9 Awesome Reasons to Choose PrivateTutors.ie

Why Should I Choose PrivateTutors.ie

Why Should I Choose PrivateTutors.ie?

At Private Tutors we dream big

Our goal is to help 100,000 students by 2030. Yes, you heard that right, it’s a lot of students (and a lot of work!), but we don’t mind it because we’re here to make a difference!

Want a wordy sentence of what we do? Here it is: we streamline the tedious process of finding awesome private tutors and share exceptional free study resources that help students achieve the grades they deserve…

Now, you’re probably thinking “Yeah that’s all well and good, but what’s in it for me?” Great question! See, for us to achieve our big dream we need your help and a ‘ripple effect’. That’s why we built our platform with parents and tutors in mind – not profit…

We wanted to create something you can be proud of. So, here are 9 awesome things we’re doing to lead the way in the private tutoring space (#2 is a favourite!) …

Private Tutors Benefit #1:

Absolutely No Commission Fees

“What? Why? How? Huh?” 

Yes, you read that right. We’re here to lead the way by not taking a cut of our tutors’ pay. (Sorry, didn’t mean for that to rhyme!) See, we mean it when we say, ‘we’re here to make a difference’… 

Other platforms ‘award’ their top tutors by treating themselves to a 10% cut, or they hit caring parents with a steep ‘registration fee’. We think this is incredibly unfair so we’re strongly against it. In fact, we do the opposite! Our platform is completely free to use, and we award our best private tutors with One4All gift vouchers!

What This Means for Caring Parents

By not taking a cut out of each lesson, and not limiting your payments to be through us, we attract the best private tutors to advertise with us. After all, what harm is some free advertisement?

 

You also won’t be overcharged to make up for our cut, and you won’t have to pay any registration fees to us. This way the tutor is happy to keep 100% of their earnings, you’re happy you aren’t overcharged, and we’re happy to have played a part in a student’s success!

What This Means for Awesome Private Tutors

It’s quite simple really…

You get free advertisement and keep 100% of your earnings!

Private Tutors Benefit #2:

No Restrictions to Our Platform

We want to make your life easy…

Nowadays, everything sucks away at our attention and there’s just so many things to get done. Leaving Cert students need to stay on top of their 7, 8, or 9 subjects. Tutors need to prepare materials for each of their many students. And all of us need to manage our countless social media networks…

Honestly, it get’s pretty difficult to remember everything! That’s why we made the conscious decision to not have a built in ‘Zoom-like’ video-sharing platform. Or any sort of messaging platform for that matter! This way parents and private tutors are free to contact each other on the messaging platform of your choice…

What This Means for Caring Parents

We give you full control…

You’re free to contact tutors by phone or email. You’ll never have to worry about Private Tutors censoring your messages and we promise you’ll never get any angry email warnings from us telling you to keep conversations to our platform…

Then, if you’re looking for online lessons, simply ask the tutor to use the platform of your choice. We’ve no doubt your child is already a Zoom or Skype expert!

What This Means for Awesome Private Tutors

We understand that sometimes you just ‘click’ with a student or their parents. The mutual understanding and the progress you make is incredible. So, we do not get in your way…

See, with other tutor platforms you’ll often be left debating; ‘Should I ask the parents to pay me privately and risk being reported?’ or ‘Should I just continue this way and let [tutor platform name] continue taking a huge chunk of my earnings?’ 

Often, the parents are more than happy to pay you privately, but it’ll be an awkward conversation and you’ll feel guilty for weeks…

So, at Private Tutors we thought; ‘Why not eliminate this altogether?’ No more awkwardness, no more guilt, no more underpaid private tutors! That’s why we let you contact parents as you please and you’ll even get to keep them as your valuable connections…

Private Tutors Benefit #3:

Pre-Sorted Tutor Profiles

Private tutors come from all walks of life, and we are proud to say that ‘We attract the best.’

Our exceptional private tutors include…

  • Qualified Educators who teach for a living
  • Top Scoring Students who have experienced it all first-hand
  • Professionals who apply what they’ve learnt to the real world 

However, we’re sure you know that not all private tutors are created equal. Our tutor profiles reflect that, ad we don’t just mean the profile pictures and bios!

Each of our private tutor gets an automated star rating. 7 is the maximum number of stars a profile can have. (Who doesn’t like the number 7?) Anyways, we won’t reveal the criteria, but you can trust us when we say; ‘We have parents’ best interests at heart.’ 

