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Tutoring is rewarding and gives you the chance to change the course of a person’s career. You can opt to teach students at home or do online tutoring – or a combination of the two.

Ideally, you’d have some qualification in your area of teaching, but no specialist qualifications are needed to be a tutor in and of itself. If you can prove qualification to your student or their parent/guardian, all the better.

Set your hours and target market as you please. Choose to tutor adults, secondary school children, primary school children or go by age group. Note that younger children will probably feel more comfortable in their home.

You can normally set your charges based on the educational levels you’re teaching and your level of experience and skill. If it’s a subject that other tutors in your area don’t cover, then you can stand to charge more.

It’s not a legal requirement to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check but having one will build a lot of trust from parents. This level of DBS costs around £26.

Related:Starting and growing a private tuition business

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Anna Jordan

Anna is Senior Reporter, covering topics affecting SMEs such as grant funding, managing employees and the day-to-day running of a business.

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