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Press Coverage and Awards

We understand that finding a trainer online can be a daunting prospect. We hope that the following press coverage, recommendations and awards will help to show you that we are a great website from which to source or register as a trainer. Journalists, please contact us here.



  • Daily Mail logoThe Daily Mail/This is Money ran an advice piece on whether it is worth getting a trainer.
  • Sunday Times logoThe Sunday Times ran a story on the increase in demand for private tuition in Scotland, also debated up by The Scotsman and The Herald.
  • TES logoTES highlights the numbers of teachers leaving the classroom to become trainers.

2015 and 2014

  • Telegraph logoWe're featured in The Telegraph as part of their debate on which is better value; private schooling or state schooling plus training? We also advised Telegraph readers on what to look for in a good trainer and featured as a recommended website to find work as a private trainer.
  • Daily Mail logoThe Daily Mail also featured us in their piece on quality part-time work.


  • We have featured across the national and regional press for over a decade. Here are a few of our favourites:
  • BBC logo logoBBC News interviewed Anita Lee, Director at First Tutors: I.T. for a piece on on 11+ entrance tuition. For parents with particular concerns about these exams, we're also in this useful advice piece in The Telegraph.
  • ITV National News cited our research on the average cost of training, as has The Independent.
  • Guardian logoOn the topic of undergraduate tuition, we've given interviews to the BBC and The Guardian regarding the increase in demand for private tuition from undergraduates.
  • Telegraph logoThe Daily Telegraph featured one of our clients in a seasonal piece about private tuition and the trend for online tuition.
  • Guardian logoOn the topic of homeworking, The Guardian recommended training as an excellent way to earn a little extra from home and recommended First Tutors: I.T. as a good place to start. We also featured in their Home Business Innovation showcase.
  • We gave advice on the right frequency of tuition in The Independent.
  • Guardian logoFinally, we've commented on the use of trainers in schools in this Guardian piece.


First Tutors: I.T. has been fortunate enough to win or be finalists for several business awards.

  • Education Investor Supplementary Education Provider of the Year (we've won and been nominated as a finalist several times in this category).
  • Dedipower Sunday Telegraph Digital Awards (national finalists)
  • Working Mum Awards - Best SME (national finalists)
  • Big Chip Awards - Best eBusiness (winners)

Press Resources

First Tutors: I.T. enables IT trainers to promote themselves through profiles for free which are then accessible to all individuals or companies in search of private IT training in their local area.

First Tutors: I.T. offers private IT training for everyone from beginners to experts across a range of specialisms. Our directory of IT tutors specialise in everything from web design and desktop publishing to programming languages and Microsoft Office packages.

Recent Coverage

Launched in 2005 we have enjoyed rapid organic growth and have featured in or on BBC Breakfast television, BBC regional radio stations, Cambridge Evening News, PC Pro magazine, New Media Age and the Daily Mail among others.

Our awards in the IT sector include Best E-Business and Best in Lancashire in the 2008 Big Chip Awards and our co-founder, Anita Moss, was a national finalist in the 2008 Blackberry Women in Technology Awards.

Press Enquiries

We are happy to receive media enquiries and can be contacted below. Anita (co-founder) has given interviews on young/female entrepreneurship, running a small business, using ICT and of course private training and is happy to provide an industry comment. We will respond very promptly.

Contact First Tutors: I.T.


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