Please be advised that going forward to increase safety for families using this service we will be asking all tutors to undergo a simple photo identity check in addition to our usual methods of checking identity.
So that you are ahead of the January rush, we strongly recommend getting this check done now. Full FAQs are also available on that page.
We also show on all tutor profiles whether proof of qualifications has been provided. You may wish to arrange this at some point if you have not already done so.
Why this is happening
We realise that some of you may feel frustrated by this "red tape." We are doing this to comply with the laws surrounding employment agencies. The Department for Business has usefully provided a helpline number for any enquiries you have regarding the legislation and how it applies to tuition agencies: 0800 917 2368.
Please also note that we are registered with the Information Commissioner and have been for many years.
No longer tutoring?
Alternatively, if you are not currently available to tutor, you can switch your account off here. If you never want to tutor again and wish to delete your account entirely, please reply to this e-mail and we will assist you.
In any case, we would like to thank you for registering with First Tutors. Our traffic is growing at a very rapid rate and we look forward to sending you lots of clients in 2015. From all at First Tutors, Happy New Year!