This book contains everything you need to know to get started as an online tutor. It covers the essentials of tutoring, choosing your tech and software, managing homework, and getting set up alongside detailed guidance focusing on each level of tuition. With techniques developed through research and first-hand experience, the author explains exactly how to turn existing subject knowledge into effective tutoring for students of all ages in a variety of subjects.

Divided into two parts, the first answers the logistical questions facing every new tutor such as: what equipment do I need? Where can I apply? How much should I charge? The second half focuses on how to tutor different age groups effectively and subject-specific areas including English, Maths, and Science, as well as the author’s tried-and-tested ‘5 step’ process for choosing a subject, assessing a student, and planning their first lessons. There is also information on how to support students writing personal statements and applying to university, as well as teaching English as a Second Language.

Alongside tailored, up-to-date information on available software, hardware, exam specifications, and the online tutoring marketplace, the book contains a 10-week timetable of adaptable lesson plans so new tutors can get started immediately. Finally, there are two additional downloadable chapters which expand on less common subjects and another which includes a digital download of every resource from the book.

With suggestions for resources, homework, and timings to support you at every stage, this is an essential read for anyone wanting to succeed as an online tutor.

section Section 1|38 pages

Becoming a tutor

chapter Chapter 1|4 pages


chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

Online tutoring basics

chapter Chapter 3|6 pages

Tutoring tech

chapter Chapter 4|6 pages

Homework and paid marking time

section Section 2|314 pages

How to tutor

chapter Chapter 5|21 pages

What am I tutoring?

chapter Chapter 6|17 pages

What does the student need?

chapter Chapter 7|23 pages

How do I plan and deliver a lesson?

chapter Chapter 8|21 pages


chapter Chapter 9|9 pages


chapter Chapter 10|23 pages


chapter Chapter 11|20 pages

GCSE English

chapter Chapter 12|11 pages

GCSE Maths

chapter Chapter 13|22 pages

Other GCSEs

chapter Chapter 14|18 pages

A-level English Literature

chapter Chapter 15|10 pages

A-level Maths

chapter Chapter 16|23 pages

Other A-levels

chapter Chapter 17|15 pages

Personal statement mentoring

chapter Chapter 18|10 pages

Higher education applications

chapter Chapter 19|17 pages

English as a Foreign Language

chapter Chapter 20|23 pages

Lesson plans

chapter Chapter 21|29 pages