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Become a zutor thanks to the Zoom boom which made online teaching one of the fastest-growing markets

MILLIONS of kids got used to lessons on Zoom in lockdown – and online teachers are now one of the fastest-growing job markets.

Tutoring was once only affordable for privileged parents. But taking it online means tutors can teach multiple children at once, bringing down the cost and making it accessible for normal families.

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As a result, the demand for zutors — those who tutor via Zoom or similar video apps — is up 30 per cent this year. Experts estimate the UK’s tuition industry will soon be worth up to £5billion.

Zutors can teach children all over the world and reach kids who are shielding or unable to go to school.

They have flexible hours, no travel time, reduced work expenses and can pocket between £20 and £80 an hour.

Andrew Martin became a zutor after his contract as a teacher with a primary school ended during lockdown.

He now tutors children here and in China.

Andrew, 31, from Worcester, says: “As a qualified teacher, I have a lot to offer as a tutor.

“Used well, technology can grab the attention of pupils and really help to engage them in what they are learning. Zutoring is going to continue to grow.”

Richard Evans, of the Tutors’ Association and The Profs tutoring agency, adds: “Zutors are like personal trainers who show students how to teach themselves effectively so they can thrive in formal education — and long after they leave it.”

Not just for schoolkids, zutors coach countless courses, from yoga to cookery to car mechanics.

There are opportunities for anyone with professional qualifications who can provide lively and engaging lessons on-screen.

See theprofs.co.uk and tutorhunt.com.

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A NEW campaign aims to get 200,000 youngsters back into employment in our service industries post-pandemic.

Running alongside the Government’s Kickstart scheme, #WayToWork uses mobile recruitment platform Placed to upskill under-25s and connect them with suitable jobs.

More than 60 organisations across hospitality, retail, care and logistics have signed up. They include Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Iceland, Soho House, Lidl, Itsu and Polpo.

Jennifer Johansson, who founded the Placed app, said: “Young jobseekers need more than just access to placements. They also need the skills and confidence to excel in their roles.”

You can find out more at placed-app.com/way-to-work.

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