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Making one to one maths tuition accessible to every child

How we’re developing a global team of tutors to help close the maths attainment gap in schools

A global community

We’re building a team of high-quality maths tutors made up of English-speaking graduates and undergraduates.

A dedication to maths

By focusing specifically on maths, we attract expert tutors with a high skill level and a genuine passion.

World-class training

Before they teach their first lesson, tutors complete a rigorous purpose-built maths tutor training programme.

2,465

Tutors trained

1,096,209

Lessons taught

“The children love their sessions, enjoy working with their tutors and the sessions make a real difference to their understanding and application of maths.”
Angie Bailey, Deputy Headteacher
Giles Brook Primary, Milton Keynes

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“I enjoy my tutoring lessons a lot because my tutor explains things to me to make sure I understand what we are learning and he is very kind.”
Year 6 Pupil, London

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Harnessing the top tutoring talent

Tutors must show exceptional maths and English ability and strong communication skills to be accepted onto the programme

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Tutor qualification breakdown
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Tutor subject specialism

Providing the best training possible

Each tutor completes our intensive training programme designed to ensure tutors are equipped and empowered to deliver effective and engaging lessons.

Training courses include:

Dedicated to raising maths attainment

Diagnostic Assesment

Recruitment


Candidates are assessed on their subject knowledge, communication skills and maths teaching ability before progressing to the next stage.

Diagnostic Assesment

Training


Our world-class training programme is designed by former UK maths teachers and fosters a dedication to the highest standards of maths teaching.

Diagnostic Assesment

Professional development


Tutors receive continuous training and development to ensure their maths lessons are as effective and engaging as possible.

Meet some of our tutors

Muhammed Nazeer

Maths Tutor
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Muhammed Nazeer

Maths Tutor

“It's been a great three years of my career considering this is my first job. What I love about working at TSG is that there is always something new to learn every day and the super supportive workforce there's been.”

“It's been a great three years of my career considering this is my first job. What I love about working at TSG is that there is always something new to learn every day and the super supportive workforce there's been.”

TUTORING SINCE

2018

LESSONS TAUGHT

2070+

AVERAGE LESSONS TAUGHT PER WEEK

35

PUPILS SUPPORTED

522+

Muhammed is very understanding and he had a very clear voice so I was able to understand the lesson really clearly. I would also struggle in very difficult maths but today I didn't have ANY problems in learning. I will love to have this lesson again very soon. :)

Year 6 pupil, Wembley

Noreen Subasinghe

Maths Tutor
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Noreen Subasinghe

Maths Tutor

"My journey at TSG has been so worthwhile. I've played roles as a mentor to other tutors and as a tutor myself. The exposure has allowed me to really improve my soft skills. Having flexible hours and people who really care about my performance and wellbeing really motivates me to do better every day."

"My journey at TSG has been so worthwhile. I've played roles as a mentor to other tutors and as a tutor myself. The exposure has allowed me to really improve my soft skills. Having flexible hours and people who really care about my performance and wellbeing really motivates me to do better every day."

TUTORING SINCE

2016

LESSONS TAUGHT

2630+

AVERAGE LESSONS TAUGHT PER WEEK

10

PUPILS SUPPORTED

679+

“Noreen is amazing I love her so much, thank you for helping me be amazing at maths.”
Year 6 pupil, Birmingham

Joshua Dishan

Maths Tutor
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Joshua Dishan

Maths Tutor

"Throughout this journey at TSG, starting off back in 2017 until now, I've evidenced how it not only developed me professionally but also sparked confidence and passion within me. The remarkable experience has given me a good grip of life and all that I have to encounter in future."

"Throughout this journey at TSG, starting off back in 2017 until now, I've evidenced how it not only developed me professionally but also sparked confidence and passion within me. The remarkable experience has given me a good grip of life and all that I have to encounter in future."

TUTORING SINCE

2017

LESSONS TAUGHT

1550+

AVERAGE LESSONS TAUGHT PER WEEK

35

PUPILS SUPPORTED

118+

"I hope I keep Joshua as my tutor forever, as he is really kind."
Year 4 pupil, Norfolk

Shadira Ousmand

Maths Tutor
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Shadira Ousmand

Maths Tutor

"Tutoring at TSG has been fun and rewarding. I love the workplace culture that lives up to their values and the flexibility that comes with remote working. It has allowed me to achieve a great work-life balance and a better job performance overall."

"Tutoring at TSG has been fun and rewarding. I love the workplace culture that lives up to their values and the flexibility that comes with remote working. It has allowed me to achieve a great work-life balance and a better job performance overall."

