TUTOR REGISTRATION

If you are passionate about knowledge, please consider tutoring with us

Our tutors take pride in helping students to engage and progress in their studies. Our team of education specialists are here to help you become the best tutor you can be.

Please email our Tutor Services Manager, Anna Shepherd, at ashepherd@oepasia.com to learn more about tutoring with Online Education Partnership. We look forward to hearing from you.

Why tutor with Online Education Partnership:

  • We provide training and continued support to build your ability and networks as a tutor
  • You control when and where you work
  • We manage the student and parent bookings
  • We provide detailed notes on each student you teach
  • We provide teaching resources to ensure you’re able to plan the best lesson

WORKING WITH ONLINE EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

What is Online Education Partnership?

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Online Education Partnership (OEP) offers premium online tutoring. 

OEP connects Asian parents and their children, with tutors selected from leading universities in the UK. We are here to supplement and widen a child’s learning experience.

Our platform is designed to make it not only as easy as possible for tutors to get work and successfully teach but also for parents to easily search through a wide selection of tutors with expertise in specific subjects relevant to their children. Our sophisticated platform has all the tools and infrastructure for an optimal online learning experience.

Why are we different?

We are not simply a tutoring agency offering one-to-one tuition. OEP aims to make the whole process as easy as possible for tutors, whether it be booking lessons, preparing materials or giving tutorial. Our goal is to provide a platform that is as good as, and in some cases surpasses, the physical tutoring experience.

“We have developed a easy-to-use” and reliable online platform for delivering our lessons; an efficient payment and booking mechanism and a library of resources and materials to help our tutors deliver their lessons. While we don’t write the lessons for you, we do want to make it as easy as possible for you to deliver the best possible experience to clients.

Who do we tutor?

OEP focuses on tutoring children up to the age of 18. We cover all exams from Key Stage 2 and 3 to GCSE, A-levels, Pre-U and IB. There is the option of general learning. For those looking to apply to university in the UK, we also offer help on university applications, aptitude tests, personal statements and interviewing skills.

As your lessons progress you will quickly become the ’tutor of choice’ for these students for the weeks, months or years ahead. 

What time of day will I be tutoring?

The majority of our students are in Hong Kong and Mainland China, however we also tutor students in Europe, the Middle East and Australia, so it is important to take note of the timezones. For Hong Kong and China-based students, the time zone is seven or eight hours ahead of the UK, depending on the time of the year. This means that the most common time for tutoring is between 8am and 1pm in the UK.

How do lessons work?

You will receive a confirmation email with a link attached to the tutoring platform. When it is time for the lesson, clicking on this link will take you to the login automatically. You may see more details about what to expect from your first lesson in this document.

How do I apply to be a tutor?

Signing up is easy. Please read our Tutor Manual and then fill in the Tutor Application form and return it to our Tutor Services Manager, Anna Shepherd, at ashepherd@oepasia.com.

Once we have received your questionnaire we will be in touch and if you are the kind of candidate we are looking for, we will invite you for a 30-40 minute interview on our tutoring platform. The interview comprises 3 stages:

  1. First, a series of questions based on your questionnaire responses, your tutoring experience and your understanding of online tutoring versus face-to-face.
  2. Second, a 10 minute presentation prepared by you which demonstrates your ability to teach a specific concept within your chosen subject. We advise that you prepare some material to work through in your presentation to demonstrate your lesson-planning ability.
  3. The interview concludes with feedback on your presentation and the opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.

We aim to let candidates know whether or not they are successful within 24-48 hours of the interview taking place. Once you are accepted as a tutor we ask you to send us your contact details, a short description of your tutoring background and other interests and a photo. We will then send you your shiny new OEP tutor profile and you are ready to tutor! Once you have a profile and an entry in our database we will start sending your jobs which match your profile.

Do I need previous tutoring experience?

OEP recruits students who are currently studying at top UK Universities, have achieved excellent grades at school, and are eligible to work in the UK on a self-employed basis. You are also welcome to apply if you are a post-graduate. As well as top grades, we look for enthusiastic, articulate and well-motivated individuals to join us.

Previous tutoring experience is useful, however it is not necessary for tutoring with OEP. Our research has shown that students react well to tutors whom they see as current and relevant; you simply need to make learning fun to be able to communicate effectively with the student. We also have a highly experienced former tutor working as our Tutor Services who is on hand to offer support and training.

What subjects can I tutor?

