foreversomeday wrote: »
If you're planning on working with children it's always a good idea to get a CRB check done, which proves you have no convictions which might put a child at risk - unfortunately it doesn't seem that you can get one done yourself. Perhaps you could start off with an agency?
Ask at a local school for advice too!
toasted-lion wrote: »
How old do you think you need to be before people will consider you to tutor their children? I'm only 17 and still studying at school, but I've always been good at school, especially in maths (did my gcse when i was 9 and got a c, then again at 14 and got an a*)
I currently work in a fast food store and i hate it, my pay is awful and I am not appreciated in the slightest. I really wish there was something more useful I could do to earn money, and I get a lot of satisfaction from helping other people understand things (my friends all say I'll end up as a teacher when I'm older), so working as a tutor is something I'd really like to do. I reckon I could teach physics, chemistry, biology and german up to gcse and maths up to a level without too much difficulty. If I could get £5 per hour I'd be happy, anything else would be a bonus.
Only problem is I can't imagine people wanting to be taught by someone who hasn't even finished school himself. What does everyone think?
therivierakid wrote: »
There's no way I'd pay an agency £6 a session. I'm paying £3 a session at the moment and I'm very keen to advertise my own services and avoid the commission altogether. I have got a student through one of the sites mentioned here and I've paid the £8 introduction fee which I think is quite reasonable (providing I deliver three or more sessions I'm quids in).
Charlton_King wrote: »
I am a private, one-to-one tutor for modern languages.
Advertising with any kind of agency is simply not worth it. Take this from someone with 20+years of experience.
There are plenty of internet websites on which you can advertise for free and which come high up on google searches. I use vivastreet and gumtree and get all the clientele I need from there.
Add on your free insertions in yellow pages, thomson etc and you're home free.
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