How Qualified Does A Tutor Need To Be?
Is Your Tutor Qualified?
The short answer is, not at all. Anyone can call themselves a tutor without any qualifications or experience. It is up to parents to ask and decide what qualifications they would prefer.
Well qualified tutors, with classroom experience and a proved track record, are of course desirable. However, for a highly motivated students, someone who is enthusiastic about their subject but not a qualified teacher may be a successful tutor. Generally, for children who are behind or have special needs, parents should look for tutors who are skilled with that particular need. This generally comes with experience.
Qualifications to look out for:
Degrees such as BSc (Science Degree), BA (Arts Degree), MA (Advanced Degree), PhD (Very Advanced Degree).
Teaching Qualifications, PGCE (Teaching Qualification), BEd(Education Degree), GTP (On the Job teacher training) -These all lead to if teachers complete a Newly Qualified Teachers year of experience (NQT) QTS (Qualified to teach in UK schools),
Many private tutors have qualified teaching status (QTS) although you don’t need to be a qualified teacher to be a private tutor. Some teachers tutor as a sideline to their classroom teaching job and some become private tutors after retirement.
Rest assured that, at I Love to Learn Professional Tuition, all our tutors have a teaching qualifications (QTS) and lots of classroom and tutoring experience. We give full training and our centres are all OFSTED registered. We are also members of The Tutors’ Association which is a professional body.
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