Tutor (Part-time) in London
Good in Theory
Explore learning is great if you're looking for a job with low hours but high commitment and energy. The pay is poor considering that you are teaching children and there is little opportunity for tutor progression. Management is often poor and they tend to be really last minute and ask to do sessions 10 minutes before they start
Staff aren’t appreciated
At the branch I worked in at least, management was very catty instead of professional/supportive, and they just posed further stress on all employees. When they were off, we would all breathe a sigh of relief. Employees are paid as little as they can legally get away with. I worked there when I was 17 and I received £5.60 an hour to teach 6 children at a time (please bare in mined that they all had their own work, specific to them). I personally found this ridiculous considering how much parents actually paid for each child to be there. They just want to maximise profit as much as possible. There were often children with behavioural problems or SEN, which is fine, however the training provided didn’t actually prepare workers for such interactions. Which added to the overall stress of the job.
Tutor in Leamington, Warwickshire
If you want to be paid minimum wage to teach go ahead, at the end of the day a supermarket checkout assistant takes home more than you and you can be sure you'll be stressed and running around with an hour to complete activity cards for 6 kids, and be sure to be smiling and giggling the whole way through or they don't like it. Said you can find your own way to teach but it's not true, they have an American company culture and it shows.Weirdest educational experience of my life, worked in several schools before this, left before my probation was up..
Amazing place to work
Amazing, supportive managers who take care of you all the way through your time as a tutor. The team is like a family. The pay isn't the best but when you're working with kids part-time, the pay isn't at the forefront of your priorities. The job is also super flexible.
Tutor in London, Greater London
Poor organisation/ communication / pay
Poor pay. Staff are very undervalued and on many occasions have not been paid correctly .It’s easy as a side job to make a bit of extra cash. If you’re working from home, more responsibility is thrown at you and you’re not paid any more. The work hours are scattered which interferes with your entire day.