A minority of state school teachers have now been sentenced for moonlight lighting as private tutors to earn up to £ 95 an hour with Zoom.
Hundreds of teachers are offering their services on the video conferencing site, with some rules prohibiting them from doing private work during the school day, it was reported.
In the meantime, some pupils are stuck at home losing an education and parents are anxious about their children falling behind academically.
And Chris McGovern, president of the Royal Education Campaign, said, “This is an outrageous blocking abuse.
“These are teachers who repeal their earnings responsibilities. I’m sorry for the talented and hardworking teachers who have come up with imaginative ways to teach pupils during the blockade and whose efforts have been undermined by these few bad apples.”
But Omar, a “full-time math teacher”, was adamant in the moonlight would not clash with commitments in a secondary school.
He was exposed as part of an investigation on Mail on Sunday, which saw an undercover journalist posing on a website as a potential parent.
Omar said, “I am currently working from home because of Covid-19, so all day long [availability]”.
He did not comment on the publication when the reporter revealed his identity in the end.
Pavan, a math teacher at a secondary school in Birmingham, was also exposed and has since canceled his online account for business reasons.
He was reportedly adamant that his £ 35-hour tutorials would not hinder his main job.
“Yes, I am able to do school hours depending on the time and day. I teach via Zoom. One by one at GCSE costs £ 35,” he said.
“I go to school but not every day – we are on a rail – some days from home, some from school. So Wednesday / Thursday will work well for me.”
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The survey comes after a study conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research, in which four out of ten students had little or no contact with teachers during the block.
But the Department of Education (DoE) stressed that “teachers are unable to take on additional employment contracts” during school hours, even in this current climate.
A DoE spokesman said: “Teachers cannot hire further employment contracts as soon as they must be available to work with their school.
“We would expect principals to properly manage their teachers’ workloads while working from home.”
Despite union opposition, education secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed last week that all schools will reopen in September. The primary schools will have “bubbles” of over 30 children, allowing the return of full classes, and the secondary schools can operate “full year bubbles” of over 200 children.