Teachers know better than anyone else how to identify areas of weakness, teach difficult concepts and prepare students for national assessments. And when the school day just isn't long enough, many of them privately tutor in their evenings and weekends as well. This is where we come in. Teachers list themselves here and you can freely search for them. If you find someone you like, send them a message and take it from there. No fuss, no fees. Tutors set their own rates and everything you pay them goes to them, not us.
We're not a tutoring agency, charging huge fees to provide you with lots of information you don't need. We believe that the best tutors are the ones that make your son or daughter feel supported and filled with confidence, the ones who listen and diagnose and move them forward by giving them exactly what they need. You can't judge that by reading about qualifications on a website; instead the best way is for you and your child to meet them and trust your impressions. We just put you in contact.
We ask tutors to provide us with a basic indication that they are a currently-employed teacher when they list themselves with us, by sharing a link to their name on their school website or by registering using their school email address. School employment as a teacher establishes that they underwent a DBS check when they were appointed and that their school continues to monitor their suitability and effectiveness as a teacher. However, do take a look at their school web page yourself (included in the search results) and do ask to see their school ID badge when you meet them for the first time; as a listing service we can only put you in contact and must leave you to sensibly their check credentials yourself when you meet them.
Unlike other websites, we don't collect huge amounts of information (or fees!) from you. In our experience, teachers are pretty good at what they do and the most important things can't be recorded on a form: students need to meet you to decide if you're the tutor for them. We do need some evidence that you are indeed a teacher, though. Simplest is a link to a page on your school website that demonstrates you're employed there as a teacher, but otherwise you can just list yourself using your school email address.
Your £12/year funds someone to make the initial basic check that you are a teacher and field any mid-year changes, and also cover the running costs of the site. This service is here to make your life easier, not make money out of you.