What is a tutor?
A tutor is a private teacher, typically one who teaches a single student or a small group of students.
What are the qualities of a tutor?
A tutor is someone who cares. Different students don’t learn in the same ways, so a tutor needs to adapt their tutoring practices and always try to think outside of the box. If you are a tutor, it is because you are very knowledgeable in a particular subject, and you want to take the time to understand the academic needs of those who will need it. Most of the students describe a good tutor as someone who is dedicated to their job, who is approachable, patient, and will be willing to take all the necessary time to help.
What is The International Tutors Association?
ITA is an exclusive community of tutors and teachers worldwide. We make job-hunting easy through the ITA job board, where you can browse hundreds of worldwide tutoring opportunities. ITA tutoring and teaching courses are all unique and have been created by professionals exclusively for ITA, which means you won’t find them anywhere else online.
What are the benefits of taking part of the ITA certification?
The benefits are endless – flexible accredited training courses, membership to an exclusive community and access to an international job board to apply for tutoring and teaching positions worldwide.
As an independent part-time or full-time tutor, we understand how it can be tough on your own. By joining the ITA you’ll be joining a group of like minded people and have a support network on tap, for whenever you need it.
How long does my ITA certification last for?
ITA certification lasts for 12 months (1 year) from the joining date. A renewal fee is due once the 12 month period is up.
How long does my certificate last if I successfully complete one of the ITA course?
ITA certificates do not expire, they are a lifetime qualification and do not require renewal.
What is TEFL?
At ITA, the 120 hour TEFL course is our most popular teaching course. TEFL means
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and it involves teaching English to those whose first language is not English. It is an amazing opportunity to live a unique time abroad while earning money at the same time. If you want a greater understanding of this course, read the TEFL experiences of our members Tiziana and Louise.
How can I be sure that the ITA courses will be recognised by any institution?
All ITA courses have been accredited by the Accrediting Council for Distance Learning (ACDL) and our eLearning platform is approved by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK), which is an Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation. These worldwide recognitions recognised are a testament to the quality of training offered by ITA.
Can I teach English abroad without a degree?
The answer is yes. The demand for English tutors is so high in the industry that thousands of employers (schools, summer camps, kindergartens, parents, businesses) routinely hire tutors without a degree. However, you might need to prove that you have teaching experiences or hold a teaching certificate (Learn how to get certificated with ITA).
Can I work abroad without experience?
Yes, you can! Many people don’t have prior teaching experience and no degree in education when they start tutoring abroad, due to the high demand of English tutors. However, you might feel more confident if you have already been in front of a class. ITA and its partner Angloville have designed a FREE teaching scholarship that helps you to gain teaching live experience in Eastern Europe. This experience can increase your confidence and make your students feel more comfortable with you. Learn more about this Anglo-Tefl scholarship here: https://tutorsassociation.org/angloville/
Why should I teach overseas?
When you find a tutoring or teaching position abroad, you enjoy an attractive lifestyle and great opportunities to travel around the globe. You are going to discover diverse multicultural environments and experience teaching in a unique way. You will increase your professional network and become part of a team and broaden your knowledge and experience through adapting to life and work in a different community and culture.
If you want to learn how to secure a job overseas, click here: https://tutorsassociation.org/advice-on-securing-your-first-tefl-job-overseas/
Can I tutor as a highschool student?
If you are talented in mathematics, sciences, arts, or in a second language you have a great advantage in becoming a tutor.
Tutoring allows you to get extra money (around 15/20$ an hour) and you work around YOUR schedule. It makes a positive impact on the community and it increase your speciality in a specific subject.
To discover our tutoring job, join the ITA certification and view our job board
Do I pay for a homestay?
Most of the time, yes. However, at ITA, we believe tutors should not pay thousands of euros to immerse themselves into a new culture. Our team is working everyday to create the best teaching packages that include: teaching courses/teaching experiences/ accommodation for the best price.
What is good tutor feedback?
A tutor should not forget that the purpose of giving feedback is to improve the performance of the student. You role as a tutor is to be a mentor and your feedback needs to be personalised and should deliver an expertise to the student.
Prepare your comments and be specific about the areas to improve
Use the first person of singular “I”
Provide appropriate suggestions
Follow the improvements of your students.
Where can I let a review?
At ITA, your voice and your feedback are important. We encourage you to leave a review about our courses, our eLearning platform service, and about our ITA tutors. If you want to let a review about the course click here: https://tutorsassociation.org/course-reviews/
If you want to let review about our service, you can send us a message at: [email protected]
As an ITA tutor, you can create a professional profile that will put forward your strength as a tutor and increase your chances to meet the needs of an employer. We persuade employers to leave you a review about your work which helps you to increase your network.