How We Tutor

We listen before we advise a tailored session plan

First we determine what help is needed to achieve the desired outcomes, then tailor tuition based on these options:

  • 1 hour per week per subject – Hourly sessions are mainly used at Primary level or if a tutee feels the 1.5 hour session is too much.
  • 1.5 hours per week per subject – We’ve found this to be the optimum formula for successful tuition, and it suits most students’ busy schedules.
  • 2 hours per week per subject – If starting tuition from January onwards, or if your child is really lacking confidence, we’d consider this more intensive programme.
Tutor tutoring at a whiteboard
Tutor tutoring at a whiteboard

Built around weekly sessions

Tuition with us is built around weekly sessions to maximize learning and commitment:

  • Homework Assignments – An hour’s homework will usually be set per subject per week. This amount may be varied to suit the student’s workload.
  • Exam-focused tuition – Past papers are a key element of our exam-focused tutoring technique.
  • Flexible – We fully appreciate that sometimes you may need to move or miss a session, and here of course we are flexible: your tutor will try to re-arrange a time to suit you.
  • Charges  – The charges are inclusive and start at £34hr. We guarantee the price for the duration of your tuition.
  • No advance payments – You will be invoiced directly at the end of each calendar month. There are no other charges or extras.
  • SQA Subject Tutors  –     All the SQA exam subjects are normally available, early reservation is advised.

Which tutoring option is best for you? Online or in-home?

Our experience is that traditional at-home tutoring has been the first choice for many, however, online has additional benefits. Despite initial concerns with the online group classes provided by schools during the pandemic lockdowns, most parents and students are opting for online. Thanks to the latest meeting tech, online tutoring has more learning tools available than a traditional classroom. Our tutors report that many students find it is more natural and easier to focus on an online session. Whichever is best for your student, we offer physical in-home and online personal tutoring, and together we can choose what’s optimum for your situation. If you wish to consider the Pros and Cons of online, you can download our plain-spoken Pros and Cons of online tutoring guide here. In summary, clients who choose online do so for the following reasons:

Flexibility and Choice

Students and parents love the ability to work whenever and wherever with no disruption to family members and in an environment and a location that they choose to allow maximum concentration.

Tutor physical location becomes irrelevant in your choice of tutor. Online tuition widens the pool of tutor choice massively and means you have better access to the best tutor and the one that is right for your needs, rather than only the tutors who live close by.

Functional

Whatever the mainstream meeting tech you prefer to use, online sessions will deliver a one to one tutoring experience where you can easily focus; exchange files, work on past papers, write and review whiteboards, record the session and much more.

Safe and Secure

There are no time-consuming travel issues involved, no concerns about Covid or other personal security issues.

The tutoring environment is totally within your control, and you can even arrange with your tutor to record sessions. Some find this a great plus for revision, as well as guaranteeing peace of mind.

Special Educational Requirements


If your child requires special education, we have capable tutors who have experience in the practice of tutoring students in a way that addresses their differences, disabilities, and special educational needs. Our tutors can support SEN children with Dyslexia, ADHD, and others. Call 01315161811 or message using the contact form below. Alicja, our experienced tutoring services manager, is available to discuss your particular requirements and potential options.

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