As you have found yourself here, you must be looking to become a tutor with us, or may have just recently gone live! Tutorful is a fantastic way of teaching students without the usual admin hassles which come with private tuition, as we will help you manage all your bookings and payments so you can focus on what’s really important - teaching!
There are loads of fabulous FAQ’s which go through in detail how the website works, but here is a brief overview of what you should expect when working through Tutorful.
All meetings and lessons are always booked in on our system, as this way we will be able to send both your students and yourself helpful reminders that this lesson is scheduled to ensure it can go ahead! If your tutor profile has been set live, we would highly recommend downloading our app if you have a smartphone or tablet, as this makes managing your bookings as well as responding to student messages much easier as you can do this on the go! This is available on both the App Store and Google Play Store, and it is free to download.
All payments for lessons go through Tutorful and will be paid directly into your registered bank account by our payment provider, Stripe. We will always take payment from your student 24 hours after each lesson goes ahead, and as Stripe has a 7 day processing period you should always receive this 8 days after the lesson!
It would only ever be longer than this if it was due over a weekend as banks will generally pay into your account first thing Monday morning, or if the student had an issue with their payment going through. If it’s the latter, don’t worry - we will always guarantee your payments for lessons booked and confirmed on the system so we will contact you if this is ever the case.
Along with receiving direct enquiries from new students, you can access requests sent out from prospective students on our Jobs board. This is a really helpful place to find new requests sent out by students in need of a tutor, so it would be definitely worth looking through this if you’ve not had a chance yet and were looking to expand the number of students you have. Alternatively, if you were not able to take on any new students, there is an option to go offline, which will temporarily hide your profile from the search results until you are ready to take on these new pupils, and this will also preserve the search result position on your account.
Search result position
Once your profile is live, you will be able to see where you appear in the search results page for your top 10 subjects showing on your dashboard, and these are essentially what we use to rank our tutors in search results. These can give you an idea as to how you have been doing in relation to the enquiries you have received from our students.
This is not something that students can see - they are displayed on your dashboard, only to you, so you can keep an eye on them! You can look here for more information about the signals that contribute to your position in the search results.
How can I improve my search result position?
- Maintain accurate availability
- Promptly respond to all student enquiries you receive
- Encourage students to leave reviews
- Use the jobs board, selecting jobs that match your expertise
The online classroom is a really useful tool, as every lesson takes place from the comfort of your own home and don’t have to take into account travel times or costs. We have a lot of useful FAQ articles which go through how this works here, and you can access a demo version that you can use to get an idea of how it works and begin to plan great online lessons!
If you ever need any support, please do not hesitate to contact us and our Engagement Team would be more than happy to help you. We wish you all the best as you start your tutoring journey with us, and you are welcome to let us know if there is anything we can do to help you along the way.