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How it works for tutors

Becoming a tutor just got a whole lot easier.

Whether you are an established tutor or just getting started in the industry, our platform is here to connect you with thousands of potential customers and make it a breeze to manage your tutoring business.

Once onboard, tutors have access to an end to end tutoring platform that makes it effortless to find and manage students, including scheduling lessons, payments, getting reviews, customer support, access to training and more!

Learnmate gives you complete freedom to set your own rates, work your own hours and choose your preferred method of tutoring (online, in-person or both).

Learnmate costs nothing to join and provides endless opportunity, so what are you waiting for? Here’s how to get involved and join the 1000+ tutors already finding customers with Learnmate.

Register to become a tutor

Becoming a tutor with Learnmate is easy.

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Register an Account
If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a tutor with Learnmate and satisfy our minimum requirements, register here for an account. We endeavour to reply to all registration submissions within one business day.
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Create Your Profile
Once your registration has been approved, we will provide guidelines on how you can create your Learnmate profile, and you will become visible to prospective students on our robust search engine. You will also receive login details to access your personal Learnmate account.
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Log Your Lessons
After each lesson with a student (either in-person or online), simply log the lesson details in your Learnmate account, and we will collect payment from the student. No need to worry about administrative hassles – we’ve got your back!
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Receive Payment
Learnmate pays tutors weekly by bank transfer for lessons logged in the prior week. As part of our promise to you, Learnmate provides a payment guarantee to tutors for any completed lessons so you don’t have to worry about chasing up payments or not being paid.

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We’ve curated answers to some commonly asked questions. If you have a question that does not appear here, please reach out to our helpful support team.

How can I become a Learnmate tutor?

Becoming a Learnmate tutor is simple! All you need to do is ensure that you meet our minimum requirements set out on the registration page and complete the online form. We will endeavour to respond to your registration submission within one business day.

Can I choose where I tutor from?

Yes! Learnmate tutors have the flexibility to decide how, when and where they provide lessons (ie. online, in-person or both).

Which subjects can I tutor?

You can tutor any primary school, high or senior secondary school subject that you have experience in (having completed it) or qualification in teaching. That said, you should only tutor subjects that you excelled in or have a history teaching. For instance, if you were a VCE student who achieved a 40+ in 5 subjects that you concentrated really hard in but scored 29 (scaled) in Economics because you didn’t prioritise study for it, you should only tutor in the subjects you excelled in.

Parents and students will likely ask what experience you have or how you performed in the subjects you have marked to tutor in. So it’s best you answers these questions before they’re asked by listing your scaled study scores or experience teaching on your profile.

Nearly all primary, high school, secondary school, HSC, QCE, BSSS, SACE, TASC, WACE and VCE subjects are taught by tutors on Learnmate.

What is my Learnmate online profile?

Your online profile is your unique Learnmate page indexed on search engines. Prospective customers will be able to get to know you through this part of the website – the more information you include, the better your chances of connecting with a student!

Learnmate will set up your online profile once your registration submission has been approved. We will ask for content to populate your profile, including information about your background, academic track record, teaching qualifications, pricing, special needs experience, tutoring type (i.e. group and/or 1:1), mode (online and/or in-person), credentials, personality and interests to ensure your profile is as comprehensive as possible for prospective customers.

If you are unsure how to properly populate your online profile, check out the Learnmate Tutor Training Course for help!

How do I record the hours I’ve worked?

Tutors must record/log completed lessons on their Learnmate account after each session with a student.

All you need to do is login and click on ‘Calendar’ in the top navigation bar. Then in the drop-down box, simply click ‘Add Lessons’ and fill in the relevant details such as time, date of the lesson, fee, lesson notes and lesson feedback to parents (if applicable).

After you submit your lesson, we will send the invoice to the parent for payment. Further information about Learnmate’s Terms & Conditions can be found here.

How much do I get paid per hour?

