Edinburgh Tutors was established in 2002
Edinburgh Tutors is Edinburgh’s original and fastest-growing tuition company, and the sister brand of Tutors in Aberdeen and Glasgow Tutors. It was formed in 2002 by Carolyn Bell, a graduate and postgraduate of Cambridge and Aberdeen Universities, to provide the highest quality personal tuition for Scottish schoolchildren. After an initial period of growth, Edinburgh Tutors was registered as a Limited Company in 2008.
We are the only tuition company of our experience to focus on the demands of the Scottish syllabus.
How the Business Works
We pay all our tutors well according to their experience and qualifications. We invoice clients after tuition and we guarantee timely payment to our tutors irrespective of payment status. The business generally operates on a net profit margin of 7.5%, and on occasion, it is even less. That modest figure is not a problem as it enables us to employ locally and focus on our Scottish client base. We are registered in Scotland and 90% of our business is with Scottish students. Most of our tutors are SQA focused and primary tuition is becoming increasingly important. Online tuition has been steadily growing in recent years and exploded during the pandemic. As we move out of the imposed restrictions, initial concerns regarding online tuition have evaporated and >78% of our customers look to this as the favoured option.
Our philosophy and guiding principles
What makes Edinburgh Tutors very different from other tuition providers is the personal care we take of tutees, tutors and parents:
Our first step is to discuss carefully with you and your child the areas in which you need the most improvement. Through a one-to-one relationship with your Learning Managers Alicja Macintyre or Joanne Baird, we will continue to support both you and your tutee throughout tuition. We are also different in that all of our tutors are interviewed and tested for their ability to tutor one-to-one. We engage teachers, academics and undergraduates as our main body of tutors.
Our 20 years experience in tutoring in Scotland has demonstrated that those carefully selected undergraduates have an immediate empathy with tutees based on their up close and personal experience of the exam subjects they are now tutoring. All have A-grades and are subject-specialists, looking forward to top-flight careers when they graduate from Russell Group universities.
We value our teachers and academic tutors highly. We engage superb teachers, post-graduates and academics and crucially, we believe in matching tutors to tutees, whatever the background and experience, to ensure the right tutor for the optimum outcome. All of our Primary School Tutors have the qualifications and teaching experience specific to working with primary age learners.
The principal contacts are:
Alicja McIntyre – Learning and Tutor Services Manager
Alicja is a 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 to maximise learning for over ten years.
Joanne Baird – Learning & Tutor Services Manager
Joanne is a primary contact point for parents and tutors. Joanne has 26 years of commercial experience in the Learning & Development field. During that time Joanne was responsible for training and coaching commercial media professionals and senior managers. Joanne works across the ET tutoring business and is responsible for selecting the best tutors from applicants and so has a very good instinct when matching tutors to students to achieve the best results.
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 founder and former Director of the internationally recognised The Media Skills Development Programme (MSQ) and The Byrne Partners Ltd, a global media learning and development consultancy. He is actively involved in the delivery of Learning and Development Programmes across the world.
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
EDINBURGH TUTORS LIMITED
Registrar of Companies (Scotland)
SC339201 – Incorporated in Scotland on 8 March 2008
Maisondieu, Roxburghshire, Scotland TD5 8JW