A pair of increasingly desperate parents are offering £100 an hour, for 12 hours a week, for anyone prepared to tutor their children.
The Birmingham family are looking for help with literacy and numeracy for their four kids.
"They don’t excel in school currently and need the extra help," their dad wrote on Tutorhouse.co.uk .
Why are they willing to pay so much?
"I’m going to be honest, our kids can be a nightmare. We’ve had seven tutors quit since 2016 due to altercations with them," their dad explained.
One, he pointed out, lasted just two weeks.
"We are fed up of hiring and want someone who will be able to discipline them and keep their attention whilst teaching. Our daughters are five and eleven and we have twin sons that are seven, so they can be a handful especially when they’re together," he added.
So how bad are the kids exactly?
The parents were keen to point out the children might be high spirited, but aren’t actually evil.
How high spirited? Well…
"I feel it’s my duty to say that previously tutors have been subjected to physical fighting, swearing and shouting, and they have been known to play pranks, like throwing flour and eggs," the dad wrote.
"To put it into perspective we’ve had one tutor last only two weeks before because he was locked in the garage for 2 hours, and had another call our children ‘the devil reincarnated’.
"We believe our children aren’t ‘devils’, just haven’t been educationally stimulated by the right people.
"I believe previous tutors have failed because they haven’t taken charge of the situation. They’re pretty well behaved with us!"
“When we saw the advert we were stunned, it sounded like something out of Nanny McPhee, but this is always the case with twins – they are hard work," said Alex Dyer, co-founder of Tutor House.
If you’re willing to take the risk, they’re looking for people with at least five years’ experience in tutoring or teaching.
They’d also like to get potential tutors along for a trial shift – that way you get a chance to how they interact with the children before signing on.
"If a straight-talking, stern tutor is out there and thinks they can take these children on and deliver a good level of service, please sign up and get in touch," Dyer added.
“The family has assured us that no tutors have been hurt in the past, however, the new candidate must be a strong disciplinarian that demands respect, to put the kids back in their place when they act up."
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