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10000 hours of classes per month and still counting

Private tutoring has helped a lot to increase the parental choice and also it has improved the students’ achievements across the United Kingdom. Online tutoring and private tutoring have so grown up in the UK that people have started considering the tutoring process as a very important need. In most of the developing and developed countries, private tutoring has now become a major component of education which is highly acknowledged.

It has been estimated that the worth price of the global education technology sector has reached up to £45 billion, which will surely reach to £129 by the end of the year 2021.

It has also been estimated that the number of private tutors in the UK has so increased that around 10 thousand hours per month are spent by the tutors with their students to teach them. Every third person in the UK wants to become a private tutor just to earn extra bucks during the free time. Thus, the number of private tutors is increasing every day in the United Kingdom.

            Private tutoring has now become the most popular and the most appropriate part-time job for most of the people across the UK. A person is not required to be a professional tutor, or he/she does not require to have a university degree to become a tutor. This is the reason that most of the people find private tutoring best for them as a part-time job for earning extra money. This fact can be explained with a very simple example. Consider there are ten levels in which the people have been classified according to the level of their knowledge. If a person is at level 6, there are a number of people on the level 7 to 10 who can be taught by the people on the level 6. Thus, it is very easy to become a tutor and assist the students who have problems. This has resulted in an increase in the numbers of private tutors across the UK. There are already so many private tutors across the UK that more than 10000 hours of classes are arranged per month for private tuitions. Still the number of private tutors keeps on increasing which has lead to increasing the hours of classes per month.

            Basically, there are so many ways in which tutoring is carried out such as online tutoring, private tutoring and on-demand tutoring. People in the UK have implemented on different ways of tutoring according to their need and according to their comfort zone. These different ways of tutoring have become so famous that they have made a huge contribution to increasing the hours of tutoring per month in the United Kingdom. Finally, this has reached to more than 10000 hours of tutoring. In simple words, it can be said that a huge number of tutors are teaching and providing their tutoring services across the UK through different ways of tutoring. There are more than 6000 private tutors across the UK, who have been teaching the students at least one hour a day and hence they are teaching for more than 10000 hours a month. Further, the numbers of private tutors are increasing every day as the numbers of problems of the students are increasing.
2nd image copy           The most common reason behind the rapid increase in the number of private tutors in the UK is that tutoring encourages the higher levels of thinking. Also, the tutoring motivates the tutors to learn more and more so that they can maintain the new role which helps to create a smarter nation. Another advantage of tutoring is that it increases the personal knowledge of a tutor regarding the related subject. There are many of the students across the UK who want to learn a lot regarding their field. Especially there are some college students who want to achieve more by gaining their knowledge about specific topics. This leads those college students to become private tutors and teach the school kids so that they can also learn more and they can gain experience in a particular field. The number of private tutors has increased because of this reason, in the UK and hence, the hours of tutoring per month have also reached to 10 thousand hours a month.

            There are a lot of people in the United Kingdom who have lots of knowledge about a specific subject or a field, but they could not get into a related firm because of some reasons. The most common reason that they could not get into the firms is that they did not have enough capital to invest on. Such people have started to provide tutoring services across the UK regarding the same subject so that they could gain some experience as well as some capital to invest. There are a number of parents in the UK who are ready to pay hundreds of dollars to the private tutors to teach their children. The tutors searched for such parents who could pay them well and then finally they started to provide tutoring services. This has benefits for all the three (the students, the tutors, the parents). The tutors got enough money, and the students got enough knowledge. Also, the parents got satisfied that they have a good tutor for their children. This fact has promoted the tutoring in the UK so far that has resulted in more than 10000 private tutors in the UK. There are no chances for decreasing the number of private tutors in the UK in the future as there are a lot of people who need capital for different purposes. Tutoring is the best available option for such people as they have lots of knowledge about a particular subject or a specific field.