TUTORING SINCE

2019

LESSONS TAUGHT

503+

AVERAGE LESSONS TAUGHT PER WEEK

15

PUPILS SUPPORTED

103+

“Shadira is the most helpful tutor ever, I love our lessons together especially when we play a quick game at the start. She’s an amazing tutor.”
Year 5 pupil, Cornwall

Our commitment to our tutors

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Attractive Salary & Multiple Bonuses

Tutor salary is well above the local graduate average, and regular performance bonuses are awarded throughout the year.

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World Class Training

All tutors receive extensive initial training followed by regular and ongoing professional development and support.

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Global Team Experience

Tutors learn and grow as part of a diverse team from multiple cultures and backgrounds from around the world.

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Skill Development

Team learning sessions and regular feedback opportunities provide a unique opportunity for tutors to discover and grow their skills.

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Career Growth

We’re dedicated to providing our tutors with opportunities to excel and thrive in their career, with many tutors progressing to the management team.

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One-to-one Teaching Experience

Many tutors work with us to gain valued experience before embarking on their graduate careers or moving into in-school teaching.

Frequently asked questions

All of our tutors are graduates and undergraduates based in Sri Lanka and India. The majority of our tutors are studying for or have studied maths, STEM or maths-related degrees. Each tutor has passed a rigorous selection process and completed a full-time three-week training programme. All tutors receive ongoing professional development and regular training.

Before teaching their first session, tutors must complete and pass our Global Tutoring Programme, an intensive training programme designed by UK teachers and teaching experts. This training is focused on ensuring tutors can deliver effective and engaging one to one lessons and includes teaching demonstrations, webinars and face-to-face coaching. Tutors are assessed throughout on their subject knowledge, ability to deliver student centred teaching and familiarity with online tutoring guidelines, the UK National Curriculum and safeguarding policies. Modules include using Assessment for Learning, identifying and addressing misconceptions and dealing with disengaged pupils. Once hired, tutors receive ongoing CPD, frequent lesson evaluations and personalised feedback.

Our tutors are based out of our three tutor centres across Sri Lanka and India. Third Space Global, our tutor centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka, acts as a central place to oversee all tutor recruitment, training and day-to-day academic operations. Our tutor centres in India are located in Delhi and Ludhiana. All tutors are contracted by their respective tutor centre but some work remotely.

We employ tutors from overseas to help solve three key challenges often faced when implementing one to one maths teaching in school; scalability, accessibility and affordability. This kind of support is not often accessible for schools due to limited numbers of available maths tutors, high numbers of pupils who require support, high costs, and high workloads for teachers who simply aren’t able to take on additional tutoring responsibilities. In India and Sri Lanka, there is a huge number of passionate, well-educated, English-speaking graduates and undergraduates who love maths, meaning we’re able to provide support from maths specialists at scale that fits with UK school budgets and workloads - without compromising on quality - whilst providing tutors with an income well above the local graduate salary.

We employ tutors overseas to ensure schools have as many options as possible to help close the maths attainment gap. With 1.8 million disadvantaged children in the UK alone, we want to increase the supply of high-quality, passionate tutors available to support these pupils, in addition to the great tutors already in the UK. Employing tutors from overseas opens up access to maths specialist tutors, helping to counteract the STEM skill shortage in the UK. We also recognise that teachers in the UK are already facing high workloads. Rather than adding to this pressure by taking on additional one to one tutoring responsibilities, we believe that teachers should be able to do what they best - teach - and have a range of solutions to choose from for providing additional targeted support for those pupils who need it most. The option of using maths specialist tutors from overseas gives teachers one such choice that is often much more scalable, affordable and accessible than the alternatives.

All tutors must be studying for or have received a maths, STEM or maths-related degree. All tutors have passed the Global Tutoring Programme, our bespoke training programme built by Third Space Learning’s team of former UK maths teachers in partnership with researchers at UCL's Institute of Education.

Yes, as part of our application process all tutors must undergo a full Police Clearance Check in their local country. This is the equivalent of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We’ve developed a Tutor Performance Framework to ensure each tutor is delivering high quality, effective and engaging lessons. This includes regular lesson observations and strict criteria. Where a tutor is identified as requiring improvement, a Tutor Performance Plan is put in place to provide additional training and support.

We’re committed to providing our tutors with competitive pay, ongoing development, and a great place to work. Tutors are either paid per session or through a full-time salary, depending on their contract. Rates vary depending on location but it is roughly 2.5 times the local average graduate salary. Tutors receive a guaranteed minimum payment per session, paid even if a session is cancelled. This provides financial security for our tutors at a rate that is still above the local graduate salary.

The average tutor age is 24-years-old. Tutors must be 18-years-old or older to deliver sessions. Tutors are all undergraduates or graduates.

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