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Press Coverage and Awards

We understand that finding a tutor online can be a daunting prospect. We hope that the following press coverage, recommendations and awards will help to show you that we are a great website from which to source or register as a tutor. Journalists, please contact us here.



  • Daily Mail logoThe Daily Mail/This is Money ran an advice piece on whether it is worth getting a tutor.
  • Sunday Times logoThe Sunday Times ran a story on the increase in demand for private tuition in Scotland, also debated up by The Scotsman and The Herald.
  • TES logoTES highlights the numbers of teachers leaving the classroom to become tutors.

2015 and 2014

  • Telegraph logoWe're featured in The Telegraph as part of their debate on which is better value; private schooling or state schooling plus tutoring? We also advised Telegraph readers on what to look for in a good tutor and featured as a recommended website to find work as a private tutor.
  • Daily Mail logoThe Daily Mail also featured us in their piece on quality part-time work.


  • We have featured across the national and regional press for over a decade. Here are a few of our favourites:
  • BBC logo logoBBC News interviewed Anita Lee, Director at First Tutors: Australia for a piece on on 11+ entrance tuition. For parents with particular concerns about these exams, we're also in this useful advice piece in The Telegraph.
  • ITV National News cited our research on the average cost of tutoring, as has The Independent.
  • Guardian logoOn the topic of undergraduate tuition, we've given interviews to the BBC and The Guardian regarding the increase in demand for private tuition from undergraduates.
  • Telegraph logoThe Daily Telegraph featured one of our clients in a seasonal piece about private tuition and the trend for online tuition.
  • Guardian logoOn the topic of homeworking, The Guardian recommended tutoring as an excellent way to earn a little extra from home and recommended First Tutors: Australia as a good place to start. We also featured in their Home Business Innovation showcase.
  • We gave advice on the right frequency of tuition in The Independent.
  • Guardian logoFinally, we've commented on the use of tutors in schools in this Guardian piece.


First Tutors: Australia has been fortunate enough to win or be finalists for several business awards.

  • Education Investor Supplementary Education Provider of the Year (we've won and been nominated as a finalist several times in this category).
  • Dedipower Sunday Telegraph Digital Awards (national finalists)
  • Working Mum Awards - Best SME (national finalists)
  • Big Chip Awards - Best eBusiness (winners)

Press Resources

First Tutors has been brought to Australia after achieving wide-spread popularity elsewhere across the globe. We are one of the leading companies in the field of online tutor-matching; our websites facilitate the efficient introduction of tutors to students through our accessible and easy to use online system. We hope to extend our positive reputation down under.

First Tutors: Australia offers private tuition at primary, secondary and university level, and can also provide more specific tuition for examinations all over Australia whether you are revising for your HSC, VCE, QCE or SACE. Our website is an organised network of online profiles for tutors all over Australia, for all academic subjects from English to Maths to History, in addition to tutoring for more specialised requirements e.g. adult education or IT training.

Recent Coverage

Our mother website launched in the UK in 2005, and rapidly expanded into various specialised fields and then elsewhere across the globe, including Australia, the US and Canada in 2011. We are proud to have been featured in national and regional publications such as The Independent, Cambridge Evening News, Enterprise Nation, Education Today, Mumzone, regularly in The Good Schools Guide and on BBC Breakfast television, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, and more.

Press Enquiries

We would be delighted to respond to any media enquiries and can be contacted via the contact us form below. First Tutors co-founder Anita Moss has given interviews on young entrepreneurship, running a small business, women in business and, of course, private tuition and would be pleased to provide an industry comment.

Contact First Tutors: Australia


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