“It's important to have balance in your life between work and play.” - Bobby Flay Learning a foreign language is a challenging endeavour and introducing games to classes can be a great way to help learners develop language skills without them even realising how much they're learning. That said, you still need to know how to […]
11 August 2021∙6 minutes reading time
So you speak English and you've decided you want to teach private German tutorials to English speaking students. You’ve mastered your second language or you're a native speaker and a teacher with a passion for passing on knowledge. The choice to start teaching private tutorials, either online or in person, was an obvious one. Becoming […]
29 July 2021∙10 minutes reading time
It doesn't matter how long you've been a teacher, at some point, you will probably realise you need to get out of the classroom. The attrition rate in the education sector is alarmingly high — up to 50 per cent of beginning teachers resign in the first five years of their career. Out of those […]
26 January 2021∙15 minutes reading time
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Working in a field you love is the ultimate dream. If you have the knowledge, experience, skills, and above all, a passion for dance, there is no reason why you can't pursue a career as a dance instructor. Teaching students effectively can be hard work but with time, patience and a little creative know-how, you'll […]
30 November 2020∙8 minutes reading time
Are you a native Arabic, from a country where Arabic is the official language? If the Arabic language is familiar to you, then why not seek a related job? You might be wondering...What is the level of education required to become an Arabic language teacher? Is the profession regulated by the public authorities? In this […]
25 November 2020∙7 minutes reading time
There are 1.3 billion Chinese speakers. China is the 2nd world power. There are over 1.2 million Chinese people in Australia. Mandarin is in the top 5 foreign languages chosen by learners both globally and in Australia. For academic, professional, and even cultural reasons, every year, more and more Australians want to study a second language, […]
25 November 2020∙7 minutes reading time
Practised by more than 127 million people, Japanese is today the 9th most spoken language in the world. Thanks to its impressive cultural growth, Japan is attracting more and more English and American people, who flock to discover and view the country's latest technological inventions! Many of our compatriots (and especially young people) are now […]
7 October 2020∙9 minutes reading time
You want to become a foreign-language teacher, and you’re thinking of teaching Spanish? Spanish is already the most popular foreign language in the United States, meaning there are a lot of Americans who want to improve their foreign language skills! Similarly, in Australia, with increasing migration figures from Latin American countries - as well as […]
18 August 2020∙6 minutes reading time
Looking for some inspiration? Willing to try something new in your lessons? Many teachers and tutors have told us that they recommend Learning Maps (also known as Thinking Maps), so we thought that you may want to learn more. The purpose of this article is to explain what they are, why they are effective, explain the different […]
8 June 2020∙5 minutes reading time
If you include both native and non native speakers, English is the world's most commonly spoken language, followed closely by Mandarin and then Hindi. The United Nations also lists English amongst its six official languages. Of course, if we only look at native English speakers, English falls to third ranking, however, owing to the fact […]
27 February 2020∙8 minutes reading time
Maybe you have been thinking about tutoring online for a while — but you don't know how to get started. We are here to support you to start earning some extra income from home. While online tutoring jobs have been around for quite a while, everything from the resources to your preparation and student needs […]
27 February 2020∙6 minutes reading time
You know yoga, you love yoga. You're probably a yogi already... or you want to be. Since you discovered it, you've committed yourself to a standard of mastery in this ancient practice. You know the value of what yoga can bring to the lives of others. You've done yoga teacher training, and been inspired to teach by […]
21 February 2020∙8 minutes reading time
We all have at least one skill that someone else wants to learn. It could be cake decorating, carpentry, guitar — the list is endless, but the point is thousands upon thousands of people are looking to find a tutor for pretty much everything. You'd be surprised how many people in your local area are […]
20 February 2020∙8 minutes reading time
Over the years, media outlets have repeatedly stated that Australian education is failing our kids. In response to these reports, the country is seeing a rapid increase in demand for tutoring. Recent figures from the Australian Tutoring Association reveal that a quarter of families use tutoring services and a further 17% are considering individualised tutoring. […]
14 February 2020∙15 minutes reading time
