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Online tutor Average UK Salary & Prospects

Online tutors support students who are studying courses over the internet.

  • Provide feedback to students using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage, motivate, or build confidence in students.  
  • Teach students study skills, note-taking skills, and test-taking strategies.  
  • Review class material with students by discussing text, working solutions to problems, or reviewing worksheets or other assignments.  
  • Provide private
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Online tutors typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Online tutor you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    40,268 GBP *
    per year
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
    Average salary for Online tutor

    Men make 17% more than Women
    • 44,825 GBP
    • 37,398 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Online tutor
    Average salary for full-time Online tutor

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    Pay over time for Online tutor

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 37,973 GBP
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    Future outlook for Online tutors

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    Very good outlook
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    Balanced outlook
    1% yearly wage growth (on average)

    Online tutor - Your future job?


    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Online tutor and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 42% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 27% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree
    • 19% of people in this role have a Master's degree

    You could do a college course like the Level 3 Award in Education and Training to get some of the skills needed for this job. This is suitable if you're not yet in a teaching role or have limited teaching hours.


    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Online tutor

    Teacher Training

    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Online tutor.
    Instructing Teaching others how to do something
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Online tutor. Check that you know:
    1
    Computer based training software Academic educational software
    2
    Data base user interface and query software Blackboard; Database software; Redrock Software TutorTrac
    3
    Electronic mail software Email software
    4
    Graphics or photo imaging software Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
    5
    Spreadsheet software Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today

    Teacher Training

    Things to highlight for your Online tutor interview

    Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Concern for Others Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

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