This is the number of regular pupils you can work with at any one time.
There are two factors which impact how many pupils you’re able to work with.
1. Performance 📈
We increase tutors' limits automatically based on two things:
1. Your reliability - Which means attendance and punctuality. Reliability is really important for your pupil's confidence and their grades. It can be really nervewracking for a pupil to have a different tutor appear in the lesson space. It also sets the cover tutor back while they work out the pupil's style of learning. Furthermore, schools value reliability really highly and we want to prioritise work for reliable tutors.
2. If you're already working with your current maximum number of pupils. i.e. You're at your recurring slot limit.
For example, whenever a slot that you could take is uploaded and you've attended all of your most recent lessons and all of them punctually, we'll check that you are at your recurring slot limit and increase it automatically by 2 if you are. It's really easy to build your limit up quickly if you're reliable! 😊
Similarly, if you've missed one or more lessons, launched one or more of them over fifteen minutes late, or cancelled a lesson within six hours of its start time we'll decrease your limit by two - and if you reach 0, you'll be blocked from working with any more pupils. Of course, we understand that things come up, so in exceptional circumstances we won't less this impact your limit.
If your limit does fall, don't worry, as you can quickly build this up again through strong performance in your upcoming lessons.
2. Seasonality 😎
At busier times of year, when we’re working with lots of schools, we raise the default limit so tutors can pick up more work.
When it’s quieter (for example over the summer holidays), we reduce the default limit, so that we can spread work fairly across our tutor community. Don't worry if you've built up a big slot allowance over the year by being really reliable - you'll be able to build this up again really quickly once the work starts coming in! We only reduce it to spread the work evenly right at the start of the year.
If you're really raring to get more work and you've got a history of reliability, you can drop us an email to ask us to increase your slot allowance! We'll be happy to increase it for you during busy periods. 📧
If you'd like to request an increase to your Schools Slot Allowance, please fill in our webform.