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About First Tutors: Ireland

First Tutors: Ireland is Ireland's most accessible tutor-matching service. First Tutors was established in the UK in 2005, as the first of its kind, and has since expanded to international popularity. First Tutors: Ireland aims to provide access to the widest range of tutors across the Ireland, in addition to making the grinds market more open by displaying the feedback received by tutors, and the the tutors' replies. We have been recommended by The Good Schools Guide and have appeared in the educational, regional and national UK press.

Why Use Us?

Choice - Browse to select the private tutor in the area most convenient for you - it's your choice. Grinds are available in a wide range of academic subjects, and at all educational levels, so whether you want to refresh your algebra skills or learn another language, First Tutors: Ireland can help you, whatever your age group or background. Simply select the subject you require grinds in and find a professional tutor to deliver top class grinds from the comfort of your own home.

Affordability - First Tutors: Ireland ask for a one-off €4.99-19.99* introduction fee and that is all. You only pay us when you've used the members area to discuss the arrangements for your grinds with your tutor. Most agencies charge an additional €10 for every hour a private tutor teaches, but with First Tutors: Ireland, there are no additional agency fees or hidden costs. We understand that most students are happy to manage their relationship with a private tutor themselves and would prefer not to continue paying an agency for that service.

Flexibility - Our fully functioning website can be accessed 24/7; there is no restriction to usual agency hours. Log in whenever suits you!

Accessibility - First Tutors: Ireland is a well-designed, accessible site which as prides itself on being easy to navigate. We have a professional development team focused on delivering high quality customer service.

First Tutors: Ireland vs. Grinds Agencies

First Tutors: Ireland differs to agencies that offer grinds and it is important that you understand how:

  • Browse to pick the tutor who most appeals to you. It's your choice who you select for your needs - we aren't the middle man
  • Contact tutors directly to discuss your grinds requirements - no payment necessary. You can talk in our private forums first
  • We do not perform Garda Vetting checks, therefore you must ask for any references / Garda Vetting Certificate your tutor offers
  • We ask for a one-off €4.99-19.99* introduction fee and that is all. We don't ask for a €4.99-19.99* fee on top of every hour a tutor teaches but equally we cannot fairly intervene should you be unhappy with the tutor you have chosen because we are not involved in the ongoing relationship. We do, however, collect feedback from all students regarding their tutor a few weeks after grinds have started for the benefit of other prospective students and parents.

The cost difference between choosing your own tutor and using an agency:

First Tutors: Ireland Typical Agency Saving
Introduction €4.99-19.99* €0 - €20 ~€5
10 hrs of grinds €220** €250 €30
Additional Agency fees (10 hrs) €0 €50
(€5 p.h.)
Total €225 €310 €85

* Our one-off fees are variable and linked to the tutor's price per hour to make our service as affordable as possible. Full details can be found in the About Us section.

** This is based on our tutors average fee: €25 per hour (our tutors charge upwards of €10 per hour)