Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Shown below are some common questions we are asked with responses. If you need further clarification please get in contact.

General Questions

Is there a way to trial a tutor before committing to weekly lessons?

Upon request, a free 15 minute meeting with a tutor can be arranged. You can then arrange a first lesson with no commitment to continuing with lessons. *Unavailable February-May*

How do I arrange a lesson?

You can phone on 07456 626962, send an email to or complete the form shown on the Contact Us page to arrange a trial lesson.

What is the minimum lesson duration you offer?

Currently we offer lessons by the hour. However, students studying Highers and Advanced Highers have in the past benefited from 1.5/2 hour lessons due to the more demanding and time-consuming content. This is especially true nearer to exams for all levels, when lessons become more focused around past paper work.

Do you only employ university students?

The majority of our tutors are undergraduates or recent graduates of: The University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Glasgow, The University of Oxford and The University of Strathclyde. We believe this has many advantages over traditional tutoring.

What advantages do you offer over traditional tutoring?

All Caledonia Tutors are intelligent, enthusiastic young people with a passion for the subject they are teaching in. Belonging to the same generation allows a great rapport to be built between our tutors and their student that is not always common in private tuition. Tutors, having recently sat the same or similar exams as their students, are acutely aware of their student’s needs. We ensure all tutors make effective use of technology, such as: instant messaging, cloud software and online resources.

Do you tutor subjects in the English curriculum? (GCSE/A Levels)

Yes, we have tutors who are able to tutor Maths, English and the Sciences at GCSE and A Level. Many of our tutors were at school in England so have experience of sitting GCSEs and A Levels.

How do I pay for lessons?

You will be emailed an invoice at the end of each calendar month from Caledonia Tutors that can be paid via BACS or cheque. 

How does 24/7 Help work?

We aim to be contactable at all times, with tutors under most circumstances able to provide assistance to their student within 24 hours. More information on this can be found here.

What schools have Caledonia Tutors taught students from?

Aberdeen Grammar School, Annan Academy, Balerno High School, Bearsden Academy, Bellahouston Academy, Boroughmuir High School, Clifton Hall School, Craigroyston Community High School, Dingwall Academy, Dollar Academy, Drumchapel High School, Drummond Community High School, Dumfries Academy, Dumfries High School, Dunbar Grammar School, Edinburgh Academy, Falkirk High School, Fernhill School, Fettes College, Firrhill High School, George Heriot’s School, George Watson’s College, The Glasgow Academy, The High School of Glasgow, Govan High School, Hillhead High School, Hutchesons Grammar School, Hillhead High School, Hyndland Secondary School, International School of Bologna, Inverness Royal Aademy, James Gillespie’s High School, Jordanhill School, Kelvinside Academy, Kinross High School, Kirkcaldy High School, Kirkwall Grammar School, Larbert High School, Leith Academy, Loretto School, The Mary Erskine School, Merchiston Castle School, North Berwick High School, Notre Dame High School, Oban High School, Portobello High School, Preston Lodge High School, Queensferry High School, Robert Gordon’s College, Ross High School, Springburn Academy, St Aloysius’ College, St George’s School for Girls, St Joseph’s Academy, St Joseph’s College, St Margaret’s School for Girls, St. Mary’s Music School, St Thomas of Aquin’s R.C. High School, Strathallan School, Stewart’s Melville College, Stirling High School, Tynecastle High School and Wallace Hall Academy.

How do Online Lessons work?

Almost all of our students now receive online 1-1 lessons. More information on how Online Lessons work can be found here. Further information is provided upon enquiry and tutors are able to assist with all aspects of the set up.

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Average Grade Improvement

80% of students who receive tution from a Caledonia Tutor for at least 20 weeks achieve an A grade in their final exam. This is calculated by comparing students scores in previous tests to the final exam. A summary of our results can be found here.

Tutor Recruitment Process

Our tutors are tested rigorously before they are assgined their first student. The application process consists of the following:

  • Submission of a CV and Cover Letter.
  • 1-1.5 hour interview (Tested on teaching abilities as well as academic rigour).
  • Submission of all School and University exam results.

Full details of the application process can be found here.

Teaching Radius

We are available for in person tutoring across Edinburgh and Glasgow, and online across all of Scotland. This is dependent on travel times, as our tutors will often use public transport to reach you.

