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Help others achieve their dreams: be a home tutor

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Every year when the A Level and GCSE results are due, we wait with bated breath to see how our students have done. And every year our hearts swell with pride when we find out they have smashed their predicted grades!

It’s one of the best feelings in the world, knowing that you have been part of that young person’s future. When all that hard work and encouragement pays off, there’s nothing better…

Tutoring is a truly wonderful career. Have you considered it? Every wondered what it is like?

The highs of being a private tutor

In short,  being a private tutor allows you to give time to students in a way that you rarely can in the classroom. Not just that, but working one to one means you can get to know a student inside out.

This in itself has all sorts of benefits. Once mutual trust and respect builds, we regularly see previously negative, switched-off students find their mojo again.

We see youngsters who have failed a year respond to new ways to succeed next time. Plus, by helping them find the confidence, or in some cases, regain it – you can help people believe in themselves.

Ultimately, you can give young people an opportunity to live their dreams…

Join the 121 Home Tutors team

Whether you are a classroom teacher, have left the classroom, you’ve a degree and been tutoring for some time, or you are highly qualified in a specialised field and have always wanted to teach, why not get in touch?

We’re always on the lookout for tuition talent across Manchester and Cheshire – especially this time of year when parents are looking for tutors! Check out some of our vacancies here, then drop us a line.

 

Make a real difference … join 121 Home Tutors today

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Are you interested in becoming a private tutor with one of the most popular tuition companies across Manchester and Cheshire?

Who are we hiring to join our top tuition team?

If you:

  • Had a break from teaching and want the flexibility of private tutoring
  • Want to boost your income doing a rewarding, inspiring job
  • Are a subject specialist, passionate about helping others

…Get in touch with Alison Warburton, head of our tuition team. Why not make the most of tuition opportunities out there?

Which subject specialists are in demand?

  • If you’ve experience of independent, grammar or private school tuition, we have parents right now looking for entrance exam tutors
  • If you’re a primary school specialist, who can tutor the range of 11+ skills, we can put you in touch with parents in need of your expertise
  • If you’re a core subject specialist offering Maths and English at all levels – from KS2 through to KS5 – call us today

Tuition jobs available across Manchester and Cheshire

Expanding our popular tuition team is always exciting – especially when we have current vacancies right now. If you can offer private tuition across any of these areas:

  • Didsbury, Wilsmlow, Sale
  • Sale, Altrincham, Stockport
  • Bramhall, Chorlton, Stretford

…we’d love to hear from you.

It’s simple to get in touch as well. Simply check out more information here and then apply!

Fancy being a private tutor? It’s the best job in the world

Friday, August 5th, 2016

What other career in education offers you:

  • Complete flexibility to choose your hours and days
  • The chance to make a REAL difference to children’s futures
  • Professional pay for your time and expertise
  • Extra income when you want it, including holidays

In fact, we’d go so far as to say it’s the BEST job in the world. No classroom firefighting; no bureaucracy; no last-minute policy or curriculum changes to grapple with.

Instead you can use your skills helping those who really want to learn, whether they are SEN children, struggling in the system, or sitting an entrance exam.

We bet you tick one of these boxes

  1. Perhaps you’re a teacher who left the classroom to have children. Or you just wanted to get your life back…
  2. Perhaps you are a full or part-time teacher working in a local Manchester or Cheshire school. Do you fancy tutoring children one-to-one at the weekend, or during the holidays?
  3. Perhaps you’re a lecturer, or Teaching Assistant – or a super skilled professional who’s always wanted to work with children?
  4. And if you’re a modern languages specialist or even a translator offering business services, just drop us a line for more information.

Your tuition skills are in huge demand

As one of the leading tuition services in the north west, parents pick us when looking for the best professional tutors on offer. That’s why we’re on the lookout for even more specialist tutors to join our lovely team.

Are you a primary or 11+ tutor from Sale, Wilmslow or Altrincham, Didsbury, Trafford or Stockport? Whatever the SK postcode, we’d love to hear from you.

And if you’re a Science or Maths GCSE or A Level teacher who’s looking for fresh challenges in the same areas, please get in touch.

Why now is a great time to be a private tutor

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Education is entering a new era. With new national curriculums in place – plus more subjects being overhauled at secondary level – there’s a lot of uncertainty just now about how children will fare.

New testing procedures mean that children will need to learn a different skill-set to achieve qualifications. And with a projected 582,000 rise in primary and secondary age pupils by 2020, it begs the question: will the education system cope?

It’s already under pressure, since teaching is one of the most stressful professions there is. Because of overburdened workloads, many very able teachers leave the profession each year – unable to meet the growing demands on their private time.

Private tutoring opportunities

Being a personal tutor at 1-2-1 Home Tutors here in Manchester is a fantastic opportunity open to teachers who’ve might have left the classroom but still want to teach.

Plus, it’s an ideal career for teachers who’ve chosen a career break to raise their children, or simply because they want to do something different.

Equally, private tuition can also suit someone with a specific skill or background. We have some superb tutors here who don’t come from a teaching background, who are nonetheless incredibly talented at helping children and adults learn.

Is that you? Are you looking for a flexible career teaching skills and knowledge one-to-one? If so, we’re hiring!

Welcome to our tutor team

Whether you’re a specialist from Manchester or you live in Cheshire, we want to hear from you! With demand for 11+ tutors, for example, around Altrincham, Didsbury, Sale and Wilmslow just now, we’ve jobs aplenty.

Just fill the form in at the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you.

4 Great Reasons to be a Private Tutor

Monday, August 25th, 2014

NOW is a great time to be a private tutor! In fact, it’s a boom industry… According to a recent Ipsos Mori poll, 25% of young people have received private tuition during their education.

