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Professional English Tutors

All of our high quality English tutors are interviewed and background-checked before tutoring on Spires.

professional online English tutor Ella
English Language and Literature University of Oxford
Qualified, professional tutor with upwards of five years experience. Specialises in English Literature, Oxbridge University entrance and exam study skills. A top five star rated tutor with a warm and generous tutoring style.
1884 hours taught
professional online English tutor Kelly
Law LLB Queen Mary University of London
I am an ex-pupil barrister who left the Bar due to family illness. I hold a first class LLB, an LLM with a distinction and a Very Competent classification for my BPTC. I teach law from GCSE to post-graduate level. I achieved 40 points for my IB and 10 A*- A grades at GCSE. I can also help you with the extra skills needed to launch your legal career including applying to university, obtaining work... see more
1181 hours taught
professional online English tutor Sasha
Modern Languages University of Oxford
I'm a friendly Berlin-based tutor, and recently graduated from Oxford with a Congratulatory First in French & German
399 hours taught
professional online English tutor Stephanie
Classics and English, English Literature 1550-1700, English University of Oxford (BA, MSt); University of Fribourg (PhD)
I'm a Classics, Latin and English tutor doing a PhD in early modern English. I believe anyone can excel in English and Latin, and love finding ways to bring my favourite subjects to life!
158 hours taught
professional online English tutor Dorcas
French Language and Literature London University
Experienced language teacher specialising in IELTS, French and English language & literature to UK and international syllabi available to help you improve your grades.
271 hours taught
professional online English tutor Philip
English Literature Major + Creative Writing Minor East Anglia
First taught online in 2007 and offline in 1996 - I am a UK native speaker: specialist for IELTS/business + general English. I have multiple English teaching certificates, an English Literature Major and additional Creative Writing Minor university degree + an "enhanced DBS" security check (on the automatic update service) - the first 30 minute meeting is free.
617 hours taught
professional online English tutor Jess
Modern Languages University of Oxford
Friendly, articulate, experienced and dedicated to helping you learn!
134 hours taught
professional online English tutor Christian
BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (First Class) Oxford
127 hours taught
professional online English tutor Alice
English BA (hons) First Class University of Birmingham
Fully qualified and experienced English teacher with excellent academic credentials (First Class Degree and PhD)
161 hours taught
professional online English tutor Jennifer
English and Latin Manchester Metropolitan University
I love to share my passion for English and to make learning English an enjoyable experience for my students.
128 hours taught
professional online English tutor Jude
PhD Bath Spa
Supportive and patient tutor with 25+ years of experience. Examiner for all major exam boards. PhD in English Literature (Literature/Philosophy/Cultural Studies/Animal Studies/Ecocriticism)
177 hours taught
professional online English tutor Claire
PGCE St Mary's University College
I am an inspiring English Tutor and a Qualified Primary School Teacher.
84 hours taught
professional online English tutor Dr Steve
Doctorate University College London: Institute of Education; Postgraduate in Philosophy: Birkbeck College, University of London; MA in Design: UAL Central Saint Martins;
I have 24 years of experience in tutoring, supporting learners to achieve their goals. I have a strong knowledge of excellent academic practice, in particular, developing your understanding of the arguments, and sharpening your subject comprehension, critical thinking, and essay writing skills for examination and assessment. I convert complicated theories and paradigms into straightforward ideas, ... see more
3125 hours taught
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Recent English Tutor Class Reviews From Our Students

Student Professional Tutor Date Subject Rating Comment
Hope 29 Nov 2021 English
Hope and I discussed two of my past essays and went through academic writing techniques that I could apply to future essays. We also discussed my ideas for an upcoming essay and potential planning activities to help me structure my argument.
Robert 21 Nov 2021 English
Excellent lesson and feedback - thank you!
Ella 13 Nov 2021 English
Ella was an amazing teacher to say the least. She was understanding, focused on the task and beyond helpful. My purpose was to improve my English piece and not only did we do that but she kindly boosted my confidence by pointing out what I did that impressed her! I would most definitely recommend Ella as an English tutor.
Alice 13 Nov 2021 English
Had such an amazing and productive session with Alice!
Alice 10 Nov 2021 English
Alice was incredibly helpful in providing analysis for my IO texts.

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Chartered Qualifications, Admissions Tests

Prices start from $50/hr.

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Students' and parents' English Tutor FAQs

Why study English?

