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July 2023: 2022/23 Impact Report

Celebrating our 10th year of providing online one to one maths support for schools in the UK.

Download the 21/22 Impact Report here.

May 2023: Call to Effective Action grant from Accelerate

Third Space Learning receives $150,000 innovation grant from national nonprofit Accelerate to make high-impact tutoring sustainable and cost-effective.

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June 2022: Levelling Up Tutoring

In partnership with Third Space Learning, Action Tutoring and White Rose Maths, The Centre for Education and Youth explore how tutoring can best contribute to closing England’s attainment gap in schools by 2030.

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April 2022: Third Space Learning welcomes a new Board Director

On his appointment as a non-executive director, James Wharton said: “Third Space Learning is playing a really important role in closing the attainment gap by providing affordable tutoring to children in state schools. I’m looking forward to working with Third Space Learning to help them to reach and support as many children as possible.

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September 2021: The Role of Third Space Learning in Closing the Maths Attainment Gap

The Centre for Education and Youth explore the current need for maths tutoring in the UK and how Third Space Learning can help.

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July 2021: How Global Tutoring Models Can Help to Support Pupils in the UK

The Institute of Development Studies discuss the feasibility of Third Space Learning to deliver tutoring at a scale that can narrow the widening attainment gap in the UK at a price that schools can afford.

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March 2021: Tutor Recruitment and Training

A note from Founder and CEO Tom Hooper about the recruitment and training of our tutors.

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November 2020: Third Space Learning raises £4.3m Series-A extension and announces a commercial partnership with NetDragon to accelerate plans for international expansion.

These developments will enable Third Space Learning to support even more primary teachers in the UK, and support an expansion to both secondary and international markets, notably in the US.

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November 2020: Third Space Learning has been selected by the National Tutoring Programme to provide essential maths support to disadvantaged children across England.

State-maintained primary and secondary schools can now access heavily subsidised maths tutoring support from Third Space Learning through the National Tutoring Programme, funded as part of the government’s £350 million allocations to provide one to one and small group tutoring for schools.

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Our story

Third Space Learning is the UK’s largest online maths tutoring company for schools.

Founded in 2013, we’re a team of teachers, curriculum and product designers, social entrepreneurs, and tutors who are committed to closing the maths attainment gap through online one to one teaching.

Over the last 10 years we’ve helped improve educational outcomes for over 160,000 pupils across more than 4,000 schools. The majority of the pupils we’ve worked with have been eligible for free school meals.

Our one to one maths tuition programmes are delivered online in our interactive classroom and lessons are chosen specifically to plug each pupil’s individual knowledge gaps. The result is a highly effective and completely personalised intervention, designed by teachers for teachers.

Learn more about the team here.

Our mission

We believe the best way to boost maths skills and build confidence is to give each child the opportunity to learn at their own pace in a one to one environment.

However, traditional one to one tuition is expensive and difficult for schools to organise.

Our mission is for every student to be able to access great quality online tuition to help them succeed in, and love, their learning.

By taking maths tuition online, we’re making this kind of highly valuable one to one support more accessible than ever before.

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Our impact

Since 2013, our community of specialist maths tutors have delivered over 1.9 million online one to one lessons in the Third Space Learning virtual classroom.

In an independent trial with Rising Stars, pupils receiving one to one support from Third Space Learning made 7 months’ progress in 14 weeks.

As well as this impact on progress and attainment, Third Space Learning also helps to transform pupil mindset and build confidence with maths. Of pupils who report low confidence at the start, 70% say this has improved by the end of the lesson. Pupils who self-identify as showing low effort and low enjoyment with maths show a significant improvement in these areas by the end of the programme.

Our community

4,000+ schools across the UK and the US have used our online one to one maths support

162,000+ pupils have received personalised one to one maths tuition from our tutors

4,700+ tutors have successfully completed the Global Tutoring Programme, our purpose-built intensive tutor training programme

Our tutors have delivered over 2,000,000 online lessons

155,000+ teachers and senior leaders have downloaded over 1.9 million of our free maths resources and read over 9 million Third Learning blogs to help raise maths attainment in their schools

Our insights

The data we have collected over the past 10 years has allowed us a unique insight into the understanding, teaching, and lifetime use of school maths. 

Girls and Mathematics A report into perceptions and confidence in mathematics skills among male and female students in school and in later life

Mathematics and Your Career The impact on your career and salary of taking a mathematics based job

What Mathematics Do We Need Looks at the relevance and relative value of the different maths topics we learn at school