Coding and Programming Tutor

Bright Heart Education

Coding and Programming Tutor


Bright Heart Education, City of Westminster

  • Part time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 6 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 96d9e51014fa49cbade39fca7ecc6cc9

Full Job Description

Please attach your CV and include a cover letter outlining your tuition experience, SEN experience and your motivation for applying to us, as well as your tutoring availability and the subjects and / or types of students you would like to tutor. Please note that applications with a cover letter and completed skills tests will be given strong preference.

Should we progress your application, we will contact you for a brief screening call. Potential next steps include completing an application form, a pre-interview questionnaire / checks (which include online checks), an online interview with a director, contracting and an in-person meeting.

Safeguarding and safer recruitment

Bright Heart has a moral and legal obligation to ensure that, when given responsibility for young people and vulnerable adults, they are treated with the highest possible standard of care.

As disclosed in our safer recruitment policy (see our website), we aim to ensure that unsuitable candidates are deterred from applying to work with our students, and should they apply, they will not be successful in their application.

Our recruitment and selection procedures follow an equal opportunities policy. We aim to hire the most suitable candidates, with all applicants receiving fair and equitable treatment during the recruitment process.

Successful candidates will be required to sign Bright Heart's Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy (available on our website) and complete safeguarding induction and annual refresher training.

Bright Heart Education's tuition agency (an employment business) seeks an experienced SEN tutor with excellent written and spoken English who can tutor Coding and Programming at apprenticeship level and has experience of working with students with ASC and ADHD. The tutor should be available to tutor in the London area.

We strongly prefer tutors with good availability for in-person tutoring (and can offer many hours of tutoring, including during the daytime).

Students typically receive tuition in their homes (one-to-one) with a parent or guardian present or at school through the NTP (small groups up to 1:6). Successful candidates will be provided with further information and guidelines on the Bright Heart Approach and relevant training for working with SEN students.

Key qualities we look for in our tutors include:

  • Passion for teaching their subjects of expertise

  • Ability to provide engaging and informative lessons that motivate students

  • Ability to create bespoke lessons according to the student's needs

  • Caring, patient and empathetic

  • Professional and diligent with a strong commitment to safeguarding, All candidates must have the right to work in the UK and a current Enhanced DBS certificate (with a check of the children's barred list) before commencing any tutoring assignments (we can apply on behalf of a candidate if not currently held). Candidates must also provide 2 relevant professional references and a parent reference. Candidates who have lived / worked overseas in the last 5 years will also need to provide certain overseas checks, including a police certificate.

  • Please review the safer recruitment policy on our website for further details.

    In addition, candidates should have:
  • At least 12 months of relevant tutoring and/or teaching experience in the UK

  • Excellent spoken and written English

  • Strong subject knowledge in their tuition subject(s)

  • University qualification or studying towards one and A-levels

  • Passion for teaching and their tuition subject(s)

  • SEN tuition/teaching experience and a passion for working with students with SEN, Do you have experience of ASC and ADHD?

  • Can you tutor coding and programming at apprenticeship level?

  • Education:
  • A-Level or equivalent (required)

  • Experience:
  • SEN: 1 year (preferred)

  • teaching: 1 year (preferred)

  • UK tutoring/teaching: 1 year (required)

  • Language:
  • excellent English (required)

  • Licence/Certification:
  • Enhanced DBS (Child Workforce) (preferred)

    Bright Heart is an award-winning London-based tuition agency - we won the Tuition Business of the Year award in the 2022 National Tutoring Awards arranged by The Tutors' Association (runner-up in 2023). We are also an accredited National Tutoring Programme (NTP) Tuition Partner.

  • We offer a more nurturing approach and help students with special educational needs (SEN) and those lacking confidence or motivation. Our heart-based approach - the 'Bright Heart Approach' - involves meeting the whole person from their unique perspective with warmth to build trust, self-esteem and self-belief, before building on academic abilities.

    Bright Heart is committed to providing the best possible care to its students and vulnerable adults and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

    You will be working as a self-employed, part-time tutor, so you can choose which clients/students you wish to provide tuition to. Based on client demand, we are ideally looking for tutors who are looking to tutor at least 12 hours per week (and have good opportunities for those wishing to tutor many hours each week). Bright Heart provides its tutors with opportunities for professional development, including the potential for an employment contract if of interest.

    In addition, Bright Heart offers the right candidate:
  • A £5 per journey travel contribution (in addition to the advertised pay rate)

  • A respectful working environment for tutors

  • On-going training and support from experienced education professionals