Frequently Asked Questions About Advertising With Home Tutors Directory

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The Founders Of Home Tutors Directory

The idea for Home Tutors Directory was conceived in the Autumn of 2004 by the co-founders Emlyn Price and Jayne Thomas. Emlyn and Jayne have degrees in Biochemistry and Biomedical Science respectively and have over thirty years combined experience of tutoring, working and lecturing in science.

Jayne previously worked in andrology and IVF and has written and published research regarding male infertility, as well as contributed to other research projects in the UK and in Europe. Jayne's work has been cited in medical journals worldwide by over fifty authors and also has been cited in four medical textbooks.

Emlyn and Jayne currently run a science tuition business, specialising as A-Level Chemistry tutors and A-Level Biology tutors in Nottingham. They also are the proprietors of Home Tutors Directory. Home Tutors Directory went live on the internet on 31st March 2005.

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1. Why Should I Advertise My Tutoring Services On With You?

2. Does Home Tutors Directory limit me to placing my Private Tuition advert in just one area or Town?

3. Can you guarantee me work?

4. Do I need to be a qualified teacher?

5. What can I expect to earn?

6. How do I advertise?

7. What are the costs for advertising?

8. Can I get a refund?

9. What do I do when I have placed my advert on this web site?

10. I have been inundated with enquires and can't take on any more students, can I suspend my advert temporarily?

11. The area in which I tutor covers more than one county/area can I place a duplicate advert in all the counties in which I tutor?

12. My details have changed and I need to modify my advert. What additional costs do I have to pay?

13. Can I pay for my advert online using my credit card?

14. How many subjects can I advertise for in my advert?

15. I am would like to be listed on further county pages, at a later date after I have placed an advertisement.What will the charge be?

16. I originally advertised as an individual private tutor on www.hometutorsdirectory.co.uk, but have now started trading as a tutoring agency and require you to change my advert.




1. Why Should I Advertise My Tutoring Services With You?

No ongoing commision fees, as tutors you set your own rate.

Cost Effective - We advertise our services on this directory and in this academic year (2009) we have received sixty five percent of our enquiries from Home Tutors Directory. It has now overtaken enquiries from the Yellow Pages where we also advertise.

High search engine placement for general terms, towns, counties, subjects and levels.

Covers every major town, city, county in the UK.Your advert will be seen 365 days a year, predominantly and consistently, not just for for half the time or even less as in most cases.

Home Tutors Directory is different to free private tutoring sites because it is not overwhelmed with private tutors advertising for the same work in the same area. There are simply more chances of private tutors and tutoring agencies obtaining more private tuition leads from Home Tutors Directory. The ratio of potential clients per advertiser is much greater. Why not take a look at our testimonial page

Does not limit you to advertising in one small area.

Your advert will also be seen for many smaller surrounding areas.

We are a free searchable private tuition directory for students and parents.Home Tutors Directory do not charge a finders fee to find a tutor like some other organisations. Having to pay to find a tutor will dissuade potential clients in contacting tutors, which can result in less work for the tutor.

We are one of the longest established online private tuition directories in the UK. The idea for Home Tutors Directory was conceived in the Autumn of 2004, and it went live on the internet on 31st March 2005.

We have an enquiry form for students. As a good will gesture, we put those students in contact with you if they have overlooked any advertisement on Home Tutors Directory or have been directly referred to us. Because we are long established we receive many direct hits, as well as very high volumes of traffic from Google and the other major search engines. We are well established on the internet within the tutoring industry, with hundreds of links to long established educational websites, including recommendations from Schoolzone as well as being independently quoted by the National Centre for Social Research in their report "Private Tuition In England". We have also been independently quoted by the TES magazine (Times Educational Supplement), Sir Chris Woodhead in his education column of The Sunday Times and also Newteachers.tes.co.uk.

We provides ongoing support to tutors and tutoring agencies who advertise with us. See some of the recent testimonials from our private tuition advertisers..

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2. Do you limit me to placing my private tuition advert in just one area or town?

The proprietors of Home Tutors Directory have run a full time science private tutoring business for fifteen years. From experience we know that the more areas you cover the more tutoring work you get.

If you list your tutoring services with us, you will also come up for searches for many surrounding towns in your area. Whilst you may have to politely decline this tuition if you are fully booked up, you will find that your service will become more well known and that some of these enquirers will call back when you are less busy, thus creating a reserve of work.

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3. Can Home Tutors Directory Guarantee Me Work?

No.
We are not a tuition agency and are therefore unable to guarantee work. However due to the shift to internet advertising, compared with other forms of media advertising there is a continuously growing volume of potential clients searching for tuition on the internet. Like any other form of advertising we cannot guarantee work, but we are confident that your advert will be seen by many potential clients and students for the duration of your advertising period. We are an advertising platform specialising in private tuition. This is a one stop shop where tutors and agencies are able to advertise their services and where prospective students/ parents can search to find a suitable tutor in their area quickly and easily. The availability of work will depend on a number of factors such as your location, the subjects that you are willing to tutor, the age range and levels of achievement that you wish to cover as well as details such as the price you are going to charge, the times and days you want to work and the distance you are willing to travel.

