How to become a tutor?

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How to become a tutor?

Post by HannahD » Fri, 27 May 2016 10:16 am

I am British, living in Singapore with my husband with a Dependant's Pass. I am supply teaching at the moment but finding I cannot get enough work as can now only work in one school with the new government rules in place only allowing one Letter of Consent. I'm looking into Tutoring (I have a PGCE in Geography to teach up to A Level and could tutor any subject primary and lower secondary science/maths/english plus Geography up to A Level).

I was just wondering if anyone knew how to become a tutor as an expat on a dependants pass? What I could expect to make? I think I have to set myself up as having my own business but am not 100 percent sure and a lot of the guidance online assumes Singaporean PR. Unfortunately it looks like I can't supply teach and tutor at the same time due to government regulation.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you
Hannah

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Re: How to become a tutor?

Post by bgd » Fri, 27 May 2016 4:17 pm

You could join a tutoring centre, which would allow you to work on a LOC. Expect 3-5k per month.

But, hours are pretty anti-social (weekends and nights) and most seem to be run by locals so the working practices can be a little challenging.

Try the British Council, they have some sort of English tutoring service.

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Re: How to become a tutor?

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:07 pm

You can consider becoming a private tutor. The pay is better, you choose your own hours, and you can decide how many students to take. The only difficulty is finding students within such a competitive market. As far as I’m aware, you don’t need to apply for any sort of license or permit.

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Re: How to become a tutor?

Post by Myasis Dragon » Fri, 12 Mar 2021 11:18 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 12:07 pm
You can consider becoming a private tutor. The pay is better, you choose your own hours, and you can decide how many students to take. The only difficulty is finding students within such a competitive market. As far as I’m aware, you don’t need to apply for any sort of license or permit.

Unless you are working for a company that leases out private tutors, the new rules regarding working on a DP (ie, you can't, unless you have a work permit), will not permit this scenario to happen.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 14 Mar 2021 12:37 pm

^^^^^This.
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