The Ultimate Guide to Choosing The Right Tutor

Finding the right tutor to support your own studies, or to further your child’s education, can be a challenge. Many people are unsure on what to look for in a tutor, or what questions to ask a tutor, because every tutor is different, and meets different needs.
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Our Guide to Helping You Find The Right Tutor


Finding the right online tutor to support your own studies, or to further your child’s education, can be a challenge. Many people are unsure on what to look for in a tutor, or what questions to ask a tutor, because every tutor is different, and meets different needs.

At My Learning Room, not only do we provide online tuition services to match you with the highly-qualified tutor for you, we offer valuable advice in this blog about finding the right tutor, and knowing what to ask them to make absolutely sure that they’re your choice.


Determining Your Needs

Every tutor is different, but so are you! Before settling on the right tutor for you or for your child, it’s important to determine your needs in as clear and concise a manner as possible. Do you require an educator with years of experience in GCSE education, or 11+ teaching? Which subjects do they specialise in, and which exam boards are they familiar with? It’s also key to define any long-term academic goals that you may have. Your tutor will work with you following these aspirations, including if you want to take your studies to Sixth Form or University. For example, if you have a GCSE Spanish tutor, and decide you want to continue to study the subject at A Level, then you may even be able to have the same tutor as your A Level Spanish tutor.


Asking Questions about Their Style and Approach

When it comes to knowing what to ask a tutor, focus on their teaching style and approach. There are many ways for a student to learn! Some benefit from visual aids, some from explanations or lectures, and others from hands-on activities and tactile learning.

It’s important to identify how you learn best, and pursue a tutor that has mastered that teaching approach. Of course, a highly qualified tutor will be able to alter their teaching methods to suit your preference and comprehension. They will be patient, and have the ability to communicate important concepts clearly regardless of your preferred teaching style. Certainly, these are non-negotiable qualities to look out for when finding the right tutor for you!


Exploring Their Qualifications and Reviews

At My Learning Room, it’s essential to our ethos that all of our online tuition services are provided by competent and well-trained tutors. We work to recruit only the best online private tutors to this end, which leads us into our next piece of valuable advice – always thoroughly explore their qualifications and reviews from former tutees when looking for the right tutor for you. This tells you how proficient, personable and effective a tutor is.

For example, if you’re looking for a GCSE French tutor, you will be looking for a tutor that specialises in the language and has the correct qualifications for this particular subject.

A tutor’s qualifications differ depending on their specialist subject and the students that they teach, though most expert tutors should be certified and licensed. We at My Learning Room also provide extensive ongoing training for our online tutors to ensure that they are up to date with exam board guidelines, teaching techniques, regulations and more!


Comparing Costs and Meeting a Budget

Online tutors start from £22p/h at My Learning Room. There are no sign-up fees and no subscriptions, although some tutors may charge more for their expertise than others. Determine your budget prior to searching our database for your perfect tutor; this can streamline the ‘finding’ process and make your eventual choice a lot easier!

A higher price doesn’t necessarily equate to a ‘better’ tutor, either. Some tutors offer prices for bulk sessions, and others charge for the covering of their expenses, such as the purchase of learning materials. Similarly, don’t always go for the cheapest option, either. A tutor’s personality, teaching approach and effectiveness are the qualities potential tutees should prioritise.


Enquiring About Their Resources and Materials

You will be paying a tutor for their time and experience, but also for the study materials that they have at their disposal. High-quality study materials can make a world of difference to the way you absorb information and learn. Always enquire about the resources and materials that a tutor uses before employing their services. It is also important to know whether they administer homework or practice exercises throughout the week, which are proven to help memory retention.


Contact My Learning Room, Today

For more information about finding the right tutor for you, contact the team at My Learning Room through mobile at 0207 126 8265 or email at We would be thrilled to help you on your journey to finding the perfect tutor – which is what our enterprise is all about!




What education levels do you tutor?

At My Learning Room, we have:


Indeed, we have services such as online GCSE tutors available at all times of the day to suit your educational requirements. Whatever academic goal you’re aspiring toward, we can aid you on your journey to secure your future.


Do you cover all exam boards?


Yes. We have a vast database of online tutors that can cover all of the major exam boards for both GCSE and A-Level.


Throughout the UK, the major exam boards are AQA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel, Eduqas, WJEC and CCEA. Each exam board influences the content of exams, and the way that these exams are carried out. Be assured that our certified tutors adapt to the unique requirements of these exam boards to ensure that you or your child receives the best, most informative and relevant education possible.


What do I do if I’m unsatisfied with my tutor?


Here at My Learning Room, we understand the importance of learning from an educator that you connect with. If you are unsatisfied with your tutor, or the way that they teach is unsuitable for you, simply request a change with a member of our team. We are reachable at 0207 126 8265 or email, and, to guarantee your satisfaction with our online tutoring services, will work tirelessly to find a better match.


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Lucy Kapasi
Lucy Kapasi
So far my son has really enjoyed the sessions and finds the tutors helpful and engaging. Flexible too with times.
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Josephine Assad
Elgin is a fantastic tutor very helpful and kind from the start. He is very considerate and has great knowledge overall making my son more confident academically. Thank you for all your hard work.
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Great company for anyone who needs that little extra help. My son was predicted a 4 at GCSE Maths, we started the tutoring once a week in December and he received his results 2 weeks ago and got a 6! His tutor was a university student so quite close to him in age and very relatable. Would highly recommend My Learning Room, they are extremely flexible, professional but also personable and according to my son quite fun. Thank you so much, if we need any additional tutoring during his 6th form we will be back.
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