On top of the star rating, we have 3 other differentiators:

  1. Verified Qualifications Badge – Tutor has uploaded a relevant teaching qualification which has been reviewed and approved
  2. Top Tutor Badge – Tutor is dedicated to helping students achieve success, and has invested in upgrading their profile to gain more visibility
  3. Highlighted Profile – Tutor is ready to inspire new students, and has invested in upgrading their profile for more visibility 

If a tutor’s profile only has a star rating it doesn’t mean they are a bad tutor. It just means they haven’t invested as much into making the most out of Private Tutors…

What This Means for Caring Parents

We know it can get overwhelming when scores of excellent private tutors fill your screen. The abundance of choice will often make you confused and you’ll just want the tedious process to be over…

This may lead to you choosing an incredible private tutor, but more often it does not. That’s why we pre-sort our tutor profiles for your convenience. With Private Tutors you can find an awesome private tutor in under 5 minutes!

What This Means for Awesome Private Tutors

You probably want your profile to stand out for parents. We get it. More parents reading your profile = more students. We’re here to help you. The best way for you stand out is to submit your qualifications for review. A ‘Verified Qualifications’ badge easily sets you apart from the crowd…

Another way to ‘hack the system’ is upgrading to a ‘highlighted’ or ‘top tutor’ profile to get more visibility. This option is available because 1. We need to make money somewhere, and 2. We find that tutors who are willing to invest in finding more students take their jobs as private tutors more seriously.

However, please note that even if you pay for an upgrade, we reserve the right to refund your money and downgrade your profile. To avoid this, please make sure you have complimentary content on your profile…

Private Tutors Benefit #4:

Qualification Checks

Private tutors who want to get ahead can opt to submit their qualifications. These are manually reviewed by our team and the tutor will be awarded with the ‘Verified Qualifications’ badge. Private tutors with this badge should be favoured over all other tutors…

The submitted qualifications can be Leaving Cert Results, University Degrees, Teaching Diplomas, and just about anything that is NFQ Level 5 or above. To comply with data protection regulations, our copies of tutor qualification are deleted upon review, but the names of these qualifications will be visible on tutor profiles…

What This Means for Caring Parents

We do the preliminary screening for you. You won’t have to squeeze information out of your tutor and find out what makes them qualified to tutor your child…

The only thing you’ll have to worry about is whether they are a good fit!

What This Means for Awesome Private Tutors

A clear scan of any necessary qualifications is all it takes to instantly build trust with parents…

Private Tutors Benefit #5:

Great Support Team

It is important to us that your voice is heard, your opinion matters to us…

If you want to give recognition to the best tutor ever, report a terrible tutor, tell us about your amazing experience with Private Tutors, have suggestions on how we should improve our platform, have a tutor horror story, or a tutor success story, we’d absolutely love to hear from you!

Please send us an email at team@privatetutors.ie or simply use our contact form!

What This Means for Caring Parents

If you encounter an unpleasant, incompetent or dishonest private tutor who you believe should be removed from the Private Tutors platform, we’d love to hear more. You’ll remain anonymous and we’ll be the bad guys. Tutors know that we reserve the right to remove their profiles…

If you encounter an exceptional tutor who over delivers, greatly improves your child’s grades and is an absolute pleasure to be around, please let us know! At the end of each month, the private tutor with the most/best reviews is awarded a One4All gift voucher!

What This Means for Awesome Private Tutors

Perhaps you want advice on how to deal with a difficult student or you have a question about our platform. Simply get in touch, that’s why we’re here…

If you’re looking to boost your profile by adding parents’ testimonials, our support team comes in handy as well!

Private Tutors Benefit #6:

Useful Blog Posts

We aim to upload at least one blog post every week

These posts are filled with tips and tricks on how to make the most out of private tutoring and answer any questions you may have. We write a lot of these posts, but tutors can also get their posts published. These can be easily distinguished by different featured images…

Only the best tutor-written posts make it to our blog. We highly recommend these exceptional published private tutors. The author is given full credit for their work and you can find a link to their full profile at the end of their blog post…

What This Means for Caring Parents

If you have specific private tutoring questions, you might be able to find the answers on our blog. Exceptional private tutors can submit their own articles, but we only publish the best ones so you can’t go wrong with a ‘published’ private tutor

By reading our tutor-written blog posts, you’ll be able to make a more informed choice, get a glimpse of the great characteristics that that tutor possesses, and know whether they’ll be the perfect role model

What This Means for Awesome Private Tutors

With a published article, parents get to learn more about you, and you’ll be able to build unparalleled trust. They’ll see your dedication and willingness to inspire and motivate, and you’ll act as the perfect role model to their child…

That’s not all. You also get full credit for your work, a link to your profile, and a complimentary paragraph from Private Tutors that you can quote on your profile, and even your CV!

