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Edinburgh Tutors

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  1. Ewen

    Edinburgh Tutor
    I have been teaching Physics for 16 years and currently teach Physics at a renowned independent school in Edinburgh. Prior to this appointment I spent a year teaching HSC Physics (A level equivalent) and Science at Moriah College in Sydney. Prior to that, for 5 years, I was a teacher of Physics at a...
  2. Rita

    Tuition in Edinburgh
    I HAVE HAD OVER 12 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE TEACHING STUDENTS SCIENCE AND MATHS. I AM PATIENT AND ADAPT MY STYLE WHICH WORKS FOR THE INDIVIDUAL. I CONSIDER MYSELF TO BE PATIENT AND, ABLE TO QUICKLY IDENTIFY THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENT. I BELIEVE IN TEACHING AT A PACE DICTATED BY THE STUDENT. MY APPROACH IS ...
  3. Alaa

    Tuition in Edinburgh
    Im a Teaching Fellow in Environmental Ecоnоmics аt the University оf Edinburgh. I have a PhD in Economics, with focus on climate change from the University of Bath, and prevpiosuly, I studied а Mаsters in Envirоnmentаl аnd Nаturаl Resоurce Ecоnоmics at the University оf Birminghаm. I can offer tui...
  4. Grace

    Private Tutor in Edinburgh
    I am a friendly French and Italian graduate always eager to help young people further their language skills. I believe the study of foreign languages to be hugely important - not solely for linguistic development but also the cultural enrichment available. Above all, I like to make language learning...
  5. Thomas

    Home Tuition in Edinburgh
    I am an experianced history teacher as well as an A Level marker and moderator. As well as being a qualified teacher I have a master's degree in history which covered a range of periods and am currently studying for a PhD at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on the 17th Century. History is a sub...
  6. Tom

    Lessons in Edinburgh
    Hi! I'm Tom and I'm in my final year of studying Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. I've always enjoyed learning Maths because of the fantastic simplicity of the manner in which it underpins the world around us day to day: such as how the relationship between two probability distrinutions t...
  7. Shaima

    Private Tuition in Edinburgh
    I am a qualified medical doctor from Pakistan .I am bilingual with good command over both English and urdu. I have scored band 8 in IELTS and 4B in OET. I believe in clearing and building of concepts along with regular assessments and evaluation. I actively involve the students in learning process… ...
  8. Sonia

    Lessons in Edinburgh
    I am a researcher at the University of Edinburgh currently pursing a PhD in Optical Medical Imaging whereby I design agents in aid in the surgical removal of Glioblastomas. I feel that having sat SQA standard grade and higher exams only a few years ago, I am able to deliver ways to learn that are ea...
  9. Scott

    Teacher in Edinburgh
    Since school I have had a passion for all things science and technology. This lead me to complete two degrees (BSc Hons and MSc) in Chemistry, followed by a job which marries both lab science and technology. I enjoy the problem solving, the research involved and the presentation of results or the d...
  10. Ana

    Tutoring in Edinburgh
    SPANISH AND GERMAN TUTOR IN EDINBURGH - National 5 / GCSE / Higher / Advanced Higher Hello, my name is Ana Berta. Nice to meet you! I am a qualified and experienced language tutor based in Edinburgh. If you or your child are having difficulties with Spanish or German, preparing for National 5 / GCS...


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.