Why become a tutor?

Tutoring can be a great option if you previously left teaching due personal reasons, to pursue a different career, are retired, are a supply teacher or have experience of being a Teaching Assistant.

Although challenging, teaching is one of the most rewarding vocations anyone can experience. The increased attainment gap, due to school closures, means children need extra tutoring, so your teaching skills and experience are needed more than ever for a generation of children whose learning has been disrupted.

Tutoring offers the job satisfaction of teaching but without the extra curricula activities, preparation, lesson planning: basically, without the stress that classroom teaching can generate. Many government-approved tutoring programmes have set content, so there is no need for you to plan content, only deliver it to small groups if children.  To meet approved standards, training is provided which is something extra to put on your CV. It offers flexibility with good rates of pay.

We are in our second year of approval, from the National Tutoring Programme, along with our partners, the FFT, and are recruiting for one of the UK’s leading tutoring programmes: the FFT’s ‘Tutoring with the Lightning Squad’. The Lightning Squad Literacy programme is a blended approach with in-person tutoring supported by an online tutoring platform in the form of half-hour daily sessions working with small groups or pairs of pupils at a time to improve reading skills, fluency, comprehension, spelling and phonics. Since it is an established evidence-based programme, course content is provided along with set-up and assessment. If you are interested in becoming a tutor in these very fulfilling roles, check out our tutoring page for more information.