You can tutor GCSE or lower level subjects which you have studied at A-level (or similar) and achieved an A/A* or equivalent grade. To tutor a subject at A-level or equivalent, it must form a major part of your degree. If you have completed IB instead of A-Level, you will need a six or seven in your chosen tutoring subject to tutor up to GCSE level, and study the specified subject for your degree to tutor IB. If you have completed Pre-U, you will need a D1, D2 or D3 in your preferred tutoring subject to teach up to GCSE level. If you are an English native speaker, you may well be asked to simply tutor spoken English.

The subjects that are on offer are as follows:

English
Maths
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Geography
History
Mandarin
French
Economics
Computer Science

How quickly can I start tutoring?

Once signed up as a tutor, you will proceed through the application process as described in How do I apply to be a tutor?. If you pass the interview, you will then be registered as an official tutor. We will open an account for you on the platform and will send you a login and password. You will then need to write a short resume about yourself and send it in to us. When you have filled in your availability on the timetable, clients can then choose you to tutor. We hope that you will receive work as soon as possible but there are a few factors to be aware of:


Tutoring is seasonal: the stream of students will be smaller at certain times of the year. Tutoring is at peak in the months of May, June and several weeks before other annual exams. However, tutoring is pervasive in Asia and is normally prevalent all year round. The rule of thumb is the sooner you sign up, the better – there are always parents looking to get in touch with tutors!

We will also be providing a professional development programme to aid our tutors and various test lessons for which you will be paid. In addition tutors will have access to a selection of our webinars, which will be given by leaders in their respective fields.

Most tutors will receive a pupil shortly after joining. To increase your chances, make sure your resume is up to date and appealing to parents.

What will be expected of me?

We aim to provide a service which tutoring easier for both tutor and student. We ensure that we fully brief tutors on new jobs, provide handover notes from previous tutors where applicable, provide teaching resources and comprehensive online training on our platform. In return we expect the following from tutors:

  • To be communicative. To ensure you check your emails for OEP updates at least every 48 hours. If you go away on holiday and will be uncontactable for an extended period please let a member of OEP staff know. Communication is key in this business as we hope to link up students with the right tutor as quickly as possible
  • To ensure professionalism is at the heart of what you do. The student status of many of our tutors is a great asset as we are always working with young, dynamic individuals who have valuable new ideas to bring to the table. But we still expect that tutors will be appear well-groomed, fresh and ready to start each lesson (even if it is at 8 am on a Sunday!)
  • To be creative and confident. We expect that our tutors will be able to respond creatively to learning challenges their students are experiencing by finding novel ways of reworking and recasting topics. Have you found a great video which explains the process of mitosis? Great! Use the screen share function on our tutoring software to share it with your student! Do you want to listen to an audiobook file to explain the role of voice in literature? Go ahead! Online learning allows for a world of possibilities beyond the formal strictures of the classroom. We hope that you will take up these opportunities to increase students’ confidence and to have some fun while doing it too!

How much, and when, will I be paid?

Every tutor will initially be paid for each 50 minute lesson. Based on availability, a tutor can accept as many hours as they want a week.  Where a student fails to turn up for a lesson, we will compensateand and allow the tutor to drop off the lesson after 20 minutes. Tutors also have the possibility of earning a bonus fee per lesson if all lessons are completed on time during the month. Please contact our Tutor Services Manager, Anna Shepherd (ashepherd@oepasia.com), with your completed application form for more details.

All our tutors are self-employed and we pay you for the lessons that you teach. When you register with us, we will ask for your bank account details. You will be paid within five working days of the beginning of the month for lessons taught during the previous month.

In addition to the money you’ll earn, we are also here to help you with your professional development. For regular tutors, our senior staff and shareholders will offer mentoring and opportunities to help you develop your careers. 

Managing, Booking and Conducting Tutorials

What do I need to run an online lesson?

All that is required to run an online tutoring session is a laptop or desktop, webcam and headphones with working microphone. We have a useful and growing database of content for all our tutors. Whether it be an 11+ English comprehensions or A-level history, we will help you along the way, making each session you tutor as easy and efficient as possible. However content is not everything; simple preparation and understanding is key to success. You are the tutor and you need to prepare for your lessons as you think appropriate.

Do I need to give homework?

Homework is certainly not an OEP requirement. However, you may want to set some extra reading or some examples for pupils to work through as this will provide continuity and preparation for their next lesson. Not only will it give the pupil extra practice which may be needed for them to improve but also it will round up your lesson and give you a clear guideline on what they have learnt, as well as preparing you for the next lesson. The pupil will also have the incentive to work harder for you and continue their sessions, therefore giving you more work. Tutors will have the opportunity to provide feedback at the end of the session.

