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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

First Tutors feedback - a big thank you to parents and students

May 22nd, 2012 by Sara

We have been busy at First Tutors and as always, committed to helping parents and students find private tutors. Below are just a few recent feedback comments received from parents and students alike. Many thanks to all our users for your kind comments.

"Easy to use and kept in regular contact to make sure everything was working out. Really good value for money."Virginia from Surr... Read More »

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 »

#RevisionCalm – First Tutors Competition

February 22nd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

The half-term is is now over and the race towards exam-time has begun. Spring will soon arrive and with it brings the air of preparing for those upcoming, important exams.

Some may say that February is too early to start stressing about exams, while others will already have their revision timetables ready and their private t... Read More »

First Tutors feedback - from students and tutors

November 17th, 2011 by Sara

We are delighted to publish feedback both from our students/parents and our tutors. The First Tutors team would like to thank all our users for taking the time to provide feedback. We strive to make our website as user-friendly as possible so please let us know if you think we could do even better!

From our parents and students:

Elaine from ... Read More »

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