There has been explained a first-hand experience of a tutor who has achieved a tag of a private tutor and also the way has been explained how he achieved this tag:-

            Mr Paul Wertheim is a CSE (Computer Science Engineering) tutor who is actually interested in assisting the computer science students so that they can easily maximize and network their knowledge in computer science and engineering department. He has so many study backgrounds along with computer science, such as cognitive science, mathematics, electrical engineering and physics. His duties include answering the questions of the students which concern with the topics explained in the class, assist the students with debugging and solving the problems, make a clear vision of programming assignments as well as assist the students in the computer labs. According to Mr Wertheim, “Tutoring was something he gave much thought to. However, he approached the professor; he understood tutoring as a golden opportunity for him to strengthen his skills.” Mr Wertheim had tutored some of the other subjects before, and he always found that all which matters is his own understanding and acceptance towards the subject. Mr Wertheim found teaching other very interesting experience and also he felt good when people understand their concept.

            Mr Wertheim used to be a small level tutor who used to teach the people if needed. He also got frustrated some of the time when the students faced trouble in grasping the concept. His thoughts of making them understand in another better way, but still sometimes the students would not understand the concepts. Finally, after a lot of hard work, Mr Wertheim came to a conclusion that the students do not understand the concept sometimes because of the reason that the students were not accepting him as a private tutor. Mr Wertheim then finally decided to open his own classes where he could teach the students in a better way. The most important thing about this was that even the students would not think that Mr Wertheim is not professionally a tutor if he would have his own tuition classes. Mr Wertheim had done a lot of hard work for opening his own tuition classes. First of all, it took a bit longer for him to convince the students and the parents to come to his private tuition classes. Then he thought of advertising his private tuition classes in the newspapers, social media sites and many other places which helped him to get recognized by the people as a private tutor. Finally, when he got success to advertising his classes, the students started to seek admissions in his private tuition classes, and he started earning a lot more than before. Also, he changed the perception of the students about him. Now the students did not think that Mr Wertheim is not a private tutor, and he could not teach. The most important thing in opening the private tuition classes is that Mr Wertheim had the same level of knowledge, but still the students were learning the concepts more easily as the perception of the students had changed. Mr Wertheim has said that tutoring has taught him that perseverance and patience are the keys to tackling tough situations. So he tries to pass that along to others.

How tutors can earn extra bucks over the summer

The days get longer, and the weather becomes warmer during the summers, and teachers start dreaming about continuing their tutoring, and they do not want their income to stop during the summer vacations. There are some of the ideas which can help those tutors to earn some extra cash during the summers. Summer vacation can be the best time for these tutors to earn extra money and to achieve their financial targets. Some of the best ways to earn extra bucks during the summer are:

Work for the city: Overtime working at the job is one of the best ways to earn extra money. For the tutors, overtime working is searching for some additional work within their own city. There are usually a lot of schools in every city that offers summer school programs and summer activities during the summer vacations. These schools usually allow the kids to have fun during the summer vacation which is loved by all the kids. Also, these summer programs provide the opportunity to interact with the kids in a complete dissimilar atmosphere. These schools require teachers who can motivate these students and can guide them to the goal and the objective of the program. This can be the best option for the tutors to get paid during the summer vacations.

Private Tuitions: Taking private tuitions is another the best and the easiest way to earn extra money for the tutors during the summer vacations. The tutors can offer home tuitions during the summer vacations and spread the knowledge even during the holidays. There are usually a lot of students who want to study the next class syllabus in advance because this helps those students to understand the chapters more easily. Also, there are many of the parents who want their children to study during the holidays as well because this does not let their children forget the syllabus. Hence, the tutors to go their home for teaching them or also they can call those students at their home for teaching them. Thus, the tutors will be able to earn extra money during the summer vacations. There is another option for the tutors to provide private tuitions in the evening time. This will let the tutors meet the parents of the children and also some other neutral location.priv copy

There are a lot of parents who are ready to pay hundreds of dollar to the college students to teach their children. Usually, parents think that the college students can teach their children better than the professional tutors as the college students have a deep knowledge about the subjects, and they can explain it better. Also, the college students can understand the feeling of the students in a way better than the teachers. Hence, most of the parents prefer the college students to teach their children. Thus, there is a great opportunity for the college students to make some extra money during the summer vacation by teaching the local school students.

