Updated: Oct 2, 2019
I met a lovely man this week
He is tutoring primary and secondary students in foundation maths
He does not have any qualifications in maths or teaching
His subject knowledge is basic
He charges the same hourly rate as I do
I've a First Class Maths Degree
I've a First Class Masters Degree
10 years of teaching in secondary school
An excellent track record of results
Perhaps I should become a consultant physician
No wait I am not qualified – who cares?
OUTRAGE I HEAR YOU CRY
So how do we fix this?
Whilst we cannot remove all cowboy tutors we can make it easy for you or someone you know to find an excellent tutor, one who is worth your time and your money.
When searching for a tutor make sure you do/ask the following:
· Ask for proof of a degree qualification/relevant subject qualification
· Can they provide references from parents/students?
· Can they provide a FREE session to see if they can teach? Subject knowledge is not enough – tutors need to inspire and motivate
Remember cheapest is not always best!
Paying for a private tutor can be an economic hardship for many parents so make sure you are well informed
For a fabulous English Tutor click here