Governess / Tutor for Private Households

A Governess / Tutor is responsible for providing education, guidance, and support to children within a private household setting.

Their role is to ensure that children receive a well-rounded and comprehensive education tailored to their individual needs and developmental stages.

Governesses / Tutors often work closely with parents to create an educational plan and foster a positive learning environment.

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Responsibilities of a Governess / Tutor:

Academic Instruction

Planning and delivering lessons in subjects such as mathematics, science, languages, literature, history, and other academic areas, based on the children’s age and curriculum requirements.

Individualised Learning

Adapting teaching methods to accommodate each child’s learning style, strengths, and challenges.

Curriculum Development

Designing or selecting appropriate educational materials, resources, and textbooks to facilitate effective learning.

Homework and Assignments

Assigning and reviewing homework, projects, and assignments to reinforce and assess the children’s understanding of the subjects.

Skill Development

Teaching practical life skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, and organisational skills to help children succeed academically and personally.

Cultural and Social Enrichment

Introducing children to arts, culture, music, literature, and social etiquette to promote well-rounded development.

Character and Values

Instilling positive values, ethics, manners, and social responsibility in children’s behaviour and interactions.

Extracurricular Activities

Organising and supervising extracurricular activities, such as sports, arts, music, and hobbies, to encourage a diverse range of interests.

Progress Monitoring

Assessing and tracking children’s academic progress, strengths, and areas for improvement, and providing regular updates to parents.


Maintaining open and regular communication with parents to discuss the children’s educational progress, challenges, and achievements.


Accompanying the family and children during travel, ensuring that educational activities continue seamlessly.

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What is the salary of a Governess / Tutor in a Private Household?

The salary of a Governess/Tutor can vary on several factors such as the Governess/Tutor’s qualifications, level of experience, the number of children being tutored, the complexity of subjects taught and the expectations of the private household.

The UK salary range is between £25,000 and £60,000 or more per year.