We are currently accepting applications from anyone who has at least a 2.i degree in their main tutoring subject.
We will also consider applications from undergraduates on their way to a 2.i degree, or exceptionally students on their
gap years, but in this case you must also have an A grade at A Level in the subject you wish to tutor.
All applicants must also be eligible to work in the UK.
Also, since we ask that tutors travel to the student’s home, please also bear in mind that most of our enquiries concern students in Harrow, Hillingdon and Hertsmere, although we do also receive some enquiries from further out and Central London.
If you would like to apply, please email a CV and covering letter to email@example.com
Tutoring, whilst sharing lots of common ground with classroom teaching, is very different in many respects. Classroom management is not an issue; you need not prepare a lesson that simultaneously caters for different levels of ability; your contact time is much more intensive than that of a school teacher. As a result, you can develop strong relationships of trust with tutees, plan lessons which are tuned to each individual’s needs and idiosyncrasies, and really home-in on the highly specific problem areas of your students. Clearly you need in-depth knowledge of your subject area, but you also need a calm, patient demeanour, the ability to analyse what’s really going on in a student’s mind and explain a topic in terms they can understand, and the desire to inspire your students through creative lessons and your own passion. Often, a big part of your job will be boosting confidence in a student who feels weak in the classroom, socially or academically – a small amount of empowerment and encouragement can rectify a multitude of academic problems.
If you fulfil all of these criteria, then you should contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your CV. We will then contact you for an interview and, if successful, we are legally obliged to see your passport, two professional references, and your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (or an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check) issued within the last three years. If you don’t have one of these, we can help you to obtain one (at your own cost). If you are new to tutoring, expanding your subject and age level repertoire, or just want to brush up or see how we do things, we might ask you to attend one of our training sessions which we run periodically. After that, we’ll send you our welcome pack and you’ll be up and running and ready to receive offers of work. We look forward to hearing from you.
At Metropolitan Tutors, we pride ourselves on having a real presence in the community, whether we are meeting people face to face in town, attending and supporting local events and businesses, or calling clients and tutors just to see how things are going. We want to be the face of tuition in our community, rather than a faceless organisation; we believe in personal service, and want our clients and tutors to be more than just entries in our database.
Being with an agency will hopefully deliver more work to you than you could obtain yourself. We swallow all the advertising costs and the time and effort of promotion, and we act as a guarantor of your skill and quality as a tutor. We’ve also got your back if for any reason you need to stop tutoring (we’re aware that for many of you, this isn’t a full-time job); just get in touch and we will provide your clients with another tutor, sparing you the hassle of finding a replacement. We can also set competitive prices, meaning you can feel comfortable about receiving a higher rate than you might ordinarily feel able to ask for.
As one of our tutors, you would be self-employed and entirely flexible – you are under no obligations to accept any opportunities of work you do not wish to, and there are no minimum or maximum commitments. In terms of commission, we believe in fairness. This means that we are attractive to clients, meaning more work for you at the same price. Typically you can expect to receive £25/£35 for every £30/£40 the client pays, depending on your experience and qualifications, and the age group you are teaching. If you already tutor, we will match your rate.
As part of our personal service, you will always be free to call us for advice. We are experienced tutors ourselves, and we have seen it all – if you find yourself in a difficult situation, personally or professionally, we will always be on hand to help you out. We also offer periodic training days, so if you want to brush up your skills, check whether you really could be teaching 11+ maths with just a bit more confidence, or find out about the latest in education innovation from guest practitioners, look out for our occasional newsletters.