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Can I offer marking services?!

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by Firebird123, Mar 24, 2019.

  1. Firebird123

    Firebird123 New commenter

    Hi everyone

    I haven’t posted in a while as I’ve been going through some major life changes lately... but to cut a long story short, I left full time classroom teaching for health reasons a while back and I am now a self employed tutor.

    I had an idea re earning a bit more money by offering my services to teachers to help them with their marking. Is this allowed / ethical?! Obviously, I would have to stick to their success criteria / the school’s marking policy.

    I have taught up to Year 9 English as well as a number of other secondary subjects and am a confident and very thorough marker. I am (was?) also an SLE.

    What are people’s thoughts?
  2. SayItLikeItIs

    SayItLikeItIs Occasional commenter

    I don't know about ethical for you. But I can't see how it would be ethical for a teacher. In fact it sounds extremely dodgy.
  3. langteacher

    langteacher Occasional commenter

    Sounds iffy
    As a class teacher how will they know how the kids are doing if someone else is doing the marking? Assessment of understanding is far more than a grade
    Have you thought about exam marking ?
  4. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    Even allowing for the issues mentioned above, and it would be the responsibility of the teacher to make sure their school's marking policy is followed, I would have thought there would be data protection issues here. Perhaps they could be dealt with if the work could be made anonymous, but I am not sure. I can't see why you can't offer marking services, but I would have grave doubts about a teacher who used them.

    Yes, I thought that too. It is useful as it comes just when students taking the exams end tuition.
  5. Firebird123

    Firebird123 New commenter

    Exam marking - yes! Good idea. I will look into that. Would I not have to be teaching the syllabus though to be able to mark for exam boards?
  6. langteacher

    langteacher Occasional commenter

    My friend is a maths teacher who does tutoring but no longer works in a school and marks exams

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