What happens if I want to cancel or reschedule a session?

If you can’t make a tutorial the first thing to do is to send a message to the OEP team. Tutors should only reschedule a tutorial in exceptional circumstances, and once tutorials are confirmed they should take place at the agreed date and time.

In accordance with our Terms and Conditions, a tutor will be given a warning for missing a lesson. The second strike (missing a lesson without good reason) will result in OEP deregistering you from the system. If you need to reschedule a tutorial outside of this time frame, please get in touch with cauyeung@oepasia.com. Consistency and reliability really matters.

What happens if a parent wants to cancel or reschedule a session?

A parent can cancel a tutorial up to 24 hours before a tutorial is due to start. If a student fails to turn up at the scheduled time, we request that the tutor contact us immediately via whatsapp/email and then stays on the lesson for 20 minutes. After this time, the tutor may leave the lesson and will be paid for 50 percent of the full lesson fee.

Please note that, for your own safety, it is important fnot to give out personal details such as email addresses, phone numbers or your skype account details; it is also strictly against our Terms and Conditions. Having direct contact with minors is an area fraught with potential danger for the tutor and is expressly forbidden in the OEP learning environment. You can to communicate easily with a student during your classroom sessions. If you are having trouble getting hold of someone, or a parent asks for your details, please just get in touch to let us know. We will communicate with the student or parent on your behalf.

Do I need to register as self-employed?

Yes, as a tutor you will need to register as self-employed and declare your earnings. Please make sure you are eligible to work in the UK on a self-employed basis before applying. This may not be the case if you are from outside the EU or on a tier-4 visa and have not completed any tertiary education in the past. 

How do I take a break from tutoring?

If you want to take a break due to exams or for any other reason, please let our Tutor Services Manager, Anna Shepherd(ashepherd@oepasia.com), know so that she will not bother you with requests for tutoring during this period. You are always welcome to start again, once you are available.

How does OEP ensure my safety?

The online safety of all our users is very important to us. Our site has been developed with this in mind, and we have a number of checks in place to ensure that tutors and students remain in a safe environment at all times. When you join us as a tutor, you will be able to see information on online safety in our Terms and Conditions. Problems can arise from direct contact between a tutor and student, and so we have developed significant levels of protection for you. For further details, please visit our section on Tutor Terms and Conditions and <<Privacy Policy>>.

Terms and Conditions

Tutor Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions (together with the documents referred to herein) govern the relationship between you and Online Education Partnership Limited (OEP) when you apply to be or are accepted as a tutor.

Please ensure that you read these terms and conditions carefully. By applying to be a tutor, you warrant that:

  • the details on, with or as part of the tutor registration process including any documents sent to us (“Application“); and
  • any details you provide after the Application to us 

are complete and accurate.

Any reference to “you” or “your“, means you as a tutor or prospective tutor (as applicable).  Any reference to “we“, “us“, “our” or “OEP” is to Online Education Partnership Limited.  Any reference to “written” includes email.

Please be aware that by applying to be a tutor, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions and by the terms and conditions in the Tutor FAQs. You should retain a copy of these for future reference.

1. TERM

If we accept your Application to be a tutor, we will issue you with a written acceptance of an Application (the “Confirmation“), at which point you shall provide your Services (defined below) to us unless and until this agreement is terminated by either party giving to the other not less than 2 weeks’ prior written notice or as otherwise provided in these terms.  You acknowledge and agree that if you terminate this agreement, this is without prejudice to your obligation to fulfil any outstanding Services (defined below) for us.

2. DUTIES

2.1. On Confirmation, you shall use your best endeavours to promote our interests and, unless prevented by ill health or accident, to carrying out the following services for us:

2.1.1. Providing private, one-to-one tutoring to consumers based on the national curriculum of England and Wales via www.oepasia.com or such other website that we specify from time to time (Our Website);

2.1.2. Providing group tutoring to a group of consumers based on the national curriculum of England and Wales via Our Website;

2.1.3. Assisting with the provision of webinars via our Website;

2.1.4. On our request, distributing and marking, homework to those you tutor which complies with or is consistent with the standards expected in the national curriculum of England and Wales to users; and

2.1.5. any other services us reasonably requests from time to time (together the “Services“).

2.2. Without prejudice to our rights and remedies at law or under this agreement, if you are unable to provide the Services due to illness or injury you shall notify us at help@oepasia.com as soon as reasonably practicable and, where possible, at least 48 hours before any scheduled tutorial. 

