Why becoming a tutor could be a smart move


There is no doubt that teaching in schools has certainly become a more demanding task over recent years. Tutoring allows teachers to gain the benefits of 1-1 or small group tuition, without the usual classroom distractions. Choice Home Tutoring offer the opportunity to do just that; the following blog contains further information on why and how to become a tutor with one of Manchester’s leading tutoring businesses. 


What can we offer? 


We offer the opportunity for teachers and others passionate in education to join our team and work closely with students, outside of the school environment. Not only is tutoring a well-paid profession, it is also incredibly flexible to fit in with a variety of working patterns. 


At Choice Home Tutoring, we offer one-to-one tuition in the comfort of students’ homes, intensive revision workshops during the school holidays and the opportunity to work with small groups of students in local educational establishments. We also allow the tutor to choose their own working pattern, as we appreciate how important it is to achieve the correct work-life balance. 


The support we provide


Our part doesn’t stop at recruitment! We are here for our tutors throughout every step of their journey. From the initial phone call and our face to face meeting, to our regular waves of contact, we are here to provide any additional support we possibly can. This includes: dealing with any queries parents may have, arranging payment on a weekly basis and guiding tutors on suitable resources and materials to help enhance their sessions. 


What type of tutors are we looking for?


The perfect candidate for us is someone who meets the following criteria:


PASSIONATE – a passion for education is something we notice immediately in a tutor. Striving to get the very best results out of your students is important, but we also look for tutors who invest their time into helping students develop their confidence and self-esteem. For example, if a student is struggling to engage in reading, a passionate tutor would provide book recommendations tailored to the student’s personality and ability.  


PROFESSIONAL – we strive for professionalism. Tutors are expected to follow a Code of Conduct, a series of requirements which we believe lead to successful tutoring sessions. Our tutors are also expected to follow a smart casual dress code, be punctual and communicate with parents in a timely manner. Part of this communication includes a summary delivered to parents at the end of each tutoring session, outlining the topic covered and areas of both strength and weakness. 


POSITIVE – in order for sessions between students and tutors to be beneficial, tutors must remain positive at all times. We cater for a variety of students, including those with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD. Therefore, it is crucial a positive, relaxing and safe atmosphere is created so students can achieve their potential and gain confidence in their studies. 


Do I have to be a qualified teacher?


Although being a qualified teacher is desirable, it is not compulsory. We ask for a degree in your chosen subject as a minimum requirement. We have many excellent tutors who are not qualified, but who have years of teaching experience working as a supply teacher in schools, tutoring in schools or even tutoring privately. We expect all tutors to be familiar with the specification requirements of their particular subject(s). 


Why work for Choice Home Tutoring?


With 10 years of experience behind us, Choice Home Tutoring is thriving more than ever. There are many tutoring establishments to choose from, so why head over to us? We genuinely care about fully supporting our tutors, as without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today! We provide guidance, support, knowledge, flexibility and most importantly, a stress free environment for you to do what you do best – teach. 


How do I get involved?


If you would like to get involved as a tutor covering the Altrincham, Hale, Wythenshawe or Cheadle areas, please call 07307 894866, email amanda@choicehometutoring.co.uk or alternatively, head to ‘Become a Tutor’ on the main homepage of our website and fill in the submission form. A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the next steps.


As well as the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, we accept requests for all subjects, across all ages.