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Question and answers for Tutors

If Tutor Choice is completely free, how it generates income?

Tutor Choice has been established with solid investment support which enables it to operate without relying on any income. Our aim is to create a Tutor directory that makes tutoring more rewarding for tutors and more affordable for students.

Do you keep my personal information confidential?

Yes, of course, we do. As clearly stated in our privacy policy " Tutor Choice does not share or sell any of your personal information to third parties, unless we have your permission or required by law". At any stage, you may cancel your account and delete all your information by visiting your profile.

How do you choose your tutors?

Professional experience is the essential part of the selection process. Candidates without solid experience are rejected at the early stage. In some circumstances, a candidate with profound knowledge of the subject gets through. Following initial screening, successful candidates are assessed according to their qualifications, degrees, references, personal statements and career portfolios, and those that we feel have the ability to offer the highest quality of tutoring will be chosen.

What does it mean if my application is rejected?

It means that your application did not have sufficient credits to meet our criteria. You may be a good tutor and many verify your skills, however at this stage and according to our criteria and perception, your application has not demonstrated the highest standard we require.

Can I re-apply if my first attempt to register as a tutor has been unsuccessful?

If your application has been rejected despite having professional experience, this might be because of your unsatisfactory personal statement or career portfolio. If you feel that this is the case, you may spend some time in improving your personal statement or career portfolio. An impressive personal statement or career portfolio could lead to your successful application.

How can I update or edit my details and profile?

Log in to your account and go to your profile, then simply edit or update some of your profile data. However, if you wish to edit or update your photo, ID, degree/qualification, DBS/CRB and references you should email us with a copy of the relevant document. If you are unavailable for certain extended period of time or you decided not to use your account, you may wish to deactivate it.

Is it necessary to attach my photo to my profile?

It is not mandatory to attach your photo to your profile, however based on our experimental study, the tutors' profile containing their photos are 8 times more likely to be viewed by potential students, therefore if you're serious about your tutoring job, it is strongly advised to attach your photo to your profile.

Who can see my personal data in my profile?

Your personal data including your address, date of birth, phone number, email and the image of your uploaded documents are only available to our admin team.

How does Tutor Choice ensure my personal documents are protected?

We encrypt all the personal documents and create it entirely confidential while they are stored on our server. In this way, the only persons who can recover the data are our admin team members who have access to the data recovery private key.

Are the tutors employed by Tutor Choice?

No, the tutors are not an employee of Tutor Choice, they use our free platform to search and find private tutoring opportunities. Some of the tutors who are registered on our site may work for other organisations simultaneously.

How do I get paid for my lessons?

The tutoring fee is a subject entirely between tutors and students or parents. Tutor Choice is not involved in the tuition fee matter in any form or by any means. Tutors should discuss and arrange their fees directly with students or their parents.

Is a DBS/CRB compulsory?

A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly known as CRB) check for self-employed tutors are not compulsory, however it is a serious criminal offence to seek to work with children after having been barred from doing so. An Enhanced DBS/CRB is especially advisable for those tutors whose role includes working with students under 18 years old or vulnerable adults.

How can I obtain a DBS/CRB?

Currently, a Standard or Enhanced CRB/DBS Check is only obtainable if you are employed by an organization and working with children or vulnerable adults. If you are exclusively self-employed, you may only obtain a basic DBS check which is not as comprehensive as the Standard or Enhanced DBS checks. A Basic Disclosure check is a criminal record check that only reveals unspent convictions and can be obtained for anyone for any reason. If you search online you find some organizations that may be able to help you to obtain a Standard or Enhanced CRB/DBS Check.

How can I leave feedback for students?

Unfortunately, you can't leave review for students directly. Our service is entirely free and no fee or transaction is processed through us, therefore we can't verify firmly if a private tuition actually has taken place. As we are unable to confirm authenticity of the reviews, we won't be able to publish them on our site. If you wish to share your tutoring experience or concern with us, please email or contact us directly.

My university, college or school is not in the list offered on your website, how can I add them to my profile?

If you are graduated from United Kingdom and your university, college, school or institute is not in the list offered on our website, you need to change the name of the country to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland instead of United Kingdom. This will allow you to type the name of your university, college, school or institute.

 

Questions and answers for Students and Parents

Do you keep my personal information confidential?

Yes, of course, we do. As clearly stated in our privacy policy " Tutor Choice does not share or sell any of your personal information to third parties, unless we have your permission or required by law". At any stage, you may cancel your account and delete all your information by visiting your profile.