Table of Contents In Which Subjects Could You Find Tutoring Jobs? What Qualities Do You Need for Jobs in Education? Are There Any Qualifications Needed to Start Working Tutor Jobs? Do Private Tutor Jobs Come with Any Legal Requirements? What Can You Expect To Earn Through Your Tutoring Jobs? How to Advertise Your Tutor Jobs […]
17 January 2020∙25 minutes reading time
Has anyone ever suggested you should become a tutor? Do you have a passion for your chosen subjects and want to assist students with study skills or getting their heads around the content? One-on-one tutoring, either as an online tutor or face-to-face, is a great way to earn some extra money while you're at uni. […]
15 January 2020∙20 minutes reading time
You love passing on your piano skills and interacting with music students, so now you're interested in teaching piano to a regular roster of students. Lucky for you, the piano is one of the most popular instruments in Australia. In a survey conducted in 2007 by the Australian Music Association (AMA), the upright piano was ranked equal first […]
9 January 2020∙7 minutes reading time
It was long held as true that humans are the only animals capable of thought. Only recently has that idea been debunked; studies into non-human animal behaviour indicate that animals evince episodic memory and the have the capacity to navigate terrain using landmarks. Some animals have even displayed non-verbal mathematical ability! Nevertheless, there is a […]
6 June 2019∙7 minutes reading time
Of all the buzzwords in education today, differentiated instruction is making the most waves – yet few teachers or school administrators in the UK know exactly what it is. Is it a new way to promote student learning? Does it involve major curricular changes? Is it a surer path to literacy and maths comprehension? Every […]
22 May 2019∙7 minutes reading time
The ability to speak more than one language is marvellous! Not only because of the wonderful mental and psychological benefits being multilingual brings but because of the positivity it brings to us as individuals and our communities. What's more, how great is it to have these native speakers of other languages around us in the […]
26 April 2019∙13 minutes reading time
“Teaching isn’t a career choice, it’s a life choice.” - François Mitterand The former French president is right. When you decide to teach, it’s because you want to transfer your passion for a given subject to other students. Currently, the number of teachers in the UK is at its lowest since 2013. However, a teacher […]
3 January 2019∙6 minutes reading time
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” - JFK Nowadays, there is an increasing number of people who've considered becoming a home tutor. They can help students at primary school, secondary school, university, and even adults by offering home tutoring services in a huge range of subjects. In fact, whether it’s a German lesson, […]
20 November 2018∙6 minutes reading time
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” - Confucius Providing academic support, group classes, or private tutorials requires a lot of knowledge and without private tutors, a lot of students would struggle at school. The tutoring market in the UK is valued at £2bn a year and […]
20 November 2018∙7 minutes reading time
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William Arthur Ward Academic support tutorials are making a comeback for good, which is great for private tutors everywhere. Not only that, but they can be taught almost anywhere! A private tutor can choose to teach their tutorials […]
15 October 2018∙7 minutes reading time
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” - Christopher Reeve We often say that teaching is the noblest profession in the world. It’s true that teaching requires impeccable values. When you teach students, you have to provide them with knowledge and give them […]
12 October 2018∙6 minutes reading time
"The good teacher is the one who suggests rather than imposes, and who gives his pupil the urge to teach too" Edward Bulwer-Lytton This quote summarizes the principle cycle in the spiritual discipline that is yoga: to transmit, to move, to guide. But like any personal project (or professional retraining), becoming a yoga teacher is […]
9 August 2018∙7 minutes reading time
So, you’ve been beating out paradiddles on your Ludwig or Pearl drum set for a while now, and you’ve gotten pretty good at playing the drums. You may have played at this year’s summer festival – provided it hasn’t been too hot to have one, and maybe you’ve even joined a drum corps or marching […]
2 August 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Standardized education, in general, has long been under fire for several reasons; perhaps the main one being the unrealistic expectation that every student will absorb, retain and be capable of using the information presented to them in the traditional teaching model. The standard model of teaching – teacher talks, students listen has suffered its share […]
10 July 2018∙7 minutes reading time
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." - Albert Einstein The United Kingdom has seen a sharp rise in private tuition in the recent years. In 2016, at least 25% of all British pupils have had a private tutor, going up to 42% in London. The Sutton Trust, […]