2.3. Without prejudice to our rights and remedies at law or under this agreement, if you wish to reschedule any tutoring, you must notify the tutee’s parent and us at help@oepasia.com at least 48 hours before any scheduled tutorial.

2.4. You must comply with our policies and processes on child protection, strikes and other policies we may issue to you from time to time.  You must also comply with the processes outlined in our Tutor FAQs.

2.5. You shall ensure that you are available at all times on reasonable notice to provide such assistance or information as us may require.

2.6. You have no authority (and shall not hold yourself out as having authority) to bind us, unless we have specifically permitted this in writing in advance or in this agreement.

2.7. You must comply with the UK Bribery Act 2010 and the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201 of the Laws of Hong Kong). Failure to do so may result in the immediate termination of this agreement.

3. FEES AND EXPENSES

3.1. On Confirmation, we will pay you such fees as may be agreed by email from time to time for Services delivered.

3.2. You acknowledge and agree that VAT is not payable by us as we are running our services in Hong Kong. We shall generate a statement on a monthly basis setting out the hours that you have worked for us during the preceding month. We will pay you within 14 days of sending you such statement.

3.3. You shall bear your own expenses.

3.4. We are entitled to deduct from any sums payable to you any sums that you may owe us or any other company in its group at any time.

4. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION AND OUR PROPERTY

4.1. You shall not use or disclose to any person either during or at any time after your engagement by us any confidential information about the business or affairs of us or any other company in its group or any of its business contacts, or about any other confidential matters which may come to your knowledge in the course of providing the Services. For the purposes of this clause 4, confidential information means any information or matter (howsoever disclosed) which is not in the public domain and which relates to the affairs of us or any other company in its group or any of its or their business contacts.

4.2. The restriction in clause 4.1 does not apply to:

4.2.1. any use or disclosure authorised by us in writing; or

4.2.2. any information which is already in, or comes into, the public domain otherwise than through your unauthorised disclosure.

4.3. You may disclose confidential information only to the extent required by law, by any governmental or other regulatory authority (including, without limitation,  by a court or other authority of competent jurisdiction provided that, to the extent you are legally permitted to do so, you give us as much notice of such disclosure as possible and, where notice of disclosure is not prohibited and is given in accordance with this clause 5.3, you take into account our reasonable requests in relation to the content of such disclosure.

4.4. All documents, manuals, hardware and software provided for your use by us, and any data or documents (including copies) produced, maintained or stored on our computer systems or other electronic equipment, remain the property of us.

4.5. You acknowledge that damages alone may not be an adequate remedy for the breach of any of the provisions of this clause 5. Accordingly, without prejudice to any other rights and remedies us may have, us shall be entitled to the granting of equitable relief (including without limitation injunctive relief) concerning any threatened or actual breach of any of the provisions of this clause 5.

5. DATA PROTECTION

5.1. You consent to us holding and processing data relating to you for legal, personnel, administrative and management purposes and in particular to the processing of any “sensitive personal data” as defined in the UK Data Protection Act 1998 relating to you including without limitation, as appropriate:

5.1.1. information about your physical or mental health or condition in order to monitor sick leave and take decisions as to your fitness for work;

5.1.2. your racial or ethnic origin or religious or similar beliefs in order to monitor compliance with equal opportunities legislation; and

5.1.3. information relating to any criminal proceedings in which you have been involved for insurance purposes and in order to comply with legal requirements and obligations to third parties.

5.2. You consent to us making such information available to other companies in its group, those who provide products or services to us (such as advisers), regulatory authorities, governmental or quasi-governmental organisations and potential purchasers of us or other companies in its group or any part of its business.

5.3. You consent to the transfer of such information outside the European Economic Area.

5.4. You will comply with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 when processing personal data relating to any of our customers and, if applicable, any employees, workers, suppliers or agents of ours.  In particular, you will:

5.4.1. only process personal data in accordance with our instructions; and

5.4.2. have in place appropriate technical and organisational measures against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.

5.5. The term personal data bears the same meaning it does under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (to be construed in accordance with Directive of the European Parliament of the Council 95/46/EC (as amended or replaced from time to time),

6. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

6.1. You hereby assign with full title guarantee to us all existing and future intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, patents, copyright and related rights) and inventions arising from providing the Services for us including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights in and to any material or content used or uploaded on our Website. You agree promptly to execute all documents and do all acts as may, in the opinion of us, be necessary to give effect to this clause 6.

