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Private Tutor

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Private tutors teach a particular subject or skill to individuals or small groups who usually pay a fee for this service.

The Work

You could be:

Some private tutors now offer online tuition. If you do this you could be writing materials for use online, providing support via email or telephone and marking completed assessments sent in by students.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Most private tutors are self-employed so their earnings will vary.

For one-to-one tuition, they normally charge an hourly fee which can range from £25 to £55 an hour or more. Working for an agency, they might earn £15 to £30 an hour. In both cases fees vary depending on the subject and the level at which they teach.

Remember that as a self-employed private tutor you will have to pay for advertising and for teaching materials. If you tutor pupils in their homes you will have travel costs. If you tutor students in your home you will need a comfortable, quiet room.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are various routes into this job.

If you want to work for an agency, you could find companies on the internet. If you decide to become self-employed, you would have to advertise for students.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
9338
0.7 %
RISE
2023
9400
  United Kingdom
2018
131438
1.4 %
RISE
2023
133325

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Training is normally by experience on the job.

Getting On

More Information

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM)
Tel: 020 7636 5400
Website: http://www.abrsm.org/
Twitter: @ABRSM
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abrsm

General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland)
Tel: 0131 314 6000
E-mail: gtcs@gtcs.org.uk
Website: http://www.gtcs.org.uk/
Twitter: @gtcs

For information on registration as a teacher.

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