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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 »

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 »

Accountancy as a career

May 26th, 2011 by Sara

Accountancy is the fastest growing area of business activity and also the universal language of commerce, underpinning economies the world over. If you are thinking of pursing a career in accountancy you will probably have a strong set of skills; the obvious number one skill will be maths, but paying attention to close details will also be an important requirem... Read More »

Finding our niche sites

July 14th, 2009 by Emily

Over the last few months we have launched several new sites with focus on non-academic tuition. We hope that these sister sites will make it easier for parents and tutees to learn new skills and for tutors to showcase their additional talents using the same format as the academic site. The new niches are:

Music: Helping you find a music teacher for popular instruments for e... Read More »

What our tutors have to say about First Tutors!

May 7th, 2011 by Sara

Our happy tutors have left some amazing feedback about First Tutors. We are always open to new ideas regarding our website, so if you have anything to say we welcome your comments on this post or on our site feedback page!

Here are just a few recent comments from our tutors!

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Why Desire Still Matters: Loving What you’re learning and Learning What you Love

May 8th, 2012 by Sara

Many modern students look at higher education primarily as a means to an end. If you ask any student on a college campus why they're there, chances are they'll tell you it's because they want to improve their qualification for a job, preferably one that includes status and monetary value. Although financial stability and greater opportunities in the job market are certainly concepts that are worth justifying an education, having a sincere thirst for learning will often take students much fart... Read More »

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 »

Thanks to our Tutors!

August 17th, 2012 by Isa

Following on from yesterday's post through which we extended our congratulations to all those who received their exam results, today we would like to thank all our tutors who helped students with their revision. We are delighted at the number of positive comments received:

"Kevin has been a fantastic tutor for our son. He provided tuition for AS Economics (which is a new subject for our son) and our son has just achieved an A grade; this is testament to Kevin's ability as ... Read More »

The Rise of For-Profit Higher Education

August 8th, 2013 by Dexter Findley

As Britain's second for-profit institution is granted the title of University we discuss the implications for-profit higher-ed will have on the landscape of UK education and society.

In Britain we have an ingrained, congenital suspicion of the Profit Motive. Thus, predictably, when the private BPP College of Professional Studies ascended to BPP University with the government's blessing, the UCU (University and College Union) decried the move. It will Open The Floodgates, they... 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 »

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