Teachers Pay Teachers: It is a new concept that especially has been introduced for the tutors so that they can earn some extra money. teacherpayteacher copy

According to this concept, the teachers hire some other teacher, and they pay them for teaching the students. For example; suppose there is a tutor ‘A’ who has hired some of the other tutors B, C and D. There are 50 students who give $20 per hour to the head tutor ‘A’. The teacher B, C and D teach those students and get paid $18 per hour. This is a concept which has benefits for all the students and B, C and D are already getting paid for teaching, and the students are paying for being tutored. Further ‘A’ is already taking the commission from the money that students give him/her. Thus, this is the best concept for earning extra money during the summer vacations and also during the school times.

Summer Day Care: Running a summer day care program is also one of the best ways to make extra money apart from the actual salary. The parents are usually spending hundreds of dollars during the summer vacations to send their children to a summer day care or a camp which gives them lessons for life and extra knowledge about the studies. It has mostly been noticed that the parents who work, have a huge list of need and demands for their children. Those parents usually demand the best quality and affordable child care centres for their children. The parents get usually convinced to seek admission for their children in a day care of the same tutor as in their children’s school. Also, those parents get ready to pay as much as amount as the tutors ask for because the parents think that the tutor will take care of their children in the school as well after the summer vacation ends. Thus, the tutors can easily earn a lot of extra money during the summer vacations by investing a very small amount of money.

There are some of the things that should be kept in mind while starting a day care:-

  • They owner should know about the licensing laws within the state, and the owner is also supposed to be the first aid certified and CPR as well.
  • A contract is needed to be made that clearly state the hours of business, a complete fee structure and policies.

Online Tutoring: Since the schools get closed during the summer holidays, the tutors stay free at home and usually they do not have much work to do. Online tutoring is the best option for the tutors who want to teach the students during the summer vacations. There are a number of tutors who only know how to teach the students, and they cannot do some other work. Hence, online is also almost the same as teaching in the schools and colleges. The teachers, who want to get paid by some extra money, can start online tutoring and can earn money by teaching the students over the internet.onlinetutoring copy

A person does not need to be a highly educated person to teach the younger students from schools. Thus, it is also very easy for the students of colleges to make extra money by teaching the school students. There are many online websites that offer online tutors for the students. The college students can also register on those online tutoring websites, and the website will provide them students to teach and those students will pay money to them.

Teach Different Languages: This is especially beneficial for the tutors or the people who have knowledge about different languages. The person, who is fluent in some other languages than the native language, can teach how to speak these languages and hence can earn extra money. Thus, it can be said that speaking another language is not just a skill, but it is also the best way for them to earn extra money.

There is also another opportunity for the tutors to earn money who can speak different languages. They can also try in a tourism company to earn extra money. There are thousands of people who travel the world during the summer vacations, and they usually cannot speak all the languages. This is a good way for the people to guide those tourists and earn extra money during the summer.

Exam Marking: Exam marking is another way of making extra money during the summer vacations which usually requires a person to be a qualified teacher or having a recent teaching experience. The summer vacations come after the final examinations of the students. The question papers of the final examinations of those students need to be checked and given marks, but the teachers are also usually on the vacations during summer. The teacher who checks and gives marks to the students are paid per question paper. Thus, the tutors get paid during the summer vacations as well by just making the question papers of the students. Thus, exam marking is also one of the best ways to earn extra money during the summer vacations.

Paid Internship: People nowadays have become so enthusiastic that they are always excited to learn things, instead of sitting and getting bored during the summer vacations. The paid internship is the best option for such people who want to earn extra money. The most important thing about a paid internship is that people get a chance to learn a lot of things and also they get paid for the same. This is a double beneficial thing for the people who want to learn as well as the people who have a desire of earning money. Thus, paid internship can also be a good opportunity for learning as well as earning for the people during the summer vacations. Apart from the students, the tutors can also apply for a paid internship for learning and earning as there is no age limit for learning.

