If you are a private tutor, we know how stimulating and rewarding this job can be so whether you provide private tuition on a part time or full time basis, we would like to offer you a few tips to help you organise your tutoring career. Whilst the demand for private tuition varies per subject and level during the course of the academic year, perhaps it's a good idea to plan ahead and think if you are willing to provide tuition only during the academic course or also during the summer holidays.(there is an increased demand for private tuition within this period now) Demand increases for private tuition with the run up for June exams and many tutees/parents seek intense revision lessons during the Christmas and Easter period too.
Another aspect to bear in mind is at what times you will be available to provide lessons. If you are offering tuition for Primary school children (KS1 and KS2) or Secondary (KS3, GCSE,IGCSE) then most students are of school age which means that you will have to offer tuition after 4.00pm on weekdays. If you are offering lessons for A-Levels, Degree Level, or vocational qualifications: arts and crafts or languages, you will find that these students are much more flexible so you can tutor throughout the day and at the weekends too. When you have decided what levels and age groups to tutor, it is advisable to invest in books, stationary and national curriculum resources. It is also essential that you have up to date textbooks.
Other factors to consider are: