I have been doing 1-1 at a school for the last year. It's been on 10 week blocks and I will ending this block this term. It's only a day a week but it's reliable income on top of other tutoring work. They do not need me next term "as they've not got anymore students to do" but will / may need me in the new academic year as the new year 7's arrive. I love tutoring but get really tired of the short termism and lack of certainty from term to term. And it really annoys me when you get told that you will be needed but not quite yet. I get no sick pay, only get paid per hour and have no job security. Yet the Government wants failing pupils to get extra support. Where are the decent jobs then to do this? I am an intelligent, well qualified teacher who just happens to be quite good at 1-1 (much better than being a class teacher in some respects although I do miss having a class). It is great seeing the progress children make and the enjoyment they get from achieving - but the security and benefits are ****.