Our Tutors

Our tutors represent our philosophy in action and carry out our heart-based approach. They have the passion for teaching, patience and caring natures required to meet the unique needs of our students.

We are proud of our exceptional pool of experienced tutors. We work with a relatively small group of around 50 tutors. Working with fewer tutors means we get to know them well, which helps us recommend the best tutor for each student.

Our tutors demonstrate a passion for helping students with a more nurturing approach and are suitably qualified and experienced to provide high-quality tuition. 

  • The average age of our tutors is ~35
  • Tutors have a wide range of backgrounds with a broadly even split of male and female tutors
  • Most tutors have teaching experience in addition to tutoring experience
  • Most tutors have SEN experience, with a number having specific SEN qualifications
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Finding the best Maths and English tutor

Building a stable platform for success

Our tutors carry out the Bright Heart Approach in their lessons through patience, understanding and the building of rapport.

We provide a first lesson free of charge to ensure a tutor and student are a good fit and likely to develop the necessary rapport.

This creates a stable platform for the realisation of potential and academic success – especially for those students with additional needs or those who lack confidence and motivation.

Tutor training and development

We provide our tutors with initial training on safeguarding and the Bright Heart Approach. Tutors are also provided with an exclusive online training course produced by nasen (National Association of Special Educational Needs) to ensure that  they are adequately prepared to meet the individual learning needs of our students. The course covers the current context of SEND; the 4 broad areas of need; person-centred working; and specific needs and strategies.

We provide further training and development to tutors, which includes holding in-person workshops run by nasen. Putting this all together, no Bright Heart tutor is ever ‘thrown into the deep-end’ when meeting a new student and our tutors are suitably prepared to deliver high-quality tuition.

Tutors are carefully screened and if successful, contracted

We review numerous CVs and cover letters before short-listing the most appropriate candidates for telephone screening.

Candidates are then personally interviewed by both Bright Heart directors and background checked. Checks include checking for a current clean Enhanced DBS Certificate (criminal background check for people working with children), verifying qualifications and taking at least 2 independent and credible references that support a candidate’s application.

Successful candidates then enter into a contract for services with Bright Heart and agree to be bound by our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. Contracts require tutors to deliver high-quality tuition by being suitably qualified and experienced and fully prepared, based on a particular student’s specific needs. 

Mutual respect

We understand the respectful environment that tutors enjoy and how this promotes quality tuition. Bright Heart values it tutors and treats them fairly and provides them with an incentive scheme to motivate them to achieve the highest standards of tuition for students.

I am very happy being a tutor through Bright Heart. Simon and Ryan are thorough, transparent and dedicated - a cut above the rest. I feel respected as a tutor and that makes me want to go above and beyond."

Shelley, Tutor

What we look for in a tutor

Key qualities we seek in tutors are patience and a caring attitude. Other important qualities and skills include:

  • A passion for teaching their subject of choice
  • The ability to create bespoke lessons according to the student’s needs
  • The ability to connect and engage with students
  • Professionalism and diligence
In addition, we require our tutors to have:
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • A minimum of 12 months UK tutoring and / or teaching experience (SEN experience preferable)
  • A strong academic record and strong subject knowledge in their tuition subject
  • A university qualification, or currently studying towards one

We are always keen to hear from exceptional tutors, so if you are interested in tutoring for us and believe that you meet all our requirements, please apply below.