How to choose the correct tutor?


Different students look for different qualities when choosing a private tutor but one thing that remains consistent is the need for home educators to be appropriately qualified.  There is no officially recognized accreditation for those giving one to one lessons in the UK, therefore opinions vary on exactly how qualified a pivate educator needs to be.  All the tutors listed in our UK directory are educated to at least degree level or are in their final year of undergraduate study.  Many have qualifications exceeding this minimum requirement and this is something that students and parents should enquire about before committing to any lessons. 


Safety Checks

Another aspect to consider when using the services of a tutor is whether they have a CRB certificate.  Opinion varies on the necessity for a teacher to have one of these qualifications and more information on the vetting of tutors can be found under the Safety Advice for private tutors section of the site.


What If You Can't Find The Correct Tutor?

Please contact us at and we will happily advertise your requirements via our Facebook and Twitter pages.  Your personal details will not be displayed and any replies to your request will be sent to you via our site.  We will also inform you of replies from tutors that are not registered on our site although we strongly recommend extra vigilance when contacting people not registered on our site.

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Last update: 12 May, 2013