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Press Coverage and Awards

We understand that finding a teacher 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 teacher. Journalists, please contact us here.



  • Daily Mail logoThe Daily Mail/This is Money ran an advice piece on whether it is worth getting a teacher.
  • 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 teachers.

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 teaching? We also advised Telegraph readers on what to look for in a good teacher and featured as a recommended website to find work as a private teacher.
  • 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: Arts & Crafts 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 teaching, 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 teaching as an excellent way to earn a little extra from home and recommended First Tutors: Arts & Crafts 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 teachers in schools in this Guardian piece.


First Tutors: Arts & Crafts 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: Arts & Crafts enables local teachers to promote themselves to families in need of private arts & crafts teachers. We are the UK's leading online teacher-matching service and have won numerous awards for our product innovation.

First Tutors: Arts & Crafts helps families and professionals to find local teachers specialised in a range of arts & crafts related disciplines, such as drama, elocution, photography or cookery.

Recent Coverage

Launched in 2005 we have enjoyed rapid organic growth and have featured in or on BBC Breakfast television, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Cambridge Evening News, Enterprise Nation, Education Today, Mumzone, The Good Schools Guide and more. Our most recent coverage was in the Lancashire press and PC Pro magazine regarding our use of technology and recent digital industry awards.

Press Enquiries

We are happy to receive media enquiries and can be contacted below. Anita (co-founder) has given interviews on young/female entrepreneurship, running a small business, using ICT and of course private tuition and is happy to provide an industry comment.

Contact First Tutors: Arts & Crafts


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