Rather than imposing set hourly rates like other tutoring agencies, Learnmate allows its tutors to decide their hourly rate.*

Your current hourly rate (or different hourly rates set, ie. for in-person or online tutoring or different subjects or year levels) must be displayed on your Learnmate profile and kept up to date.

The amount that you get paid is equal to your hourly rate times by the number of lessons logged in the prior week less Learnmate’s commission.

If you are having trouble determining your hourly rate, or want some guidance what to consider in setting your hourly rate, you can refer to our guide here.

*Subject to Learnmate’s Tutor T&Cs.

How does payment work through Learnmate?

As part of your registration with Learnmate, we require your bank details to store on your account for payment for your completed lessons. If you ever need to change your bank details, you can do so by logging in to your account and under the ‘Profile’ tab, clicking ‘Edit’ and then ‘Additional Details’.

All payments from customers are completed through automatic credit card processing. You can inform your customers that their credit card will be debited after each lesson.

Note: Tutors must not collect cash or bank transfer, or any other payment method, from their clients, which is against our terms and conditions and may result in your account being terminated.

Tutors are paid every Tuesday for lessons logged in the prior week, provided you mark all those lessons as attended.

What do I pay Learnmate?

Tutors pay a flat 30% commission on Learnmate. After a lesson has been completed, tutors receive the lesson payment, minus Learnmate’s commission.

The commission payable to Learnmate is in consideration for Learnmate generating customer leads through its platform but also to cover the costs associated with running Learnmate to make your life easier as a tutor (such as all the admin, customer support, software costs, advertising and marketing required to generate customer leads and covering any bad debts).

As part of our promise to you, Learnmate provides a payment guarantee to tutors for any completed lessons (other than free trial lessons) so you don’t have to worry about chasing up payments from students or parents or not being paid.

How many hours should I expect to work?

Being a tutor on Learnmate means you decide how many hours you want to work. Whether that’s taking on a single student for an hour a week or multiple students more intensively. It is generally expected that tutors who commit to Learnmate are available at least 3 hours per week per student to ensure flexibility should students require any additional support, particularly in the build up to and around relevant assessment times. You can manage your ongoing availability through your account on Learnmate.

What happens if I can no longer tutor a student?

As per Learnmate’s Tutor Terms and Conditions, Learnmate has a process in place for tutors to cease tutoring to ensure that all tutors and students act and are treated fairly.

Our Tutor T&Cs require reliability and aim to ensure that tutors only take on a student if they have the capacity to commit to the student’s requirements (whether a short or long engagement) and generally be there until they achieve the outcome they seek; not leave them before that outcome is achieved or at least not without a valid reason. That is, like we expect of any of our mates, tutors are required to be reliable and not pick-up or drop students based on being ‘busy with exams’ or ‘having too much on your plate’. We’re here to be champions of change and to see through the promise we make to students in taking them on initially.

If you are not prepared to take on a student for the medium to long term (or as per their specific requirements), you shouldn’t accept the student’s request and direct them back to Learnmate to find someone more suitable.

If you do take on a student but your circumstances change and you need to end tutoring, such as severe personal issues, an extended planned period of absence (e.g. an exchange) or have a permanent reduction in capacity to tutor, you need to comply with the requirements set out in clause 4.8 of the Tutor T&Cs. Please reach out to if you have any questions relating to this process.

What training does Learnmate provide?

Learnmate provides tutors with access to training modules that have been developed specifically for tutors on Learnmate. Our training modules include:

  • the basics of tutoring on Learnmate; and
  • advanced tutor training.

The basics cover everything you need to know to effortlessly tutor on Learnmate. Our advanced tutor training course has been developed in conjunction with the Australian Tutoring Association and covers essential knowledge and skills all tutors should have to tutor effectively.  Tutors who complete this course will be awarded an ATA Trained badge on their Learnmate profile.

Ready to join Learnmate?

Since 2015, Learnmate has provided an exciting and supportive environment for tutors across Australia. Whether you are an established tutor or just getting started in the industry, our platform is here to connect you with thousands of potential students and make it a breeze to become a successful tutor.