Getting started

tutling (noun) a person, or tutee, that receives tuition from a tutor.

The concept behind Tutlings is simple: to make tuition more accessible. With growing class sizes and increased competition for university places, private tuition is becoming ever more popular – but only to those that can afford it. The enhanced academic results that come from private tuition are no longer exclusively for affluent families - without astronomical agency fees extra tuition has become affordable! (And because tutors are not paying agency commissions, they get a better rate - and incentive - too.)

With Tutlings, you can select from a number of tutor profiles - choosing a local tutor who best suits your pocket and your needs. There is no ‘set rate’ which allows both tutors and tutlings (tutees) the freedom and power to negotiate how often and for what cost tuition takes place. In the traditional model, tuition can cost 3 times more than the amount the tutor actually receives, with the rest going to an agency. Through Tutlings you choose and pay the tutor directly, resulting in a fairer deal for everyone.

And it doesn't end there. Manage your ongoing tuition through Tutlings, which gives you access to session management, payment tracking, calendar, messaging, connection management and so much more.

Take a look at the Getting Started guide below to see how it works.


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Search for tutors nearby by either typing in your postcode or browsing by location. Select the subject that you require tutoring for, and the best matching level of the tutee.
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Check out the tutors profile by selecting them from the search results. The profile page shows you a map of where the tutor is, full details of their profile including their rate, subjects they tutor, their academic background, tutling reviews and, most importantly, their current usual weekly availability.
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Make a tuition request where you'll select the tutling (tutee) the session is for and a time period that suits for the initial tutoring session. You can even provide an alternative time period in case the preferred time doesn't suit the tutor. Remember that you can always agree on a different time for ongoing tutoring sessions once you've had the initial session. Once you've sent the request, a new connection will appear in My Connections showing you the pending tutoring request and the tutor will be notified immediately.
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Confirm the first session time that the tutor has proposed - remember that you're always able to propose a new time if something else has suddenly come up or, if circumstances have changed, you can always just cancel the request at any time. You'll now see a new session is added to your calendar and your contact info has been passed on to the tutor so they can get hold of you to confirm your address for the first session. And just like that, you've got yourself a tutor!
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Create a tutor profile by registering for free on Tutlings. We don't believe in gathering excessive amounts of information about you - just the important bits - and we don't have free text areas. Just let us know your academic background, a few other bits about yourself, select a profile picture, set your usual availability, and you're all good to go!
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Wait for requests to start rolling in from tutlings in your area who need your help. In the meanwhile, check out the great ongoing features Tutlings provides you with, like messaging, session management - including your session notes - your own calendar and a connections area showing you live stats from your ongoing tutoring services. It makes sense to use Tutlings for all your sessions going forward because it means that it's all stored in one place that you can get to from anywhere. It also means you can be reviewed by your tutlings which means higher ratings and more chance of future work.
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Manage your requests When a tutling requests your services, you'll receive an email detailing their requirements. This includes the tutlings postcode, their level, the subject requiring tuition and a time slot that they're available for. You'll be given the option of selecting a time within the requested slot or to propose a new time slot. You'll also be able to decline the tuition if you're busy or unavailable to take on new tutlings. Once you've responded, the tutling will be notified and get back to you as soon as they can.
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Time has been confirmed If the tutling is happy with the time you proposed, you'll get a confirmation message showing you the finalised session date and time. You'll also get the full contact and address details of the tutling - and they'll get yours. The first session has been added to your session manager and will appear in your calendar. You can now also message the tutling directly if you like - maybe to give instructions on an upcoming session, or leave notes on what was covered from a session just passed.
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Go and tutor your tutling You have all the details you need now, so go along to your first tutoring session. Remember to take all your certificates and proof of who you are - we tell all Tutlings that they can request this information from you at the initial session. Once you have completed three sessions, ask your tutling to leave a review for you so you appear higher on search results in your postcode. Keep your profile up to date, especially your availability calendar, and the tutor requests will keep rolling in.