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Verbal, logical, visual or aural. What’s your learning style

May 21st, 2011 by Sara

Many of our tutors suggest a first evaluation/assessment lesson when taking on new tutees. This may seem obvious; they need to know what areas you need help with, discover your weak points, but did you know that many tutors also like to discover your personal learning style?

Learning styles are categorized into the following groups:

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Dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD… if THEY succeeded, so can you!

January 26th, 2011 by Sara

In recent weeks the First Tutors team has noticed an increased demand for one to one tuition from students suffering with learning difficulties. Whether this be dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADD, ADHD or even mild Asperger's syndrome, they all fall under the HELP ME PLEASE requests from our tutees!

Many of our tutors have vast experience dealing with students that have learning difficulties. We even have a "... Read More »

5 online resources for Citizenship tutors

February 17th, 2010 by Emily

Citizenship is one of the newest subjects on the curriculum but fast becoming one of the most important. An understanding of Citizenship helps pupils to learn about their rights and responsibilities under UK law. Here's our pick of the best online resources to help Citizenship tutors put their students on the right path.

1. Overton Grange School, in Surrey, has a wealth of subject resources on... Read More »

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 »

First Tutors short listed as Finalist for the Education Investor Awards 2014

July 15th, 2014 by Gerry

First Tutors are delighted to have been short listed as a finalist for the 2014 Awards.

The award judges at Education Investor are looking for organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Education sector in 2013- 14. We're delighted to have been acknowledged as innovators within the education industry in the category of "Private Tutoring Company of the Year".

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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... Read More »

Learning to learn

March 24th, 2011 by Sara

If you are seeking to develop or improve your study skills, a private tutor can provide you with a great variety of formats and approaches. Learning how to manage your study time, scheduling and setting goals, prioritising tasks, planning assignments or improving exam revision techniques are all tactics that most private tutors are very familiar with.

There are many different methods and you may find that one... Read More »

Creative writing, talent or skill?

June 4th, 2011 by Sara

Writing of any sort is not easy but perhaps creative writing is the hardest of all. Creative writing falls into the fiction/non-fiction or poetry categories, but essentially it's purpose is to express thoughts, feelings and emotions, rather than to simply convey information. Perhaps you have noticed that your child has a vivid imagination and loves reading books and inventing his/her own stories?

Perh... 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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Three Key Ways to optimise how the Brain Learns

October 27th, 2012 by Sara

Guest post by David Morgan.

Children spend so much of their life in a classroom. The average person spends fourteen thousand, one hundred and forty-five hours of life at school! But there are a few key ways that help the brain learn more easily and make that time better spent:

1. Prioritizing play

Learning is optimized for children and many adults in an active, play-based learning environment. I think we would all agree that boredom is the death of lea... Read More »

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