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4. Do I Need To Be A Qualified Teacher?

No.
However most private tutors have a minimum of a degree or equivalent, whilst some tutors have higher degrees or PhD's. Some tutors will have a degree and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) i.e. they are qualified to teach in schools and colleges.

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5. What Can I Expect To Earn?

The current rates for tutoring vary depending on the area of the country in which you live, if the tutor is travelling to a student, or if the tutor is supplied by an agency etc. However the hourly fee for primary tuition can begin at around 20 whilst A Level can be up to 30 and above. Hourly Undergraduate (degree) level is in the region of 30 plus. Non-academic/vocational subjects vary in price.

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6. How Do I Advertise on Home Tutors Directory?

Please see Application Form
We aim to publish your advertisement on Home Tutors Directory within one working day of receiving your payment, (this does not include Saturdays, Sundays or bank holidays.)
For more advantages why Home Tutors Directory is one of the best private tuition directories to advertise you tutoring services please see our advantages from advertising as a tutor on Home Tutors Directory page

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7. What Are the Costs for Advertising?

The costs are dependent on whether you are an individual private tutor OR you represent a larger organisation such as a group of tutors, a tuition agency, a training providing company or a educational, training or tutoring franchise. We aim to keep the costs of advertising as low as possible. For a full breakdown of the costs involved follow this link our current advertising costs.


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8. Can I Get A Refund?

No.
In order to keep the costs as low as possible for all our clients we regret we cannot offer refunds once an advert has been published. The price you pay covers the cost of administration and placing of your advert on the Internet. However if you do change your mind about advertising with us before the advertisement is published then it will be possible for you to be refunded less any costs incurred by us to date in processing your tuition advert.


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9. What Do I Do When I have Placed My Advert on Home Tutors Directory?

Your advert will remain on the web site for twelve months from the date of publication, unless you request its removal. We will contact you one month prior to the renewal date and ask if you wish to renew your tuition advertisement. If we do not receive a reply from you then the advert will be removed on the expiry date.


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10. I have been inundated with enquires and can't take on any more students, can I suspend my advert temporarily?

Yes.
If you wish to suspend your advertisement for a period of time for any reason such as you may not be able to take on any more students, we will remove it for you without charge. You may then have your advert reinstated once to the directory at any time, again without charge up to the original expiry date of your advertising. You may only suspend or reinstate your advertisement once within the twelve month advertising period. An administration fee will be charged if you wish to suspend/reinstate your advert more than once in any twelve month advertising period.


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11. The area in which I tutor covers more than one county/area can I place a duplicate advert in all the counties/areas in which I tutor?

Yes.
If you wish to place an identical additional duplicate advertisement under a different county/area to your main advertisement then we are able to do this for an additional charge of 10 per extra advert. If you wish to place more than one identical advertisement each additional listing/county will cost 10 extra. For more details click here. If however you wish to place an advertisement that is not identical to your main advertisement then we will treat this as a new advert and you will have to pay the full advertising cost.


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12. My details have changed and I need to modify my advert. What additional costs do I have to pay?

None.
At this moment in time we are not planning to charge for modifications to your existing advertisement(s). If we find however that people are abusing this service with frequent requests for multiple changes to adverts we may then have to introduce charges, so please keep any changes you need to make to a minimum.

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13. Can I pay for my advert online using my credit card?

At Home Tutors Directory we accept two methods of payment, which are online payments through Paypal using a credit or debit card or if you prefer a cheque / postal order sent direct to us through the post. For more details of the payment methods we accept please click here.

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14. How many subjects can I advertise for in my advert?

You can list as many subjects as you wish in your advert providing this does not exceed the word count stated for the relevant section on the tutor or agency forms.

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15. I would like to be listed on further county pages, at a later date after I have placed an advertisement. What will the charge be?

There will be a charge of 10.00 per county page, plus an administration fee of 5.00 for this service, providing you require identical adverts to those that we originally published. Should you require a completely different advert, in a different region of the UK, then normal prices apply, and you will need to fill an another form.

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16. I originally advertised as an individual private tutor on www.hometutorsdirectory.co.uk, but have now started trading as a tutoring agency and require you to change my advert.

If you originally advertised with us as a tutor but you are now trading as a tutoring agency, you must notify us, as you will need to upgrade your advert. There will be an extra charge for this. If we become aware that you are trading as a tutoring agency but are advertising your services on www.hometutorsdirectory.co.uk as an individual tutor we will remove your adverts from www.hometutorsdirectory.co.uk.

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