Tips for tutor before deciding their hourly rate

When it comes to a profession of tutoring, many of the things might enter the mind where, why and how to start. Some of the tutors have a strong desire to help the students while some just have to earn money. It is often found that online tutoring is a mixture of these two kinds of tutors which is of course pretty much common. One of the trickiest ideas is to consider how much you need to charge for the tutoring services that you provide. The most complicated questions for the tutors are; what should they expect? How much should they earn? How much should they charge? Moreover, most importantly how can they decide their hourly rate?

A survey was conducted in 2013 by “The First Tutors” which has introduced the estimation that the private tutors are being paid an average of £22.5 per hour for the online tuitions across the United Kingdom. It has also been found by the survey that the rural cities are paying a bit more to the online tutors than that of the others.

Nobody actually can give the idea of how much an online tutor should charge for his/her service. It is all up to them. All that can be suggested to the online tutors is that they need to balance between the two things; one is that they should not undervalue themselves and the second thing is that they must also not let the students turn away. Actually, it is very difficult to maintain the balance between these two things but the fact is that there is, unfortunately, no other formula which can be applied to figure out the price per hour of online tutoring. However, keeping all these things in mind, a little guidance can be offered to the online tutor about how they can decide their hourly rate. Qualification, Location and the subjects offered are the three most important factors that should be considered for determining the price per hour of tutoring. Some of the other important factors that should be assumed while setting up the hourly price are:-

Education and skills: The level of education and the degree of skills are the most important things for a tutor to be considered for setting up the hourly price.Edu&skill copy

A tutor should firstly know about his/her personal skills of teaching and make those skills the base of determining the price per hour. The highly educated tutors usually expect much more money that the other tutors but sometimes even the highly educated tutors do not have good skills in teaching. Also, the tutors with low education can expect a bit higher amount of money if they have advanced skills in teaching. Thus, both the level of education and the advancement of personal skills should be considered for deciding the price for tutoring.

Experience: It is a human tendency that the experienced people expect a bit more than the people having less or no experience. The reason behind this is that the experience makes people perfect. The higher the experience is, the more perfect the people are. The tutors, who have less or no experience of teaching, should not set their prices too high as they can charge more after having some experience. The experience of teaching makes the skills more advanced and more effective which are helpful for the students. Thus, the tutors can charge as much as their experience is.exp copy

Availability of tutors and the subjects offered: The tutors should think about the availability of the other online tutors and the availability of the subjects offered before they decide the rate for tutoring. If there are many tutors available for the students, then they should not charge much. If the other available tutors do not have many levels of education, skills and experience, then this is the most beneficial thing for the tutor who is having more experience and grown skills. The tutors with a bit more experience and a bit higher level of education can charge even more than that of the other tutors even if there are a lot of many tutors available.

Also, the tutors should consider the subject offered while deciding the price for tutoring. For example; the tutor offering online tutoring in science and maths can charge a bit more than the tutors who offer English subject.

Also, the tutors can charge the highest if the subject that they offer is rarely offered but highly demanded. For example; a tutor is offering financing subject which is very hard, but the tutor teaches in such a way that the students learn the subject easily. Also, there are not other tutors available who offer finance. In this case, the tutor can charge as much as he/she wants as people will get ready to pay because there are no other tutors available who offer this subject.

Thus, it can be said that the availability of the tutors and the subject which the tutors offer are the two very important things that should be examined by the tutors before determining the price for online tutoring.

The requirement of Tuition: The level of requirement of tuitions is another factor which must be acknowledged by the tutors before setting up the tuition price. The tutors should firstly know about how much the requirement is. The online tutors can charge more if there is a huge requirement of the online tutors but the tutors should not charge high amount if there is not much requirement of the online tutors. For example; there is a huge requirement of the tutors who offer a master degree in physics. Hence, they can charge as much as they want. On the other hand, there is not much requirement of the tutors who offer a secondary level of maths as there are already a lot. Hence, those tutors should not charge a high amount of rates for tutoring.

Designation: The designation of the online tutors can also be considered for determining the prices for online tutoring. The students often notice the designation of the online tutors. For example; the online tutors who are teachers in a primary, secondary or higher secondary school, should not charge high. The online tutors, who are lecturers in a college or somewhere else, can charge a higher amount of money. The reason behind is that the students usually prefer lecturers more than the ordinary teachers.

