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By signing up for Superprof, you are joining a community of millions of curious minds, teachers, coaches, mentors and artists around the world. Our Superprofs are the foundation of our community. By sharing their passion every day, they are offering more than just a lesson, but an opportunity for each student to grow and challenge themselves.
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What a pleasure to create your own everyday items, especially with a passionate teacher!
People are at the heart of the Superprof experience. On a daily basis, we encourage curiosity, exchange and learning in order to make the perfect match between teachers and students. Our platform allows each student to discover a range of profiles corresponding as closely as possible to their needs.
At Superprof, it is free to create your teaching ad and to start sharing your passion!
You have complete control over your schedule, fees and teaching methodology. You are free to organise your classes as you see fit.
Once your teaching ad has been published, students will start contacting you. If you have any questions, we are here to help you.
Trust is essential when tutors give lessons at home or at a student's home. We are dedicated to protecting our tutors and that is why we give them the freedom to control the organisation of their lessons. If you need any help, we are here for you! Our dedicated Customer Service team is available to respond to all your questions and to guide you through the process in 9 different languages.
You decide on your rate. The rate that is shown in your ad is the rate that you have chosen, and what you will receive. We do not take any commission!
Publishing your ad is completely free and you can create as many ads and in as many subjects as you are able to teach.
Students from over 30 countries use our platform, so you can connect with students online all around the world.
If you're asking yourself, "How do I become a tutor?" or "How do I find tutoring jobs near me?" you've come to the right place.
Starting your tutoring job is very simple. In fact, by landing on this page you're already halfway there. In just 10 minutes, you can create your online tutoring advert on Superprof, and you can start advertising lessons locally and via webcam. The only thing we ask is a little goodwill and inspiration when creating your profile: for you to give a short description of your past experience, and for you to add a clear, high-quality photo of yourselfWhy am I being asked to offer my first lesson for free?
If you have not yet taught via our platform and do not yet have a review from a Superprof student, we require you to offer your first session for free. The free session, however, does not have to be a formal lesson.
The first meeting is usually reserved for getting to know each other, understanding the aims and objectives of the student and agreeing on a teaching plan that works for everyone. The first meeting can take the form most convenient to both parties.
Even if you do have a review, Superprof recommends that you offer the first class for free because:
It allows you to make a connection with the student
The purpose of the first meeting is not to give a class to your student, but to get to know and understand what their needs are, set up a lesson plan and a teaching method that will allow your student to reach his/her goals.
It is a small investment for a greater reward
Offering one hour of your time for free to a student who may use your services all year and spread the word about your services is an excellent investment.
You'll be contacted more frequently
Students will contact you more frequently as they will be reassured and will feel more engaged. Put yourself in their shoes. Would you agree to pay someone without having met them, or being assured that they're the type of teacher you're looking for?How do I decide my rate?
Setting your rates too high can scare students off, just as setting a rate too low might. It is therefore important to find just the right rate for your lesson. To find the right price we would recommend:
Finally, if you do not find enough students to your liking, consider lowering your rates. Doing so, may just allow you to find more students than you had hoped for. And once you begin to build bit of a reputation, you might have more freedom to increase your rates. 👍How do I go about creating my own listing?
Creating your tutoring ad could not be simpler, just follow the step-by-step instructions on the Superprof site and fill out each section. Here are a few tips to help make your ad as visible as possible to potential students:
Highlight your strengths: Mention your skills, your experience, etc.
Ask yourself why a potential client may choose you over another tutor. Explain what differentiates you and makes your private lessons exceptional. Describe your teaching style and methodology.
Tell your story
Teaching is not just about passing on your knowledge, it is also about building a bond of trust with your students. Showing your human side is very important. Showing that you’re an interesting and thoughtful person, willing and capable of listening to others. Mention your hobbies, groups you’re part of, your travels, your past work experience, and successes in life.
Focus on the benefits: What are you providing to your future students?
Try to avoid technical terms that are difficult to comprehend, as well as vague terms and phrases. For example, do not just say “I teach Maths at all levels and for all abilities", mention the exact levels at which you teach (primary school, matric, college etc.) as well as the exact topics (algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus, etc.)
Include a picture that makes you stand out
A clear, high-quality photo which shows your face clearly is an important way for students and teachers to connect. You will increase the number of contacts you make tenfold by adding a good picture of yourself.
Review your ad
An advertisement full of mistakes will not be taken seriously. Re-read your ad with a text editor and make a final review before publishing.
You do not need to have a formal teaching qualification, but you do need experience and knowledge of your chosen subject.
You must have an aptitude for the subject you wish to teach, and be able to help students improve their understanding of the subject (or their skill level in a particular sport or other activity).
It is also important that you are a good communicator.
As a tutor, you must be at least one level more advanced than your targeted students and, if you wish to teach a language, you should be a native speaker of the language or, if not, must be a proficient or expert user.What are the Legalities of Working as a Private Tutor?
As a tutor working for yourself there are some legal considerations to think about to protect yourself and your students.
Firstly, it’s important to keep up with your income taxes and to declare your income to the South African Revenue Service (SARS). Superprof provides the platform for you to advertise your tutoring business and to find students; you are not employed by us. Superprof is not involved in the payment process between tutors and students: it is for both parties to decide how they want payment to happen, whether it's in cash, by bank transfer, or via another payment mechanism. You are in business for yourself and it is your responsibility to declare and pay to SARS any taxes owed on the money you earn as a tutor.
Consider insurance. It’s not a legal requirement to be insured as a tutor in SA, but you may want to consider some of the following types of insurance: public liability insurance, business and portable equipment insurance and professional indemnity insurance.
As a tutor, you have a duty of care over all of your students. This means providing a safe environment for students to learn. You should be able to prove that your students risk no harm in your presence, particularly if you aim to tutor children, or adults with special needs. You may want to submit to a criminal record check, so that you can provide a police clearance certificate to your students (or their parents) to reassure them of your good character. You should be aware that employers in South Africa are permitted to carry out certain background checks, such as criminal record checks, even on contingent or freelance workers. (These checks are subject to the conditions imposed by several pieces of legislation.)
Advertise honestly. Every claim you make must be factually correct, and you should be able to provide documentary proof of any qualification you claim to hold.How much does it cost to create a listing with Superprof?
Nothing at all! Advertising your private tutoring lessons is completely FREE on Superprof. So what are you waiting for? Start your first tutoring job today! 😃How should I prepare for my lessons?
As each student and tutor is unique, there is not one specific lesson structure that can be applied across the board. We recommend that you have a general lesson plan for your subject, but that this is tailored to the specific needs and objectives of each student.
Below are some guidelines that may be useful:
(After the first lesson) Correct the exercises and review the material from the previous class (5-10 min)
This is a great way to test your students and make sure that they don't forget the material seen before.
Review the current lesson (15-20 min)
To know which points are most crucial for the student, it is a good idea to have them review the class. Ask them to describe what they have learnt, what do they mean, and can they expand on less assimilated points.
Give practise exercises (20-30 min)
Understanding a course is good, but knowing how to apply your knowledge as part of a problem, an exercise or in real life is better. Have your student do as many exercises as possible.
Take stock (5-10 minutes)
Ask your pupil to make sure they understand the notions seen during the session.
So your student does not forget everything from one week to the next, allocate some exercises to allow them to revise the most important notions as well as those concepts with which they still have some difficulty.