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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 »

Encouraging teenagers to study – an impossible task?

July 23rd, 2009 by Emily

Education can often be the last thing on a teenager's mind, particularly when there is plethora of computer games, social networking sites and TV channels competing for their attention.

Encouraging a child to study can be the hardest challenge a parent or private tutor will face, particularly during the school holidays when teenagers have put ... Read More »

Tutoring via Twitter?

August 13th, 2009 by Emily

It seems that not a day goes by without some reference to Twitter in the media; be it a wayward politician telling all about inner-party secrets or an overpaid footballer throwing a tantrum about their recent transfer dealings, Twitter seems to be the weapon of choice if you want to make yourself heard these days. But does it have the potential to help private tutors deliver t... Read More »

Combat text speak with English tuition

October 20th, 2010 by Emily

A good command of the English language is vital for success - not just at work, but in everyday life too. Unfortunately, many young people struggle with English and find themselves unable to spell, construct sentences or use grammar correctly. Some one to one tuition in English can help to correct any errors and lazy habits picked up by students more used to texting than writing proper English in longhand with a fountain p... Read More »

The pros and cons of home tuition

July 27th, 2009 by Emily

As news headlines are increasingly dominated by stories of knife crime and teen gang violence, it may come as no surprise to learn that more and more parents are opting to stay away from the school gates and have their children exclusively tutored at home.

The theory is that if they are schooled indoors, children will grow up without encountering many of the less desirable elements of the ... Read More »

Private Tuition: the best way to help overlooked, underachieving kids?

June 20th, 2013 by Dexter Findley

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First Tutors partners with the Guardian Teacher Network

July 8th, 2013 by Dexter Findley

As part of this relationship, our community will have access to free resources (watch this space!), and will have opportunities to guest post on the GTN blog! So if you want to have your say on an educational topic close to your heart, now would be a good time to stand up! E-mail us at with your ideas.

Thousands of school leaders and teachers are using the Teacher... Read More »

Top Ten Exam Survival Tips!

June 9th, 2014 by Hayley Cook

A recent article on NewStatesman ( has criticised exams, stating that they are a 'pointless waste of time' and that the key to passing them is how well you 'play the system'. The article claims that a good exam technique can count as much as years of focused study! So what are the steps to beatin... Read More »

Preparing your child for their GCSEs - Part 1

August 12th, 2010 by Emily

GCSEs are the first set of exams which have an influence on a pupil's career. Successful results enable pupils to take their pick of A-level subjects, and the top universities like to see a stream of A*s and As when it comes to GCSEs on UCAS forms.

With that in mind, it's so important to prepare your child well for their GCSE studies. Here are three ways in which you can do this.

1. Stress to y... Read More »

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