Tutor FAQs

If you have a question about becoming a Brilliant Tutoring Programme tutor, the answer may be below.

Application

How long will it take to complete the application form?

The application form should take no more than 1 hour to complete. We do ask that you explain, in as much detail as you can, your motivation for working as a Scholars Programme tutor and what experience and skills you will bring to the role.

What's the deadline for applying?

The next application deadline for Brilliant Tutoring Programme placements in the summer term is Sunday 28th March. Please note that we are currently assessing tutors eligible to teach Maths, Science and English.

What happens at Assessment Centre?

At Assessment Centre, you will be asked to do three things:

  1. Teach an 8-minute mini tutorial
  2. Write a self-evaluation to reflect upon your tutorial
  3. A short interview (15-20 minutes)

    If you are invited to Assessment Centre, we will send you detailed guidance to help you to prepare.

    Can I work for you if I am not a UK citizen?

    Yes, as long as you have Right to Work in the UK. You will have to bring the relevant documentation, in the form of physical documents, to prove this to your assessment centre.

    Do you sponsor visas?

    No, we cannot sponsor visas.

    Does this count towards my Tier 4 visa limit for working hours?

    A placement with us does count as paid work; you should check the government policy guidance to ensure you understand the limit for your specific situation.

    What’s the time commitment/hourly play/how many hours is a placement?

    We pay a stipend of £1000 per 2 placements – the minimum we would expect of most tutors. Brilliant Tutoring Programme tutors are expected to work approximately 45 hours across the two placements, including 30 hours of tuition plus preparation and marking.

    What if I’m not available to work straight away?

    That’s fine. If you are successful at assessment centre, we will send you a termly availability form to check whether you would like to work that term.

    What if I haven’t been educated in the UK?

    We welcome applications from researchers of all nationalities, and believe it is a real strength of our programme that school pupils are working with tutors from all over the world. We run training sessions about the UK education system as part of our training weekends, for any tutors who feel this will better equip them to work with British pupils.

    Training

    Do I need to complete the training programme if I have already completed a placement?

    If you return to work with us on subsequent placements, you must complete the Continuous Professional Development sessions.

    How will I be supported after my training programme is complete?

    Every BTP tutor is assigned a Programme Officer who will support you to deliver your placement. Tutors also receive a handbook which contains information and helpful tips relevant from pre-placement logistics to the end of the placement.

    Brilliant Tutoring Programme Placement

    Do tutors curate the content they teach to pupils?

    No, tutors are facilitated with resources and content created by curriculum experts. Tutors familiarize themselves with the course before delivering their placement.

    Can I return to do more placements in a different term/year?

    Yes, many of our PhD tutors run multiple placements in one term or return to work with us each term or year.

    What happens if I have field work in the middle of a placement?

    You will need to ensure you can commit to a full placement before you agree to work in any given term. Once we have agreed dates with you and the school, these cannot be amended as the school will have made arrangements for the programme to run within this time frame.

    Still have a question? Please get in touch with us by contacting: apply@thebrilliantclub.org