best They Can Be Giving Italian lessons is the perfect way to supplement your income if you are fluent in the language of Dante Alighieri. As a tutor of the Italian language, you would have the opportunity to instruct young and older learners – all the way […]
22 November 2017∙10 minutes to read
Easy Tips For Becoming a Yoga Tutor Yoga is your passion. Since you discovered it several years ago, it has completely transformed your life. Then one day, after a session, your Yogi asks you if you are interested in becoming a yoga teacher yourself… Excited, you decided to take part in a yoga training programme. […]
25 October 2017∙8 minutes to read
How to Start Teaching Italian or Beginning Italian Tutoring Jobs More and more young people are looking to get into teaching. Certain candidates aren’t as young as the rest and turn to teaching after gaining experience by working in another sector. Whether you want to teach in primary or secondary schools or as a private […]
24 October 2017∙7 minutes to read
How To Become an English Tutor Out of all the languages of the world, English is the third most commonly spoken language, the first two being Mandarin and Spanish. It is also one of the six official languages of United Nations. It is often seen as a lingua franca of the world thanks to the […]
24 August 2017∙9 minutes to read
How to Become a Tutor for German? So you speak English and you've decided you want to teach private German tutorials to English speaking students. You’ve mastered your second language or you're a native speaker and a teacher with a passion for passing on knowledge. The choice to teach private tutorials was an obvious one. Make […]
18 August 2017∙7 minutes to read
Your Guide to Tutoring Jobs in the United Kingdom So, the chances are if you've landed on this page, you're interested in tutoring jobs or, at least you're curious about becoming a private tutor. If so, read on! More and more students and graduates alike are turning to private tutoring (including online tutoring!) as a way of either […]
15 June 2017∙13 minutes to read
How to Become a Maths Tutor Practical mathematics has always been a facet of human activity, as indicated by the earliest written records. Ancient societies encouraged learning Arithmetic and Geometry as a way to train the mind into logical thinking. Beyond that, maths was used by tradesmen and merchants in the course of their business. […]
2 June 2017∙12 minutes to read
How to Set your Rates for UK Private Tutor Jobs? Recent years have seen a boom in the demand for private tutors in the UK. According to a survey by EdPlace 25% of young people have had a private tutor, this figure rises to 40% in London. The sector is continuing to grow as a […]
26 April 2017∙14 minutes to read
5 Great Reasons to become a Tutor Whether you’re an IT expert, an avid cook, or professional pianist, everyone has a skill they can share as a tutor! Every day thousands of people in your local area search for passionate personal tutors to help them meet their goals and expectations and expand their skill set, for […]
29 March 2017∙8 minutes to read
Become a Private Tutor
With Superprof, it’s never been easier to become a private tutor.
Do you have a passion? Do you have expert knowledge in a particular subject? Or have you worked or studied within a certain area and ready to share your skills with others?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then you are ready to join Superprof!
You can register in less than 10 minutes and create the perfect advert for free.Online or face to face, Superprof has all your tutoring needs covered!
What Qualities Make a Good Private Tutor?
There is no one size fits all when it comes to tutoring.
When we think of teachers, we often think of people who are dedicated, passionate and creative. They are also good at explaining things clearly and adapting there knowledge to meet individual needs but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your own flair and experiences to each lesson.
Please keep in mind that your teaching methods and style may not suit everyone but there will be plenty of students happy to take your classes.
Where to Hold Tutoring Classes
Lessons can be held at you home, at the students home or even in a quiet space (a library or cafe, for example).
You can mark these options on your Superprof ad but it’s always better to confirm this with your students. What works for one may not work for another and its better to be as flexible as possible.
Wherever you chose to teach your students, make sure it’s quiet and there are no distractions. You want to be able to get the most from your students in the time you have.
If face to face lessons don’t fit in with your schedule or there is no practical space to teach, you could also consider online lessons.
Online lessons mean you can teach from anywhere, at a time that suits you; saving time and travel costs.
Online lessons also provides the added bonus of more potential students. You could be teaching someone English to someone in Spain one day and providing exam prep to someone in London the next.
How Much Should I Charge?
Your rates are an important part of being a tutor.
Experience and qualifications should, ideally, be reflected in the price but the ‘market’ rate should also be considered. It is always worth searching for other tutors who are teaching similar subjects in your area or online to help you set the perfect rates.
Students will also search for competitive rates as well as expertise. Don’t forget to consider reduced rates for multiple classes!