All unassigned Schools Programme lessons are available for you to view and accept directly from your School Opportunities page!
Recurring slots are the bread and butter of the Schools Programme! These are groups of lessons with a single student at the same time every week (or alternating days if the pupil has a two-week school timetable) for a fixed number of weeks.
Recurring slots typically run for 6-10 weeks, although they can run for longer. Schools really value the relationship built up between pupils and tutors over time and pupils learn best when they have the same tutor each week, so we kindly ask that you check you’re able to commit to all of the lessons listed within a recurring slot before accepting it! To see a list of all of the lessons in a slot, click the ‘View’ button to the right hand side of the listing.
We do understand, however, that things come up at the last minute. For this reason, once you've completed your first two lessons with a pupil you can cancel a lesson as a one-off and we will find a cover tutor to take this lesson.
This brings us to cover slots! When a tutor has to miss a lesson, this will be released to any suitable tutors as a cover slot. Cover slots will also be listed on your Schools Opportunities page. If you pick up one of these lessons, you commit only to a one-off lesson and the pupil’s regular tutor should have left you a cover report which you can use to guide your lesson.
If you have checked that you are available to complete the lessons in a recurring slot, or a particular cover slot, then you can ‘Accept’ these slots and the lessons will then show on your Bookings page. You will also receive an email confirmation.