We have very high expectations for the tutors we recruit and this is reflected by the fact that only 25% of applicants are successful.  The academic standards for our tutors are high; we require a minimum of an A/7 at GCSE in English and Maths if applying for Secondary school positions and a B/6 at GCSE in English and Maths if applying for Primary school positions.  We only select those candidates who we believe will be good role models, as well as excellent tutors, so always look at an applicant's wider experience. 

All tutors are subject to our rigorous recruitment methodology, which was developed in partnership with Teach First and PwC.

The two key competencies we use to assess applicants are:

  • Humility, Respect, and Empathy

You will be working with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds and represent our organisation to head teachers, teachers and most importantly to pupils.  Tutors need a non-judgemental, positive attitude and to demonstrate that they can quickly develop productive relationships with pupils and school staff.

  • Planning, Organising & Problem solving

As a Tutor Trust tutor you will need to demonstrate professionalism, manage your responsibilities and juggle your priorities.  You will need to plan efficiently to meet deadlines and deliver successfully.  It is essential that you keep the commitments you make to pupils.  We expect our tutors to reflect on their work and accurately evaluate the success of their tuition, so that pupils continue to make good progress.