Demanding workload pushes teachers to become private tutors, research suggests

Almost half of private tutors (47 per cent) have revealed they left teaching because of the hours they had to work.

According to research carried out by Bidvine, out of more than 2,000 private tutors, 67 per cent said they quit teaching because of its workload.

A third (32 per cent) of participants admitted that they left due to unrealistic targets set for students and 18 per cent said unrealistic pay pushed them to become tutors.

Thirteen per cent also cited poor treatment from students as the main reason they left teaching.

Co-founder of Bidvine, Russ Morgan, said: “In the last couple of years we’ve seen a 130 per cent increase in the number of private tutors signing up to find students via, which makes it one of the fastest growing categories on the site.

“From our research and the report it’s obvious that the UK teaching sector is in a bit of a crisis, however, I’m glad that gives ex-teachers a way to still share their knowledge with more control of their workloads.”

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