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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
physics students. Since 2010, my students nominated me in five consecutive years for "Best Postgraduate Tutor" under the auspices of the Edinburgh University Students' Association. Since 2015, I lecture, supervise and tutor at the Summer School organised by ADAMED SmartUP, Warsaw, Poland. Additionally, I have a seven-year experience as a private tutor (outside the university) in Mathematics and Physics both at the Advanced Highers/A-level and GSCE levels. I also helped my pupils with the UCAS...
Maja

Maja

Edinburgh
Doctorate: Mathematics (2005)
when it all clicks in a tutee's mind is a huge satisfaction of which I never tire. I have broad experience tutoring and teaching mathematics to school pupils and university students. I have tutored pupils studying towards Standard Grades, Highers and Advanced Highers in mathematics, helping them learn the subject well and prepare for their exams. I have also worked at universities as an undergraduate and postgraduate in Scotland (St Andrews and Edinburgh) and in...
Alison

Alison

Edinburgh
QTS: INDUCTION (2005)
here living here permanently. I have 11+ years teaching experience in an 'outstanding' primary school during which time I taught all year groups from P1- P7 (Reception to Year six). I have also run booster groups for children who are under-performing within school. In addition, I have also worked as a Maths SATS marker. My CELTA qualification also means I am in a unique position to teach the new grammar components of the English curriculum,...
Garry

Garry

Edinburgh
Bachelors: B.Sc (w/ upper second class honours) in Biomedical Science (Physiology) (2011)
an office in Leith so I am spread over north Edinburgh however I can travel anywhere. I run a Tutoring business out of the office and work with many experienced Tutors, so availability can always be catered for if my own personal schedule doesn't work with yours. I was Biology prefect in my final year at school which involved helping to teach classes up to fourth year (National 5). I also carried out some work...
Duncan

Duncan

Edinburgh
College: Chemistry Higher A Band 1 (2015)
was able to run small tutorial groups in the library to assist other students in learning the material, all students who regularly attended received As in Physics and Maths, and one has joined me at Edinburgh University. During my second year at Edinburgh I was enrolled as a Maths Buddy as part of the School of Physics and Astronomy, this means that I and other 2nd years ran twice weekly tutorial sessions for 1st years...
Matthew

Matthew

Edinburgh
Bachelors: Mathematics and Engineering Mathematics: 1st Class Honours (2017)
ability, which has given me a wealth of experience in dealing with the problems pupils have. A large number of my tutees were found through word-of-mouth from former tutees pleased with their results. Although I now have quite a few reviews on FirstTutors, I have been registered on other websites for years and would be more than happy to supply references from other past tutees for your peace of mind. I believe that everyone deserves...
John
am now an Associate Lecturer in Linguistics. -Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). -Three years' experience as a classroom teacher of Science to KS3/4 (age 11-16) and Physics teacher to KS5 (age 17-18). -Undergraduate lecturing and tutoring in Linguistics (formal linguistics and sociolinguistics). -10 years' experience as a private tutor. I make extensive use of past exam questions: the best way to do well in exams is to practise doing exams! This also allows realistic monitoring of...
James

James

Edinburgh
Masters: Civil & Environmental Engineering (1st Class) (2017)
were subjects I pursued an understanding of, and achieved highly in, throughout school. I have previously returned to Inverkeithing High School to assist in teaching Physics and Maths at all levels. In addition to helping over 15 tutees across Fife and Edinburgh better their abilities, I have also been fortunate enough to have contributed over 100 hours of school service in the past assisting classes in Science and P.E. at Inverkeithing High School (IHS). In...
Karuna

Karuna

Edinburgh
Masters: Mathematics (2003)
experience of 9 years of teaching in Indian Schools. I had been teaching Maths till High School in Air Force School , Bangalore. I have also taught Hindi and Maths to Primary Students in Kendriya Vidyalaya School,Bangalore. My approach to teaching is very simple and child centered. I try to come down to the level of the learners, check their understanding and prior knowledge of the subject and then accordingly teach them to achieve their...
Connie

Connie

Edinburgh
Bachelors: Modern Languages Studies (2016)
volunteered with STAR Nottingham in their weekly English conversation classes, teaching a mixed ability group of refugees and asylum seekers in the Nottingham area Tutor age: Adults Aug 2015-Sep 2015 Associação Despertar Trancoso, Bahia, Brazil - I volunteered with a grassroots NGO in Bahia, Brazil, which focusses on training young people and adults and creating opportunities for them in the sustainable tourism industry. - I gave English and French classes to mixed ability children and...

Subjects Taught: Maths, English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Combined Science, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Latin, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Electronics / Electronic Engineering, Business Related, Greek (Ancient), Russian, Mandarin, Psychology, Government and Politics, Computer Studies / I.T., Economics, Law, Entrance Exams, Music, Drama, English (Foreign Language), Arabic, Citizenship, Sociology, Philosophy / Critical Thinking, Media / Communication Studies, Study Skills, Classical Civilisation, History Of Art, Mechanical Engineering, Geology

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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.