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Check out our frequently asked questions about tutoring at Targeted Provision below. If you have any queries not addressed here, feel free to reach out to our supportive recruitment team for assistance!

Job Availability and Application Process

Do you have work for tutors in my area?

We have opportunities across all regions of England & Wales, with online opportunities UK wide. To what’s available in your area check our Jobs page.

What does your recruitment process involve?

Apply online and we will review your submitted application, invite you to interview, interview you, and then collect all your documentation and qualifications required to make your file with us compliant and ready to work

When do I need to be available for tutoring?

The majority of our tutoring sessions take place during school hours, with additional options available for after-school sessions. We prioritise flexibility to accommodate our tutors' work-life balance, offering a limited number of weekend sessions as well.

When can I start working with you once I have interviewed and provided all documents?

Our Referrals Team will reach out to you by phone or email as soon as we find a suitable placement that aligns with your availability, skills, and readiness to travel.

I am not available until X date in the future. Is it still worth me putting in an application now, or should I wait?

Yes! If you have the time and availability to complete our Recruitment process we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Your application can be paused and resumed at a later time once it has been completed. Apply to work with us

Can you guarantee me work?

No, we are unable to guarantee our tutors work, but the more availability and readiness to travel you can offer us the more likely it is that we will be able to fill your schedule. 

How many hours per week of work will I receive with you?

Our tutors currently see between 12 - 60 hours a week depending on their requirements and eligibility.

Recruitment and Qualifications

What do I need to be able to work with you?
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • A teaching qualification (in some areas we can only accept QTS).
  • 2x references, including your most recent employer and covering 3 years of your work history.
  • An Enhanced DBS
  • A L2 Safeguarding Certificate
  • A Prevent Duty Certificate
I have lived and worked abroad, can I go straight into working with you?

We are excited to work with tutors from all walks of life. If you have recently lived and worked abroad, the only additional requirement is for police checks from whichever countries you have been living in. If you do not have these, please visit the government website for details on how to apply for this.

Can I get an Enhanced DBS with you?

Yes, we have partnered with a company to whom we can refer you to obtain an Enhanced DBS at a cost set by our partner company. 

Tutoring Details and Conditions

How long does it take from when I apply to when I will start tutoring?

Our goal is speedy progression for all of our candidates. We will aim to interview you within 2 days of applying and have your application completed within 1 week of passing the interview. In most cases, our speed through the process depends on your prompt interview booking and submission of references and documents. We have had a candidate ready to work the same day before! 

What is the usual duration of a tuition session?

Our sessions generally run between 1-2 hours, although there may be cases where 3-4 hour sessions are being offered where this session duration meets the child or young person's needs.

Can I tutor with you alongside my current tutoring / teaching work?

Yes, many of our tutors work with us alongside other work and life commitments. Meet our tutors to find out what they have to say about us.

How does your mission to improve the alternative provision landscape impact how you work with tutors?

Our mission means that we approach our tutors with respect and always understand them as compassionate and skilled professionals. To make the difference for our young people, we take additional care when matching tutors with young people they are well-placed to support, and we take their thoughts and opinions seriously; we take better care of our children and young people by taking better care of our tutors.

In addition, we ensure that every tutor is fully supported in their role; we lead the industry in providing a support network built to strengthen the relationships between tutor and families.

What reporting is required?

After every session, we ask you to complete a report on that session so that we can monitor the child’s progress. This also helps us to track your hours and ensure you are paid promptly each month. At the end of each placement, we will also ask you to complete a conclusive report for the child or young person you have been supporting. Please note that reports are completed online.

What support do you provide compared to other tutoring companies?

Supporting our tutors, we have a dedicated team of SEND Support Specialists who conduct regular check-ins, provide advice and guidance, and answer any questions that you may have. Our streamlined systems are set up to reduce the administrative load and our Referrals Team meticulously matches tutors with placements that align with their skillsets.

What additional benefits do tutors at Targeted Provision receive?

In addition to the support that we provide, we also invest in our tutors. We run community events for our tutors, maintain an online tutor community page for mutual support, produce our bespoke training, and give each of our tutors unlimited access to the full Tes CPD suite. 

Where does tuition take place?

Tuition takes place across a range of environments. Most commonly, tuition is delivered in the home of the young person or online, but can also take place in care homes, community settings, and schools. 

How far do I have to travel for tutoring?

We generally will ask tutors to travel up to 45 minutes for tuition, but if you are willing to travel more or less than this you can just let us know. 

Will I have contact with parents/carers if I have questions for them?

We will put you in contact with the most appropriate person (often parents/carers) for arranging tuition and to address any questions you may have that they can answer.

Compensation and Payment

Will I be paid for the time taken to do any training with you?

While we offer all our high-quality training for free, we do not provide compensation to tutors for this training.

Are your tutors self-employed?

No, our tutors are engaged as ‘Workers’ meaning that for the duration of your placement, you will be employed by Targeted Provision and paid via PAYE.

How much do you pay for tuition?

We offer between £25 - £35 per hour for tuiton, with the exact rate depending on if it is face to face or online, the level of preparation required, and the travel time involved.

Are tutors paid for planning, preparation, and reporting time?

No, we do not directly pay for planning, preparation, or reporting time but these will be taken into account in the rate offered for each given placement. 

Do tutors have to prepare and pay for their own resources?

No, we do not directly pay for resources and resource preparation but this will be taken into account in the rate offered for each given placement.

Are tutors paid for travel to their tuition?

No, we do not directly pay for travel / travel time but this will be taken into account in the rate offered for each given placement.

Do I need to submit invoices to be paid?

No, tutors are engaged as ‘workers’, meaning they are employed for the duration of their employment. You will be paid automatically at the beginning of every month with tax covered by PAYE, so there is no need to submit invoices to be paid. 

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Your Tutoring Journey

Application, Interview, and Onboarding

The initial stages of joining Targeted Provision as a tutor involve completing the application, participating in an interview, undergoing compliance checks, and going through the onboarding process. Our recruitment team will ensure you are kept updated at every step.

Matched during a tutor search

Next, our team will match you with a young person through a tutor search, focusing on your experience and expertise to provide tailored support for their unique needs.

Contacted by the team and provided with the young persons details

After matching you with a young person, we'll connect you with the most suitable contact, typically parents or carers, to arrange tuition and address any questions you may have that they can answer.

Start tutoring

You will then begin tutoring your young person, our team will provide 1:1 support for your relationship with the young person, helping them to build trust with you and have a positive impact on their life.