Since the end of the 20th century, the development and commercialisation of the World Wide Web have been instrumental in the sharing of information and discoveries.
Today, this technological revolution allows us to quench our thirst for knowledge from the comfort of our own homes.
In particular, the development of collaborative encyclopedias such as Wikipedia and video-sharing platforms allows people to share what they are passionate about as well as acquire new knowledge.
However, at Superprof we appreciate the value that human interaction can add to learning.
This explains the constant growth in the market for tutoring services, particularly in France, where Superprof was founded, which is leading the way in the sector with a turnover of 2 billion euros, according to Consoglobe.
The growing popularity of supplemental instruction could be due to tougher tests in school and the recent changes to GCSE exams.
However, when it comes to finding a tutor for ourselves or our children, it feels better to be in the driving seat. Taking control of your academic career and taking the time to be sure that you’re making the right decision is the first step to a successful tutoring journey.
It is important that you find a tutor who can adapt to your specific strengths and weaknesses to develop effective learning strategies that will help you make the most of your learning.
As part of a community of over 1.5 million private tutors, Superprof offers an alternative to traditional tutoring companies where the private tutor is chosen for you.
At Superprof, we believe that the freedom to choose a suitable educator motivates both tutor and tutee to succeed.
A Global Tutor Website
Before becoming available in Spain, Italy and the USA, the Superprof team wanted to focus on the website’s presence in France with a view to make quality academic support available to users all over the country.
Since Superprof’s founding in August of 2013, this goal has been achieved and the dynamic French startup can now be found in more than 10 countries across the globe.
Offering over 250 subjects from traditional French and Spanish lessons with language tutors to more practical clarinet lessons or football coaching, Superprof is passionate about sharing knowledge.
Find a Tutor in the UK
Whether you’re looking for academic tutoring or music lessons, Superprof’s easy-to-use platform makes is possible to find your ideal tutor wherever you live.
With Superprof’s powerful algorithm, all you need to is type the discipline you wish to study and your city or postcode to see a list of the available tutors in your area.
Superprof home tutors are available in major UK cities including;
But even if you live in a rural area, the Superprof website has plenty of online tutors who teach via webcam.
Online tutoring can be just as effective as home tuition, as tutors and pupils can share documents and homework assignments – just as in person.
Superprof is ideal for any kind of tutor. Whether you prefer to stay local or go online, our platform can increase your demand.
Every request is treated individually and in a personalised fashion depending on your location, level and goals.
Learning via Webcam
The Superprof team understands modern day challenges and tackles them by incorporating technology, giving tutors who sign up to their platform the opportunity to teach via webcam.
Do you live in a rural area or do a lot of travelling?
For example, maybe you live in Greece but want to take maths lessons in English, or perhaps you live in the Channel Islands where there is not a lot of choice.
Being away from a major city can sometimes make it more difficult to find a tutor, however, with online tutoring, you can learn wherever you are with your ideal tutor!
Mentoring from one of Superprof’s online tutors means that you can benefit from quality teaching via a videochat on your computer.
Starting online tuition is quick and simple:
- You can browse tutor ads for free on the Superprof website
- Select the tutor you would like to use
- No money is handed over until you find a tutor that suits your needs
No commission is taken from the cost of your hourly lessons (which is decided by the tutor).
Taking lessons online can benefit everyone. Online sessions are usually less costly because the tutor does not incur any travel costs, and the quality of teaching is just as good as in home tutoring.
In both one to one tutoring and online tutoring, teaching methods are adapted to the students’ personal learning style and academic strengths and weaknesses.
This means that unlike in school, students are able to learn at their own pace and focus on their own personal goals.
You may be inclined to think that online tutoring is more difficult as the tutor cannot use their own resources and homework assignments.
However, technology comes to the rescue once more; tutors often choose to send documents in emails for the tutee, who can then scan in their completed work for their tutor to correct.
