A primary maths tutor is an expert you can trust

Since 2013, Third Space Learning’s primary school maths tutors have taught over 157,000 primary school pupils between the ages of 5 and 12.

Schools like yours join us because we understand the struggles primary schools face when it comes to confidence, fluency and reasoning.

You too can use our primary maths expertise as an additional support for those pupils for whom classroom time is not enough.

We are proud to be the UK’s largest and most cost-effective primary school one to one tutoring provider. Find out how we can help your school.

The children love Third Space, it really supports what they do in class. The fact they have to speak with their own primary school maths tutor and explain their reasoning helps to develop confidence and their use of mathematical vocabulary.

Buckingham Park Primary School
Karyn Astle, Deputy Headteacher

Buckingham Park Primary School

How is a Third Space Learning primary school maths tutor different?

Subject specialists

Subject specialists

Unlike most tutoring providers, we don’t try to teach all subjects at all levels. We wouldn’t be your go-to for a science tutor or an English tutor.


Instead, Third Space Learning tutors specialise purely in primary school maths. Tutors are uniquely positioned to teach maths based on their deep subject knowledge, experience teaching, and academic backgrounds in STEM subjects.

Experts in the National Curriculum

Experts in the National Curriculum

The maths lessons they teach are closely matched to the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 English National Curriculum.


The one to one teaching approach and diagnostic assessment means that the lesson content can be targeted directly to the students’ needs.

Personalised approach

Personalised approach

Tutors also work hard to build a rapport with their pupils, personalising the lesson to their interests as well as their ability.


And it works — in an independent trial, pupils receiving weekly personalised one to one maths tutoring from Third Space Learning made 7 months’ progress in 14 weeks.

The results you can expect from our primary school maths tutors…

A lesson matched to the child’s ability

A lesson matched to the child’s ability

For a pupil with less confidence, raising a hand in class can be daunting. Third Space Learning’s online maths lessons offer them the opportunity to talk through questions and build key numeracy skills with their own private tutor.

Tutors work closely with each pupil during tutoring sessions, asking questions like 'how did you work that out?' and 'could you use any other methods?' to ensure pupils develop deep conceptual understanding rather than relying on quick fixes.

Increased confidence in maths

Increased confidence in maths

Whatever level pupils are working at, they will progress faster if they have the confidence to keep trying. Third Space Learning's primary maths tutors offer pupils a safe place to challenge themselves — making a mistake is part of the process and leads to greater understanding.

A child with the confidence to ‘have a go’ in primary school will be much better prepared for the challenges of further maths GCSEs and A-level maths assessments as they move into secondary school and beyond.

Exam ready

Exam ready

Third Space Learning’s online maths lessons are designed to make sure pupils get plenty of exam preparation and have the chance to try a range of more challenging applied reasoning and practice questions.

Though maths success extends beyond exam results, the time spent on practice questions and developing exam techniques helps pupils feel confident for any upcoming tests and entrance exams, whether it’s SATs, the 7+, 10+, 11+ or even Common Entrance.

Total focus from tutor and child

Total focus from tutor and child

Children have a tendency to switch off and lose concentration if they don’t feel engaged in maths lessons. And in a class of 30, it's not easy for a primary school teacher to give each pupil the individual attention they might need to succeed.

Third Space Learning offers pupils the full attention of their own private maths tutor, who works at just the right pace for them. ​​​​​​The one to one lessons follow an 'I do, you do, we do' approach to help students move from guided to independent practice, building their confidence and accelerating progress.

Here’s how our in schools maths tutoring works

Online maths interventions in primary schools

Request a personalised quote for your school

Let us know how many KS2 pupils you're looking to support and we'll be in touch with more information about how it works, the impact you can expect to see and a personalised quote for your school.

Your school will be able to use your National Tutoring Programme funding to help cover the cost.

Trusted by School Leaders

3,700+ schools across the country have chosen Third Space Learning to support their pupils

Guided by diagnostic assessment

Each pupil embarks on their own unique learning journey designed to plug individual gaps

Cost-effective and scalable

Personalised one to one tuition for the price other providers charge for group sessions

Proven to boost progress

In an independent trial, pupils made 7 months' progress in 14 weeks


All tutoring content and tutors have been quality assured by the Department for Education

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We appreciate every school’s requirements and budgets are different. Request your quote today and we’ll do everything we can to support as many students as possible in a way that works for you.

FAQs About Our Primary School Maths Tutors

Are your primary school maths tutors qualified teachers?

All of Third Space Learning’s primary school maths tutors complete our Global Tutor Training Programme. This provides specific training to teach one-to-one online lessons in maths following the English National Curriculum. Most of our primary maths tuition is delivered by full time one to one tutors with several years of experience.

What age is recommended for primary school maths tuition?

Third Space Learning’s specialist primary maths tutors only teach online maths lessons to pupils in Years 2 to 6 or to pupils in Year 7 who have outstanding gaps from Key Stage 2. We have separate tutors who focus on teaching our GCSE maths programme and we hope to offer support for A-level maths in the near future.

Do you offer exam revision programmes?

Third Space Learning’s specific Key Stage 2 SATs revision programme exists to help pupils master key exam skills in a nurturing, low-stakes environment. Lessons are prioritised based on their likely impact on pupils' SATs scores and are broken down into 4 stages to help pupils develop the confidence and tools they need to tackle SATs-style questions.
For GCSE-level students at secondary school, Third Space Learning’s GCSE Revision Programme offers private tutors teaching online maths lessons suitable for all exam boards; AQA, Edexcel and OCR. We do not offer university-level maths tuition.

Which curriculum do your maths tutors follow?

All online maths lessons follow the English National Curriculum. Primary lessons are designed to plug gaps across KS1 and KS2, and specific SATs revision lessons are available for Year 6.

Does your tutoring take place in-person?

No, each Third Space learner receives online lessons from experienced tutors through our online tutoring platform, tailored to their individual learning style. By taking maths tuition online, we’ve been able to help schools implement one to one primary education at a fraction of the cost of traditional private maths tutors.

Looking for something else?

To discover more about in school tutoring with Third Space Learning follow these links:

- Primary school tuition that provides results

- School tutors help pupils to catch up and keep up

- A GCSE maths tutor guaranteed to get results

- Online GCSE maths tutors working one to one to support your year 10s and 11s