What is tutoring? How do you find a tutor? How do you know if they are any good? It can all be a bit of a minefield!

Tutoring is not a regulated industry. This means that anyone can set themselves up as a tutor, and there are no quality checks on tutors. This lack of regulation has its pros and cons. An advantage is that people with a wide range of skills and knowledge can help others learn, regardless of their qualifications. However, it also makes choosing a tutor tricky because there are so many people out there, offering different skills and subjects, at a variety of age ranges with varying levels of qualification, experience and pricing. How do you know if they are actually as good as they say they are?