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. Qualifications, skills, and experience are […]
15 July 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 the language, as well as how it […]
15 July 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read
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, why they are effective, explain the different […]
8 June 2020 ∙ 5 minutes to read
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I have been asked many times by tutors for advice on setting up their own online tutoring business, and getting the technology right. This blog post provides a simple Do It Yourself Guide For Tutors setting out the choices and options available. Tutors tend to only want to spend money when they really have to, so […]
8 June 2020 ∙ 5 minutes to read
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 it might seem daunting, it can […]
26 February 2020 ∙ 7 minutes to read
“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 given a […]
14 February 2020 ∙ 6 minutes to read
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 mathematical ability! Nevertheless, there is a […]
6 June 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 curricular changes? Is it a surer path to literacy and maths comprehension? Every […]
22 May 2019 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 speakers of other languages around us in the […]
26 April 2019 ∙ 13 minutes to read
“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 2013. However, a teacher […]
3 January 2019 ∙ 6 minutes to read
“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, whether it’s a German lesson, […]
20 November 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read
“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 at £2bn a year and […]
20 November 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 future and you'd like some practical experience. Many industry professionals also offer […]
19 November 2018 ∙ 21 minutes to read
So, you want to become a tutor, eh? Private one-to-one tuition is known to be the most effective and productive method of learning at all levels of academic or creative development. It helps students build skills, confidence and enthusiasm in their subjects, three things which lead to increased academic success. That is why the personal […]
12 November 2018 ∙ 23 minutes to read
“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! A private tutor can choose to teach their tutorials […]
15 October 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
“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, you have to provide them with knowledge and give them […]
12 October 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read
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 a drum corps or marching […]
2 August 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 listen has suffered its share […]
9 July 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
"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, going up to 42% in London. The Sutton Trust, […]
5 July 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 no longer the right career path is not something that many teachers do overnight. […]
3 July 2018 ∙ 17 minutes to read
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 your goals. According to The Guardian, […]
2 July 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read
“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 that many people know how […]
12 June 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
"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 professional retraining), becoming a yoga teacher is […]
11 June 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 so than most, would be keenly […]
4 June 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 a wellness worker, a fitness artisan. […]
2 June 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read
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? Perhaps it’s the same old daily routine that’s making you pine after […]
24 May 2018 ∙ 14 minutes to read
"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 who participated in an art course performed better […]
18 May 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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, and the coach or sports educator who lives […]
11 May 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read
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 very concrete way. With passion, reflection, and organization. There's insurance, […]
24 April 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 finding students who want to dance. Some tutors […]
23 April 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read
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 sometimes draining the road to teaching careers is, most teachers will admit they love the […]
6 April 2018 ∙ 13 minutes to read
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 with others, you're eligible to become […]
27 March 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 before seeking your first student. Here […]
14 March 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read
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 a science teacher or an English teacher […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read
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 be able to take pictures like a […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read
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 more American people want to learn Chinese! Not all students are […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
Practiced 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 American people, who flock to discover the country's latest technological inventions! Many of our compatriots (and especially the young people) are now interesting in knowing […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 students, American students fall behind those of other countries. […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 6 minutes to read
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 a Spanish teacher! From traditional teacher training to other […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 8 minutes to read
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 language teacher? Is the profession regulated by […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 regular clientele. Did you know that the piano is one of […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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. A music teacher, guitar in this case, is a qualified professional, who has followed a long musical training. […]
20 February 2018 ∙ 3 minutes to read
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 Microsoft Office or improving their typing. A lot of people want to […]
29 January 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 children to the world of music is a fabulous way to […]
2 January 2018 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 to senior citizens, if you so please! That would include students from […]
22 November 2017 ∙ 10 minutes to read
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. Now that it’s over and you are […]
25 October 2017 ∙ 8 minutes to read
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 Italian tutor, there are several things you need to do […]
24 October 2017 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 fact that there are nearly 1 […]
24 August 2017 ∙ 9 minutes to read
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 sure you make your advert for German […]
18 August 2017 ∙ 7 minutes to read
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 earning a living, or supplementing their existing income […]
15 June 2017 ∙ 13 minutes to read
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. In intellectual circles, Mathematicians and philosophers […]
2 June 2017 ∙ 12 minutes to read
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 result of an increasingly competitive job market which is compelling […]
26 April 2017 ∙ 14 minutes to read
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 personal and professional reasons. One on one tutoring, […]
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!