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What should I charge?

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by Grandsire, Dec 8, 2018 at 5:53 PM.

  1. Grandsire

    Grandsire Senior commenter

    Hi,
    I’ve been helping a friend by doing some private tutoring for free for a year or so (I just wanted to help their stressed child cope better with school) but now I’ve been approached by someone I don’t know who’s looking for a tutor for their daughter. I’m more than willing to give it a go but I have no idea what I should be charging as I’ve never done this ‘officially’ before. Any advice gratefully received!
     
  2. BG54

    BG54 New commenter

    Subject, level and location are all factors to take into account. Why not do a search on a few of the tuition agencies and see what the potential competitors are charging in your area?
     
  3. 7eleven

    7eleven Senior commenter

    I charge £25 per hour, in the South West of England.
     
  4. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    £40-£45 per hour, London, everyone what’s to get grades boosted for gcse and A level or to get into the grammars. And the cleaners round here can charge £18 an hour...think we should all raise out prices next year! If you’re in the general south east, aim for £35 and £40 for A level.
     
  5. RuthTom

    RuthTom Occasional commenter

    I charge £25 an hour (Wales) I wouldn’t charge less as parents would assume that I was no good.
     
  6. gainly

    gainly Occasional commenter

    It depends very much where you live and what level you are tutoring. Have a look at some of the tutoring websites and see what other people in your area are charging. Some will be unqualified and offering rock bottom prices so aim for around the median charge.
     
  7. hoalarg

    hoalarg New commenter

    Catchment area, as people say above, is key, as well as location in UK. Also, if you travel to your clients, like me, you need to add fuel, expenses and time taken.
     
  8. adamcreen

    adamcreen Occasional commenter

    If you are a teacher in a school, then you will be in the minority amongst tutors in your area. So price yourself accordingly. Don't go below £40 an hour for GCSE. Remember how much other professionals and home service providers charge. £25 is way too low.
     
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  9. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    It partly depends on how much you want the work. I don't want to do much tutoring, so I don't mind the fact that some people won't pay my standard £45 per hour. Enough people will for me to easily make my target £1,000 per year, tax free, to supplement my pension.
     
  10. decj

    decj New commenter

    £30 per hour for KS 1,2 & 3. Greater Manchester
     
  11. alsoamum

    alsoamum New commenter

    I'm in Kent and charge £34 ph. I'm about mid range.
     

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