Tutors - what's the going rate?

(54 Posts)
cat811 Sun 20-Jan-13 13:01:42

I know it will vary hugely, but just to get some kind of range - for a Y4 child after school, what would you pay (as a parent) or charge (as a tutor) per hour, in Home Counties?

alanyoung Sun 20-Jan-13 13:06:05

I think about £20 per hour is about right, although some might charge more. I'm assuming you want a qualified teacher and not someone who may just have an interest in the subject. I have a friend who is an osteopath who charges £40 for a 30 minute session. Allowing 50% for the costs of the surgery, that's about £40 per hour, so £20 for teaching seems very reasonable to me.

breadandbutterfly Sun 20-Jan-13 14:54:14

£20 is cheap - any qualified teacher earns a lot more per hour. plus the cost of preparation, and any travelling time. Would you work for minimum wage? Then don't expect a decent tutor to.

You might be lucky if you can get a good student prepared to work for that. But expect to pay more.

breadandbutterfly Sun 20-Jan-13 14:56:11

Also, remember that tutoring is usually done at anti-social hours eg evenings and weekends - deserves extra pay.

cat811 Sun 20-Jan-13 15:05:09

I should add that I'm the tutor (well, potential) rather than the parent - I have been approached by someone asked to do this - I am a qualified teacher (part-time) - she has asked me to to let her know how much I charge, and I have no idea what to say - I don't want to go too high or low, so hoping that a range of different answers will help me to pick something in the middle! I have no idea how to go about getting a figure otherwise - I don't think it can compare to supply rate/teaching hourly rates as it is so different.
Thanks for the replies so far.

We haven't used one, but most of my friends are paying between £25 and £35 per hour. That's for tutoring for the secondary selection test (similar to 11+) in S.W.Herts.

I charge £25 for Years 7-11 and £30 for sixth form so I'd say £20-£25 for primary depending on your experience would be fine.

YDdraigGoch Sun 20-Jan-13 15:12:08

North Wilts £20 per hour for maths GCSE tutoring.

Michaelahpurple Sun 20-Jan-13 22:21:59

Depends where. In London £40-50 ph at least.

Mominatrix Mon 21-Jan-13 06:20:17

I am having my reception age son tutored as he is in a currently in a different school system and we want him to keep in line with his peers in the English school system as he will switch into this school system at 8. I am being charged £40 an hour. Would imagine that more serious tutoring would me more expensive.

iamwhaticallpregnant Mon 21-Jan-13 06:23:54

I charged £22.

housemad Mon 21-Jan-13 09:37:16

Here is around £25-£30. At the moment I employ a retired teacher and she is good and she only charge £15.

GW297 Mon 21-Jan-13 10:25:14

30 pounds an hour if experienced. 20 if not.

Missbopeep Mon 21-Jan-13 11:27:06

Not less than £25 for a teacher who is qualified and experienced. Up to £30 is reasonable. You have to take into account their planning time and if they travel to you another £5 at least to cover their time and fuel.

Anyone who does it for less is really letting the side down professionally. If you think that a one hour lesson takes 1.5hrs with prep time anyone charging £15 is charging less than a cleaner. Cheaper tutors might do it for love but it's not fair to other full time tutors who want to earn a living from it.

Missbopeep Mon 21-Jan-13 11:29:39

Sorry- just seen your 2nd post when you said you were a teacher! All of the above.

In terms of comparing with supply I think you have to take that rate into account a little as a guide. 1:1 is actually more intense and you have to do some preparation- you can't just open a book at the start of the lesson. You might need to photocopy etc as well.

cat811 Mon 21-Jan-13 20:01:34

Thank you all - very helpful smile

LaQueen Thu 24-Jan-13 14:15:09

We're Leices/Lincs border and pay £33 an hour for DD1's 11+ tutor.

Expensive, but she gets one-to-one, and he really is the dog's bollux of tutors - 40 years teaching in grammar schools, and until he retired he was closely involved in actually setting the 11+ papers/exams.

He has a 2 year waiting list shock

badgerhead Thu 24-Jan-13 16:39:45

We paid £27 ph last year for A level Economics tutoring, in West Sussex.

deleted203 Thu 24-Jan-13 16:41:58

I'd charge at least £25 an hour because that's what I get on supply, basically. If I'm honest I don't reckon I'd do it for less than £30/hour because of the hassle of going out for just an hour or two, and the fact that I'd have to lesson plan, etc.

Inclusionist Thu 24-Jan-13 17:08:36

My DH charges £40ph in NW London.

lainiekazan Fri 25-Jan-13 09:20:05

so for a GCSE maths tutor with (not yet) qualified teacher (but able mathematician) travelling to their home, how much per hour (home counties)?

deleted203 Fri 25-Jan-13 13:50:29

Unqualified teaching pay scales work out at £12.50 per hour. (If you are an UQ teacher in schools you would be on £15,815 and you divide by 1265 for the hours worked in a school year, if that makes sense).

mumblechum1 Fri 25-Jan-13 13:52:58

I pay £37.50 per hour for A level Biology.

mumblechum1 Fri 25-Jan-13 13:53:19

btw that's Home Counties

deleted203 Fri 25-Jan-13 14:02:14

Hope you've got a qualified teacher then, mumble! That's too much for unqualified.

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