Finding the right tutor for your child couldn't be simpler – or safer – thanks to online tuition experts, Scholar Hub. Here's how it works and why parents can trust it to teach their children.
Picture the scene. You've just found out that EVERYONE in your child's class has a tutor. Ok, by everyone you mean the clique of mums you just overheard talking in the queue at pick up. And now it's all you can think about.
But before you guilt-trip yourself any further, it has been on your to-do list to sort. You just haven't, er, got round to it yet.
Luckily for you, you're about to find the perfect tutor for your child – and you, too – with our timely introduction to Scholar Hub, a handy online tuition service that's simple, safe and easy to sort in seconds.
From how to book to what are the benefits, here's everything you need to know ...
Set up by a parent, for parents, Scholar Hub offers top tutors at your fingertips.
It's an online-based tuition service that literally connects mums and dads to thousands of tutors – over 2000, in fact.
Its tutors also cover a huge range of subjects – from science to languages, maths to english, even yoga to photography!
Whether your child needs a little extra help with his reading or is struggling with secondary school subjects or even something more specialist, you'll find help and tuition right here.
You'd never leave your kids with an unvetted babysitter or childminder, right? Well, the same standards should apply for your child's tutor, too.
But while you'd always check a sitter was DBS checked and totally trustworthy, there are no regulations that say tutors must have the same rigorous background checks.
Scholar Hub aims to change all this.
Its tutors for under 16s either have a DBS or an enhanced ID and background check called Shufti Pro.
In other words, parents can trust that all the tutors on Scholar Hub are who they say they are, offering peace of mind in today's online world.
As mentioned earlier, Scholar Hub is a purely online service, which itself offers tons of benefits to busy parents.
For instance, it cuts out the stress of having to physically take your child to a regular lesson. There's ALWAYS traffic, will there be parking ... aargh the stress it adds to an already hectic family weekday schedule.
The beauty of online tuition is that you'll never be late and your child can relax on the sofa with the tablet or computer – and actually enjoy lessons.
We all enjoy working from home more than being in the office, after all and the same goes for kids.
If they're in the comfort of their own home, they'll get more out of each and every lesson.
Plus, the minute the lesson finishes, they're free to play outside, watch TV, have dinner, all of which they can do within seconds.
We all know tutors aren't cheap but if you're on a budget, don't be put off. Each tutor sets his or her rate, which you'll find out as you shop around on the site. You won't pay a thing until you decide to go ahead with the lesson.
Expect to pay somewhere between £15 and £37.50 per hour for your child's tutor.
Scholar Hub also gives back, raising money to help kids who can’t afford private tuition and gifting donations to charities and schools.
Simple. Just head to the hub at Scholarhub.co.uk and create an account. All you need is an email address, password and to select the subject you're interested in for your child.
Then voila. It'll show you a range ie a long list of possible tutors for them, each with a photo and profile revealing their qualifications and expertise.
Some might be better suited to SATs and KS3, while others may be more suited to GCSE exams.
You'll get a flavour for who might be a good 'match' for your child and can see their rates per hour, as well as how to ask questions before booking them.
Add your payment details – credit cards make it super handy – and you're good to go ... or rather your child is!
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