How We Recruit

 

WE FULLY VET

OUR PRIVATE TUTORS

 

Tutor recruitment policy

Deen Tutors believes its recruitment process is at the heart of ensuring high quality tuition. We pride ourselves in being one of the few east London based tuition agencies that recruit its tutors using only the most reliable and rigorous method.  So much of our time is spent hiring the right tutors, we think it may be about half of what our role is as an organisation.

Below is a general idea of how our organisation recruits its private tutors in London and other UK cities. Each tutor is required to be successful at every stage before being allowed to work for us, as well as perform their role consistently well with marked improvements made throughout their time with us. And it is really that last criterion that everything rests on.

Offering tutors opportunities to develop themselves

We believe in giving people opportunities to develop as private tutors, but we equally believe in maintaining commitment and professionalism throughout.

We maintain a strong relationship with our tutors – offering not just an opportunity for them to connect with clients in London, but also as a means to develop as individuals and as private tutors. Our agency has helped tutors all over London get ahead in their careers by helping them to develop their teaching skills and other transferable skills.

The following are the steps we follow when hiring a tutor.

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Advertise

Advertise

Tutors know where to go to seek out new clients for themselves, so we use those same places to seek out out the best of them. Each time we advertise, we receive hundreds of CVs.

Review CVs

Review CVs

We shortlist candidates possessing credentials that match their subject specialism. Those carrying minimum 2:1 degree from a reputable university with a checkable history are considered. We also consider undergraduates with exceptional qualities.

Phone interview

Phone interview

We phone each shortlisted tutor and learn more about them. We assess their speaking ability, articulation, character, as well as their past experience in teaching.

Face to face interview

Face to face interview

Where possible, we then give tutors an appointment to attend an interview at our office where a fully qualified teacher will conduct an interview, asking a range of questions relating to education, customer service, teaching experience, subject knowledge and interpersonal skills. We also conduct interviews via Skype.

Verify evidences

Verify evidences

We check their stated credentials with physical evidences, including IDs, academic certifications, references and CRBs/DBSs.

DBS/CRB

DBS/CRB

Most tutors we hire will already have one, but some may have had theirs expired or have never applied for one. These tutors will make an application for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure at our office. A tutor is only fully registered after an Enhanced DBS Disclosure is shown to us for photocopying/scanning.

Sign agreements

Sign agreements

All tutors must read and sign our five page Terms of Engagement contract, as well as our Code of Conduct Agreement, both stipulating their obligations towards Deen Tutors, you (the client), and themselves. They are given light refreshments as they read through each clause, line by line.

Continuous feedback

Continuous feedback

A large part of our decision to retain tutors rests on how they perform in real life with the clients we provide them. We like to work with only the best tutors, so we identify the best ones and share them with clients who contact us.

Repeat the process

Repeat the process

We repeat this recruitment process again. Much of what we do in our office is recruiting tutors, vetting them and assessing their performance. It is a central part of our role.

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