Group Lessons

We are now offering lessons for small groups (2-3) in English, Maths and Sciences. Prices for these lessons vary depending on the year of study of the students and the size of the group. If you are interested in group lessons let us know when you get in touch and we will do our best to accomodate.

Our prices for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows:
Primary, S1-2, Nat 4 and Nat 5: £25 per hour
Higher: £30 per hour
Advanced Higher: £32 per hour
In-Person (1-1)
Primary, S1-2, Nat 4 and Nat 5: £28 per hour
Higher: £32 per hour
Advanced Higher: £34 per hour
*If tutors require transport to lessons a £5 surcharge may be requested.

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Nicola Charles 8th October 2023

English Summer Tutoring
My son had Georgia over the summer as a tutor and he really enjoyed the sessions. We decided to get him some tutoring because he got 3/30 in one of his tests. He did a similar test recently and scored 17/30, so a huge improvement. He is going to continue with English for the rest of his Nat 5 year.

Paul I 4th October 2023

Fantastic services provided by Caledonia Tutors and especially Hermione the Maths Tutor. Hermione did a great job tutoring my daughter to achieve her Nat 5 grade when at one stage before her help all hope of a pass grade seemed lost. The weekly lessons were structured very well and flexible to suit both needs and when required, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend both Caledonia and Hermione!!

Mrs Amanda Hay 27th September 2023

Cannot rate Caledonia Tutors highly enough. In particular , Georgia who is outstanding ! My daughter went from a no award for her Nat5 English prelim to an ‘A’ in the final exam - she is absolutely delighted ! Georgia is a lovely girl who is patient and understanding of all things teenage , and also is a natural when it comes to imparting knowledge . My normally very socially awkward daughter absolutely loves her . Aidan at Caledonia Tutors is excellent at selecting the correct tutor for each individual .Would highly recommend, we are using again this year for Higher !

Trish 22nd August 2023

Higher English Tutor - Alannah
I couldn't be more pleased with my daughters Higher English tutor - Alannah. She was exactly what she needed, understanding her gaps and explaining them so thoroughly. She helped her so much. Thank-you

ShaM 21st August 2023

Excellent Professional Tutoring
Brilliant professional company, offering first class tutoring by university students. We used Catriona G, for tutoring Biology and Chemistry. Catriona helped with with my daughter’s understanding of the subjects and she gained grades A for both in her final exams. Catriona was knowledgeable, relatable, and helpful. I highly recommend Catriona and Caledonia Tutors.

helpfuldad 16th August 2023

Excellent French tutor and organisation
Caledonia tutors was recommended when we were looking for a French tutor for my daughter who was sitting Scottish Highers. The process of finding and arranging regular tutoring sessions was very easy. Clare Stadnik is an amazing teacher. Very organised and put my daughter at ease from the get go. Clare instilled confidence in my daughter for Higher French and when the results came we were all thrilled! A grade in French! Thank you Clare and Aidan. Highly recommended.

Nicholas Clark 11th August 2023

Lucy undertook tutoring for our daughter for N5 maths this year. She did a fantastic job and our daughters result reflected Lucy’s hard work, dedication and ability to raise our daughters confidence to achieve in Maths. Extremely grateful. Thank you- I cannot recommend Caledonia tutors highly enough.

Kirstina Thomson 8th August 2023

I found Caledonian Tutors to be very easy and efficient to work with; from the initial emails about what we needed and expectations, to the tutor. Both Aidan Thomson and Aidan J, our Chemistry tutor were brilliant and kept us informed of progress. The results achieved speak for themselves - my son went from a pre-lim D, to an A at Nat5 thanks to the dedication and support of Aidan J and Caledonian tutors.

Rebecca Gilson 29th July 2023

Kirsty was a thorough and well prepared physics tutor. My son really enjoyed the sessions with her and found them very productive.

Ethan Cavaye 16th June 2023

Amazing experience with Gracie
Gracie was an outstanding tutor, she made my 6th year at school so much easier. She helped me through my Higher English and Drama with ease and helped me understand it so much more! Not only was gracie amazing at helping with my courses, she ws also extremely freindly, funny and caring. I definately reccomend Gracie to those needing a little extra help with their Higher english and drama! 10/10
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