Top tutors in the UK are making as much as £3000 per month in 2022! With many parents looking to fill in gaps in their children’s education following the COVID-19 lockdowns, the demand is higher than ever. The flexibility and earning potential make tutoring an appealing choice, so whether you’re looking for a new part-time job or a new career path, tutoring is a great way to earn an income.
A private tutor is someone who works on a 1:1 or small group basis with children to improve their learning. As a tutor, you will provide support and guidance to your students to improve their weaknesses and develop their strengths in a given subject.
Anyone can be a tutor, as long as they have good subject knowledge and communication skills. However, having previous tutoring or teaching experience can help you land more clients. See our article on How to Become a Tutor.
How much money you can make as a private tutor depends on your level of experience and education. Tutors with lots of experience or a background in teaching can charge more for their services than tutors with only some experience. This means that the more you tutor, the more your experience grows, and the more money you can charge!
You’ll also get to set your own hours as a tutor. You may be looking for some extra money to supplement your income, or you may be looking for a full-time career. Both options are possible, meaning that the amount you can make depends on how much you want to work.
The typical pay ranges per hour for tutors are:
£15 to £18 - Tutors with little or no experience or current students.
£18-£25 - Tutors with some experience or graduates.
£25-£35 - Experienced tutors or Newly Qualified Teachers.
£35+ - Highly experienced tutors and Qualified Teachers.
The Global Private Tutoring Market is expected to almost double by 2026. The COVID-19 lockdowns gave parents a renewed interest in their child’s learning, as they were seeing it first hand when children were learning from home. Parents across the UK are also concerned about the loss of learning that may have happened during the lockdowns and they are eager to hire tutors to help fill any gaps. These factors paired with the increasing competition for school admissions means that the demand for tutors is higher than ever. As a tutor, you’ll never be short of work!
Making a living from tutoring is possible, but takes time. On average, tutors make around £20 an hour; however, to make a living from this wage means you’d need a full schedule of students. Finding clients can be challenging especially when first starting out as a tutor.
Being a tutor is not always stable, as children’s learning needs fluctuate throughout the year. For example, during exam season, you may find your schedule filling up quickly as parents want to squeeze in revision. Then after the exams are finished, you’ll find a lot of your clients want to give their children a break from tutoring. To make your income more reliable, you should consider tutoring a wide range of students with different needs and goals.
If you do want to make a living from tutoring, you should consider working for a tutoring company, who can provide you with a constant stream of clients. Working for a tutoring company means you can focus on preparing excellent lessons and providing a great experience for students, while the company does the challenging task of finding the clients.
Atom Tuition: online tutoring in English, maths, science, and selective school entry exams. Atom’s team will match you with the perfect clients based on your experience, expertise and availability. You’ll get access to the Tutor Portal to set homework, review your students' progress and prepare for lessons at the tap of a button. The online format gives you the flexibility to teach where and how you want!
Pembroke Tutors: one of the leading online and in-person tutoring agencies in London. Pemproke’s team will match you with clients based on your experience, expertise and availability.
SENsational Tutors: Online and face-to-face tutoring for students with Special Educational Needs (SEN). To apply to become a tutor you must be an experienced and qualified SEN teacher.
Fleet Tutors: in-person private tutoring agency with 40 years of experience in the industry. Home-schooling opportunities are also available. Fleet tutors enjoy the benefits of working with a leading education service provider whilst retaining the autonomy of being self-employed.
First Tutors: a database of in-person and online tutors and tutoring agencies in a range of academic subjects, as well as music, IT, foreign languages, business, dance and the arts. You’ll get to advertise your profile on their site to attract clients.
At Atom, we make tutoring easy for you. Our team will match you with the perfect clients based on your experience, expertise and availability. We have one of the fastest tutor matching services around - most of our tutors are matched with a client within 48 hours!
As an Atom tutor you’ll get:
Access to the Tutor Portal to set homework, review your students’ progress, and prepare for lessons at the tap of a button.
Daily matches with clients based on your skills and preferences.
Freedom to teach from anywhere online.
Pay starting from £20 with frequent opportunities to earn more.
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