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The 2016 top 5 subjects students get most tutored for

November 17th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Every parent wants their child to succeed academically and a private tutor is often the best way to secure this success. Children and teens are tutored throughout the year in an array of different subjects and for many different reasons. It may be that they need some extra help understanding homework or school-work, that they have important exams coming up or they just want to stay ahead. But what subjects are peopl... Read More »

Why more GCSE students are seeking private tuition

January 12th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

GCSEs are a very important stepping stone to a student's academic, or non-academic, future. They will determine whether a student goes on to study A-levels in sixth form and also set a path for entry into a University. They will also help enrich a CV should the student not wish to further their studies.

The entry requirement... Read More »

5 online resources for Business Studies tutors

February 3rd, 2010 by Emily

It may be one of the most recent subjects on the curriculum, but Business Studies is - well - serious business! With the economy as it is, it's never been more important for young people to get on top of the subject. Here are some great resources to help out all of those budding entrepreneurs, whether they're studying at GCSE, ... Read More »

First Tutors goes free to attract new tutors

January 27th, 2010 by Anita

As the busiest period in the private tuition calendar approaches, First Tutors,, has made advertising tuition services free of charge for tutors across the country.

The award-winning website, which already helps over 10,000 tutors to promote their lessons locally hopes that by making the website free-of-charge for tutors this spring, it will attract many more, building supply to meet seasonal demand in the pre-exam re... Read More »

The Definitive Guide to Choosing an 11 Plus Tutor for Entrance Exams

September 17th, 2015 by Anita Lee

Around about now, many of you will be pondering whether to engage an 11 plus private tutor, or whether you can / should prepare your child for the entrance exam yourself. At, we've taken a look through our data, asked for views from tutors and parents and collated it all here to help you make that decision. Our guide will show you:

what to look for if you do proceed with a... Read More »

Teaching and tutoring - A look at the differences

March 27th, 2012 by Sara

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between teaching and tutoring? You may have not given it much thought but there are fundamental distinctions between a teacher and a tutor.

Teachers providing services in schools must have specified professional qualifications, however, private tutors are not required by law to have qualifications in the subjects they teach. It's also true that many teachers supplement their day time job with private tuition so they are both teachers and t... Read More »

First Tutors partners with Potential Plus to help disadvantaged children reach their maximum potential

September 8th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

First Tutors is an international private tuition service allowing students and parents to choose a home tutor for all popular subjects at many levels and begin private tuition at their home or the tutor's. We showcase both home tutors and private tutors who teach from their own home.

Fi... Read More »

March Feedback from Families…

April 2nd, 2011 by Sara

It's been a very busy month here at First Tutors! At the end of a long day we really appreciate reading the feedback you send us. Thank you!

Peter from West Sussex, Up to 11 years (primary) English tuition

"Excellent, intuitive and great support !"

Taylor from Wigan ... Read More »

#MyFavouriteTeacher - First Tutors Competiton

October 5th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

We, at First Tutors, have all experienced and seen the impact a good teacher can have on a child's life and we're sure you have too. We all remember something a teacher once told us that still resonates strongly in our lives today, the comforting words they shared with us that reminded us we could achieve our goals, those tips they gave us that got us through some tough exams or the magical way they inspired us to love learning.

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Record-breaking A-level results

August 20th, 2009 by Emily

Private tutors can be proud: this year's A-level exam results have broken all previous records. Here's our run-down of what today's A-level results mean for our tutees and the other 310,000 students who sat their exams this year:

Record A-level results

More than half of all grades were As or Bs, and the overall A-E pass rate was an impressive 97.5%. O... Read More »

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