Tutor Hunt

Here`s How Our Service Works

Choosing the ideal tutor

Use our search feature, to identify potential nearby tutors and then message them with any questions. We will then create an account for you.

  • Find nearby tutors by entering your post code.
  • You can discuss availabilty and topics of study.
  • Contact as many candidates as you like - there`s no charge.
  • You can also see feedback and testimonials from past students.

Tutor Time versus other tutoring agencies

Many agencies charge an ongoing commission, which leads to increased rates and cost to the student. With us you pay just a simple, one off fee for the tutor`s contact information. Since 2005 Tutor Hunt has helped thousands of students find the right tutor. Most tuition agencies will select your tutor for you, based on who they think would be suitable. Tutor Hunt doesn't work this way: we believe the parent, or the student themselves to be the best judge. They will know better than an agency assessor who is the right tutor for them.
Most agencies work by charging high commission rates, taking a substantial cut of the tutor's earnings. This has the effect of driving up the tutor's hourly rate considerably. We collect between 20%-25% of the tutors rate (minimum of £4.00). We believe this rate is substantially lower than most other agencies. The benefits for tutors on our commission structure is as follows;

  • You do not need to purchase their contact details, meaning there is are no upfront fees.
  • We manage the whole booking process, and collect payments for the tutor, so you do not need to worry about transferring money or bringing cash to your lessons.
  • All online lessons can make use of our innovative online whiteboard, where you can communicate (video, audio and chat), share documents and your screen in real time.
  • Scheduling lessons is easy to manage through Tutor Hunt, if you need to reschedule or cancel lessons it can easily be updated through our system, your tutor is automatically notified.
  • Contact as many tutors through our site as you wish, for no charge or signup fees.

FAQ

Additional questions for students

What Does Tutor Hunt Do?

Tutor Hunt`s goal: to bring tutors and students together. Whether you are studying for academic assessment or self-advancement, let us help find the perfect tutor for you. If you Tutors can also use us to find those students seeking your knowledge and expertise.

How much will the lessons cost me, and who do I make the payment to?

Tutor Hunt is completely free for both tutors and students. We have no sign up fees of any kind. The only payment that you will have to make is for the lessons you have, and these are paid directly to the tutor. Each tutor sets their own hourly rate, and these are clearly listed on their profile pages.

How much is tuition, and to whom do I pay it?

Use our site to contact as many tutors as you like, all for no charge. We charge only a one time payment of £19.99 + VAT, and only after you`ve found the right tutor. Many other tutoring sites charge large recurring fees. Many also charge their tutors commissions. Tutor Hunt does neither. Our one-time fee enables us to maintain our website and attract new Tutors across the UK.

Making a Payment

First, open the conversation with your selected tutor. At the top there is a green button labeled`buy tutor`s contact details`. Click here to be directed to our payment page. The one off charge for a tutor`s details is £19.99 + VAT.

What are your tutors` fees?

Hourly rates are displayed on each tutor`s profile page, along with information regarding teaching experience, qualifications, and the subjects in which they offer tuition. You may also contact the tutor via the message box on the top right hand corner of their profile page.

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How can I contact tutors through Tutor Hunt?

Just click the `Search` button at the top of the page. After entering your criteria, such as the desired subject, academic level (GCSE, A-Level etc), and your postcode, a list of appropriate tutors in your will appear.

You can then click on the tutor`s name to reach their profile page. From here, it`s easy. If you are not yet registered with us click the green `Not a Member` button in the top right hand corner of the screen. Enter the requested information (address, name etc.) and then write a message in the box below. If you are already registered with us enter your login details before writing your message.

I forgot my username/I forgot my password. Can you help?

Of course! Click forgot username for a forgotten username or forgot password if you are unsure of your password. We will send you an email with instructions on how to reset either or both.

How do I find my messages?

Just log in, go to `members area` and `my enquiries`. Whether you are a tutor or student, all messages you`ve sent or received will be displayed here.

I messaged a tutor but haven`t` heard back. What should I do?