As teenagers, it is common to hear our parent(s) drone on about Maths, English, History, Biology and the Sciences (among other things!). But why study English - especially if you already speak it? Well, English is one of the most popular university degrees, or majors, in the world. At all levels, it stretches your mind by forcing you to think and behave in ways that are outside of your comfort zone.

Students are encouraged to use careful thinking and linguistic analysis, and they develop very valuable communication skills. These benefits help prepare for life after school and university, where what sets the most successful people apart is not just technical skills, but critical thinking skills. The ability to identify the patterns and behaviors that shape society is a key for students who hope to be leaders in the future.

What careers can studying English lead to?

English graduates enjoy excellent job prospects thanks to demand driven by growth in worldwide trade, international law and export-led economic development. Journalism, digital marketing, politics, management - there are many top-paying professions that require either a bachelor's or master's degree in English or a closely related field. It is also an ideal undergraduate degree upon which to base further academic studies in law, business, management, and (digital) marketing. Of course, teaching English at GCSE and A Level (High School level) is a popular choice for many graduates.

How can a one-on-one English tutor help me?

Our experienced English tutors have all the knowledge and skills necessary to help students develop their own personal skills and improve their understanding of key concepts, topics, and areas of study in English. Their tutoring style will be adapted to your personal needs, ability and preferences. They will support students' academic development, improve their knowledge and boost their marks, grades, qualifications and career prospects.

How does online tutoring work?

Interactive English language video lessons are one way of getting help from an English tutor. They involve connecting to Zoom so that you and your tutor can communicate over a webcam.

This is a live virtual class as opposed to recorded classes many organisations offer. It is a bespoke experience. You can connect via any device, arrange times to suit your schedule, and, of course, you do not even have to leave your home.

Do I need a tutor near me?

In a word, no. This is because ALL our English tutors are near you in every city, every country, all the time. All you need is a device with an internet connection. We have English tutors in London, and everywhere else you can think of!

How expert online English tutors can help you?

Teachers will take the time to assess your starting point then develop a personalised syllabus to work towards your group objectives. 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 with, encouraging constant improvement and developing positive learning habits.

Who will be my online English tutor?

Your choice is entirely yours, as you have a huge selection of experienced instructors to choose from. You can read their profiles, browse reviews and bids, and find out more about their qualifications and backgrounds. Then, communicate with your favorites to see if you're a good match for them. You can explore your preferences and learning style over zoom, select the person who will help you, and book a lesson!

How many private teachers are available to give tuition?

There are currently nearly 100 online English tutors across all different levels of study that are available on Spires. They have different backgrounds and different levels of experience, there will be many who are right for you.

How much do private English tutors charge?

What they charge typically depends on the amount of experience they have and their success rate. Spires Tuition is priced according to level:

25 GBP per hour for: Primary school, Secondary and Higher Education

35 GBP per hour for : Undergraduate and Postgraduate tutoring

45 GBP per hour for: Chartered Qualifications and Admissions Test tutoring

How much is an English tutor per hour in London?

The most expensive English tutors live in London and there, they charge an average of £40/$53/€45 per hour.

What happens when I send a tutor a message?

Once you find your tutor using Find Tutors, you will have the opportunity to contact them with any questions you might have. You should receive a response from a tutor within 24 hours with their availability. Should a tutor not be able to fit you into their schedule, we will recommend another tutor who fits your needs. Your tutor will respond and you can then schedule a Zoom meeting, and if you are satisfied with the meeting, you can book your first lesson!

Can I book an English tutor for the primary school level?

Yes, you can! We have English tutors with a great deal of experience at this age group. Please make sure to specify exactly what you are looking for when you place a job advert.

Can I get GCSE English help?

Yes, you can! We have a huge selection of professionals with GCSE tutoring experience with a background in AQA, OCR, Edexcel, and other awarding bodies. Our tutors can help you boost your grade by helping you revise texts, and by preparing you for your GCSE exams, so you are equipped with the skills and knowledge of exactly what to expect. Our English tutors will assess your skills and knowledge and pinpoint any areas of improvement which they will keep in mind when tailoring your bespoke syllabus.

Do you have SAT tutors?

Yes, we do! With Spires, you can find tutors familiar with the US system, and many based in the USA as well. The same goes for the Australian, South African, Canadian, and New Zealand school systems.

Do you have A-level English tutors?

