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    Hi so when I go back to uni in Nottingham I'd quite like to tutor gcse maths to get some teaching experience and also the money...

    How would I go about doing this exactly, as all I have is GCSEs and alevels and first year of a maths degree f and no like DRB check ?

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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    Hi so when I go back to uni in Nottingham I'd quite like to tutor gcse maths to get some teaching experience and also the money...

    How would I go about doing this exactly, as all I have is GCSEs and stuff and no like DRB check ?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    Define: 'and stuff'.
    I have an A in Alevel Maths and an A in AS further maths and I'm going into my second year of a maths degree
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    (Original post by fefssdf)
    I have an A in Alevel Maths and an A in AS further maths and I'm going into my second year of a maths degree
    The fact that you're a second year Maths university student stands you in good stead, certainly for GCSE level. We have a fair number of threads by A level students asking if it would work for them to become tutors, and the answer is nearly always 'no' - they forget that it's the parents of the students who are doing the employing, not the students themselves, and parents will be wary of paying out significant sums of money for tutors who are themselves still going through public examinations.

    There is an expectation that you'd be very au fait with all the current specifications for the level at which you want to teach. Do you have any experience of teaching and/or tutoring? There is much more to it than just sitting down with someone and going through content - an effective tutor needs to understand how their tutee learns, develop an understanding and awareness of how to structure and develop a session tailored to the student concerned, rather than a generic, 'cookie-cutter' style of teaching.

    I'm not trying to put you off, but to just highlight some things you might want to think about. Tutoring always appears very appealing in its apparent simplicity and lucrativeness, but it can be quite a challenge to do it well.
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    The fact that you're a second year Maths university student stands you in good stead, certainly for GCSE level. We have a fair number of threads by A level students asking if it would work for them to become tutors, and the answer is nearly always 'no' - they forget that it's the parents of the students who are doing the employing, not the students themselves, and parents will be wary of paying out significant sums of money for tutors who are themselves still going through public examinations.

    There is an expectation that you'd be very au fait with all the current specifications for the level at which you want to teach. Do you have any experience of teaching and/or tutoring? There is much more to it than just sitting down with someone and going through content - an effective tutor needs to understand how their tutee learns, develop an understanding and awareness of how to structure and develop a session tailored to the student concerned, rather than a generic, 'cookie-cutter' style of teaching.

    I'm not trying to put you off, but to just highlight some things you might want to think about. Tutoring always appears very appealing in its apparent simplicity and lucrativeness, but it can be quite a challenge to do it well.
    I don't really have much teaching experience besides random times I've down work experience at primary schools and at a special needs school
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    I've been a maths tutor for 17 years, and I started as a second year maths undergraduate. There is more to tutoring maths than you think. Apart from a deep familiarity with the syllabus you'll need to have thought of how to explain all the different concepts from multiplication through to solving quadratics. Have you?

    Then, what order do you do these? How do you decide where to start? How do you know how good your student is already?

    The only way to get started is to gain experience offering yourself at a relatively low rate say £10-£15 an hour and see if you get any takers. There is a website called First Tutors that is free to use. Feel free to DM me for any further advice.
 
 
 
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