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 scores on your account.
Once your profile is live, you will be able to see a few scores 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 are always welcome to ask us any questions you may have regarding your scores, or look here for more information about how these work. The higher these scores are, the higher your profile will be in the search results and therefore the more accessible your profile will be to students, so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on your score if you are looking for more students to contact you!
Another way to boost your profile is through reviews left by your students - once you have taught two lessons with one student, you may have noticed that we sent them a prompt to leave a review after your second lesson with them! This is something we will always do automatically, so hopefully you will start seeing these reviews build-up soon - do feel free to ask the students yourself if you feel comfortable doing this!
The online classroom is a really useful tool, as you can do every lesson 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 which you can use to get an idea of how this would work and if you feel you could use this to give great lessons!
If you ever need any support, please do not hesitate to Contact us and our Education Advisors 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.