Materials Availability: The online tutors should know about how much of material they have for teaching their students before setting up the price for tutoring. The tutors can charge a bit more if they have a lot of material to provide the students so that they can learn. They online tutors should not charge much if they do not have enough study material regarding the subject. For example; if a tutor has all the related notes, soft copies, videos, different ideas and related unique examples, then the tutor can charge more than that of the other tutors how do not have much material.

Time Flexibility: Time flexibility is the most important thing for online tutoring as it is not face to face. The online tutors should have a flexible schedule as there are a number of students and all the students do not get free at the same time. All the students who desire to learn, prefer different timings to learn and hence the online tutors should have a flexible time to teach them.

Marketing: The marketing of the tutors can be another factor which can be considered by the tutors before determining the prices per hour. The tutors who are more famous can charge more even if they do not have many skills and do not have much material available with them. For example; there is a very famous academy named “Khan Academy” that provides online tutors. This academy can offer as much price as it wants as it is already much famous among people. Even if this Academy has provided an online tutor that does not have much experience and does not have much tutoring skills, still they can charge as much as they want. Also, people will get ready to pay them as this is a highly reputed academy.

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Parents’ Perspectives and Requirements: Sometimes the parents of the students have different requirement for their children which should not be neglected by the tutors. For example; some of the parents require such a tutor for their children who teaches not more than 3 or 4 students as there will be much more disturbance if there are more students in the tuition class.parents copy

Also, some of the parents require such a tutor for their child who can teach their child some of the extra subjects which are not there in the syllabus. Thus, all the parents have different requirements of tutors for their children. The tutors who fulfill all these requirements can charge a bit more than the tutors who do not fulfill these requirements of the parents. Thus, it can be said that the perspectives of the parents are also an important factor that should be kept in mind before deciding their hourly rate.

The future of Russian Language in the United Kingdom

United Kingdom Census had estimated in the year 2001 that more than 15000 people were Russian-born and were residents in the UK. It is very obvious that 15000 is not a small number. Another obvious fact is that this number might have increased in the past several years. Well, this number has increased a lot. It had been estimated in the year 2014 that more than 150,000 Russian people were the residents in London. Hence, the Russian residents cannot be neglected in the United Kingdom as there are a lot many. Thus, it can definitely be said that there is a huge future of the Russian language in the UK also the Russian language has lot many scopes for a better carrier. The reason for many of the Russian coming to the UK is that they joined the EU in 2004, and hence they come from the Baltic States. There are almost 300,000 Russian descent people in the UK.

The Russian language is one of the most geographically widespread languages of Europe and Asia and the Russian language is also the most widely spoken language of the Slavic languages. The Russian language is one of the largest native languages spoken in Europe with more than a hundred million native speakers in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. The Russian language has taken over the 8th place for the most spoken languages in the world by the number of speakers, and it has also taken over the 4th place by the total number of speakers. Russian language as become one of the six official languages which are spoken in the United Kingdom.

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There are a lot many Russian schools in London and South East which are having an aim of transmitting the Russian language and Russian culture to the Russian children. For example, there is a school named “The Russian Embassy School in London”. This is a Russian international school which has been established in the capital city of the UK, London.

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            As it has already been explained above that the number of Russian residents in the UK is very large, and hence those people need to learn the Russian language also. Some of the learning resources of Russian language are listed below:-

  • ru has a collection of a lot of dictionaries, and it also includes the specialised dictionaries.
  • BBC languages are really very helpful for the beginners.
  • Beginner’s Russian is available in a combination of Hippocrene Books, threshold and the textbook used for OPAL elementary.
  • Slavic Dictionary
  • Study Russian Online is also helpful for the beginners as it contains some of the phonetics and grammatical explanations.
  • Russian sign language: there is a film available in the library which contains some written and visual Russian sign language.
  • Golosa Basic Course in Russian is an introductory Russian course which is mainly focusing on communicative language and grammar/structure.
  • Shining Happy People is a blog which is ideal for the beginners. It includes Russian word for the day and many other tips.
  • Russian National Corpus: This is suitable for all who are interested in learning the Russian language and various associated fields.
  • Russian Mentor is also an interactive language learning resource.
  • Multitran is a Russian dictionary which contains almost all the important Russian words for learning the Russian language.
  • Learn Russian Free is a list of frequent vocabularies which contains about 2000 words which are most frequently used and it also contains some quizzes.
  • History of Slavic languages: Polish, Russian and Serbo-Croatian in comparison.
  • List of Russian search engines from Phil Bradley’s website

