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We encourage you to join the amazing tutoring community on Tuteria! Whether you're able to teach academic subjects for any level, or informal skills like Photography, Dance, Music or Swimming etc., or help people prepare for any exams, it's free to become a tutor and start earning incomes, anywhere in Nigeria!Learn More
Verify your ID
Tuteria is a community built on trust. You'd need to verify your ID before you can begin the tutor application process. Having a Verified ID indicates that you've completed a specific set of verifications - offline ID, online ID, profile photo, email address and phone number.
Your application helps us know more about you. Complete your profile, then tell us about your education and work history among other things, and upload supporting documents. Our quality team will review your application within 24 hours and respond via email.
Schedule a chat
You'd also need to tell us the best day and time you'd like us to call you for a brief chat. If after reviewing your application, we believe Tuteria might be a great place for you, we'll call you; and if approved, then welcome home!
Once approved, you'll be able to create any number of subjects you can teach and start receiving bookings from clients in your area. You'd need to pass short, multi-choice proficiency tests or write about your experiences for your subjects to be approved.Learn More
Clients often search for tutors that meet specific needs, so accurately describing your experience and teaching styles will help attract the kinds of clients that are best for you. When describing your experience, answer important questions like people you've taught before, why you love teaching, your qualifications etc. For instance, if you had a first class, say it. If you've taught 20 kids who excelled in the subject before, say it here! If you're a photography tutor who normally allows students attend a real-life photoshoot event, then make sure you don't forget to say that under your teaching style! This is the place to let your light shine through and attract the best clients.
Tutors set two types of policies on Tuteria, Travel Policy and Cancellation Policy. Travel policy means how far from your area you're willing to go to deliver lessons or if clients should come to you; and Cancellation Policy is how much notice clients must give before they can cancel or reschedule a lesson; and the penalties if they cancel late. Tuteria believes in fair treatment and mutual respect for both tutors and clients.
Pricing and availability
You know your value and schedule best, so we let you decide the price for each subject and ask you to update your calendar to reflect the days and times you are available for tutoring. We also allow you indicate if you want to be hired hourly or monthly. We display your subject at the exact price you set and when you indicate you are unavailable, we make sure no one can book lessons with you during that period.
Respond to Clients
Clients who love your profile will want to hire you! On Tuteria, clients can directly book lessons with you on your calendar or they can request to meet with you before booking lessons. Tuteria collects full lesson payment from clients before you are notified with the lesson details, so you can be confident that you'll always receive payment after delivering lessons.Learn More
Preparing for lessons
You know how best you prepare, but we advise that you call the client immediately after you receive a booking to discuss and draw up a plan for the lesson. Make sure you understand your client's needs and communicate openly with them. If applicable, get the recommended textbook and course syllabus, and plan to deliver great value from the very first lesson. If you need to make changes, inform your client ahead of time and call us on 090 911 01479.
By now, you and your client would have decided where to deliver lessons. Look smart, be polite and arrive on time! Avoid distractions, be yourself and focus on helping your client understand the subject, that's the most important thing. Then get repeat business! Do a great job and your clients will hire you again on Tuteria.
Genuine reviews are the cornerstone of Tuteria's trusted community. After each lesson, return to the site to submit the lesson, and at the end, write a review about your experience with the client. Your client will have 3 days to confirm your submission and will have the opportunity to review their experience with you too! This closes the booking and your earnings are immediately credited to your account. No waiting till month end!
Promoting your subjects
Tuteria works through most available online and offline channels to bring thousands of clients to the site every day, but we have also made it possible for you to promote your subjects on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ with a single click! From the Promote Your Subject page in your profile, you'll be able to do just that - whether or not you have received a booking