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Private Tutors & Home Educators

It’s estimated as many as 1 in 30* working age people are using their knowledge and skills to teach either part time or full time as a private tutor in the UK.

But if you’re thinking of moving into this sector, you’ll need to have some basic business knowledge before you can start up properly.


Tips for private tutoring businesses

Key Fact:


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The average amount per hour that academic tutors at higher education level can charge*

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Key Fact:

£6 billion

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The total amount UK parents spent on private tuition in 2015*

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The percentage of London pupils that received private tuition in 2014*

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Tips for helping you become a private tutor

Private tutors, like music tutors, language tutors and academic tutors, have become increasingly relied upon to supplement students’ education in recent years.

But despite this increased opportunity, starting up your own business can be a very daunting prospect.

At Direct Line for Business, we’re here to support you in your enterprise.

With our Small Business Knowledge Centre, you can find everything you need to know about setting up your own business, from the legalities of working for yourself to setting up your home office space. Take a look at the pages below to get started.

And to find out more about our small business insurance options, click here.

Small Business Knowledge Centre