So if you’re considering this career option, there are opportunities aplenty through 121 Home School Tutoring here in Manchester. Here’s four more benefits to being a private tutor:

  1. Flexibility: Are you a part-time QTS teacher, or qualified female teacher who’s had a break from teaching and now wants to get back into it? Tuition gives you freedom and control over your work hours – making it an ideal career choice. 
  2. Boost your income: One misconception of tutoring is that it’s term time only. The great news? Work is available year round – during week days through to weekends and holidays!  
  3. Teach without bureaucracy: Many of our tutors love the fact that they can really teach their subject without juggling behaviour in the classroom, politics or endless admin. 
  4. Make a difference: Working one to one with a student can be incredibly rewarding. Our tutors help young people jump a grade or two, get into the university or school of their choice, and inspire them to believe in themselves. 

Do you want to take advantage of opportunities available right now? As an established, respected tuition agency, many parents from Manchester to Cheshire pick us first when looking for a trusted tutor.

Right now, demand is for dedicated Maths and Science teachers in Wilmslow, Altrincham, Didsbury and Stockport. As well as experienced 11+ teachers across Trafford areas such as Didsbury, Chorlton, Stretford and Altrincham.

If you are a subject specialist in one of these or any other subject, we’d love to hear from you. To join us, check out more information here and then apply!

Preparing to apply for a tutoring job

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

We get lots of enquiries from people who’d like to tutor for 121 Home Tutors. We’re always here to offer help and advice – the first question we often hear is ‘what information will you need’. So here’s a quick breakdown of the information you’ll need to get together before you apply.

  1. We’ll need information on your work and educational background – we’ll be looking to see if you have the appropriate tutoring or work related experience (but don’t worry if you haven’t tutored before, that doesn’t mean we won’t take you on).
  2. We’ll want references from companies you have worked for or people you have tutored.
  3. We’ll be looking for evidence that you understand what tutoring involves and how you’d approach a tutoring job. We’ll also want to know you love your subject area and can pass that enthusiasm onto a student.
  4. We’ll need proof of ID and evidence that you can work in the UK, plus a valid DBS (or be willing to apply for a DBS – previously known as a CRB).
  5. Finally we’ll need to know where you live and where you’d be willing to travel to (we cover Manchester and Cheshire).

So that’s our top tips. Still interested in tutoring – you can find out more information and apply on our website.

 

Is tutor regulation the way forward?

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Last month was packed full of news about private tutoring and whether it is a good or bad thing. And we’ve spotted a few news items discussing whether tutoring needs more regulation. The Centre for Market Reform of Education is making plans to set up the first national association for tutors.

The idea is such an association would develop industry standards and improve the consistency of tutoring. It is just at the consultation phase, but it would require all tutors to be vetted (checking background information) and to have a minimum set of qualifications. This minimum level would mean all tutors would have to have a degree in their specialist subject (so to tutor GCSE Maths they would need a degree in Maths) if they were tutoring children over the age of 11. For younger children the tutor would still have to have a degree but in could be in any subject.

There are no plans to make membership compulsory for all tutors.

At 121 Home Tutors many of our tutors do have degrees but we don’t think insisting on that level of education is always needed. We always ask our tutors to be at least one level above the students they are teaching (so they must have a degree in English to tutor A Level English). We agree that that a specialist subject tutor with a degree is a good idea for secondary school students but it’s not always needed for younger children.

We’ve found over the years that undergraduates can make fantastic tutors as they are enthusiastic and students often relate very well to younger tutors. We realise there is a need to ensure tutoring is being carried out correctly and we encourage all our tutors to learn and understand the correct curriculum. We also offer ongoing support to our tutors and encourage them to take teaching qualifications or gain teaching experience.

In our experience good tutors continue to find work through word of mouth and recommendations from other parents. On the other hand ‘bad’ tutors tend to be known locally and quickly find it hard to get work. It’s also worth remembering that you are rarely ‘stuck’ with a tutor as they are on a week by week basis.

Our major concern is that if you insist that all tutors are graduates you make tutoring much more exclusive (and expensive) and then there’s no opportunity for the very students who need the help to access tuition.

If you’d like to know more about our approach to private tutoring in Manchester and Cheshire (Sale, Trafford, Didsbury, Heaton Moor) then contact 121 Home Tutors today.

 

 

How to become a private tutor

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

At 121 Home Tutors we regularly get calls and emails from people who are interested in becoming private tutors. Some of these people are already teachers, have teaching qualifications, have tutored in the past or have some sort of educational experience. However,  many have no teaching experience or qualifications at all and want to take the first step into tutoring. Here’s a quick guide for those who want to start a new career in tutoring.

  • You’ll need a specialist subject and usually at one level above those you are teaching. So if you want to teach A Level Maths you’ll need a degree in Maths (or a closely related subject).
  • If you only have industry experience you may still work as a tutor but it’s a good idea to try and get some work experience in tutoring or training.  One way is to offer to volunteer in schools.
  • You generally don’t need a PGCE (teaching qualification) to tutor but it may be worth exploring further qualifications to enhance your CV.
  • In general most tutors are self-employed so be prepared to find your own work and to have ups and downs in your income. Tutoring often happens in evenings and at weekends to fit around school times.
  • Many tutors work in their students’ homes so you’ll need transport and may have to pass a DBS (previously known as a CRB) check.
  • Depending on what you are teaching you will need to be aware of the syllabus for the subject you are teaching and any educational changes that impact on your tutoring.
  • Remember when you apply for a tutoring post to put together a well-composed CV and letter and proofread it very carefully.

If you’d like to know more about private tutoring in Manchester and Cheshire you can contact us here or you can apply to be a private tutor through our website.