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Frequently Asked Questions 


How does Black Teachers Tutor work?

At Black Teachers Tutor we provide a link between parents who are seeking the support of a tutor and qualified teachers with experience. Teachers apply to us and once vetted, by our management and safeguarding team, and they are successful with their application, their details, in the form of a short profile are placed on our site where they can advertise their teaching credentials. Teachers can be contacted by any parent who requires a teacher of the specialism their child will require.

I don't live in London. Can I still apply?

Of course, we do not just have a network for children based in London. We are happy to represent teachers from all over the U.K. 

Do you take any commission?

We will take a small commission from our teachers as we handle the accounts and we handle payments from parents. This is self-funded and we also use donations from the general public to help support the running of the website. 

Do I need to be a qualified teacher?

Yes, you need to be a qualified teacher in order for you to apply. We believe that experienced teachers are best working with children as they would have a stronger understanding of delivering the curriculum and have enough experience to have a very positive impact. However, ECTs are welcome to join as long as they can prove that they have enough experience to support young people after a brief telephone interview with our recruitment team. 

What will I be teaching?

You will teach your subject specialism. It is very important that you provide the child with quality first teaching and this is best when it is a subject or year group that you have extensive experience teaching. We want to give children as much support as possible. 

How much do we charge?

We want prices to be low so our support is affordable. We believe that £20-£40 per session is adequate and reasonable. Sessions should be no longer than an hour. If an arrangement with the parent has been made that you will stay longer than the hour then we advise that the child takes a break before the second session starts. 

I am not a black teacher, but I want to get involved. Am I welcome to apply?

Of course, you are more than welcome. This service is run by predominately black teachers, however, all teachers are welcome to support this movement. We believe it takes a village to teach a child. 

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