Private tuition - providers and sources

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You can search for a tutor on the internet, but very many of your search results are likely to be for tuition agencies that also advertise. If you do want to search for an individual tutor in your area, include your location in your search terms. A good guide is to use your metropolitan borough, or a main town. But try also adding names of local towns and villages - private tutors are generally not able to travel very far.

Please note: if your are a mature student your first priority is to check out the free courses that are available at your local college. These include functional skills in Maths, English and ICT at Entry Level and up to Level 2, and perhaps a range of vocational courses. Enquire with your local college who may be able to offer you a place, and will provide teaching and examination entry. I've included some other useful websites relating to Adult Education below in Other Websites.

  Directories
  Agencies
  Local Providers
  Other Websites

A better way to find a tutor using the internet is to search for Tutor Directories which many private tutors use to advertise their service. An online directory takes some of the effort out of finding a tutor, allowing you to search by area, subjects, and level of study. They provide you the information you need to contact a tutor directly.

Type "directory private tuition uk" into your search engine to find these. Some of these websites are given below.

An alternative is to engage a tutor through a Tuition Agency. A Tuition Agency acts as a mediator between you and the tutors they have on their books, and you contact the tutor you want through the agency. Almost any mention of tuition in your search engine will return many results for Tuition Agencies.

Finally, another place to go for private tuition is a local study centre. Use the expression "study centre" + your area in your internet search engine to find these.


This page was updated: Jan. 2017.

 

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Directories

Websites that list individual tutors and their contact information. Usually these allow you to search by area, subject, and level. Some of these also include some useful discussion and further information around private tutoring. I've highlighted the ones I think most helpful in this regard.

http://www.hometutorsdirectory.co.uk/

http://www.thetutorpages.com/

http://www.localtutor.co.uk/

http://uktutorsdirectory.co.uk/

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/services/directory

http://www.findyourtutor.com/

http://www.tutorhunt.com/

http://www.aplustutors.co.uk/

Copy and paste any of these into your browser's address bar,
or try selecting the text (sometimes triple-click), right-click and look for Open Link.

 

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Tuition Agencies

Employing a tutor through an agency can have benefits. The agency may vet their tutors, checking their background and qualifications and whether they are DBS checked. Not all agencies do. I've highlighted those entries where additional information about private tutoring can be found on the website.

http://www.privatetuition.co.uk/
(A1 Tutors)

http://www.firsttutors.com/uk/

http://www.uktutors.com/

http://www.select-tutors.co.uk/

http://www.personal-tutors.co.uk/

Copy and paste any of these into your browser's address bar,
or try selecting the text (sometimes triple-click), right-click and look for Open Link.

 

Local providers

Some providers local to the Wolverhampton area.

http://helpinghandstuition.co.uk/

http://www.kumon.co.uk/

http://www.top-tuition.com/
(Codsall Tuition Centre)

Copy and paste any of these into your browser's address bar,
or try selecting the text (sometimes triple-click), right-click and look for Open Link.

 

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Other Websites

Courses for adult students

http://www.aes.wolverhampton.gov.uk

http://skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/training/Adult+Entitlement+to+Learning.htm

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/QualificationsExplained/DG_173874

 

Distance Learning

http://www.englishandmaths.com/examination-centre

https://www.homelearningcollege.com/about-us/exams-service/birmingham-exams

http://www.englishandmaths.com/locations/sparkhill-tuition-centre

http://www.birminghamtuition.com/examinations/

 

.gov.uk Education

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/index.htm
(Directgov Education home page)

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100202100434/curriculum.qcda.gov.uk
(The National Curriculum)

http://www.education.gov.uk/
(The Department for Education home page)


Examining bodies

http://www.edexcel.com/Pages/Home.aspx

http://web.aqa.org.uk/

http://www.ocr.org.uk/

http://www.wjec.co.uk/

Copy and paste any of these into your browser's address bar,
or try selecting the text (sometimes triple-click), right-click and look for Open Link.

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