What is a Private Tutor?

A Private Tutor is a teacher who visits a family regularly to help fill in gaps in learning or support on homework/home schooling. They will be a highly educated person who teaches on a one-on-one basis particularly if a child has been struggling with a specific subject, if English isn’t their first language or they’ve missed a lot of school for various reasons.

Families also hire Tutors who have experience with entrance exams (7+, 8+, 11+) and national exams such as GCSEs and A-Levels. And more recently to help manage the juggle of home schooling and online learning.

Why do people hire a Private Tutor?

  • To help children catch up on specific subjects
  • To oversee homework or home learning
  • For 11+ entrance exams
  • For 8+ entrance exams
  • For 7+ entrance exams
  • GCSE and A Level preparation
  • University entrances – Oxford and Cambridge for example.
  • Language tuition

How to hire a Private Tutor?

The Tutor industry is not regulated and so it’s important to hire a Tutor via a reputable agency. This will ensure your Tutor has the correct checks such as DBS and are reviewed by experts. A Tutor agency will also help to vet candidates who are right for your needs – for example one will be better at GSCE preparation than motivating your child to do their homework. And they’ll ensure references are checked. Using an agency will save you a lot of time.

Specify your needs to Knightsbridge Household Staff’s consultants and they will hand-pick just the right candidates for your children. We know how important their education is to you and nothing should get in the way of them receiving the absolute best learning experience.

Our Private Tutor experts will also match the candidates to your child’s personality. Good tutoring is not just the Tutor teaching the student. In order for tutoring to be effective, students should be engaged and contributing, not just sitting silently while the Tutor talks. It takes a really skilled Private Tutor to capture the attention of some students.

How much to Private Tutors get paid?

Salary ranges from £15-60 an hour depending on experience.

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