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Edinburgh Tutors

Are you looking for the best private tutors in Edinburgh? First Tutors helps you to find a local tutor in Edinburgh and anywhere in Scotland. Local tutoring is an excellent way to bolster confidence as well as improving attainment.

First Tutors is the only place to search the top Edinburgh tutors for your requirements, helping you find a home Edinburgh tutor for any subject ranging from primary through to university level.

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  1. Gary
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    Edinburgh Tutor
    I am a qualified teacher of Mathematics offering tuition up to Advanced level, SQA Advanced Higher and beyond, delivered 1-2-1 and online. As I see it private tuition in maths offers you the help, encouragement and support you need to increase your understanding of this important school subject, an...
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  3. Derek
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    Tuition in Edinburgh
    I welcome students aged 16 and over, and can prepare students for ABRSM and Trinity College from Grades 5 up to diploma level in both Piano and Theory of Music, as well as Composition, Orchestration, and Music Technology. Alongside my career as an educator, I have been self-employed variously as ...
  4. Thomas
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    I am a writer and English language teacher based in Edinburgh. I am a 2021 New Writers Awardee. My work has been published in The Glasgow Review o**Contact Detail Removed**s, Best Scottish Poems 2019, fourteen poems, The Amsterdam Quarterly, among others. 'empire of dirt', my poetry pamphlet, is pub...
  5. Jane

    Private Tutor in Edinburgh
    I am a GTC (General Teaching Council for Scotland) registered secondary Maths teacher with a first class hons BSc and PhD in Chemistry and a background in engineering and industry. I am now available to take students for the next academic session or for catch up sessions during the summer break. I...
  6. Lyle

    Home Tuition in Edinburgh
    **Exam Prep & Summer Holiday Lessons** Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology tutor. A-Level, Higher, GCSE, Nat 5 etc. 5 years of tutoring experience. I am a 5th year student studying a Masters in Chemical Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. I am both a passionate learner and teacher with...
  7. Lawrie

    Lessons in Edinburgh
    I am a vastly experienced teacher of History and also Modern Studies I am now semi retired but have never lost my enthusiasm for my subject or the satisfaction of helping young people achieve their goals I like to build a student’s confidence and engage and involve them in the planning of a focused ...
  8. Maja

    Private Tuition in Edinburgh
    I have a PhD in mathematics from the University of St Andrews. I have over a decade of experience tutoring and teaching, and since having my two young children, I have returned. I love it! Explaining mathematics and seeing those "aha" moments when it all clicks in a tutee's mind is a huge satisfacti...
  9. Jess

    Lessons in Edinburgh
    I completed my PhD in Literature at the University of St Andrews and have been tutoring English for nearly a decade. I hold previous degrees from the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews, and have taught widely in schools, universities, and prisons, as well as abroad and at UK summer schools. I ...
  10. Sara

    Teacher in Edinburgh
    Hello everyone! My name is Sara and I am from the Canary Islands (Spain), although I now live in Edinburgh. I arrived in Scotland five years ago to do a six-month internship in the Spanish Embassy Education Office, but after falling in love with Scotland I decided to make it my home. I have a degr...
  11. Stuart

    Tutoring in Edinburgh
    *COVID-19 UPDATE: I am still accepting new students for online lessons and general educational support and advice. Please contact me for a flexible arrangement based around your requirements.* I am a qualified teacher and graduate of the University of Edinburgh with an MA in English Literature and ...


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.