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Why Tutoring is a Great Career Change for Qualified Teachers

Love teaching but need a new challenge? Tired of teaching large groups in a classroom but feel like you have more to give? Tutoring could be the perfect job to reinvigorate your teaching career.

If you’re a qualified teacher looking to develop your career, private tutoring can be a great option. There are lots of benefits to private tutoring, here we explore why tutoring is a great career change for qualified teachers.

Why tutoring?

Tutors have the unique opportunity to see first-hand how a little extra instruction and work can pay off in a big way. They can experience the true satisfaction of giving a struggling child the gift of confidence or watch a motivated student jump up a tier thanks to their support.

Private tutoring is one-on-one or small group teaching that allows tutors to customise their teaching style to fit each student’s unique needs. Tutors get to choose their working schedule, the subjects and age groups that they teach, from primary school all the way up to university-level courses. Tutors can even choose if they work in-person or remotely online, giving real flexibility to the way you work.

Benefits of being a tutor

  • The ability to set your own schedule
  • Better working hours than teaching in a school
  • Freedom to work in different locations
  • A chance to see first-hand how your tuition changes the life of a student
  • Work independently
  • Earn more, work less hours
  • As a qualified teacher with experience, you are greatly valued
  • Flexibility
  • Choose the subjects you teach
  • Never be short of work

What does a tutor do?

A tutor’s goal is not to help students finish homework but rather to become self-motivated, independent learners. Tutors can work with pupils of all ages and may teach students one-to-one or in groups, and cover a variety of subjects or specialise in a discipline, such as maths or science.

Tutoring also calls for teaching beyond the curriculum to improve a child’s learning ability and to assist them in developing critical thinking skills to help them achieve their future academic goals.

As a tutor in a private tuition agency such as JK Educate, you will work one-on-one with your students, determining their strengths and weaknesses and how they learn best. This helps you plan your sessions and what teaching methods work best for them. You will identify topics that need to be worked on, using various resources and innovative methods to improve their understanding of a subject.

At JK Educate, we offer a range of services, so you may also tutor small groups as we hold regular workshops, exam preparation, mock exam practice and other events throughout the year. This makes our tutors’ work fun and diverse. We offer a supportive environment to our valued tutors with training and check-in sessions available to all, so we can grow together.

Duties of a tutor

  • Create separate lesson plans for each student or groups of students
  • Review work completed with the regular teacher
  • Identify their students’ strong and weak points
  • Adapt your teaching style to each student’s unique personality
  • Keep accurate records of each student and related administrative tasks
  • Schedule and oversee meetings that may include parents or administrative staff
  • Regular feedback sessions and reports with students and parents to keep them on track
  • Upholding policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety and confidentiality

Tutoring online or face-to-face?

At JK Educate, we offer face-to-face and in-person tuition to our students. Tutors can choose which tuition method they prefer and set their schedule to suit them. We also provide a homeschooling tutoring service, which is becoming increasingly popular, and so as a tutor at JK, you also have the option to tutor during standard school hours, as well as evenings and weekends.

One of the main differences between teaching and tutoring is that tutored students will continue learning with you during school holidays, giving you a steady stream of work and income. And as homeschooling is currently

To find out what it’s like to be a tutor at JK Educate, the recruitment process and how to apply, read our dedicated tutoring page.

If you have questions about being a tutor or would like to apply to be a face-to-face or online tutor at JK Educate, click the relevant link below:

Become a tutor

Start Your Tutoring Career With One of London’s Top Tuition Agencies

If you would like to become a tutor at JK Educate or have questions about the role, do not hesitate to get in touch.

To apply to work as a tutor at JK Educate, follow this simple process to kick-start your tutoring career now:

  1. Email Recruitment Coordinator Yasmin Maddocks at
  2. Include an up-to-date CV and a cover message giving an indication of your intentions, e.g. location, number of teaching hours available each week, and preferred subjects.
  3. Complete the interview and recruitment process
  4. Start tutoring!

During the recruitment process, you can expect full transparency and assessment. We check academic qualifications, certificates and identity documents. We also require an original Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS, not more than three years old. We take up full reference checks and only retain tutors who receive positive feedback from our clients and students.

Start tutoring with JK Educate today!

We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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