5 July 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Leaving the National Teaching Service is rarely ever an easy decision for teachers who feel that their time serving as a certified teacher in UK schools, colleges and universities has reached an end. Coming to the difficult realisation that teaching is no longer the right career path is not something that many teachers do overnight. […]
3 July 2018∙17 minutes reading time
There’s a Maori proverb that goes: “My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, as it was not individual success but success of a collective.” Keep this in mind when thinking about academic support with a private tutor. There’s nothing wrong with getting help in order to achieve your goals. According to The Guardian, […]
2 July 2018∙6 minutes reading time
“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” - Rachel Zoe Singer sewing machines are doing well. In recent years, the brand has seen an increase in sales thanks to more people getting into arts and crafts and wanting to learn a new skill. Not that many people know how […]
12 June 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Teaching people to feel better in their skins and their life and helping them progress in the sports of their choice might be one of the best jobs there is. A fitness coach, whether they work at health clubs or offer personal fitness training at home, is something of a wellness worker, a fitness artisan. […]
2 June 2018∙8 minutes reading time
"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. " Salvador Dali You might not be Van Gogh, but if you have an advanced level in painting, why not pass on your knowledge to budding artists? A study sponsored by the Guggenheim Museum proved that students who participated in an art course performed better […]
21 May 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Personal training is a win-win relationship. Personal training is often focused on the advantage of students who receive this mentoring; very rarely is any emphasis placed on how the personal trainer benefits. Who wins? The student who seeks to get back into shape and acquire new skills, and the coach or sports educator who lives […]
11 May 2018∙8 minutes reading time
Unfortunately, we can't just wake up one morning and poof! suddenly become a fitness professional after seeing a TV report the night before. The initial inspiration might come from there, but to truly prepare for this exciting career, you'll have to pursue it in a very concrete way. With passion, reflection, and organization. There's insurance, […]
26 April 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Many joke about the quote, "He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches", but ironically any teacher will tell you that teaching is far from easy and you need more than just basic skills. Yet, despite how tiring, emotional, bumpy and sometimes draining the road to teaching careers is, most teachers will admit they love the […]
6 April 2018∙13 minutes reading time
Have you thought about teaching your own cooking lessons? Do your friends and family often tell you what a great cook you are? Do you have a passion for both cooking and teaching? If you know a lot about cooking and teaching and want to share that culinary knowledge with others, you're eligible to become […]
27 March 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Wanting to give courses in painting and drawing is a good start, but having the know-how is even better! How much should you charge for a drawing course? How do you plan your artistic workshops? How do you become known as a drawing teacher? There are many questions to consider before seeking your first student. Here […]
14 March 2018∙6 minutes reading time
There is a growing interest in the Portuguese language worldwide. It's the fifth most spoken language in terms of number of speakers, and has great prospects for growth. Unesco considers that its potential as an international language is particularly important in Africa and South America. By 2050, the Portuguese language should have more than 335 […]
5 March 2018∙6 minutes reading time
Is becoming a Chinese teacher your dream job? It’s definitely a job with growing demand! High school and college students, professionals and precocious children…Chinese is a language that’s popular with every age and the statistics speak for themselves… Almost a quarter of a million k-12 students in the US are currently studying Mandarin Chinese immersion […]
5 March 2018∙8 minutes reading time
What’s your dream career? Have you ever considered teaching? What about teaching Spanish? Are you passionate about the works of Cervantès and Spanish & latino culture? Perhaps you’re a college student, or someone looking for a whole new career. Learn about all the ways to become a Spanish teacher! From traditional teacher training to other […]
5 March 2018∙8 minutes reading time
Giving Italian lessons is the perfect way to supplement your income if you are fluent in the language of Dante Alighieri. As a tutor of the Italian language, you would have the opportunity to instruct young and older learners – all the way to senior citizens, if you so please! That would include students from […]
