How to become a home tutor


Have you ever wanted to earn money from home? Or work flexibly and locally to you? Then tutoring may be an option. You can pick your price, time commitments and where and how you want to work. Rav, a stay-at-home parent who is a tutor, says: “I love my flexible working lifestyle and helping clients get the best out of themselves academically. It’s a great way to earn money whilst also having time to be with my kids and pursue other hobbies for myself.” Alex Dyer, the director of Tutor House, a London-based tutoring agency, discusses the benefits of tutoring for parents.

What are the benefits of being a tutor?

Alex Dyer: If you like the flexibility of working around your schedule, using your skills and helping others to succeed – then tutoring, part or full time, is for you. Tutoring gives people the flexibility to work when and where they want; whether it’s only selecting clients in your local area, or tutoring online from the comfort from your home – tutoring is a great way to make a good income when it suits you. Read more about benefits here.

What is the earning potential?

AD: On average, Tutor House tutors earn between £30-£60 an hour, depending on the subjects they teach and at what level. (Some tutors earn much more, especially if they’re full-time tutors)

How do you tutor from home?

AD: It’s easy; if you’re based remotely, or aren’t able to travel  – you may be able to tutor clients via Skype, or a similar online platform. We are developing an online platform which should be up and running in August.

How much time will I have to commit?

AD: The great thing about tutoring is that you set your own hours and your own prices. If you want to only tutor a couple of hours per week, then you can. Or alternatively, if you’re looking to work as a full-time tutor, you can still do this from the comfort of your own home or with clients based across London and the UK.

What qualifications do I need to be  tutor?

AD: We require that our tutors have a degree-level qualification and some experience – although we’re open to all new applicants and consider every tutor on an individual basis.

*To find out about becoming a tutor with Tutor House, visit the registration page and sign up. There will then be an informal interview which will either in person in London or  via Skype. Tutor House is hosting a sign-up event for new tutors on July 5th at 13 Soho Square, London, from 5-9pm – anyone can come along, meet the team and sign up. To find out more, see here:

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