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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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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 »

6 top tips to help children prepare for entrance exams

June 22nd, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Entrance exams! Just those two words are enough to send shivers down a parent's back. Entrance exams are everywhere. They are used by some private schools, for grammar schools, for some colleges and selective universities. And many children and students often feel the pressure when they are expected to do well. Children as young as four are taking entrance exams for select private schools around the UK!... Read More »

Can I afford a tutor for my child?

January 5th, 2016 by Anna Michaelidou

Hiring a private tutor is a great way to help your child improve academically and the rise in parents seeking the help of a private tutor is astonishing. The way in which children are being taught has changed a lot since our grandparents, parents, or even we were at school. It used to be that a child would come home from school, play for a while and then sit down and do their homework by going over their notes and things they had learnt in class. Nowadays it's all about children rushing home ... Read More »

10 Important factors you should consider when looking for a private tutor

December 15th, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

Finding a tutor has never been easier whether you are a parent seeking a tutor for your child or a student seeking a tutor to improve your skills in a certain subject. But what should you be looking for when you are actively seeking a tutor?

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The Top 8 Tutoring Tips for Maths Homework

November 24th, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

We all know that Maths does not come naturally to everyone and contains some concepts that can be difficult for children to learn. Many parents turn to private tutoring as understanding complex problems and trying to explain them to your child can be extremely difficult and frustrating. The great thing with tutors is that they usually develop unique methods of training... Read More »

Does your Child need a Tutor?

November 17th, 2015 by Anna Michaelidou

How many times has your child come home with Maths homework that you struggle to help them with or a school report with grades you were not expecting? You may have to nag or plead with them to do their homework or school project or their grades are slipping and whilst your child is feeling frustrated, you are near breaking point! It's something that most parents experience at one time or another throughout ... Read More »

Should schools be spending the Pupil Premium funding on Private Tuition?

October 9th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

The Pupil Premium is funding given to state schools in England to help improve the results of disadvantaged youngsters - those eligible for free school meals. Pupil premium funding has provided £6bn support for poorer pupils between 2011 and 2015.

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High Take-up Of Private Tuition By Primary School Pupils Revealed

September 18th, 2015 by Sarah Adams

Nearly half of 11-year-olds among some minority ethnic groups in the UK are receiving private tuition outside of school. Researchers from Newcastle University and from NatCen Social Research have been studying how a cohort of 19,000 primary aged children spend their lives outside of school. They analysed data for the children - collected when they were aged five, seven and eleven.

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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 »

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