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 at help@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 and education advisory services. 

OEP connects parents and their children predominantly based in Asia, 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 tutorials. Our goal is to provide a platform that is as good as, and in some cases surpasses, the physical tutoring experience.

We have developed an 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 our clients.

Who do we tutor?

OEP focuses on tutoring children between the ages of 10 and 18. We cover all exams from Key Stage 2 and 3 to PYP, GCSE to MYP, A-levels, Pre-U and IB. There is also 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 different time zones. 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 and in this video

How do I apply to be a tutor?

Signing up is easy. Please read our Tutor Manual and Tutor Terms and Conditions before registering your interest on our Sign-up Page. You’ll then receive instructions on completing the Tutor Application Questionnaire online.

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, a photo and a 30-second video introduction. We will then send you your shiny new OEP Tutor Profile and you are ready to go! Once you have a profile and an entry in our database we will start sending you 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 Manager 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 be asked to tutor spoken English.

The subjects that are on offer include:

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. 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 calendar your profile will be made public on our website and 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!

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

What will be expected of me?

We aim to provide a service which makes 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 as well as 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 24 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! Upload it to our tutoring platform 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 be paid for each 60 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 compensate and 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 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 installed with Chrome v56 or above or Firefox browser, a webcam and headphones with working microphone. We have a useful and growing database of content for all our tutors. Whether it be for an 11+ English comprehension or A-level history lesson, 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 Tutor 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 send a message to help@oepasia.com or get in touch with one of our team members. Consistency and reliability is a crucial tutor characteristic which will reflect well on you for repeat tutoring success.

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 or email and then stays on the lesson for 20 minutes. After this time, the tutor may leave the lesson and will be paid part of the lesson fee.

Please note that, for your own safety, it is important not to give out personal details such as email addresses and phone numbers, etc.; it is also strictly against our Tutor 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 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 send an email to help@oepasia.com or alternatively, let our Tutor Services Manager know so you will not be bothered 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. As a tutor, you have access to information about online safety available on our website. 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 Tutor Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

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. As a tutor, you have access to information about online safety available on our website. 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 refer to Tutor Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.