How much do you pay for GCSE tuition

(38 Posts)
littleoldme Tue 03-Mar-09 19:44:54

I teach secondary English. I've been offered some tutoring but am not sure what the going rate is.

southeastastra Tue 03-Mar-09 19:49:33

round here they average at about £22 per hour

violethill Tue 03-Mar-09 20:58:47

Wow that's cheap!

£40 per hour

littleoldme Tue 03-Mar-09 21:08:21

£40 !!! I somehow don't think I'd get that in Bradford.

Jaquelinehyde Tue 03-Mar-09 21:16:12

My Mum does GCSE English tuition and charges £25 per hour. She could easily charge up to £35-£40 an hour but wants to give value for money and make sure that as many people as possible who need the extra help can afford to get it.

I think it is a pretty fair rate anything much over £35 per hour I would personally view as a bit of a rip off. On the other side anyting below £20 an hour would be selling yourself short.

Hope that helps a little.

choochoochaboogie Wed 04-Mar-09 12:03:39

Depends where you are, how good you are and what level you are teaching, average seems to be £25 per hour. Online tuition a bit cheaper. Look at some agencies on google search.

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alanyoung Tue 08-Jan-13 22:20:21

I charge only £20 per hour, but I only do it occasionally for friends and I often go over the hour. I think most private tutors charge too little. I am always having this argument with a friend of mine who is an osteopath. She charges about £40 per half hour. If you say 50/50 split between her and the cost of running her surgery, at two customers per hour, that is still £40.

She has roughly equivalent qualifications to me (professional qualification and a degree), but I taught for 31 years and she has only been practising for about ten years.

Teaching may be a vocation, but it's not a charity!

P.S. She has a top of the range BMW and I have a Ford! 'Nuff said!

ThatVikRinA22 Tue 08-Jan-13 22:21:44

my dd has maths GCSE tutoring in East Yorkshire for £10 per hour at the tutors home address.
if i wanted the tutor to come to me it would be more.

but no where near £40!

Shazy123 Tue 08-Jan-13 22:39:56

My dd had English and Science tuition before his gcse's last year, and I paid £20 per hour. My dd sees the same tutor this year for As and we get charged £25 now. Hope this helps

mindgone Thu 10-Jan-13 23:42:38

£25 an hour here is pretty standard.

FelicityWasSanta Thu 10-Jan-13 23:48:28

£40-50 here in the south.

mindgone Thu 10-Jan-13 23:53:19

Wow! Glad I'm up north! We even have a fantastic A level maths tutor who charges £12 an hour!! I had to ask him to repeat it three times, I thought I'd misheard him! He does it because he loves it, not for the money! Rare but true!

applecrumble74 Thu 31-Jul-14 10:46:52

2014 I have heard of friends in London paying up to £70ph for their ds and dd to have private tuition.

In Kent the average is £25-£30 ph. We found that online tuition offered the best rate for one to one tuition. My dh found a company called tutortutor that was offering online one to one online for £15 per hour.

It saved us a lot of money.

MagratGarlik Sat 02-Aug-14 12:12:28

Sorry, but I don't understand how anyone can justify paying only £10-£12 per hour. Barring in. mind that the tutor will need to pay tax and NI contributions from their earnings at approx 25% of whatever is earned, that means from £10 per hour they will actually receive £7.50. Then, if the tutor is traveling to you, they will need to pay petrol etc, at possibly another £2 for a short journey. So, now the tutor has only £5.50 per hour from the money paid. Then they need public and professional liability insurance and costs of any print outs etc, not to mention covering planning time (or do you expect tutors to turn up completely unprepared and just wing it? - possibly not the best approach if you want to ensure the student actually learns something!)

If you are only paying £10 per hour, you can be sure the tutor is skipping on one or more of these costs and almost certainly will not be registered for tax and NI.

Realistically, £20 per hour is the minimum you should expect to pay and £25 per hour is really more realistic and £30 is not unreasonable for someone qualified. Within London and the South East expect to pay more to account for the tutor's higher costs.

I'm in North Yorkshire and I charge £25 for GCSE and £30 for A level. (I tutor English and Drama.) I am pretty much the most expensive in my city according to the various tutoring websites, but then I'm also the most experienced teacher of the people who advertise on those sites. There seem to be a lot of undergrads offering tuition for £10-15 an hour which makes me hmm as they aren't teachers and presumably don't know the syllabus, exam techniques etc.

I agree with others who've pointed out that once you've paid NI, tax, insurance and for the cost of resources, £25 is not actually a lot.

(Not to mention time spent on preparation and marking. If I have a new A level tutee who's studying books I haven't taught before, that's approx 4 texts I've got to not only buy and read but know inside out before I can teach them properly. Each text takes hours of preparation.)

DianaJohnson Sat 02-Aug-14 14:33:11

You can get a surprisingly good GCSE tutorials at MyTutorWeb for £16 /hr

They connect you to university students who seem very happy to earn some money in their spare time and so are much less commercial. Amy got on extremely well with her maths tutor (Jake Stockwin) who is studying Maths at Oxford - I think she actually enjoyed the tutorials!

amothersplaceisinthewrong Sat 02-Aug-14 14:36:42

Surely the tutor will be self employed Garlik so will only pay tax and NI on any profits after the travel etc and other expenses have been deducted and the first £10K earned.

DianaJohnson Sat 02-Aug-14 14:43:46

I forgot to mention - MyTutorWeb is one of the online sites (the tutor will be in Oxford, teaching through his web-cam & the virtual classroom). I guess the advantage of this was that we didn't have to travel.

MagratGarlik Sat 02-Aug-14 14:46:17

yes, inthewrong, the tutor will be self-employed. However, NI is payable regardless of amount earned (amount earned simply determines whether you pay class 2 or class 4 contributions). Tax is paid on profits, but if working full time you would easily expect to be earning over £10k (bare in mind a full time NQT will be on a salary of £21k and as a more experienced teacher who is tutoring full time, you would expect take home pay broadly in line with that you would earn in school).

My accountant advises that 25% of total earnings are put aside for tax and NI and I know from others that they put aside a similar amount to cover their tax and NI bills.

MEgirl Sat 02-Aug-14 15:05:24

North West London, English GCSE tutor charges £40.

MagratGarlik Sat 02-Aug-14 15:05:43

It always amazes me that people typically pay their cleaner £10 per hour or more and expect to pay about the same for a degree (or higher) educated tutor. For every hour I spend on contact time with a student, I will spend at least the same again in planning, preparation, marking etc. Often even more so. I don't think that is particularly unusual.

I have to say, I absolutely love my work and really enjoy seeing students progress. I charge very, very reasonable rates because of the fact that I love what I do. However, I couldn't afford to do it for £10-12/hour without cutting serious corners somewhere and I'll bet those undergraduate students working for those kind of rates are not registered for tax or NI and neither do they have any insurances which is somewhat risky.

DianaJohnson Sat 02-Aug-14 15:13:56

I hope they are! I'll have a look on the website and see if it says anywhere.
What sort of insurance do you think they'd need if all the tutoring is done online?

DianaJohnson Sat 02-Aug-14 15:16:47

Here we go: www.mytutorweb.co.uk/tutors/taxing-questions.html

Most of them probably earn less than the £10k allowance though if they're doing it at the same time as their degrees though

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