First Tutors is the only company in the UK which enables tutors to promote themselves through profiles for free which are then accessible to all individuals or families in search of private tuition in their local area. We are the UK's leading online tutor-matching service.
First Tutors offers private tuition at primary, secondary and degree level and now also helps families searching for music tuition. Our directory of tutors specialise in all academic subjects such as English, Maths and Science, as well as niche subjects, catering for all individual needs.
Launched in 2005 we have enjoyed rapid organic growth and have featured in or on BBC Breakfast television, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Cambridge Evening News, Enterprise Nation, Education Today, Mumzone, The Good Schools Guide and more.
We are happy to receive media enquiries and can be contacted below or call our office on 0845 224 8294 (please note this is not a general enquiries number). Anita (co-founder) has given interviews on young entrepreneurship, running a small business and of course private tuition and is happy to provide an industry comment or help with case studies.
We understand that finding a tutor 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 tutor.
First Tutors has twice graced a mention on BBC Breakfast television and Director, Anita Lee, has given interviews to local stations BBC Radio Kent and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
We have also appeared in The Independent, Cambridge Evening News, several London magazines and of course, the education press.
First Tutors is also very proud to be recognised by The Good Schools Guide as a recommended place to find a private tutor. Tuition agencies must undergo extensive questioning before being listed in the guide.
First Tutors has been fortunate enough to win and/or be nominated for several business awards.
First Tutors has again been nominated by Education Investor for an award announced in November 2011. We picked up the trophy for best supplementary education provider in 2010 and have been nominated again this year. These awards celebrate the successes of the education industry and are judged by an independent panel of highly esteemed industry experts.
First Tutors won at Education Investor's award ceremony in November 2010. We picked up the trophy for best supplementary education provider (a category which primarily includes private tuition companies). These awards celebrate the successes of the education industry and are judged by an independent panel of highly esteemed industry experts.
Anita Lee, Director, took to the stage to collect the award and comments, "We feel delighted to receive this award, particularly given it recognises our role in education. Whilst we are considered a dotcom business our primary passion is to facilitate helping people learn, so be recognised as a strong private tuition firm is particularly meaningful."
Not so lucky with this one, but still delighted to be a finalist! This award recognises "young British entrepreneurs and digital excellence". First Tutors was a finalist with three other businesses run by young entrepreneurs.
First Tutors won twice at the Big Chip Awards, celebrating the best of the digital industry. Judges remarked that, "A simple, effective use of interactive media to link tutors with those needing their services, the site was clear, the business model uncomplicated and the success obvious."
We were almost recognised for our strong use of technology to join tutors with tutees! Oh well.
We pick up an award for helping families to find tutors in a much more affordable way.
First Tutors is regulated by the Department for Business (BIS), with whom we enjoy frequent discourse as an agency with tens of thousands of tutors on the books! We are also members of the Federation of Small Businesses.