Ever thought about becoming a private tutor or working for a private tuition centre? Look no further; here are ten reasons to go for it!

1. Rewarding
As a tutor, you are directly impacting your tutees’ lives; helping them to reach their goals and aspirations.

I love teaching at INICIO because I can be involved directly with the students and be there for their Eureka moments.
— Jo

2. Teaching experience
You don’t need a teaching qualification to be a tutor, only knowledge and passion about your subject, therefore, it is a more accessible way to gain teaching experience.

3. Flexible
You can tutor on the days/evenings that suit you and fit around your full-time job or around your family commitments.

4. Boost your income
Most tutors don’t work full time and become tutors to supplement their main source of income. As a skilled profession, you can earn some extra money alongside your day-to-day job.


5. Add new skills to your CV
In most cases, being a tutor isn’t a vocation, but it allows you to develop very strong soft skills that are transferable to many different careers and make you stand out in competitive industries.

6. Intellectual fulfilment
School syllabuses are constantly changing and every single student you teach will have different demands; this really exercises your brain and keeps you on your toes! It will also help you to develop a deeper understanding of the subject that you are teaching.


7. Year-round
Many believe that one of the perks of being a teacher at a school is the school holidays, when, in actual fact, they are taken up with teacher-training and rigorous lesson planning. This is something tutors don’t have to do, instead, they have job consistency throughout the year. 

8. Leadership
As a tutor, you are not restricted to timetables and syllabuses. Although your tutees’ aims are still to succeed in exams (in most cases), you are able to have the chance to develop your leadership skills by creating innovative and exciting lessons and spend more time on the topics that they struggle with the most.

I use textbooks but also a whole host of other teaching materials that the students could be interested in, so that they can have more interesting, motivating and individual lessons
— Shoko

9. Strengthen awareness of resources available in the community
This is something that a lot of people switch off from when they finish their studies as a young adult.

In the first month of being a tutor, I had found and signed up to Duolingo and renewed my membership at my local library.
— Amelia

10. Develop your communication skills
Teaching is all about communication: listening, speaking, reading, presenting and writing. This is a highly valuable, transferable skill that tutoring helps you to develop. You have to learn how to teach your subject but, also, how to listen, correct, advise, talk to parents and write feedback.