What qualifications do you need to tutor people?Watch
I plan to study a MPhy Undergraduate at Uni, and I'm hoping to tutor GCSE students while there over the internet or in person. Can I do this or do I need to be more qualified? I have an A* in Maths, A, A*, A* in Sciences at GCSE but the GCSEs have changed now and they seem much harder in Science specifically.
There are no official qualifications necessary to become a tutor, although Reality Check is right and many parents will look for a good track record or a degree. This is not true for all, however, as some parents will go for a someone who has recently taken the exams (especially if they cannot afford a more experienced tutor who may charge higher fees).
You are right that many of the syllabi have changed recently, and you would need to get up to speed on those changes were you to tutor those subjects successfully.
Do take a look at our advice page for tutors for more info on becoming a tutor:
Oddly I never came across any GCSE students wanting private tuition - you might find better luck looking for A level students as this is the point at which parents are less likely to have the required knowledge to help their kids themselves, they are more willing to invest the money and there is a clear goal (university) driving them
It may be a problem that the syllabus has changed, so you'll need to put in extra work at the start to get to grips with the different syllabus, including work to familiarize yourself with it as well as preparing lesson/tutoring plans so this might be a big factor which will reduce your earnings per hour worked (since you will do hours of work outside tutorials) but again once you've got this out of the way you can then expand without much extra work. Good luck!