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About Edinburgh Tutors

Edinburgh Tutors was established in 2002

Edinburgh Tutors is Edinburgh's original and fastest-growing tutorial company, and the parent company of Tutors in Aberdeen, Glasgow Tutors and Stirling Tutors. It was formed in 2002 by Carolyn Bell (a graduate and postgraduate of  Cambridge and Aberdeen University), with the aim of providing the highest quality personal tuition to Scottish schoolchildren.  

We are the only company of our calibre to focus on the demands of the Scottish syllabus.

Our philosophy and guiding principles

What makes Edinburgh Tutors very different from other tuition-providers is the care we take of our pupils:

Our first step is to discuss carefully with you, your child and your tutor, the areas in which you need most help, and we will continue to support both you and your tutor for as long as your child will receive support from us.

We are also different in that all of our tutors are interviewed and tested for their ability to tutor one-to-one.

We select the most talented and personable graduates and undergraduate to become our Edinburgh Tutors.

We engage undergraduates as our main body of tutors. It is our belief, but more importantly our experience over 10 years, that carefully selected undergraduates have:

  1. An immediate, up close and personal, experience of the exam subjects they are now tutoring.
  2. A-grades in the subjects they tutor at university level. Our Tutors are not generalists but academic specialists, looking forward to top-flight careers when they graduate from first class universities.
  3. Perfect empathy with those they support and an understanding of the pressures and issues they face.

That's not to say we do not use other types of tutor. Very successfully we engage also Teachers and Post-graduate academics. We believe in matching Tutors to "tutees" so we choose the Tutor to ensure the optimum outcome.

The principal contacts are:

Alicja Macintyre  - Learning and Tutor Services Manager

Alicja is the primary contact for Tutors and Parents. She matches superb organisational skill with great curriculum knowledge and a real knack for matching our tutors to prospective pupils.  Alicja  has been matching tutors with students in order to maximise learning for over ten years.

Eamonn Byrne - Director

Eamonn is a former Director and Deputy Director General of the World Association of Newspapers based in Paris France and is also a Director of The internationally recognised, The Media Skills Development Programme (MSQ) and The Byrne Partners Ltd a global media consultancy. He is actively involved in the delivery of Learning and Development Programmes across the world, if you want to know more check out the MSQ website.

If you have any questions, please read over our list of Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us with your specific queries.

Want to talk over what kind of tuition plan might work best and with no obligation or pressure?

Fill in the contact form contact us or call Alicja on 01315161811

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