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Primary, Secondary & Higher
Prices start from $30/hr.
Undergraduate & Postgraduate
Prices start from $40/hr.
Chartered Qualifications, Admissions Tests
Prices start from $50/hr.
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How It Works - find your perfect CAT tutor online
Request a CAT tutor and receive bids. Then easily schedule, record and pay for online classes.
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Student’s (and parent’s) most Frequently Asked Questions
CAT Tests are Cognitive Abilities Tests, which measure how students best learn, think, or process information. These tests are designed not only to shed light on what constitutes intelligence, but also to help teachers better support all types of learners - especially those who struggle with certain aspects such as memory, processing speed, and similar. The test is similar to an IQ adult test and provides information about each student's potential and strengths while highlighting their weaknesses.
It helps teachers tailor instruction to students' individual learning abilities, which is important because no two people are alike. Some people absorb information better through pictures and videos, while others benefit from reading words or listening to audio content. For example, one student likes to look at an infographic to explain a concept, while another student is more receptive when they hear someone discuss it with them in person.
The CAT4 uncovers hidden potential by assessing logical-mathematical, visual-spatial, musical rhythm/pattern recognition, and interpersonal understanding beyond verbal skills to provide a comprehensive picture of learning success.
The CAT test may seem like an intimidating task at first glance. But there are many benefits to having this information about yourself. These include increased self-confidence that will help you make future decisions, such as choosing an appropriate career path based on the skills you have acquired through education.
A CAT can help you identify your child's particular strengths and abilities and find the best school subjects for them. For example, if a student excels in science or maths subjects, it may be beneficial to pursue a STEM path. Insights into a student's learning style are beneficial because they allow teachers and parents to adjust to the child's needs.
What are some important points about the CAT test?
With various ages sitting the test, there are seven levels of difficulty:
Year 2: Level X (6–7 years)
Year 3: Level Y (7–8)
Year 4: Level A (8–9)
Year 5: Level B (9–10)
Year 6: Level C (10–11)
Year 7: Level D (11–12)
Year 8: Level E (12–13)
Years 9 + 10: Level F (13–15)
Years 11+: Level G (15–17+)
The CAT4 test, which can be taken when children are in Year 2 through 12, takes place if the school decides on it. The tests are usually given once or twice during primary school years.
CATs are used at secondary schools to test a student's academic abilities, unlike KS2 SATS which only tests for knowledge. Year 7 CATs can also help teachers pick up on any learning or behavioural difficulties so they can create the right environment and pace of teaching suited towards their arriving students' needs. Schools use this information to place children in classes that will be able match their capabilities throughout secondary school, giving them an insight into what these students could achieve in the correct learning environment. Later testing may also happen at secondary level.
These tests are created by a private company and have no impact on school league tables or performance in the classroom. A poor CAT4 score does not mean your child is underachieving. Teachers will use these results as an opportunity for targeted support that best fits each individual student rather than simply trying to get them ready for another round of testing.
How expert tutoring can help you
Teachers will take the time to assess your starting point then develop a personalised syllabus to work towards your objectives. Online classes will focus on your areas of weakness and on developing the confidence you need to achieve your goals. Lessons will also push students in areas that they are already comfortable in, encouraging constant improvement and developing positive learning habits.
We only hire 4% of the teachers that apply to Spires and they are all professional and experienced school and university level educators. Many have qualifications from top universities and institutions in the UK, USA, and around the world. All have a Ph.D., MSc, Ma, BSc, or Ba in their chosen field.
We have a lot of repeat students and you can check out the high star ratings our clients leave.
Because tutors set their rates via an auction system, our prices are more competitive than many other companies. Our online classroom is stable and fun to learn through. It has an interactive whiteboard and students can access recordings of classes at any time. They use webcam video chat when being taught.
Spires deals with all of the matching, scheduling, payments, and administration, we take all of the hassles out of organising support and allow students to focus purely on learning.
