One-to-one tuition is the perfect partner to classroom-based learning, with each session carefully tailored and expertly delivered. We handpick each tutor to meet the needs of both the student and the subject matter at hand, so that sessions are always well paced and well informed.
With one-to-one tuition, students have both an expert and a mentor on their side – providing clarity and building confidence across the syllabus. Our personalised approach enables us to build a true partnership with our students, to ensure they excel across the board.
Tailored support for targeted results
Even in the very best schools, teachers can’t give one-on-one support to all of their students, all of the time. But with the undivided attention of a private tutor, children can focus on honing their skills at a pace that works for them. One-to-one tuition gives students a safe space to express themselves, a chance to explore their own ideas away from the pressure of peers and the confines of the school curriculum.
We often start our one-to-one tuition with an academic assessment to help clarify goals and identify areas of focus. If there are particular milestones to meet – for example a new school or exam ahead – we’ll structure the assessment around these requirements to develop a highly targeted tuition plan.
Any subject, any channel
With an extensive network of skilled tutors, we can provide one-to-one tuition across the curriculum, and beyond. And while we will continue to deliver sessions in person wherever possible, our experience delivering online tuition means we’re able to switch to remote whenever needed. Ensuring much-needed continuity for children, and essential flexibility for parents. Visit our dedicated online tuition page for more information on the ease – and security – of working together online.
Dedicated school entrance preparation
We have a number of entrance exam specialists on our books, whose focus is to build confidence in new subjects, and spark an appetite for new ways of thinking. We’re experienced preparing students for all the key entry points, from 4+ to 16+, carefully tailoring our approach by age, ability and aspiration. It’s an ethos that’s seen every one of our students secure a place at a school of their choice. So whether your child is just starting out or switching schools, visit our school entrance exam preparation page to find out how we can make the move seamless.
Bringing learning to life
One-to-one tuition isn’t just about catching up or getting ahead. With a Figtree tutor, students have the time to explore new subjects in new ways – expanding their knowledge and broadening their horizons. Sessions are crafted to suit the individual learning styles and personalities of our students, so that one-to-one tuition remains as engaging as it is effective.
Our tutors have access to a range of teaching materials, and are empowered to select the most appropriate – and interesting – for each session. But we also believe we can all learn from one another. Our dedicated tutor forum gives tutors a secure community in which to share ideas and experiences, while our regular Figtree Zoom sessions ensure consistency and best practice across the board. By taking an open and collaborative approach, we aim to ensure learning becomes something to love, at any age.
Alongside one-to-one tuition, we’re experienced delivering small group classes across a range of topics, where students are carefully matched by age and ability. Whether in person or online, these group sessions are an excellent way to bring children back together, recreating the stimulation and interaction found in shared studies.
For those preparing to sit school entrance exams, we run a number of intensive group courses which hone in on key application criteria. Our 11+ course runs for four days over the summer, and covers all the core elements of this major entry point, including interview preparation and mock exams, sat under timed conditions. Head to our school entrance courses page for more information.