5 March 2018∙10 minutes reading time
More and more young people are looking to get into teaching. Certain candidates aren’t as young as the rest and turn to teaching after gaining experience by working in another sector. Whether you want to teach in primary or secondary schools or as a private Italian tutor, there are several things you need to do […]
5 March 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Practical mathematics has always been a facet of human activity, as indicated by the earliest written records. Ancient societies encouraged learning Arithmetic and Geometry as a way to train the mind into logical thinking. Beyond that, maths was used by tradesmen and merchants in the course of their business. In intellectual circles, Mathematicians and philosophers […]
5 March 2018∙12 minutes reading time
Being able to play the violin (either as a soloist or part of an ensemble) is quite the achievement. The violin, which is often thought of as an instrument for the elite, has a bit of an image problem. Being a violin teacher is quite different to being a science teacher or an English teacher […]
20 February 2018∙8 minutes reading time
If you have a taste for the arts, why not become a photography teacher for beginners and start online tutoring jobs? You don't necessarily need any degree, a photography tutor is a job for those simply wishing to pass on a passion. In a few sessions, your student will be able to take pictures like a […]
20 February 2018∙8 minutes reading time
In the field of guitar lessons, there are several ways to indulge your passion while providing quality lessons to motivated students. Between traditional or online teaching methods, there are many possibilities to suit all kinds of teacher. A music teacher, guitar in this case, is a qualified professional, who has followed a long musical training. […]
20 February 2018∙3 minutes reading time
With computer technology becoming a bigger and bigger part of our everyday lives, it’s hardly surprising that more and more jobs that make use of the computer as a productivity tool and everyone should at least learn some basic computer skills like using Microsoft Office or improving their typing. A lot of people want to […]
29 January 2018∙7 minutes reading time
If, unlike many people, your passion for singing exists outside of the comfort and flattering acoustics of your own bathroom, perhaps the idea of offering singing lessons and inspiring others to learn to sing appeals to you. Sharing your passion for song and introducing children to the world of music is a fabulous way to […]
2 January 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Become a Private Tutor
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Do you have a passion? Do you have expert knowledge in a particular subject? Or have you worked or studied within a certain area and ready to share your skills with others?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then you are ready to join Superprof!
You can register in less than 10 minutes and create the perfect advert for free.Online or face to face, Superprof has all your tutoring needs covered!
What Qualities Make a Good Private Tutor?
There is no one size fits all when it comes to tutoring.
When we think of teachers, we often think of people who are dedicated, passionate and creative. They are also good at explaining things clearly and adapting there knowledge to meet individual needs but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your own flair and experiences to each lesson.
Please keep in mind that your teaching methods and style may not suit everyone but there will be plenty of students happy to take your classes.
Where to Hold Tutoring Classes
Lessons can be held at you home, at the students home or even in a quiet space (a library or cafe, for example).
You can mark these options on your Superprof ad but it’s always better to confirm this with your students. What works for one may not work for another and its better to be as flexible as possible.
Wherever you chose to teach your students, make sure it’s quiet and there are no distractions. You want to be able to get the most from your students in the time you have.
If face to face lessons don’t fit in with your schedule or there is no practical space to teach, you could also consider online lessons.
Online lessons mean you can teach from anywhere, at a time that suits you; saving time and travel costs.
Online lessons also provides the added bonus of more potential students. You could be teaching someone English to someone in Spain one day and providing exam prep to someone in London the next.
How Much Should I Charge?
Your rates are an important part of being a tutor.
Experience and qualifications should, ideally, be reflected in the price but the ‘market’ rate should also be considered. It is always worth searching for other tutors who are teaching similar subjects in your area or online to help you set the perfect rates.
Students will also search for competitive rates as well as expertise. Don’t forget to consider reduced rates for multiple classes!