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The city of Edinburgh has a population of about 507,000 and is the capital of Scotland. It is the seat of Scottish government, including the supreme courts of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament. It is also one of the centres of education for Scotland, especially in the fields of literature, medicine, engineering, Scots law, and the sciences. Edinburgh is the second largest financial centre within the United Kingdom. Due to its historic nature and cultural attractions, it is also one of the most popular domestic and international tourist regions in the United Kingdom. The city of Edinburgh is home to about 120 primary and secondary schools, including The Royal High School, which was founded in 1128 and is one of the oldest in the United Kingdom.

Meet some of our Edinburgh Tutors

Michal
I hold a PhD degree in Physics from the University of Edinburgh. I graduated, also from the University of Edinburgh, with Master of Arts in Philosophy and Physics (First Class Honours). I am a scientist and a science communicator. In 2010, I became a Teaching Assistant at the University of Edinburgh...
Alison

Alison

Edinburgh
QTS: INDUCTION (2005)
I am an experienced Primary teacher and successful tutor with 11+ years experience in the classroom and 5+ years private tutoring. My years as a primary teacher in an 'outstanding' 'Leader' school mean I have an in-depth knowledge of the primary curriculum and a great wealth of experience about chil...
Duncan

Duncan

Edinburgh
College: Chemistry Higher A Band 1 (2015)
***SPECIALIST HIGHER TUTOR*** I am a current 3rd year Theoretical Physics mature student at the University of Edinburgh. Who recently took Highers at Edinburgh College. I offer tutoring for Higher Maths and Physics, and will also ensure students are prepared mentally and academically to enter unive...
Kevin

Kevin

Edinburgh
Doctorate: PhD in Chemistry (2016)
I am a chemistry PhD graduate from Heriot-Watt University. My research area was in theoretical chemistry, and was heavily involved in both maths and physics in addition to chemistry. During my doctoral programme, I had many opportunities to present results with colleagues within the university as we...
Hui-ju

Hui-ju

Edinburgh
Bachelors: Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics, (1997)
I am an experienced and qualified teacher/tutor of Mandarin and EFL with more than 12 years of experience. I offered private tuition for complete beginners to University level, tailoring lesson activities and teaching methodology to the students' needs. As an enthusiastic language learner and teache...
Frances

Frances

Edinburgh
PGCE: PGDE (Secondary) English (2007)
I am a 61 year old, retired Teacher of English and am currently self-employed as a Personal Tutor. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in the theatre, in Community Education, youth work and a primary school. As well as having a real love of my subject, I have a great deal of experience of working...
Bradley

Bradley

Edinburgh
Masters: Theoretical Physics (2019)
I am a 22 year old student currently undergoing a degree in Theoretical Physics at the University of Edinburgh. I have achieved A* grades in all GCSE and A-level science and mathematics examination. I have been private tutoring for a number of years throughout my time at the university of Edinburgh....
John
I am fascinated by all areas of science and philosophy, and I enjoy helping others to extend their knowledge and understanding. I recently completed a PhD in Linguistics (sociolinguistics) looking at the relationship between epistemology and language in academia. I am now an Associate Lecturer in L...
Connie

Connie

Edinburgh
Bachelors: Modern Languages Studies (2016)
I am a native French speaker, born in France but has been living in the U.K since the age of 2. I have a first class batchelors degree in Modern Language Studies (French, Spanish and Portuguese) from the University of Nottingham I love languages and am passionate about travelling, world literature,...
James

James

Edinburgh
Masters: Civil & Environmental Engineering (1st Class) (2017)
Current industrially sponsored PhD Engineering research student, having recently graduated in Civil and Environmental Engineering - both at the University of Edinburgh. In 2018 selected for the Hydro Nations Leadership Programme, for emerging and existing thought leaders to co-create paths towards...

