Tutoring for Oxford Open Learning

Tutor Recruitment

Oxford Open Learning is currently looking for experienced tutors in the following subjects:

  • Economics
  • Business

If you teach in another discipline and would be interested in tutoring for us if a post becomes available, please send your CV to Amanda Blunden at the email address at the bottom of this page. You will need to be qualified to PGCE / B.Ed. level to tutor our students. Ideally you will have internet access and a BT telephone line.

Who are our students?

Our students are usually adult learners, some of whom under-achieved in school and now wish to rectify that, and some who, whilst having a generally good academic background, now need a specific qualification to make progress in their career. Some even need English, Maths or Science qualifications to become teachers themselves!

How does tutoring with Oxford Open Learning work?

We provide the student with written course materials that have been developed to cover a particular syllabus or specification. All of our course materials have regular activities and self-assessment tests. Courses also include tutor-marked assignments (TMAs) which students will send to you for marking. Once you have marked an assignment, you return it to Oxford Open Learning and we will send the student a set of specimen answers together with their marked assignment.

Many of our courses include coursework which you will be expected to authenticate but not assess.

The success of Oxford Open Learning is based upon the contact made between tutor and student. We require all our tutors to make regular contact by telephone with their students. From past experience we know that this person-to-person contact is what keeps the student motivated and will eventually lead to their success in the examination.

How are tutors paid?

Broadly speaking, we pay our tutors based on the assignments they mark and the telephone contact they make, thus the more help you give your students, the more you get paid. For full details of how we pay our tutors, please contact Amanda Blunden on 01865 794 357.

Please note that our tutors are all self-employed, and the contract is for services provided by the tutor to Oxford Open Learning.

How to apply

Please send me a copy of your curriculum vitae and state which of our courses you would be interested in tutoring.

Please either post your CV or e-mail it to me at tutoring@ool.co.uk. Please don’t hesitate to telephone me on 01865 794357 if you have any queries at all (mornings only).

Amanda Blunden
Personnel Manager