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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: South Africa 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: South Africa 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: South Africa 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: South Africa is the only tutor-matching website in South Africa that allows tutors to create a comprehensive personal profile including all the information that clients wish to see prior to selecting a tutor, e.g. their qualifications and any references or Police Clearance Certificate they have available. It is this accessibility of information that makes First Tutors: South Africa such a popular service in every country where it is released.

Our website offers private tuition at primary, high school and university levels, and we can also provide support for any students revising for their National Senior Certificate or AARP. The tutor database on First Tutors: South Africa includes tutors who tutor a wide range of academic subjects from English to Afrikaans, History to Maths.

Recent Coverage

Since launching in the UK in 200 First Tutors has achieved wide spread popularity and has expanded internationally, with sister sites available in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and now South Africa! The company has been featured on BBC Breakfast television, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, and in the Cambridge Evening News, Enterprise Nation, Education Today, Mumzone, The Good Schools Guide and many more.

Press Enquiries

We would be delighted to receive any media enquiries, and can be contacted via the 'contact us' form below. Co-founder Anita Moss has given a number of interviews and talks on young entrepreneurship, running a small business and - of course - private tuition. She would be pleased to give an industry comment, or provide information for for case studies.

Contact First Tutors: South Africa


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