Now, if you’re interested in having your own published blog post(s) to attract more students, please check the ‘Boost My Profile’ page in the footer…

Private Tutors Benefit #7:

Excellent Hand-Picked Study Resources

Self-motivating students often don’t even need private tutors – they need notes…

We have a huge selection of hand-picked notes written by our incredible tutors. These are timeless notes that have resulted in top marks. The majority of these notes are free to download but we reserve the ‘crème de la crème’ for paying customers… 

Yes, yes, we know this goes against our big statement of education over profit, but we also know that we tend to only value things we pay for. This way students will appreciate the value of these notes more and hopefully learn more from them…

The funds raised from our exceptional notes go towards keeping the Private Tutors platform alive and running

What This Means for Caring Parents

Our free notes mean your child can start learning without you having to reach for your wallet…

However, we do encourage you to contact the author of the notes and spread some positive vibes. A word of thanks goes a long way!

We also have paid notes. These are the best, most in-depth guides we have created. They are sure to accelerate and improve your child’s learning. We guarantee it, or your money back!

What This Means for Awesome Private Tutors

Unlike blog posts which are aimed at parents, notes will be read by potential students. Yes, we know students aren’t the ones with the money, but we get more students on our site than parents!

So, submitting your notes for review is an equally sound investment of your time. Similar to having a published blog post, you also get full credit for your work, a link to your profile, and a complimentary paragraph from Private Tutors that you can quote on your profile, and even your CV!

Now, if you’re interested in having your own published notes to attract more students, please check the ‘Improve your profile’ page in the footer…

Private Tutors Benefit #8:

Our Tutors are Rewarded

We like to acknowledge our exceptional private tutors. So, at the end of each month, the private tutor with the most/best reviews is awarded a €20 One4All gift voucher

More importantly, they’ll get a blog post all about them and we’ll get an insight into the things they do to make private tutoring work…

What This Means for Caring Parents

We love awarding our top tutors, so we need your help!

Without your honest reviews and testimonials, it’s impossible for us to differentiate between great tutors and exceptional private tutors…

Please, we encourage you to send us an email to team@privatetutors.ie and let us know about any exceptional private tutors who go above and beyond their port of call!

What This Means for Awesome Private Tutors

Being a private tutor isn’t as easy as it sounds. That’s why we truly appreciate your hard work and dedication…

Yes, a €20 One4All gift voucher isn’t going to make you rich, but we do think it’s a step in the right direction and hope other platforms follow suit!

To sweeten the jackpot, you’ll get a blog post all about you and your teaching. All you’ll have to do is answer a few questions and we’ll do the rest. Now there’s something that could make you hundreds or thousands of euros. So, time to go gather some reviews!

Private Tutors Benefit #9:

Lessons is Other Languages

Despite the cold weather and bitter rain, Ireland manages to attract foreign students. These students have it hard, the Leaving Cert is difficult enough as it is. Never mind sitting it in a foreign language!

These students have incredible potential but still they underperform. Think about it, even the maths paper is filled with technical English wording. To be honest, we think it’s quite unfair, especially for those whose native language isn’t a subject option…

Anyways, we really want to help these students reach their potential. That’s why we have the added feature of searching for lessons by language…

On the side, this helps Irish students as well. There’s no better way to learn a language than through a native speaker of that language!

What This Means for Caring Parents

While this feature was originally aimed at foreign students who have a language barrier in the way of them reaching their full potential, it’s grown to be a handy tool for Irish students as well…

After all, having a private tutor who is a native speaker in the language your child studies such as Irish, French or Spanish can greatly improve their oral and aural skills which amount to a huge percentage of their overall grade…

What This Means for Awesome Private Tutors

You get to put your bilingual skills to good use. Trust us, there’s no better feeling than seeing your student’s face light up when they finally understand something because of you!

Private Tutors Mic Drop

Wow, thanks for staying till the end…

Hopefully we’ve convinced you that Private Tutors is the way to go. If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at team@privatetutors.ie

We stand by our goal to positively impact 100,000 students by 2030. But again, we can’t do it without your support!

P.S. We’d be so grateful if you shared this article with your friends and helped us make a difference! It only takes a few seconds, thank you so much in advance!