In contrast to alarming revelations last year that up to 53% of UK teachers are considering leaving the profession, Tutors International has reported record demand for talented private tutors, worldwide.
A YouGov survey , published in October, suggested that morale has plunged so low within the teaching profession that more than half of UK teachers are considering quitting in the next two years, citing the heavy workload and the desire for a better work/life balance as their top reasons. Teaching is still considered a highly rewarding and attractive career, but the number of new recruits choosing to stay in the profession is still dwindling.
Tutors International, a leading provider and recruiter of private tutors, worldwide, reports of a growing demand for talented tutors, and believes that tutoring has the potential to provide unhappy teachers with the flexibility and rewards they desire in order to keep them in a profession they are passionate about.
Adam Caller, who founded Tutors International in 1999, commented: “Just as a traditional classroom is not suited to all students, this can also be true of teachers. Many go into the profession to make a difference and inspire their students, but the ever-increasing workload and responsibility placed on teachers in recent years has taken its toll. Teachers are often creative individuals and may find themselves stifled, due to the volume of paperwork that is required of them in a traditional classroom role. The flexibility of private tutoring allows for greater creativity in curriculum planning and delivery and a better work/life balance. The ability to focus on the student, observe their progress and connect on a more individual level is also highly rewarding. Tutors International currently has vacancies posted in Singapore and the US, as well as UK vacancies, for those seeking a new and inspiring work environment.”
Having placed tutors with families in a variety of different countries, situations and circumstances, Tutors International has observed the many benefits private tutoring can hold for both student and tutor. Mr Caller is also quick to stress that support is always on hand for tutors, wherever they are in the world:
“It may seem a daunting prospect for teachers to step away from the classroom and go it alone, but there are multiple support systems in place; The Tutors Association is the first professional body in the UK made up of tutoring agencies and freelancers, providing community, guidance and advice. Tutors International tutors also have access to private medical screening and consultations and we provide ongoing support and backup.”
For more information on opportunities with Tutors International, or to seek advice about private tutoring as a career option, visit tutors-international.net.
 Half of all teachers in England threaten to quit as morale crashes. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/oct/04/half-of-teachers-consider-leaving-profession-shock-poll Daniel Boffey. The Guardian. October 2015.