Safety Tips

To ensure your safety, please read our tips.

Learn Safely

"Working With Children Check" is a legal prerequisite in most states if your child is under 18. The check certifies that tutors have neither a criminal record nor history of workplace misconduct. Ensure that you as the parent initially meet with the tutor along with your child. It is perfectly acceptable to request that all tutoring sessions be conducted in a public setting (e.g. library) during daytime.

Tutor Qualifications

To ensure your safety, tutors registered on agreed to provide accurate information about their personal information, such as qualifications, educations, experience, police check and work with children check. However, it is always advisable to request copies of relevant transcripts, certificates, diplomas and other documents to minimise risk of identity fraud.

Tutor's References (such as past students and parents) provide experience-based assessments of ability. Consider multiple recommendations, as tutoring styles vary in results between individual students.

The First Lesson

To assess whether your child's personality and areas of weakness are well-suited to a particular tutor, you can readily ask for a trial session to gauge tutor style and whether your child is capable of excelling within the proposed lesson structure.

Discuss your child's current studies (print out copies of your child's best and worst work for tutor to identify strengths and weaknesses). What are you aiming to pursue in future and what are you seeking to achieve through tutoring? Always request copies of academic transcripts, certificates, diplomas and other documents.

Tutoring Locations

In-Home Tutoring: Supervision is highly recommended, particularly where the student is of a young age. For older students, this may only be necessary for the initial lesson(s) or until they feel comfortable with the tutor. In-Public Tutoring: Well-populated, neutral locations are desirable. Consider transportation and whether pedestrian routes are well lit and busy.

Rate & Fee

Fees vary and should be proportionate to qualifications, experience, and hours of tuition. Additional fees may be requested for in-home tuition, the preparation of materials outside of lessons, and the marking of assignments. Electronic methods may eliminate risks entailed in carrying cash to lessons. This also allows easy recording of payments, to avoid future. Avoid Up-front payment or charging expensive rates without extensive tutoring experience.