3rd image copyScopes for The Russian language in the UK

            There is, unfortunately, no shortcut available for getting a job. All that matters for getting a job is the skills and the proficiency of an individual. Hence, the person should be genuinely skilled in the Russian language so that the employing company can use his/her skills in the Russian Language.

By knowing all the above facts and figures, the Russian language can enhance the job opportunities in the below-listed fields and areas:-

Call centres, BPO firms, trade (import or export of goods or products), interpreter and several companies in the UK dealing with the Russian companies in field of production, translation, teaching (both nationally and internationally), translator is various fields (like; court, library, schools and so on), post offices, diplomatic services, tourism and hospitality industry, international agencies, International business and many more.

Education level in 21st Century from 19th Century

The education in the 21st century has offered a lot of predictions, and the future imperatives have also been utilized by the education in the 21st century which was obviously not done in the education strategies in the 19th century.

Some of the other points which can bring a good comparison between the education levels of 21st century and 19th century have been listed and explained below:-

  • The education of 21st century is data driven and the education in the 19th century was not data driven.
  • The education of 21st century is personalized and the education in the 19th century was not personalized.
  • The education of 21st century rests on the science of learning while the education of 19th century was not completely rested on the science of learning; instead, it was partially rested on the science topics to learn.
  • The education of 21st century is designed to gear towards 100 percent efficiency, and the students are taught in such a way that they can get 100 percent efficient information and knowledge. On the other hand, the education in the 19th century was not geared towards 100 percent efficiency and the reason could be that the tutors did not have sufficient knowledge about the topics and also they did not have proper strategies of distributing the educational knowledge.
  • The education of 21st century has taken almost all the possible advantages of technology which are beneficial for the students, in various possible ways which actually help to enhance the learning experience. On the other hand, the education in the 19th century could not take the advantages of technology as the technology was not as much developed in the 19th century as it is today.
  • The pace of the educators of 19th Century for preparing the students for the 20th century was a bit slower than the pace of the educators of the 21st century for preparing the students for the coming future.
  • In the 19th century education, it was really very much easy to address the change because the educators of the 19th century had enough time to absorb the change. On the other hand, the educators of the 21st century do not have much time for absorbing the change before they have to represent the change.

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  • In the 19th century education, there was no rush and not even a lot of things to be learnt, and there were also not much things in the systems. The students used to repeat the same thing over and over. On the other hand, in the 21st century, there is a lot of rush of different educational things. Hence, the students do not get much time to repeat one thing as they have to perform various experiments which are totally different from each other.
  • It is hard for the education in the 19th century to be against the education in 21st century’s vision and strategies because it is a type of educational strategy near Utopia.
  • The education in the 21st century has committed a promise of higher completion rates. It has also promised to the students who have the required abilities and the skills for employment. This is pretty much sure that the education in the 19th century did not have much power to make such a promise which can really bring a lot of change and can result into the brightest future.
  • There are now a lot of tutors with different teaching strategies and different methods of teaching the students in the 21st century who were obviously not available in the 19th century. Instead, all the tutors of the 19th century have the same methods and strategies of teaching which were made by maybe a particular senior educator. They did not have their own methodologies of teaching as the recent educators have.
  • Smart Education Concept: Most importantly the concept of smart education has been introduced in the education of 21st century which has become the most popular concept up till today.

Smart copyThere have been a lot many technologies which have been developed in the education as smart education concept. The smart education is all about learning in a smart way with the smart appliances. The concept of smart education has helped a lot of educators and a lot many students to improve their teaching skills and learning skills respectively. The concept of smart education has started in the early 21st century and obviously had not been introduced in the 19th Because of the absence of smart education concept in the 19th-century education, it could not achieve the level which the today’s education has achieved.