Why join us?
Tutors repeatedly tell us that we are the best agency in London.
- we are friendly and efficient
- we contact tutors individually about students as opposed to sending round-robins, or posting vacancies on our website
- we will never push a tutor to take on a student they are not suited to
- as experienced tutors ourselves, we know what information and support you need in order to do a good job
- we are the first agency to create a Tutor Community
- we always strive to create the best relationship possible between our client, you and us
- we are excited about you being able to make a difference to a student’s learning – and consequently, their life
What kind of people tutor through Osborne Cawkwell?
We currently have around 240 tutors on our books. Most of them are in their late twenties and have a wide range of skills that encompass interests such as sports, music, theatre and travel. Some tutors are Masters and PhD students; others are writers, freelance journalists, charity workers, entrepreneurs or actors. Furthermore, some people tutor as their career; others combine their tutoring with part-time, or full-time work. The one thing that unites all tutors is their passion for education and their desire to use their knowledge and experience to support and spur on the students they work with.
What kind of tuition does Osborne Cawkwell deal with?
We are asked to arrange tutors for children of all ages: from very little ones (2 or 3 year olds) to 18 year olds in their last year of school. In addition we are increasingly getting calls from university students and adults who are looking for help with their academic or personal studies.
The majority of requests we deal with is for tuition on a weekly basis – either after school or at the weekends. The tuition may be to give a student general support or to work towards a specific exam, be that a public exam or a school entrance exam. Over half terms and holidays, parents ask us to put in place blocks of tuition – this could be in London on an hourly basis, or residentially, where a tutor stays with the family; we also receive requests for long-term residential tuition whether in the UK or abroad. Increasingly we are being asked to support students who are out of school so we mirror a school timetable, so they don’t fall behind with their work.
Our fee structure will give you an idea of what you charge working through us.
Whilst we cannot advise on your liabilities to taxation, it is reasonable to expect to be regarded as self-employed; so no tax or National Insurance is deducted at source from the money you are paid. It is your responsibility to contact the Inland Revenue to inform them that you are self-employed. For more information please see www.hmrc.gov.uk/selfemployed.
We invoice clients on your behalf; when the client settles the bill, your money is transferred into your bank account.