Benefits of Tutoring with Orcas
Why join our pod
As an Orcas Partner, the hourly rate varies depending on your experience and qualifications. This means that the more hours you tutor, the higher your rate becomes. Once you have reached a certain amount of experience hours, you will even be able to set your own prices. It might even happen that you get asked to tutor two or three kids at a time, in which case your rate more or less doubles or triples per hour.
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 working hours. How it works is that a parent 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.
Working From Home
This isn’t always, but there is the opportunity to tutor via an online platform which means that you will be able to work remotely (from the desk in your room or while on a weekend trip to Sokhna). Parents are the ones that opt for this option and you will have to pass an additional assessment evaluation apart from the mandatory training session.
How Do Increase My Hourly Rate?
Almost all of our tutors start at the bronze level. This means that your hourly rate is 100EGP, unless you have previous teaching experience or so, this can vary. Apart from that, we have a pointing system which grants you different ways in which you can increase your rate.
This includes getting 5Star Ratings from parents once you have completed a package.
Helping out other tutors by writing insightful blog posts on our website with tips and tricks.
Completing more tutoring hours
Where Will I Be Working?
All our Partners work in different locations. Unless you are an Online Tutor, the tutoring primarily takes place in the clients homes. In your application you will be asked in which Zones you would like to work in (Tagamoa, Sheikh Zayed, Maadi… etc).
This better helps us find clients that are close to you and decrease the amount of commuting you have to do. You can of course always alter your zones.
What Will I Be Teaching?
Since each child is different, each tutoring package is too. Of course you will only be teaching the subjects which you have signed up for in the system that you are familiar with. We recommend that you spend the first session studying the child’s needs and the books and course outline that they need help with.
A helpful tip would be to ask the parents for the names of the books beforehand so you can better be prepared before the first session takes place. We’ll teach you more about how to do this in our mandatory training session.
When And How Do I Get My Earnings?
You can claim your earnings every time you complete a package. This is done through the Orcas Partners App. Simply click on your profile, press the My Earnings button to choose your redemption method.
There will be two different choices, either you can ask for your earnings to be delivered for an extra fee, or you can pick it up from our office in Zamalek.
Soon you will also be able to transfer it to your own Smart-Wallet. For that, kindly visit any of our CIB branch with your valid ID add your personal mobile number (registered to your national ID) to open a Smart-Wallet. Once you've done that, please send us your Smart-Wallet information at firstname.lastname@example.org along with your full name and mobile number. Payments can be made on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
(note: there are corresponding transfer fees).