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The Burning Questions Facing the UK Tutoring Industry (Survey)

The Burning Questions Facing the UK Tutoring Industry (Survey)

TeacherBox and The Tutor Website invites all private tutors to take part in a unique survey...

Take our survey about the private tutoring industry and make your voice heard.


Still largely unregulated, the UK tutoring industry is notoriously difficult to measure. With several different types of businesses operating within the industry, some believe that complete regulation of the industry is impossible.


Last year, The Tutor Website created The Private Tutoring Infographic, collating the latest tutoring statistics to provide a general overview of its current landscape. Since then, however, much has changed. Some of the latest developments include the formation of the Tutor’s Association, the development of more online tutoring platforms, the UK’s first National Tutoring Conference, a rise in home education and an increase in agency startups.


The Current Tutoring Landscape


For the last 10 years, the industry has experienced year on year growth and in 2012, it was estimated to be worth £8 billion in the UK alone. According to the Telegraph, 72% of all children in UK preparing for the Common Entrance exam have had private tutoring and an Ipsos Mori poll for the Sutton Trust found that 24% of all young people in the UK have received private tuition at some point. In London, this figure rises even further to 40%.


Tutoring has become a legitimate career and a dependable source of income, with average hourly rates varying between £20 and £60 per hour. For many young people, especially working in creative industries, it has become a second career.


The Unanswered Questions...


Self employed tutors in particular, face many challenges, including working irregular hours and having variable salaries, not to mention the difficulties of obtaining a DBS certificate as an individual not associated with an agency.


There’s also the ongoing challenge of keeping up to date with administrative work and striking a reasonable work-life balance.


But there’s still a lot we don’t know about the UK tutoring industry and the lives of private tutors.


- For how many, is tutoring temporary and for how many is it a full-time profession?


- How many hours per week does the average tutor work and do they earn a decent living from it?


- What do they enjoy most and least about tutoring?


- Exactly how much time is spent on administrative work?


- What is the professional social life of a private tutor like?


- How would they describe their work/life balance?


At the moment, we don’t really know the answer to any of these questions and that’s why we’re inviting all private tutors in the UK to complete a survey created by TeacherBox, in association with The Tutor Website.


The Tutoring Industry Survey


The survey aims to help the industry better understand the challenges and rewards of running a private tutoring business and to gain some useful insights into the industry that until now, have gone unreported.


The survey has been initiated by TeacherBox, a soon-to-be-launched software that will help tutors and private teachers manage their tutoring business.


The survey results will answer many of the burning questions facing the industry and help organisations like TeacherBox and The Tutor Website, provide a better service to self employed private tutors.


You can take our survey by clicking on the following link -


It only take a few minutes to complete and will give you the opportunity to share your thoughts on the current tutoring landscape.


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