Question and answers for Tutors

How do you run Tutor Choice if your service is completely free?

This is the most frequent question we are asked, therefore we try to clarify it here for our users. Our platform (Tutor Choice), our resources (tutors) and our reputation enable us to sign contracts with international schools and institutes in order to provide them with online tutors in English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Science and Biology. If you are one of our online tutors and your tutoring field, experience, fee and schedule meet our requirements we may contact you and offer the online tutoring course to you for a fixed period of time. If you accept the offer then you agree to carry out the tuition and receive your payment according to the contract.

Why there aren't many students on your website?

Tutor Choice has been designed for tutors and students, nevertheless it is used predominantly by tutors to register and publicize their tutoring profiles. Students usually tend to register on our website only when they have found a suitable tutor and wish to exchange messages. Tutor Choice, like many tutoring websites, is generally a platform for tutors to advertise their tutoring skills rather than for students to publish their tutoring needs. We welcome all experienced tutors to register with us and promote their tutoring profiles for students and parents who regularly visit our website.

How can I update or edit my profile details, CRB, reference and qualifications?

Log in to your account and go to your profile, then simply edit or update your profile.
If you wish to add, edit or update your photo, ID, degree/qualification, DBS/CRB and reference you need to email a copy of the relevant document to us at admin@tutorchoice.co.uk.

How do you rate my profile?

Your profile is rated based on your experience, degree, qualification, tutoring approach, portfolio, and also availability of references and CRB/DBS.

Do you guarantee that I can find tutoring job through your website?

One of the fundamental of TutorChoice is transparency and honesty, therefore we don't make any false or over promise about the prospect or number of tutoring requests to you. Your chance of receiving tutoring enquiries from students or parents depends on your experience, qualification, tutoring method, ranking, portfolio, location and also traffic to our website via internet search engines.

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 an essential part of the selection process, however, in some circumstances, a candidate with profound knowledge of the subject may be accepted. 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 high quality of tutoring will be chosen.

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 experience and data, the tutors' profile with photo 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, phone number, email and the image of your uploaded documents are only available to our admin team.

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. If a tutor find a student via our website and offers tutoring, it is wholly the matter between them. If a tutor is offered tutoring job by us for designated schools and institutes they receive their payments according to agreed contract.  

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.

 

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