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First Tutors can help Edinburgh parents and students connect with a highly skilled personal tutor. Tutoring sessions can be held in the privacy of your own home or in a nearby location, such as a park, library, school campus, or cafe. If fitting another appointment into your regular schedule seems impossible, you may find online tutoring sessions offer a greater amount of scheduling flexibility. You can choose to meet with your professional tutor for a face-to-face tutoring session on our secure online learning platform.

The accountability system for schools in Scotland has recently undergone some significant changes. Unlike other schools in the United Kingdom, schools in Edinburgh are not evaluated based on the scores their students make on standardised exams. Many residents of Scotland feel this is part of what makes their academic system unique and successful. However, for others, it can lead to a feeling of uncertainty when it comes to choosing a primary or secondary school for their children. It can also make it difficult to know if your child is receiving an adequate education.

Recently, the Scottish National Standardised Assessments were implemented for students in P1, P4, P7, and S3. While these scores are made available to school officials and parents of individual students, they are not used to publicly label schools for efficacy. During those years, however, it is now possible for parents to get a more objective view of their child's academic standing. If you find your child has not achieved their expected grade, it may be time to consider working with a personal tutor.

Primary School Tutors in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a relatively small selection of primary schools. Some of the schools in the city include:

Primary School

Pupils

Ages

George Heriot's School

1641

3-18

The Edinburgh Academy

1058

2-18

St Mary's RC Primary School

369

4-12

Royal Mile Primary School

141

4-12

Leith Walk Primary School

248

4-12

No matter which primary school your child attends, they will likely have a relatively typical classroom experience. Your child will likely sit in a classroom with many other students while a single teacher stands at the front of the class delivering the academic material. This is because teachers must use the instructional method that resonates with the largest percentage of students.

While this undoubtedly allows for the most efficient use of educational funds and time, it's not always the best way to teach each individual student. This is because no two students are exactly alike. All students have their own unique learning styles and sets of interests, and each student will struggle and excel in different areas. Unfortunately, the instructor must continue at a fairly steady tempo regardless of the individual needs of students.

A personal tutor, on the other hand, is working only with your child. A tutor has the freedom to give their focus to the learning challenges your child is facing, and they can tailor their instructional delivery and programme of study to fit the unique academic needs of your child. With this kind of individualised approach, it is often possible for students to make academic gains more rapidly than with traditional instruction in a classroom setting.

Secondary School and Further Education Tuition in Edinburgh

The selection of secondary schools in Edinburgh is more extensive. Some of the options for secondary institutions include:

Secondary School

Pupils

Ages

Boroughmuir High School

1196

11-18

James Gillespie's High School

1251

11-18

St Thomas of Aquin's High School

772

11-18

Trinity Academy

811

11-18

Broughton High School

1128

11-18

In addition to working with your child on subject area mastery, a personal tutor can also help them develop broader learning skills. These can include study tactics, testing techniques, critical thinking skills, organisational methods, and time management strategies that can be applied across a wide range of subject areas to help your child achieve their academic goals more effectively.

No matter which secondary school your child attends, First Tutors can help you connect with a private tutor who can help your child achieve their academic potential.

University-Level Tuition in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is home to four universities, with more in the general vicinity, and nearly one-fifth of the city's population is comprised of university students. Some of the highly ranked nearby universities include:

University

UK Ranking

Global Ranking

University of Edinburgh

6

27=

University of Glasgow

10

80=

University of St Andrews

20

143=

University of Aberdeen

28

185

University of Dundee

29

187

As you transition into university, you may find you need a little more help with the coursework. Home tuition in Edinburgh is available for a wide variety of subject areas, including:

  • Combined Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Drama
  • English
  • Government
  • Greek (Ancient)
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Security: Data/Information
  • Spanish
  • Social Care
  • Web Design
  • Writing

First Tutors provides parents and students with a convenient and centralised location to contact local tutors who are eager to help pupils reach their academic goals. Working with a personal tutor can be a valuable experience for students of all ages and ability levels. To connect with a personal tutor in your area, enter your search criteria now.