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Online Tutors

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by maya9010, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. maya9010

    maya9010 New commenter

    Hi everyone,

    I've started a new Tuition Agency, just as I was about to start looking for tutors, COVID-19 thwarted my plans and I had to re-evaluate everything. I'm now looking Online tutors to join my agency. Before I do that though, I wanted to ask what sort of rates tutors charge for online tutoring? I seem to be getting mixed answers. I thought it would be the same as face to face, depending on experience and qualifications . Some are saying it should be cheaper, a few are saying more.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Boardingmaster

    Boardingmaster New commenter

    I currently get £170 an hour for online maths tutoring if that helps. I have no idea how much commission my agency adds on top of that.

    I charge £90 an hour for face to face (or did before the virus hit). I charge more for online tuition the market is a lot bigger, plus when I started I was in touch with a number of agencies and so got to negotiate better rates. Supply and demand and all that.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2020
  3. lynden7

    lynden7 New commenter

    That's interesting, Boardingmaster. I was under the impression people expected to pay less for online. No petrol/travelling time for us.
  4. Boardingmaster

    Boardingmaster New commenter

    I guess the difference is that the pool of people willing to pay higher rates is so much bigger when looking at the world stage rather than a 5 mile radius of my house. None of my online clients are UK based.
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  5. lynden7

    lynden7 New commenter

    Good point, Boardingmaster.
  6. CloudsTES

    CloudsTES New commenter

    Wow, Boardingmaster, you're really going to have to let us know the name of that online agency!
  7. jean_daligault

    jean_daligault New commenter

    Yeah, we want names! I have a PhD and tutor university students, but if it were not for forcing a very reduced workload, I'd be charging 30 or 35 an hour. 170 is something else.
  8. Boardingmaster

    Boardingmaster New commenter

    I’m afraid the one I’m with isn't looking to expand their tutor list at the moment, but there are a number of agencies that offered in excess of 100 an hour, and I continue to be approached on linkedin by tutoring agencies. I guess the fact that I teach maths helps, as (almost certainly more importantly sadly) do the names of some of the schools and positions (the ex-housemaster part seems to be a big sell) on my CV.
  9. CloudsTES

    CloudsTES New commenter

    You're probably right (heightened, I'm sure, in terms of the overseas market), although no doubt you're worth every penny! I can experience the same type of advantage when it comes to tutoring students who are mainstream, but may have some SEN difficulty (as opposed to more 'typical' SEN students, although I love to tutor these too), due to the amount of SEN experience and training I have, alongside my decent - if not out of the ordinary! - academic qualifications.

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