Unlocking Private Tuition: Learn to Tutor Today
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Unlocking Private Tuition: Learn to Tutor Today

The definitive course for the aspiring private tutors. You can't afford to miss out!
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2 students enrolled
Created by Tom Johnston
Last updated 4/2016
Price: $20
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 30 mins on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Teach GCSE, A Level and adult students.
  • Create hourly lessons at a value of £20+
  • Understand how to master their field of speciality.
View Curriculum
  • Paper, pen and an open mind.

Unlocking Private Tuition: Learn to Tutor Today

In under one hour, you could be a private tutor.Sounds exciting right? You will have to do a little work (sorry!) but I am sure you know that by this point in the process. 

This course,brought to you by Fireside Education, will guide you through your first steps and give experience-based advice on your future work as a private tutor. This fully animated course has 14 succinct lectures, written materials,templates, and an end-of-course quiz. 

Lectures Include:

  1. Introduction
  2. What does a tutor do?
  3. What can you tutor?
  4. Where can you tutor?
  5. Legal Protection.
  6. Getting Qualified.
  7. Pricing Structure.
  8. Constructing a Customer Base.
  9. Prep Your Lessons: Tools to Succeed.
  10. Prep Your Lessons: Long-Term Lesson Plans.
  11. Prep Your Lessons: Handouts.
  12. Making the Right Impression.
  13. On my CV.
  14. Are you on course to tutor?

Please submit any feedback or suggestions to fireside@fireside-education.co.uk.

Who is the target audience?
  • People with an undying passion for education.
  • Those seeking a new career path or find lucrative work.
  • NOT for already established, successful tutors.
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Curriculum For This Course
Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads...
1 Lecture 02:54

OK, you might need roads. What this lecture teaches us is that tutoring is a far more varied and profitable industry than the TV screen would have us believe.

What do you think, when you think of tutoring? An American teen tutoring their classmates is what first came to my mind, an image popularized by television. After some necessary introductions, this lecture will dispel many myths and honestly let you consider if tutoring is right for you.

Preview 02:54
We need to talk about tutoring...
3 Lectures 05:06

We do need to talk about tutoring... Many misconceptions have been dispelled. Huzzah! There are, however, more about tutoring itself and the educational environment. Let's address them now.

What does a tutor do?

It does what it says on the tin. Let's get you focused on what you want to tutor. You may know. You may not. Perhaps you had not thought of something, which you can tutor as well. This lecture also discusses the What/When and What/When of the work a tutor does.

What can you tutor?

In-Person and Online environments will be discussed. There are many positive reasons to undertake one or both of these, but there are unfortunate drawbacks. You need to be aware of these and decide where you will tutor.

Where can you tutor?
I'm a bit of a stickler for paperwork...
2 Lectures 04:21

Paperwork may be boring, but it is very important. Would you rather fill out some forms or be on the government's naughty step,for not following rules there are around the tutoring industry?

Preview 02:22

"Getting qualified? I thought I didn't need a qualification!". No, you don't. This lecture will,however,make you aware of the steps you can take to increase your chances of regularly finding work.  

Preview 01:59
They call it a Royale with cheese...
2 Lectures 05:14

Is it a Royale with cheese? Is it a Bigmac? No, it's tutoring. This lecture will run you through pricing structures and will teach you how to guage how much your time as a tutor is worth.

The Pricing Structure.

How can you tutor without marketing yourself? You can't. This lecture will discuss how you will best find work and encourage you try a range of methods.

Constructing a Customer Base
I will prepare for you, I will find you, and I will tutor you...
3 Lectures 06:12

You are going to be the Liam Neeson of tutoring. Like an action hero, you will be able to gather the tools for tutoring and save a pupil's grades. All you need to do is prepare, as recommended here.

Preview 02:01

Once you have work, you're all set to go. Hold on a minute,though! You must think long-term. A long-term lesson plan is essential to getting tutoring right. Without this lecture, you will be left floundering about your notes and not quite hitting the nail on the educational head.

Prep Your Lessons: Long-Term Lesson Plans

What on earth is a handout for? Well, some tutees will be visual learns, some audial, and some kinesthetic. Handouts help your audial teaching, are your visual teaching and abridge your kinesthetic teaching. Help them understand with organised, minimalist handouts in your sessions.

Prep Your Lessons: Handouts
It's alive! It's alive!
2 Lectures 05:29

First impressions mean a lot. The world will not, however, end the day you make a mistake. It is important that you embrace the facts. You will be uneasy, you will make mistakes. This lecture will help you deal with that and move past it, fleshing out your professionality as a businessperson.

Making the Right Impression

This course has spoken a lot about the ways you can help young people. That's great! I'm sure it's why you're here. At certain moments, though, we need to be thinking about you and your future. This lecture runs you through tutoring on your CV and attaining positive feedback from tutees.

Preview 02:10
If you tutor it, they will come...
1 Lecture 00:47

Are you on course to tutor? Let's find out.

Are you on course to tutor?

Let's see if we can earn you your money back! Yes, if you pass this quiz I suspect you have been listening to the course properly. Want to get that £15 back in one hour? Get out there and tutor!

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About the Instructor
Tom Johnston
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Academic Tutor

Tom pioneers modern tuition techniques such as Post-Impact Post-Educate (PIPE) and the minimalist humanities teaching method of Application, Conclusion, Evidence (ACE) to enhance the learning experience for his students and proliferate their internal confidence.

Years tutoring History and Government & Politics at A Level and GCSE in the United Kingdom has granted him a wealth of tutoring techniques, which he lays bear exclusively to Udemy users. Tom is also in the process of constructing his module handouts into 29 separate Udemy courses for students and tutors alike to review and utilize for their educational purposes.