Yes, we do! We have a huge selection of professional tutors with A-level teaching experience as well as other further education courses such as BTECs and HNDs. All you need to do is pick your ideal tutor, send them a message and arrange your first zoom meeting. If they fit all your specifications and needs, go ahead and book your first lesson.

Can I book a Higher English tutor?

Yes, you can! We have a wide number of tutors familiar with the Scottish system; many of them are graduates of it!

Do you have IB English tutors online?

Yes, we do! IB tutoring is one of our specialties, and we work with students attending schools that teach the International Baccalaureate schools the world over.

Do you have English writing tutors?

Yes, we do. A key part of excelling in English is with effective use of the written word; in both creative and factual contexts. Writing is frequently the weaker skill for many students, so our tutors are very well equipped to help build confidence and encourage development.

Can I arrange English revision help?

Yes, you can! Our experienced English tutors can easily prepare you with a bespoke revision plan so that you achieve your target grade in the exam.

Do you offer English admissions help?

Yes, we do! Our huge database of English teachers offers a wide range of tutors offering admissions help at various levels such as UCAS, Oxbridge Entrance, and even IELTS and TOEFL preparation for non-native speakers.

Our tutors will be able to go over each aspect of a personal statement with you to ensure a spot in your first-choice University. They will cover everything from structure and content to useful tips that they've seen work in the past at some of the best Universities in the UK, USA Canada, and other English speaking institutions

Can I get English dissertation help at the university level?

You certainly can. University-level tutoring is second nature to many of our teachers. Our tutors will develop and perfect the analytical and technical skills you cultivated at A-level as well as push you towards finding your literary passion and own identity when writing essays. You'll be able to exercise planning content and structure, conduct precise analysis, provide relevant evidence, as well as learn what to avoid when writing your assignments.

Do you offer varsity tutors in English?

We do. Many of our tutors are North American and are very familiar with the system. You will be able to find a tutor that can help focus on your exact needs in our database.

Do you offer English lessons for adults?

Yes, we do. It can be a great challenge for adult learners to find an environment, and mentor, to help them improve skills. We all need help with something, regardless of our age or "position" in life. What better place to focus on yourself, and achieve your objectives, from the comfort of your own home?

How to find online English tutors

To find an English tutor with Spires, you have to add a Request. You will be asked a series of questions:

What level of study?

What subject?

How much tutoring do you need?

What is your availability?

It's best to answer these questions in as much detail as you can so that you get paired with the right tutor so you get all the help you need. After you've answered the questions, you'll be shown an estimated range for what your tutor will cost. Then the tutors bid, you choose, and you begin your online tutoring.

We have tutors of all levels of study and all skill sets so whether you want an English tutor for primary school or help with your dissertation, submitting a request will help you get paired with the tutor who is best suited to help you reach your goals.

Why choose Spires' English Tutoring?

We are very selective in our hiring process. Only 4% of the tutors that apply to Spires make it through. The tutors who do, are all very professionally and academically experienced.

Many are university-level tutors from top institutions. All successful applicants have a PhD, MSc, Ma, BSc or Ba in their chosen field.

The tutors set their rates via an auction system, so the prices on offer are very competitive and guaranteed to beat other private English tuition services of similar standing. Our online classroom is stable, convenient, and fun to learn through.

Spires deals with matching tutors with students, as well as scheduling, payments, and administration, we take all of the hassles out of tutoring and allow you to focus purely on learning. Feel free to message us if you need help with English.

We offer private tuition in all subjects at A Level, AS Level, IB, BTEC, GCSE, iGCSE, Higher, National, KS3, KS2, and primary school - as well as at University and Professional levels.

We help students from all over the world

Spires online English tutoring is popular in these, and more, UK cities:

  • London
  • Central London
  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Leeds
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Newcastle
  • Bristol
  • Sheffield
  • Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
  • Liverpool
  • Belfast
  • Nottingham
  • Bournemouth and Poole
  • Coventry
  • Leicester
  • Brighton & Hove
  • Derby
  • Southampton
  • Portsmouth
  • Plymouth
  • York

Spires online English tutoring is popular in these, and more, countries:


  • France
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Ireland
  • Switzerland
  • Netherlands
  • Greece
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Austria
  • Poland
  • Hungary

The Americas

  • US
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Columbia
  • Brazil

The Middle East

  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • South Africa


  • India
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • South Korea


  • Kenya
  • Nigeria
  • Egypt


  • Australia
  • New Zealand

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