Tutor Hunt tutors are not employed by us, and they can accept as many or as few students as they wish. The reason for lack of response may be as simple as an already full schedule. We encourage you to identify and message six or seven potential matches in order to improve the odds that one will agree to work with you. Keep at it - there`s a perfect tutor for you out there. We also suggest you check each tutor`s response rate. This will give you an idea of how quickly they will respond to you.

Once you`ve corresponded with and selected a willing tutor, he or she clicks on an accept button on their profile page. This causes a button to appear on your page. Click on it to purchase the tutor`s contact information.

May I leave feedback?

Yes. after you`ve purchased a tutor`s details, you can provide feedback on your tutor`s profile by logging in and clicking the `members area` and `leave feedback` buttons. You may then write feedback and also rate the tutor form one to five out of 5 stars.

How do I temporarily deactivate my account?

If you are no longer in need of a tutor you can temporarily deactivate your account. A note will be placed on your profile, and tutors won`t be able to message. To temporarily deactivate your account, go to the members home page, click on `privacy` and change your `profile status` from active to inactive. Should you wish to re-activate your account, just follow the same procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions - Tutors

I am a tutor. How do I register?

To create an account on Tutor Hunt, click on the green register button located just under the `log in` button. It is free to create a Tutor Hunt account!

I forgot my username/I forgot my password. Can you help?

Of course! Click forgot username for a forgotten username or forgot password if you are unsure of your password. We will send you an email with instructions on how to reset either or both.

Can anyone see my personal details and documentation?

Tutors` documentation can be viewed by our verification team as part of its review of your credentials. Your personal details and documentation cannot be viewed by other users. When a student makes a purchase, his or her details are made available to the tutor. Prior to such purchase, only the tutor`s first name, town of residence, subjects, hourly rates, comments and availability are visible to students.

How do I find my messages?

Just log in, go to `members area` and `my enquiries`. Whether you are a tutor or student, all messages you`ve sent or received will be displayed here.

A student I messaged hasn`t replied. What should I do?

Remember that a student is not obligated to take you on as his or her tutor. Their reasons for looking elsewhere can include concerns about hourly rates or distance from your location. You can improve your chances of connecting with students by upoloading to your profile page qualifications and a form of ID. Keep at it! The right students are out there waiting to find you. You can also see students who have viewed your profile on the "who`s found me" page within your account area and, if you wish, follow up with them directly.

If I decide not to accept a student, will he or she still see my messages?

If you choose `no`, the student may not purchase your contact details, but all of your messages will be sent. Tutor Hunt encourages tutors to get additional information about a prospective student`s requirements before accepting them.

Do tutors need a CRB/DBS?

No CRB/DRS is needed, but holders of these qualifications can increase their chances of attracting quality students by uploading them to their profile page. This will appeal to prospective students and their parents alike.

What type of CRB/DBS certificates do you accept?

We accept English and Scottish Enhanced CRB/DBS certificates.

How do I upload documents?

Be sure your relevant documentation, such as your qualifications, ID and DBS documents are readable! You can upload them by clicking on `members area` and `verification`.

How does Tutor Hunt protect my personal information?

Tutor Hunt takes your privacy seriously. We have registered with the Information Commissioner`s Office, and we encrypt all personal documents uploaded to our servers so that they can only be viewed by our admin team. No documents can be viewed by students.

Can I upload articles?

Uploading original articles is a great way to make your profile stand out! For subject ideas, see our resources page. Of course, all work must be yours and must be original and not copied from anywhere else. To upload your article, click on `members area` and `articles`, then copy and paste the content (uploading of text or pictures is not accommodated).

Can I change my subjects or adjust my rates?

You can change subjects and rates in your members area. Click on `my subjects`, and a pen and paper icon will appear. Follow it to the page where subjects can be added or deleted and rates can be adjusted.

How do I temporarily deactivate my account?

If you are not currently available, you may temporarily deactivate your account. While your account is inactive, a note will be placed on your profile, and students won`t be able to message. To temporarily deactivate your account, go to the members home page, click on `privacy` and change your `profile status` from active to inactive. Follow these same steps in order to re-activate your account.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have an affiliate service?

Yes - to learn more, please visit Tutor Hunt Affiliates.

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