Online teaching can be adapted to almost any situation:
- if you’re looking for language tutors to help you learn Spanish, French or German
- Exam and test preparation lessons before sitting GCSEs, A Levels or entrance exams
- Refresher courses in a specific discipline such as physics or maths
Find a level tutors on Superprof.
A Diverse Range of Private Tutors
Superprof offers tuition in more than 250 disciplines – and they’re not just academic subjects! You’ll find tutors of musical instruments and sports, too.
The diversity within the Europe’s largest teaching community is its main selling point.
When it comes to learning, having variety and freedom to choose puts the learner in control so they can find their ideal tutor with ease.
Tutoring as an Undergraduate
According to the Telegraph, 77% of university students were undertaking paid work in 2015.
Almost eight in ten higher education students work whilst at university, all for very different reasons.
Figures published by Endsleigh show that 57% of students work to earn money to pay for rent, food and household bills, and 87% of working students say that developing skills to bulk up their CV was a good reason to find employment whilst studying.
The average hourly rate for private tuition in the UK is £19.31, whereas part-time jobs in hospitality may only pay up to £8.00 – making tutor jobs far more profitable for students.
Superprof is brilliant for university and college students looking to share their academic skills with younger pupils and provide academic support.
Choosing an undergrad as a personal tutor is beneficial for school pupils as they will be taught by someone who is also directly involved in the education system and understands the importance of study skills and exam technique.
Tutoring as a Certified Teacher
It’s not uncommon for school teachers to do some extra one on one tutoring outside of school hours.
Academic guidance from school teachers lets learners benefit from professional teaching in addition to their school studies.
In the UK, you can easily find:
- a primary school teacher who can help younger children get to grips with the basics
- secondary school teachers who can help those studying for GCSE exams to perfect their knowledge and skill with revision sessions
- a university lecturer or college instructor able to teach more specialised subjects at a high level
- a retired teacher who can advise students following the national curriculum
Superprof’s Passionate Self-Taught Tutors
Self-taught individuals such as artists and musicians can also become a tutor with Superprof, where they'll beneift from our vast experience in tutoring.
These tutors have been driven by their own passion for learning a subject in detail, and their enthusiasm can motivate students to do the same. By providing engaging and hands-on lessons, tutors inspire their students to take their learning further.
Even though formal qualifications usually serve as a measure of teaching quality, being taught by a self-taught scholar does not mean that quality has to be compromised.
Don’t forget that many self-taught tutors have already become successful in their respective fields on a professional level.
The actor Fabrice Luchini, lawyer and President of the USA Abraham Lincoln and famous guitarist Jimi Hendrix were all self-taught and never sat exams in their disciplines of expertise.
92% of tutors on Superprof offer their first lesson free!
This gives you the opportunity to experience their teaching methodology without making any commitment.
Tutoring from Professionals
Professionals also feature on tutoring websites such as Superprof as they offer to share their expertise and wealth of experience through providing tutoring services to students in need of their help.
Whether you live in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff or Manchester, you’ll be able to find:
- an accounting expert for tutoring in accounting
- a graphic designer for lessons in creating infographics
- a lawyer to help law undergraduates revise for exams
- a PE teacher for one on one sports coaching
- an IT expert for lessons in computing
Freedom to Choose Your Personal Tutor
The Superprof team aims to offer each of its users a stress-free and motivational experience with their platform. We recognise the importance for all of our users to get a quick response that is tailored to their requests.
From the moment you sign up to Superprof, you will be able to contact as many tutors as necessary to find the right one for you.
In the rare case that you don’t find an ideal tutor - don’t worry!
We will do all we can to ensure find profiles that match your needs so that you can start learning as soon as possible. It's part of our caring philosophy.
Students will always have the final say when selecting a tutor to make sure they get the right support.
On average, our tutors take less than 24 hours to respond to contact requests.
Maintaining a good level of communication between tutors and students is an essential part of the Superprof philosophy, and explains why 93.7% of our reviews are positive.