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Orcas is a platform that connects students from KG to Grade 12 across all school systems with tutors in their area of online.
As an Orcas independent tutor partner, you can create a tutor profile on the app to help parents and learners find you. During your onboarding session, your previous work experience and educational background will be assessed to determine your level and hourly rate.
Creating A Tutor Profile
Once your application has been accepted, your tutor profile will be added to Orcas as an independent tutor partner.
You’ll be able to choose the subjects that you can help with and the locations that you want to provide Tutoring Services in.
Receiving Session Requests
Parents and students (users) will be able to find your profile and send you messages through the application.
Start chatting with parents or users to coordinate tutoring sessions.
The parent/student (user) will pay for the session in advance according to the Terms and Conditions.
Once you’ve completed the agreed number of sessions, your fees of Tutoring Services will be transferred to you via bank transfer or CIB Wallet according to the Terms and Conditions.
Benefits of Tutoring with Orcas
As an Orcas Partner, the hourly rate of your independent tutoring services (“Tutoring Services”) varies depending on your experience and qualifications. This means that the more hours you provide Tutoring Services, the higher your rate becomes. Once you have reached a certain amount of experience hours of Tutoring Services, you will even be able to set your own prices that shall be paid by the users.
It might even happen that you get asked to provide Tutoring Services to two or three kids at a time, in which case your rate more or less doubles or triples per hour of Tutoring Services that shall be paid by users in this case.
***Orcas Tutoring is willing to recognize an independent body of tutors and/or freelance workers.
Flexible Hours of Tutoring Services
We know that you might still be studying, have a full-time job or simply other responsibilities you have to attend to. This will definitely not interfere since you can choose your own time for providing Tutoring Services. How it works is that a parent or a user will request a certain date and time.
Depending on your availability, these can be amended or if it really doesn’t work out, you can decline the request. No need to worry though, this happens all the time and we completely understand. We’ll help you find a request that suits your schedule for providing Tutoring Services..
Providing Tutoring Services From Home
This isn’t always, but there is the opportunity to provide Tutoring Services via an online platform which means that you will be able to tutor remotely (from the desk in your room or while on a weekend trip to Sokhna).
Parents or users are the ones that opt for this option and you will have to pass an additional assessment evaluation apart from the mandatory training session to be able to use the Orcas Application and platform for Providing Tutoring Services Remotely.
Where Will I Be Providing Tutoring Services?
All our partners work in different locations. Unless you are an Online Tutor, the tutoring primarily takes place in the users homes. In your application you will be asked in which Zones you would like to provide Tutoring Services in (Tagamoa, Sheikh Zayed, Maadi… etc).
This better helps us find users that are close to you and decrease the amount of commuting you have to do. You can of course always alter your zones.
How Do I Increase My Tutoring Services Hourly Rate?
Almost all of our tutors start at the bronze level unless you have previous teaching experience or so, this can vary according to the T&Cs and Policies. Apart from that, we have a pointing system that grants you different ways in which you can increase your own rate:
1. This includes getting 5-star ratings from parents and users once you have completed a package.
2. Helping out other tutors by writing insightful blog posts on our website with tips and tricks.
3. Completing more Tutoring Services hours
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