You can find a professional tutor in four easy steps:
1. Use the Find A Tutor feature to create a post outlining your needs and requirements. You can choose from subject, level, price, and expertise.
2. Find your perfect tutor from our wide variety of skilled professors and educators. After you filter your search results using the Find A Tutor feature you can choose to ‘view profile’ of the best choices for your needs.
You can then see reviews and star ratings, including total hours taught for Spires and the price per hr.
3. Have your face-to-face class. This can be done whenever and wherever you are, it’s all online- neither you nor the tutor travels!
4. Replay the classes afterward for any missed information at your own pace and convenience.
Private help is that easy!
Does it matter if the tutor is near me?
No, it doesn’t! It’s all done online whenever and wherever you are. All you have to do is pick your ideal mentor and speak to them to arrange the best time for you to have video lessons. It doesn’t matter at all if they are miles and miles (or kilometre and kilometre) away from you!
Who will my tutor be?
This is all up to you. You have a huge choice. You can look through our member tutor profiles, check student reviews and bids, their qualifications and backgrounds, hourly rates, hours taught, other subject they teach - and even check out if they have many repeat students.
Then, communicate with your favourites to see if they are right for your needs and learning style. You can have a free video call by webcam, usually over zoom. Then you pick the person you’d like to help with your studies and schedule your first webcam lesson!
How many CAT teachers are available to give private lessons?
We currently have over 10 CAT Tutors with academic and professional experience specialising in a wide range of topics from GCSEs to postgraduate support, and everything in between.
All of our tutors must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and have tutoring experience. Most have higher degrees on top of that, in specialised areas such as Master’s degrees or PhDs. All of our tutors are DBS checked or have had equivalent background checks.
It is their responsibility to guide you to understand the subject you have chosen. Using their expertise in the chosen topic and their teaching experience they will help you to understand, analyse and use the content of the lessons to apply at a later date, whether it is at your chosen university, your career or in your day-to-day life.
How much do private tutors cost per hour?
1. School level: For Primary school, Secondary and Higher Education prices start at €25/hr
2. University level: For Undergraduate and Postgraduate tuition, prices start at €35/hr
3. Professional level: For Chartered Qualifications and Admissions Test tutoring, prices start at €45/hr.
The average price per hour ranges based on the tutors’ experience, expertise and student’s level.
The average tutor price per hr is £40/$53/€45 per hour depending on a teachers’ experience and students’ level of study. This is higher than other areas in the UK due to the increased living costs that come with London life.
Once you’ve used the Find A Tutor feature to find your perfect CAT teacher, you can contact them with any questions you might an even meet in advance. A tutor should respond to you within 24 hrs with an answer and the hours they are available. If your selected teacher isn’t able to fit you into their schedule we will recommend others that fit your specifications. After a tutor replies, you can then schedule a free webcam meet and if you are satisfied you can go ahead and schedule your first lesson!
Can I arrange CAT revision help?
Yes, you can! Our huge database of CAT teachers offers a wide range of specialisations and expertise. Just use the filter to search for tutors for your level and browse through available candidates. You can read their description and reviews as well as communicate with them about your needs before you schedule a lesson.
Is 'CAT teacher wanted' a suitable title for my advert?
Although this is maybe not the worst bad opening line, we strongly recommend that you give it some more thought. What do you need? What are you trying to achieve? Think about what level you are and what you need to improve on, whether you need help with GCSE level guidance, or help with a University admissions letter, put it in your advert.
For example, a great opening for many of our clients could be: ‘CAT support required to help with Oxbridge Admissions Test’. The more details, the better the match!
How can I help my child prepare for CAT?
The first step to learning is to pick up a book! A tutor can provide the right guidance, material, and support to learn more efficiently and effectively with clear goals, objectives, and noticeable results. Finding the perfect tutor with Spires is the right step in ensuring your child engages with CAT!
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