Tutor Qualifications and Employment Status
Tutors introduced by Southern Tutors are highly qualified with university degrees, teaching certificates, professional qualifications or a mixture of these attributes. The majority are qualified teachers. Others have experience of their subject area and have to confirm their familiarity with the exam requirements for their students.
The Southern Tutors selection process includes taking up professional references in respect of tutors and checks with the DBS. Please let us know if you are not happy with the service provided. Although this is rare, as we match tutors and students with great care, it can sometimes be a personality clash that arises and this is not conducive to learning.
Please note that all tutors are self-employed.
The Tuition Process
Requirements from clients
Please ensure that tuition can be conducted in a quiet room and ensure any school books and textbooks are available where appropriate. Tutors will have their own materials and past papers where needed but it is helpful for them to see what the child is doing at school.
When you request a tutor from us, please give as much information as possible as this ensures a good match can be made between student and tutor.
Tuition normally consists of one-hour sessions on a weekly basis during term time and flexible arrangements during holiday periods.
Please ensure a responsible adult is always on the premises during teaching sessions.
Illness and Holidays
Please contact your tutor directly over such matters. Please note that tutors may charge a fee for lessons cancelled at short notice unless there is a major emergency situation.
Payment for Tuition
Parents pay the tutor at the end of each lesson. Parents are also asked to sign a form to record that the lesson has taken place. This form is then sent, by the tutor, to Southern Tutors at the end of each month.
Please note that Southern Tutors does NOT charge registration fees to either clients or our tutors. Commission is paid by tutors from the fee received.
Commission is paid by tutors from the fee received. Fees range from £25-40 depending on age, level of tuition and subject.
£3.50 travelling charge is added if a tutor travels to the student's home.
Lessons can be shared at the discretion of the tutor.