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Educational Trends 2017 – Maths Mastery

January 4th, 2017 by Anna Michaelidou

2017 has arrived and with it come some great new educational trends that we, here at First Tutors, have been following. The first trend that we delve into this year is Maths Mastery; a programme that aims to improve understanding, enjoyment and attainment in Mathematics.

Many children st... Read More »

4 reasons why teachers and private tutors should work together

October 12th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Teachers are key to a student's education but private tutors also play a large part in the successes of students. There is of course a difference between a teacher and a tutor; a teacher is someone who carries out daily education usually at a school or formal place of education whilst a tutor is someone who gives private lessons and helps students that are struggling with a particular subject or want to get ahead; a... 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.

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How a tutor can help if you didn't get the grades you wanted

August 30th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Those all important results have just been published and you look down at the grades with a mixture of emotions; hope, anxiety, fear, excitement. Many, many students will have felt that feeling of despair as they realise that one of more of the grades was not as good as they would have hoped. So, what should they do? When it comes to retaking exams a tutor is often the best solution for getting on track to achieve those much-desire... Read More »

The 7 vital traits of a successful tutor

June 30th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Tutoring is a fast growing and often much needed addition to a child's education and comes with great responsibility. A private tutor is hired to provide a student with any extra support that they may need and to:

Build a student's confidence Help improve study skills Provide relevant and necessary information Work closely with the student and build a strong, personal relationsh... Read More »

5 signs it's time to finish with your tutor

March 29th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Choosing the right tutor is always a difficult task when trying to find a tutor that will not only connect with your child but ensure that they are successful in helping them learn. However, finding the tutor is not always enough and in some cases the tutor you hire may not be doing the right job with your child.

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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.

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Online learning, what's the right option for you?

March 31st, 2015 by Sara

What is online tuition?

Although online tuition has been around for some time now, it has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Tutors have brushed up their IT skills so they can comfortably use software programs and tools that online tuition requires such as VOIP (Skype), interactive whiteboards, cloud sharing platforms, video, etc.

What are the technical requirements?

You basic requirements will be a computer, headphon... Read More »

Lecture by Prof Judith Ireson from The IOE at The Tutors Association

July 17th, 2014 by Gerry

First Tutors attended the first AGM of the The Tutors Association last week.

Prof Judith Ireson from the Institute of Education gave a very interesting talk on what research to date shows are the key outcomes parents are looking for from private tutoring: increases in understanding, confidence, persistence and grade improvement. We also discussed what skills/attributes clients were looking for in a tutor, and based on Ireson's research she proposed that the following came through stro... Read More »

Are you a part-time tutor and work at home mum? Tell us your story

June 20th, 2014 by First Tutors

Are you a mum or dad and also a tutor with First Tutors? Do you love the flexibility and work-life balance that part time tutoring provides? Did you adjust quickly to home-work-family life? Has tutoring other children helped you understand your own children's needs?If you found a client through First Tutors (perhaps another mum or dad) and provide tuition as a home working parent we'd love to hear your story. Please conta... Read More »

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