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Summer feedback from families

September 10th, 2017 by Sara

Here at First Tutors we love this time of year! Exam results have arrived and we start to receive positive feedback from parents and students. All that hard work has paid off!

Below are a few comments we've received over the past few days about First Tutors and the tutors.

Laura who requested 26 hours A-Level tuition and found Julie to help achieve her goal has said: "Julie's been helping my daughter with AS level maths this year - delighted that she got an A which she worked hard for but wouldn't have achieved without Julie's help and confidence building. Thanks Julie!"

Kirsty received help from Hannah and said: "Before I started with Hannah, I was struggling and was getting D/E. After starting wit... Read More »

GCSE exam results 2017

August 24th, 2017 by Sara Vazquez Shaw

We would like to wish all our tutees the best of luck today as they receive their GCSE exam results. Our tutors no doubt will also be anxious to hear from parents and students with their good news - hopefully!

The team at First Tutors love watching the amazing feedback pouring in from students and parents, whilst many tutors update their tutor profiles with their pupil's results. In a few days time we will be posting some of the best summer feedback comments from happy students this year.

Due to the changes in this year's GCSE grading system, this year's results can't be compared with those of previous years according to headteachers. There are now three top grades - 7, 8 and 9 - compared to two under the old system - A* and A - with A* results now split into 8s and 9s. This needs to be taken into consideration when i... Read More »

Why are GCSE Maths and GCSE English the most Tutored subjects of 2017

August 24th, 2017 by Sarah Adams

On average in the UK, students will take 10 GCSE's examinations. There are two categories of GCSE subjects: compulsory and optional. Compulsory GCSE's include English, Mathematics, and Science are counted as the core subjects, and every student is required to take them. Optional subjects can include speciality subjects including languages and the arts.

Most Tutored Core GCSE Subjects 2016/2017

With private tuition increasing year on year, First Tutors have looked into the most tutored core GCSE subjects of the academic year 2016/17.

52% of all First Tutors GCSE students, required help with Maths. Followed by 30% studying GCSE English and 16% in the science subjects.In the Academic year of 2016/2017, over 5000 tutors worked with GCSE Maths students alone to assist with their studies. ... Read More »

A levels: What next if you don’t go to University?

August 22nd, 2017 by Grace Dickins

Not everyone goes to university and whether you haven't got the grades or aren't sure what to do now you've finished school there are plenty of options. To help you reach a decision we have compiled a list of some alternatives.


If you already know what job you want to do and there isn't a specific degree for it then why not look into an apprenticeship. For example, due to a lack of engineers, many companies are recruiting apprentices to fill the gap. Not only do engineers have some of the best paid jobs, but training on the job means you are being paid to learn! The government website has some great information.

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A Level Results are here at last!

August 17th, 2017 by Sara

After months of hard work, finally the long awaited A level results have arrived. Congratulations to all students that have managed to achieve the results they were hoping for, not forgetting the private tutors who have been dedicating their time, knowledge and passion for tutoring to make this possible.

Here at First Tutors we love reading all the wonderful feedback we receive from happy parents who describe their joy and gratitude for finding the perfect tutor for their teenagers via First Tutors. We are happy too!

Thomas from Brighton who sourced a tutor for A- level maths has just sent us the following feedback this morning: "First tutors have really helped my child by providing an excellent maths tutor . If l require a tutor for any subject I would always search on First Tutors." .... Read More »

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