6.2. To the extent that any existing and future works cannot be assigned, you hereby grant to us a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, transferable, sub-licensable licence to all existing and future intellectual property rights to allow us to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or merge such works for any reasonable purpose us wishes to use it for.

6.3. You hereby irrevocably waive all moral rights under the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (and all similar rights in other jurisdictions) which you have or will have in any existing or future works.

7. INSURANCE AND LIABILITY

7.1 You shall have personal liability for and shall indemnify us and any other company in its group for any loss, liability, costs (including reasonable legal costs), damages or expenses arising from any breach by you of the terms of this agreement, including any negligent or reckless act, omission or default in the provision of the Services.

7.2 We recommend that you maintain in force during the period of this agreement adequate insurance cover with reputable insurers.  Please contact us at help@oepasia.com if you would like us to provide you with details of a potential insurer.

8. TERMINATION

8.1. We may at any time terminate your engagement with immediate effect with no liability to make any further payment to you (other than in respect of any accrued fees or expenses at the date of termination) if you:

8.1.1. commit any gross misconduct affecting our business or any company in its group;

8.1.2. commit any serious or repeated breach or non-observance of any of the provisions of this agreement or refuse or neglect to comply with any reasonable and lawful directions of us;

8.1.3. are convicted of any criminal offence (other than an offence under any road traffic legislation in the United Kingdom or elsewhere for which a fine or non-custodial penalty is imposed);

8.1.4. are in our reasonable opinion negligent or incompetent in the performance of the Services;

8.1.5. are declared bankrupt or make any arrangement with or for the benefit of your creditors or have a county court administration order made against you under the UK County Court Act 1984;

8.1.6. are incapacitated (including by reason of illness or accident) from providing the Services for an aggregate period of 21 days in any 52-week consecutive period;

8.1.7. commit any fraud or dishonesty or acts in any manner which in our opinion brings or is likely to bring you or us or any company in our group into disrepute or is materially adverse to the interests of us or to a company in our group;

8.1.8. commit any breach of our policies and procedures; or

8.1.9. commit any offence under the UK Bribery Act 2010 or the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201 of the Laws of Hong Kong).

8.2. The rights of us under clause 9.1 are without prejudice to any other rights and remedies that it might have at law or under this agreement. Any delay by us in exercising its rights to terminate shall not constitute a waiver of these rights.

9. OBLIGATIONS ON TERMINATION

Any of our property in your possession and any original or copy documents obtained by you in the course of providing the Services shall be returned to the directors at  help@oepasia.com at any time on request and in any event on or before the termination of this agreement. You also undertake to irretrievably delete any information relating to our business or any other company in its group (including where this is stored on any cloud, magnetic or optical disk or memory), and all matter derived from such sources which is in your possession or under your control outside the premises or server of us.  You agree to, on request, promptly provide a signed statement that you have complied fully with your obligations under this clause 9.

10. STATUS

10.1. On Confirmation, you will be an independent contractor for us and will refer to yourself as a tutor for us.  Nothing in this agreement shall render you an employee, worker, agent or partner of us and you shall not hold yourself out as such.

10.2. You shall be fully responsible for and indemnify us against any liability, assessment or claim for:

10.2.1. taxation whatsoever arising from or made in connection with the performance of the Services, where such recovery is not prohibited by law; and

10.2.2. any employment-related claim or any claim based on worker status (including reasonable costs and expenses) brought by you against us arising out of or in connection with the provision of the Services.

We may satisfy such indemnity (in whole or in part) by way of deduction from any payment due to you.

11. VARIATION

This agreement may only be varied by on our agreement.  We will expressly notify you when these terms have changed.

12. FURTHER ASSURANCE

At its own expense, each party shall, and shall use all reasonable endeavours to procure that any necessary third party shall, promptly execute and deliver such documents and perform such acts as may be required for the purpose of giving full effect to this agreement.

13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

13.1. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

13.2. Each party agrees that it shall have no remedies in respect of any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in this agreement. Each party agrees that it shall have no claim for innocent or negligent misrepresentation or negligent misstatement based on any statement in this agreement.

14. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS

Except as otherwise stated in this agreement, the UK Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 and Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Ordinance (Cap. 623 of the Laws of Hong Kong) shall not apply to this agreement and no person other than you and us shall have any rights under it. The terms of this agreement or any of them may be varied, amended or modified or this agreement may be suspended, cancelled or terminated by agreement in writing between the parties or this agreement may be rescinded (in each case), without the consent of any third party.

15. GOVERNING LAW

This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Hong Kong.

16. JURISDICTION

The courts of Hong Kong shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).