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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:30 pm 
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up until now I have provided most of the materials for pupils, but printer ink and practice papers are eating in to much of any profit I make!

I charge £20 for an hours 1:1, (my salary for supply is approx £30 an hour). I spend a long time planning and preparing for each pupil individually


1. would it be too much to ask parents to pay for practice papers on top of this?

2. Would putting cost up to £25 be more acceptable? with materials provided

3.Is there a halfway option, eg charging a proportion of price of materials?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:32 pm 
I think it depends where you are and what other tutors do. We pay for all materials ontop of tutor costs (£30) but that is London where prices seem to range from £17 for £40 per hour one to one


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:44 am 
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Hi yoyo123

A more profitable way of tutoring is:

Have a fixed base.

Students come to you.

Teach independently in small groups using the following timetable.

4.00 Student 1 + 2
4.30 Student 3 + 4
5.00 Student 5 + 6
5.30 Student 7 + 8
6.00 Student 9 + 10
6.30 Student 11 + 12

If you maintain a full timetable working on your own and charging the same fees you will turnover 240 pounds in three and a half hours.

If you wish to continue one-to-one tuition than you have no option but to increase your fees and charge for materials.

Regards

Mike


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:28 pm 
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Thanks for your replies, I am fairly low key at the moment with only a few pupils (3 a week) as I like to keep my hand on with mainstream schooling through supply.

2 pupils will finish this year ( the other is a long term student who is being home educated, I just top up the maths). Thinking where to go from here, possibly registering on this site?? Small groups are one option.

This has been my first year of tutoring, I love it,but it has been a sharp learning curve! As I tell the children it is only by making mistakes that you can improve.

Nexttime I will be a bit more organised and mention materials etc beforehand .

I have been so pleased with the support from this site!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:46 pm 
£35 seems to be the going rate where we live - Mill Hill.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:11 pm 
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Hi Yoyo123

Your rate of £20.00 per hour is a very reasonable rate here in our part of Bucks - some tutors charge rather more than that, and not even for one-to-one tuition!

At that rate I certainly wouldn't object to a tutor asking me for a one-off payment for the cost of practice materials. Perhaps, though it should be in two stages, just in case the child really isn't going to pass and you have to abandon tutoring part way through? That way the parents aren't left with a huge chunk of unused materials.

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:03 am 
Hello Mike,

I am tutor in bucks as well, and charge(including materials) £20 per hour 1:1(and by the time parents have had feed back after each session it is more like 1.25 hours!
Please can you explain how your time table works - do you suggest 2 students per half hour? As I am struggling to fit in all the requests I get.....

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:18 am 
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Dear Guest 9196

Dont worry, I too didin't understand Mikes method of working in the beginning!

Follows a link that will explain all....

viewtopic.php?t=245

Patricia


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:41 am 
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Hi Patricia

I have been trying to track you down I have sent you a PM.

Mel


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:44 am 
THANKS, Patricia.

I think I understand, now.

Have you tried this?..........I am not sure if it can work for me?

Best regards,
guest9196.


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