Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Shown below are some common questions we are asked with responses. If you need further clarification please get in contact.
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 07456626962, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Edinburgh. 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?
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?
Do you offer lessons to addresses outside of Edinburgh and Glasgow?
Yes, we are now offering online lessons for students who live outside Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Average Grade Improvement
Students who receive tution from a Caledonia Tutor for at least 12 weeks improve by an average of 1.6 grades. This is calculated by comparing students scores in previous tests to the final exam. Charts 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 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.
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.
We are now offering lessons for small groups (2-3) in English and Maths. Prices for these lessons vary depending on the age group of the students, and hence the demand on the tutors time. If you are interested in group lessons let us know when you get in touch and we will do our best to accomodate.