Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which areas do your tutors cover? Our tutors can travel to all areas in Greater London, and some outside of it.
  • Will the tutor come to my home? All our tutors will travel to your home for tuition. If it’s more convenient for you, tutoring could take place in a library or another public location in London.
  • Do you have a centre? No, we do not have a centre where tuition can place.
  • What qualifications do your tutors have? Our private tutors are all graduates, many of whom have top degrees from Oxbridge or Russell Group universities. Many of our tutors have teaching qualifications.
  • Do all your tutors have DBS certificates? All of our tutors have Disclosure and Barring Service Certificates (formerly known as the Criminal Record Bureau Enhanced Disclosure) valid within three years
  • How do you select your tutors? Tutors are invited to an interview based on their CVs and academic qualifications. All of our tutors attend personal interviews where they’re required to give a sample lesson, and a training seminar. We ensure that we select tutors who have a passion for their subject and have the ability to connect with young people.
  • How quickly can you find a tutor? Once you are registered with us, it usually takes 2-3 days to find a tutor. When we have found you a suitable tutor, they will call you immediately to arrange a first lesson.
  • Do I get a choice of tutors? We will put you in touch with one tutor at a time, as we take care in selecting the best tutor based on your needs. If you tell us what you are looking for, we can make sure we put you in touch with the right tutor first time.
  • Is there a registration fee? We have a one off registration fee, which gives you family membership with Greater London Tutors for a whole academic year. For the duration of your membership you can request tutors for any member of your household, for any subject.
  • What happens if you can’t find me a tutor? Can you refund the registration fee? If we are unable to find a tutor to contact you, we can refund your registration fee.
  • If the tutor is not what we wanted, can you find a replacement? Of course, if for any reason you are not happy with the tutor we will find a different tutor for you at no extra cost and at any time.
  • How do I pay for lessons? You can pay with a credit or debit card over the phone. Alternatively, you can pay by online bank transfer. You can either prepay for lessons at a discounted rate, or we will send you a monthly invoice.
  • Will the tutor set homework? We suggest that you discuss with your tutor whether or not to give homework. Homework can be a beneficial addition to the course of private tuition, but it should not overburden the student or interfere with any homework set by the school.
  • How will the tutor assess my child? The tutor will informally assess the student in the first session and establish the goals for the tuition. If you require an academic assessment these can be conducted via our recommended consultants and assessors.
  • Can your tutors help me with revision and exam technique? Yes, as well as helping with understanding content, our tutors can help with study skills including revision and exam technique.
  • Can your tutor help me with my University application? Yes, we have tutors who can help with all aspects of University applications, including helping choose courses and universities, filling in the online forms, advising on personal statements and preparing for interviews.
  • What exam boards do your tutors cover? We have tutors who are able to cover all exam boards including EDEXCEL, AQA, OCR and WJEC. Please let us know which exam board you need help with and we can ensure we provide a tutor with the relevant experience.
  • Do you have tutors who can support pupils with Special Educational Needs? Yes, many of our tutors are SEN trained. Others are sensitive to the needs of those with SEN, including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia, Autism and Asperger’s.
  • How many hours of tuition a week would you recommend? Most students require only an hour per week to support school work, but this can be adjusted as required. Students who are home schooled should have between 5-10 hours tuition per week in the core subjects.
  • Are your 11+ tutors experienced in preparing students for both grammar and independent schools? Yes, we have experienced 11+ tutors who are able to help prepare for any grammar and independent schools in London at 11+ level.
  • What other services do you provide? In addition to one to one tuition we can also provide tutors for small groups, and we hold 11+ courses during the holidays.

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