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Why Work for the Tutor Trust?

  • Competetive pay: minimum £12 per hour for your time tutoring, plus pay for your preparation time.
  • A unique opportunity to get involved in a local charity to change the lives of young people in Manchester and Leeds by assisting with their education.
  • Gain fantastic experience working with schools and young people that is invaluable for a career in teaching or related professions.
  • Many of our tutors are students, so we let you make your hours completely flexible around your studies or other commitments.
  • We provide brilliant initial training and ongoing support and personal development events to enhance your skills.
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded people, both students and experienced professionals.
  • Workplace satisfaction – all our tutors love working with The Tutor Trust and find the work hugely rewarding.
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How to apply

Your application to be a tutor will progress through a number of stages:

  • Submit your online application form (you can submit for as many subjects as you're qualified to tutor) using the link below.
  • Successful applicants are invited to interview
  • If your interview is successful, you must attend two and a half days of training. Training days will cover everything you need to be prepared to work with us. Training is completely free for you.
  • You must also have a DBS check (which used to be called a CRB check) before you can work with us. We will process and pay for this check; successful applicants will be given further information about this process. We also pay for you to be insured.

Once you have completed these stages of recruitment, you need to tell us your availability. We invite you to take on tuition assignments based on when you say you can work. We ask that you must work a minimum of 3 hours a week, but you're under no obligation to take on extra work beyond that minimum. Alternatively, you can take on as much work in as many different schools as you want.

When you are allocated a tuition assignment, there will be an initial meeting with the school. This meeting will provide you with all the information you need to begin tuition. After that, you are ready to start tuition!


How many hours a week of tuition would I need to do?

This is entirely up to you; you can choose the work that fits around your studies and other commitments. Some tutors deliver tuition everyday in different schools and use tuition as their primary form of income, while others work in one school a week due to other commitments. There is no minimum or maximum requirement imposed on you but we do ask that you try to deliver at least 3 hours a week.

Is the tuition delivered at school or in pupils’ homes?

This varies according to the specifics of the assignment and the needs of the child. The vast majority of our tuition is delivered in schools but our work with Looked After Children (LAC) often takes place in their care/foster homes.

Does tuition only take place after school?

We pride ourselves on providing a flexible service, so we provide tutors whenever they are needed by a school. Tuition can take place at any time of the day; breakfast clubs before school, during the school day or after school. Occasionally we have work available at the weekend too. You will be free to apply for the tuition that suits you best. We only ask that once you take on an assignment that you commit to it every week.

How long do assignments last for?

Assignments can last for as long or short a period of time as a school needs. Some schools like to bring tutors in to work with their students for a limited time period (perhaps a term) while others like to use tutors throughout the year. When you have committed to a tuition assignment, we expect you to continue with it until its conclusion. Failure to do so can disrupt a student’s learning and has a highly negative impact.

How much does The Tutor Trust pay?

The rate of pay for a tutor is highly competitive. You will receive a minimum of £10 per hour, which is higher than both the minimum and living wage. Rates of pay will vary from assignment to assignment and will always be advertised at the outset.

I’m not a student – can I still be a tutor?

Absolutely, there is no age restriction. Our recruitment is aimed primarily at the Universities and the vast majority of our tutors are students or recently graduated. However we are more than happy to accept suitable applications from people in other walks of life.

Where are the schools that The Tutor Trust work in located?

Our schools are located across Greater Manchester and Leeds; some are located in the very centre of Manchester and Leeds, whilst others can be found in the outskirts of the cities we work in.

As of Spring 2015, we have also started tuition in Leeds.

Do we receive travel expenses for getting to tuition assignments?

We do not pay travel expenses to tutors. However we factor travel expenses into rates of pay, so you are not losing money when travelling to schools that are further away.

Do I have to have an A grade at GCSE in the subject I would like to tutor?

In the first instance we look to your GCSE grades. We ask that applicants to be Primary tutors have at least an A and B in English and Maths (in either combination). For Secondary tutors we ask that applicants have an A grade in the subject you wish to tutor.

If you do not have an A grade in your chosen subject but have an equivalent or higher qualification, we will still consider your application.

Do I have to pay for my own DBS check?

You do not have to pay for your own DBS check; this is provided for you by The Tutor Trust at no charge. However if you lose your DBS certificate before the 3 year period it covers, you will be required to pay for a replacement. If you already have a valid DBS with a minimum of 18 months left, that can be used. If you have a valid DBS with a minimum of 18 months remaining, it can be transferred to your work with The Tutor Trust.

For Primary qualifications requirements are now an A&B Grades for English and Maths (in any order)




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If you are applying for a vacancy in the below fields of secondary tuition, you will need an A grade at GCSE (or an equivalent/higher qualification) in the subject(s) you wish to tutor:

  • English
  • English/Maths
  • Maths
  • Science

If you are applying for primary tuition, which will involve tutoring numeracy and literacy, you will need an A grade at GCSE (or an equivalent/higher qualification) in Maths and English.

If you are applying to be a computer programming tutor, you will need an A grade in one of the core subjects (Maths, Science or English) and to detail your experience of working with computer programming.

What we look for

The four competencies we use to assess applicants are:

  • Creativity

    You will be helping pupils to understand things that they have previously struggled with in class. We look for tutors that are innovative, imaginative and adaptable in their methods. You should be able to take into account how different students learn and communicate ideas in ways that are both clear and engaging for pupils.

  • Humility, Respect, and Empathy

    You will be working with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and represent our organisation to head teachers, teachers and most importantly to pupils. Tutors need a non-judgemental, positive attitude and to demonstrate that they can quickly develop productive relationships with pupils and school staff.

  • Resilience

    We look for tutors that see challenge in a positive way. To help students understand a topic, you will need to adapt and vary your approaches. Pupils will require you to be both enthusiastic and patient. When faced with obstacles you will need to remain positive and have the ability to think on your feet.

  • Planning , Organising & Problem solving

    As a Tutor Trust tutor you will need to demonstrate professionalism, manage your responsibilities and juggle your priorities. You will need to plan efficiently to meet deadlines and deliver successfully. It is essential that you keep the commitments you to make to students. We expect our tutors to reflect on their work and accurately evaluate the success of their tuition, so that pupils continue to make good progress.


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