Our new School Guide Tutor Directory launches today. It makes it quick and easy for parents to find the best tutor for their child.
Many of you read our recent blog on the dilemma parents face about hiring a tutor and told us it was a useful tool. Read the article here.
But those of you who then went on to make the decision to employ a tutor, that’s 1 in 4 of you according to a recent report, wanted more. You wanted a simple and quick to search directory to help you work out all your tutoring options.
Our new Tutor Directory in association with Bond 11+ is here to help and includes hundreds of tutors in three key categories:
Search for tutors in your area and you will get a selection of the local options including a bite-size summary of their services and all their contact details. Here's an example:
Remember: it's important to always do your homework before hiring a tutor for your child.
Make the relevant Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) (formley CRB checks), ask for clear terms and conditions and ask questions to ensure the tutor is relevant for your child and the specified subject or goal (i.e. 11+ exam in your area of the UK). Always take up references and don't rely solely on personal recommendations. School Guide verifies tutors and tutoring companies as legitimate but cannot take responsibility for any inaccurate or misleading information they present or the quality of tutoring offered.
It's quick and easy to check if a tutor is DBS checked by visiting Online DBS here: www.onlinedbschecks.co.uk/blog/what-is-a-dbs-check/
For questions or if you are a tutor and want to add a listing, please email [email protected] or call 01225 731334.
If you have questions about the tutoring profession in general, you can also contact The Tutors Association. There is no national accreditation for private tutors at present but The Tutors Association is working to achieve common best practice across the profession.
Good luck with finding the best tutor for your child.