Adult learners.
Supporting a lifetime of learning
Adult learners

A new job or a new challenge. Continued study or a fresh start. There are so many reasons to return to learning as an adult – in fact, at Figtree we believe learning never stops, no matter what you do or how old you are. That’s why we have a dedicated team of experienced tutors ready to support a broad range of educational aspirations for adult learners across the globe. 

With more time to reassess what’s important in life, many of us are looking to expand our horizons. Whether that’s through learning a language or a musical instrument, brushing up on the old or branching out to the new, our adult tuition is a fulfilling way to reach your personal and professional goals. 

How does our adult tuition work?

Our adult learners come from all walks of life. From recent graduates looking to cement their studies to parents seeking new skills, we cater for all ages and ambitions. Adult tuition also plays a big part in our relocation services, as we help families make their move to the UK a successful one through English as an additional language (EAL) support before they even arrive.

We understand that returning to learning can be daunting. But our tuition is carefully tailored to meet your individual needs, and your tutor will work with you to set a pace that is both challenging and enjoyable. Working online or face to face, each session is designed to immerse you in your chosen subject, building confidence and inspiring new passions.

A selection of our subjects

We have tutors for adult learners across a wide range of disciplines, and we’re always adding more topics to the fold. Here are just a few of our most popular subjects:

Modern languages – we can help you get to grips with a brand-new language, or revisit your school studies to refresh old language skills. In advance of a trip abroad, for work or simply for the joy of it, languages are a great way to stay sharp and make new connections around the world.

EAL if you’re looking to move to the UK, or simply want to improve your English, our EAL tutors will guide you through the complexities of the language to a position of confidence and clarity. Adept at working with students from around the world, our sessions are well-paced and carefully designed to take into consideration your first language.

Maths – perhaps your professional progression demands additional exams. Or maybe maths was the one subject you never felt comfortable with at school. Whether it’s integral to your career or just part of daily life, a sound grasp of maths is a critical skill for all ages.

Natural sciences many feel intimidated by the sciences at school, but returning to these thought-provoking subjects as an adult can completely change the way we view the world. All specialists in their chosen discipline, our science tutors can guide you through the fascinating fundamentals of biology, chemistry and physics.

Humanities – creative writing tuition for budding authors, history lessons that go beyond the curriculum – we have a whole host of qualified humanities tutors on hand to help you gain new insight and new interests.

Music – our talented music tutors are skilled across a wide range of instruments, and are able to support complete beginners, through to improver and more advanced levels. Even working with you online, we’ll take a collaborative approach that’s fine-tuned to meet your needs. 

Computing – the digital world is continually on the move, and keeping up can be tough. Our adult tuition covers everything from the basics of email to key programs like Excel, all the way to the latest emerging platforms. Perfect for technophiles of any age.

Art – whatever your medium, we have a tutor you can turn to. Hone your technique, discover the history behind the great works, or simply spend time expressing yourself in a creative new way.

You can read more about some of our core subjects here.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Don’t worry – if you want to learn it, we can find a tutor to teach it. Just get in touch with the team and we’ll line someone up.


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