Gap opening for tutor jobs

Georgie Dolan is looking forward to fitting in some proper travel between tutoring duties in her gap year. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d410154
Georgie Dolan is looking forward to fitting in some proper travel between tutoring duties in her gap year. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d410154

The 17-year-old’s ‘first proper job’ at Taverham Hall Preparatory School in Norwich will include tutoring children aged three to 13 for a year before beginning her university studies.

‘I thought having a gap year would be a good time out to decide what I really wanted to do,’ Georgie said.

‘I didn’t think I was ready to go to university straight away and my brother and sister did a gap year. Also because I’m originally from the UK most of my friends won’t finish until the year after anyway.”

Tutoring is becoming an increasingly popular gap year adventure, with organisations like New Zealand-based company Tutors Worldwide, which organised Georgie’s trip, arranging for students’ placements that include wages, accommodation and meals.

Georgie said she was very encouraged by other students who had tutored abroad.