How do you choose your tutors?

Proven professional experience is the essential requirement for all our tutors, nonetheless not all tutors with professional experience are accepted to be part of our tutor team. Occasionally, candidates with profound knowledge of certain subjects but less experienced may be given the opportunity to register with us and try their abilities to impart their valuable knowledge or skills to the students.

How can I update or edit my details and profile?

Log in to your account and go to your profile. There you can simply edit or update your data. If you have decided not to use your account you may deactivate your account.

How qualified does a tutor need to be?

There's no prerequisite qualifications for tutors in the UK, however generally academic tutors need to be educated to at least a degree level and non-academic tutors should hold a professional qualification from relevant organizations. Some students find reassurance in hiring tutors who are highly qualified, whereas others believe that proven professional experience is more important. Many private tutors have teaching or coaching qualification as a result of working for schools, universities, institutes, clubs or organizations, although it is not requisite to hold such qualifications to work as a private tutor.

How will I be assured of the qualification and documents of the tutor?

Tutors' documents are checked once they registered and uploaded them on our website. We take extra care to ensure they are authentic, however there is no one hundred percent guarantee. It is recommended that you ask the tutors to present their certificates and credentials at first session.

How much do private tutors charge?

The cost of private tutoring varies according to the tutor's degree, qualification, length of experience and the geographic area. As a result, tutor's charge could be as low as £12 and as high as £100 per an hour.

How will tutors contact me?

If you have already sent a massage to a tutor, it normally shouldn't take longer than 24-48 hours to get a notification through your email which indicates you have a response from the tutor in your Tutor Choice account. Log in to your account and read the tutor's message. If the tutor's response is positive you may wish to continue communicating through your account or sometimes for the convenience or speed of communication you prefer to request tutor's phone number or leave your contact number for the tutor.

Are the tutors employed by Tutor Choice?

No, the tutors are not an employee of Tutor Choice, they use our free platform to search and find private tutoring opportunities. Some of the tutors who are registered on our website may work for other organisations simultaneously.

Is a CRB/DBS compulsory for tutors?

A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service, formerly known as CRB) check for tutors is not compulsory, however it is a serious criminal offence to seek to work with children after having been barred from doing so. An Enhanced DBS/CRB is especially advisable for those tutors whose role includes working with students under 18 years old or vulnerable adults.

Are all private tutors on Tutor Choice DBS (CRB) checked?

Tutors who are employed by an organization and at the same time work as a self-employed private tutor usually hold an Enhanced DBS/CRB checks, however according to current regulation, obtaining an Enhanced DBS/CRB check for tutors who are exclusively self-employed is not easy. For the time being, An Enhanced CRB/DBS Check is only obtainable if a tutor is employed by an organization. Exclusive private tutors may only apply and obtain a basic DBS/CRB check, however this certificate only contains details of unspent convictions and is not as comprehensive as the Enhanced DBS/CRB check. An enhanced DBS/CRB check shows details of spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands, final warnings and any additional relevant information held by local police.

How do I pay for my lessons?

The tutoring fee is a subject entirely between tutors and students or parents. Tutor Choice is not involved in the tuition fee matter in any form or by any means. Students or parents should discuss and arrange the tuition payment directly with tutors.

How can I leave feedback for the tutor ?

Unfortunately, you can't leave review for tutors directly. Our service is entirely free and no fee or transaction is processed through us, therefore we can't verify firmly if a private tuition actually has taken place. As we are unable to confirm authenticity of the reviews, we won't be able to publish them on our site. If you wish to share your experience or concern with us, please email or contact us directly.

How do you monitor your tutor's performance?

For monitoring our tutors, we rely on students' or parents' opinions. Though it is not possible to directly leave feedback to tutors, you may still email or contact us and share your views. We appreciate your honest feedbacks and use them to higher or lower tutors' rating score. Tutors with repeated unsatisfactory reviews will be removed from our website. In order to verify the authenticity of reviews, we may request certain information from students and tutors.

If you have a specific question you may first try to contact us using below form:

This form only to be used for contacting Tutor Choice office team.

 

Tutor Choice,
13 A Macclesfield Street
London
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Telephone: 0207 112 75 77
Email: admin@tutorchoice.co.uk

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13 A Macclesfield Street W1D 5BS
London,
United Kingdom

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