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Is the high demand for tutors nationwide or just near london?

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by tsarina, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. skeptucator

    skeptucator Occasional commenter

    I'm in the north east tutoring science and get fully booked up right from September, every year since 2008.

    I am a full time teacher as well though so I don't do many slots.

    Amazingly, most of my students come from the local prestigious independent school. I worked with over 50% of their A-level Biology cohort one year. I think their preferences for staff with PhDs and research portfolios in their field rather than teaching qualifications leaves a lot to be desired.
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  2. hoalarg

    hoalarg New commenter

    I'm fully booked in the home counties in Herts with 18 students. I teach Primary kids. I was fortunate that an old client found me on First Tutors and I got recommendations to so many through her boy's private school. I have used TutorHunt and Teacher Pages too. The most successful has been First Tutors.
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  3. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Most of my students have been from Private schools - but not all.
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  4. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Or...maybe if you coach for Common Entrance, you might be the one to make a huge difference in a child's life. One of mine just got a full bursary to a top school. They are overjoyed. He worked hard, I worked hard, we all got the desired result. And they have saved over 125 k in fees over seven years. Doing my bit to narrow the gap!
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  5. Smithy84

    Smithy84 New commenter

    I put up one ad on gumtree and got 10 hours worth of tuition booked up within a week!

    I will have to take it down now as I have no time. This is for science tuition (GCSE and A-level)
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  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I'm also fully booked for the foreseeable future as well.
  7. RuthTom

    RuthTom Occasional commenter

    I've found that tutor hunt and an advert in the local post offices is good enough. I work in the North West and would love to do this full-time (English) but am not sure how you get tutees during the day. I have never had a tutee from a private school! Most seem to be supplementing state education.
  8. David Getling

    David Getling Lead commenter

    10 hours in a week seems very good. Am I right in assuming you travel to them? If the last few years are anything to go by I'll get as much as I want to handle, but students have to come to me, and from what I can tell a lot are too lazy to travel to a tutor, so it takes me a bit longer to fill my 20 to 25 hours. And when I say lazy, I'm not being harsh. I've known students who aren't prepared to walk 10 minutes!

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