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Online Tutoring

Leaders in online tutoring, our first student was taught exclusively online eight years ago, and specialist online teaching has been growing steadily since. The obvious enormous advantage of online tutoring is its convenience, and the fact you have access to the very best tutors wherever you happen to be. Some families also choose a mix of in-person and online tuition: allowing your child to develop a relationship with one regular tutor while fitting around your family’s plans.

We arrange online tutors for children of all ages from four up to university age, and we take our usual extreme care when matching online tutors. All our online tutors have an impeccable academic record, and are vetted to our usual extremely high standards, including full safeguarding checks.

  • Nathaniel

    Online Tuition

    Nathaniel McCullagh, SLT's Founder and Director explains how specialist online private tutors can deliver effective lessons anywhere in the world.

  • Online tutoring: how does it work?

    Finding an online tutor is quick and easy. The first step is to contact us. We will ask the right questions to ensure that your child is matched to the correct private tutor. The process is just as straightforward as when you request a tutor who teaches in person. We take some extra precautions around connectivity issues and discuss your goals carefully to ensure that the best tutor for your child is introduced.

  • Is online tuition effective?

    Absolutely! Again and again, feedback from our clients suggests that online tutors successfully impart far more than academic proficiency; they help build confidence, communication skills, planning and organisation, time management. These key attributes will benefit your child greatly throughout their academic career and into later life. Tutors make lessons interactive and engaging through the use of the most up-to-date screen sharing and white board technologies. Online tuition also works well for children with learning difficulties and we can introduce tutors who specialise in this area.

  • Is online tuition safe?

    With Simply Learning Tuition, every online tutor is personally known to us and has been through the same rigorous vetting procedure as an in-person tutor. Safeguarding is at the forefront of our vetting, we insist on an enhanced DBS check, two reference checks and an in person interview. We only represent tutors with a wealth of previous tutoring experience, including in teaching online.

  • What are the benefits of online tutoring?

    Done well, online tuition is an incredibly effective and flexible solution for students of all ages. And with technology getting better all the time, we believe it is only going to get more so.

    Access to high-quality teaching wherever you are

    The crux of it is that online tutoring gives your family access to an extremely high-quality private tutor wherever you are – whether that’s the north of Scotland or Singapore. Equally, if your family is moving around, online tuition provides your child with consistency and a familiar face – someone who will make sure they’re fully on top of their work and enjoying it.

    Ideal preparation for entering the UK school system

    If your child isn’t based in the UK but they’re preparing to enter the British public school system at 8, 11, 13 or sixth form, an online tutor with experience of that system can be a priceless part of your preparation – making sure your child knows what to expect and can hit the ground running.

    A more relaxed way of learning

    For many students, particularly teenagers, speaking to an online tutor in a setting they are comfortable with can also be more conducive for learning than being in a kitchen or sitting room where they might feel watched or listened to. This more relaxed style of learning means online tuition also works well for children with learning difficulties, and we can introduce tutors who specialise in this area.

  • Which tutor is right for your child?

    Suiting your child’s goals

    We’d always recommend finding an online tutor who has experience helping students in a similar situation to your child. To that end, the tutors on our books include specialists in all ages, and in all the key educational milestones including 11+, Common Entrance, GCSEs, IB and A-Levels. We can also find you tutors with experience of getting students into specific schools and universities if that’s what you need – or tutors who have been to those institutions themselves.

    Suiting your child’s personality

    Beyond age, institution and academic level, the right private tutor for your child will be one who they naturally respond to. Finding that match is a very important part of our process. Will they respond best to a female or male tutor? A bubbly tutor or someone gentler? An academic specialist or an all-round mentor? It’s our job to understand this, and to find the right fit.

  • Why is online tutoring important?

    First of all, not everyone needs online tutoring – and if we don’t think your child needs it to achieve success at school then we’ll be the first to tell you. That said, for many students, online tutoring really can make a difference, both to their progress but also their wellbeing and confidence.

    If your child is home-schooling then doing some of that online provides access to the best tutors for all their subjects, wherever you’re based. Increasingly, online tutoring is forming an integral part of the bespoke timetables we put together for our home-schoolers.

    For children in school, the individual attention that comes with supplementary online tutoring is an excellent way to increase confidence, keep them up to speed with their schoolwork – or if they’re very bright, make sure they’re being properly pushed.

    Online tutoring is also an excellent support when your child is preparing for an entrance exam, GCSEs, A-levels or the IB. A tutor will not just make sure their revision is going well; they can help with exam techniques, mock interviews, practice papers – and keeping your child confident and calm so they do themselves justice on the big day!

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  • Meet a typical Tutor

    Learn more about the calibre of private tutors we introduce and the rigorous selection process we implement on our Typical Tutor page. Our service is truly bespoke by matching the right tutor to your child's learning style and personality.

    Meet A Typical Tutor

  • Proven results
  • Full safeguarding
  • Highly recommended by parents
  • Personally matched
  • Exam board experts
  • Entrance examination professionals
  • Online & in person
  • UK & Overseas
  • Over 10 years established

Online Tutoring Subjects Offered


Early Years Tutor

We pay extreme care when recommending private tutors for 5 year-olds and 6 year-olds, and we have primary school online tutoring specialists who are superb at building enthusiasm as well as attainment through fun exercises and positive reinforcement.


7+ and 8+ Tutors

Every online tutor we introduce has experience in helping children secure entry into the most competitive independent schools. Your child’s tutor will use a variety of fun and engaging methods to develop the core literacy and numeracy skills required for each school’s specific assessment.


11+ Tutors

We introduce the highest calibre of online tutors to support your child through their 11 Plus. Every tutor we introduce has a thorough knowledge of 11+ subjects and what each school is looking for. Many also have experience working in leading independent and grammar schools.


13+ Tutors

The 13 Plus Common Entrance exam (13+) is broader than any other exam your son or daughter will have tackled before. We introduce highly experienced 13+ online tutors to teach your child and give them the tools they need to secure a place at one of the UK’s leading senior schools.


UKiset Tutors

Unlike the Common Entrance, the UKiset is a fairly new assessment for international applicants to British independent schools.  Since the inception of UKiset, the online tutors we represent have had a solid record of successful results, preparing children for all areas of the assessment.


GCSE Tutors

We introduce expert subject and exam board-specific tutors for GCSE and IGCSE exams. By understanding your child’s learning style and specific requirements, we will introduce you to an expert (I)GCSE tutor who will meet those demands with a carefully planned course of online tuition.


A-Level Tutors

We introduce the highest calibre of A-Level tutors for all key subjects who are experienced with the A-Level requirements of all exam boards. They will work with your child to develop their subject knowledge, time management and exam skills.


IB Tutors

Every online tutor we introduce has a history of effective IBDP tuition and can teach your child all key International Baccalaureate subjects at Higher or Standard Level, as well as offering guidance with the Extended Essay and the Theory of Knowledge

  • "My son loves his online tutoring and looks forward to every lesson. His tutor, William, is excellent. Very professional, calm and understanding. I would highly recommend Simply Learning Tuition."

    Parent of age 7 child tutored online

  • "My son Ivan was very glad to meet Max and appreciated the opportunity to study with him. For the short time Max was with him, he gave him some important information about the Common Entrance, for Science, Religious Studies, Geography and English and could explain the complicated questions. The style of the lessons were suitable and clear for Ivan: informal but informative and fruitful. After lessons Ivan became more self-reliant and self-confident. We really want to thank Max very much".

    Mrs. M, 13+ Maths and Science Online Tuition

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