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Professional Literacy Tutors

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

professional online Literacy tutor Katy
English University of Exeter
Dedicated and experienced English teacher, with a passion for learning, having taught Primary, Secondary, GCSE and A level students over the last 12 years. Previous GCSE examiner.
35 hours taught
professional online Literacy 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.
707 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Carla
BA (Hons) English University of Hull
Exceptional, friendly, fully qualified, enthusiastic teacher of English Language and Literature with a genuine passion to see my students achieve their maximum potential.

Experienced in Online tutoring and in a Classroom environment. I am Engaging, interactive and dynamic in my approach and always try to make my lessons interesting and intuitive

I tutor a range of students from 9 - 18 years ol... see more
3 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Katie
English and Creative Writing Keele University
Experienced secondary school English teacher with a love for creative writing. Getting students wholeheartedly engaged with all aspects of reading and writing is my passion!
32 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Tabassum
Chemistry and Pharmacology / Masters in Research and PGCE Science University of Birmingham
Qualified, professional tutor with upwards of fifteen years experience. Currently a Head of Science; Specialises in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. I am an outstanding tutor with a warm and generous tutoring style. I offer a free 15 min trail session to all new comers so you can experience my teaching style. And if you are happy we can continue.
621 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Ellena
English University of Oxford
I'm an intellectually curious Oxford graduate and highly experienced tutor who loves reading, writing, and helping people tackle English exams and essay writing!
263 hours taught
professional online Literacy 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)
254 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Amelia
Music University of Cambridge
Friendly, experienced tutor specialising in GCSE Biology, Chemistry, 11+ admissions, and Music at all levels. I'm passionate about helping students achieve their goals, build confidence, and develop an eagerness for learning.
25 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Nicola
Performance management Leeds university
My passion is to turn I Can’t into I Can
332 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Daisy
English and Drama PGCE / English Literature London Metropolitan University / University of Kent
I am a creative and intuitive PGCE trained Secondary level English and Drama teacher, with a First Class English Literature degree. I am available to tutor students across key stages 3, 4 and 5 and at undergraduate level. I will soon be trained to teach TEFL.
136 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Lucy
Classics, Art Oxford
Experienced school Classics/Art/EPQ/English teacher and former marker. Practising artist. Languages, art and ancient history are my passions and I love to pass these on to my students in inspiring and engaging ways.
242 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Joe
History Merton College, University of Oxford
Recent GCSE and A Level student and graduate who has sat updated syllabuses and has direct experience of success in exams, which enabled a successful Oxford application aided by my passion for the subjects that I took at A Level that I would enjoy sharing with a prospective tutee.
85 hours taught
professional online Literacy tutor Rupert
Education, Neurodevelopmental Conditions, Archaeology Durham University
Postgraduate Certificate in Education - Keele University

Postgraduate Certificate in ADHD and Related Neurodevelopmental Conditons - New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling

European Mentoring and Coaching Council
355 hours taught
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Recent Literacy Tutor Class Reviews From Our Students

Student Professional Tutor Date Subject Rating Comment
Carla 13 Jan 2022 Literacy
Great rapport. Lovely lady… will be missed

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Student’s (and parent’s) most Frequently Asked Questions

Why study Literacy?

Literacy is the ability to read and write. Literacy is one of the basic building blocks of intelligence - without it, children simply cannot grasp many concepts that come so naturally to others who can read and write fluently. It is important because it fosters a sense of empowerment, creates more economic opportunities, and increases the chances that your children will receive a good education.

Literacy is the most powerful tool for education and success in life. Illiteracy has been shown to increase the risk of becoming unemployed or poor by up to 25%. For many living below the poverty line, acquiring literacy skills can make all the difference. Therefore, it is important for everyone to learn to read and write in order to lead a successful life. 

How can studying Literacy help in personal growth?
Recent research has shown that children who can read well are not only more successful in school, but also in life. This is because the benefits of literacy go beyond academic skills to include higher income, higher employment levels, and greater life satisfaction. Therefore, it is important that your children learn to read and write as early as possible.

Tutoring in reading and writing is often appropriate for children who have difficulty with reading. These children usually have difficulty processing text quickly, accurately, and meaningfully. With this type of support, they can better understand what they are reading and their enjoyment of books will increase.

Literacy tutoring is an important resource that can help your child achieve greater success in learning and in daily life. A dedicated and qualified teacher can present complicated reading and writing concepts in a way that is easier for children who are struggling in school to understand. A small investment now can pay big dividends later.

How does Literacy help build confidence?

Children who cannot read and write are often less confident in their abilities. They are at a disadvantage because they are unable to understand text, which makes it harder for them to grasp what they are learning at school. Being able to read and write can boost a child's self-esteem and give them a better sense of control over their lives. 

Your child will be able to read for pleasure, check out books from the library, follow directions at school more easily, complete homework independently, and perform better on standardized tests. Literacy builds your child's confidence and helps them build a solid foundation for success in the future.

Not just for children, literacy can boost self-confidence for adults who can not read or write. Literacy also gives them a sense of empowerment and allows them new opportunities that were previously denied to them due to their inability to read and write. The new employment opportunities will not only boost their self-confidence and self-image but will also provide them with a higher income, which will improve their quality of life.

How expert Literacy 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.

Why Choose Spires’ Tutoring?

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.

How does Spires’ online tutoring work?

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 Literacy 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 experienced tutors are available to give literacy tutoring to children and adults?

We currently have over 53 Reading Tutors with academic and professional experience specialising in a wide range of topics from GCSEs to postgraduate support, and everything in between.

What qualifications do tutors need?

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.

What is the role of a tutor?

It is their responsibility to guide you to understand the Literacy 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 does private Literacy tutoring cost per hour?

Tuition is priced according to level:

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 students’ level.

How much is a Literacy tutor per hour in London?

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.

Can I book a Primary school Literacy tutor?

Yes, you can! We have a huge selection of professional tutors with primary and secondary school experience. All you need to do is login and send a message, and arrange your first video call. If they fit all your specifications and needs, go ahead and book your first lesson.

Can I get Literacy help at GCSE level?

Yes, you can! We have a huge selection of professionals with GCSE tutoring experience with a background in AQA, CCEA, OCR, Edexcel, and other awarding bodies.

Can I get Literacy help at the university level?

Yes, you can! We have a huge selection of University level tutors who can provide dissertations help as well as admissions support and exam preparation. Just communicate with your tutor before telling them your specific needs.

Do your offer Literacy lessons for adults with an experienced Reading Tutor?

Yes, we do! Our huge database of Literacy experts offers a wide range of specialisations and expertise. Just use the Find A Tutor feature to search for tutors for your level and browse through available candidates.

You can choose from a wide range of specialisations whether you are preparing for a university entrance exam, looking to advance your career or just to brush up on your analytical and writing skills. We are confident you will be able to find what you are looking for from over a hundred professional academics in our network.

How can I help my child's literacy development?

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 Literacy tutor with Spires is the right step in ensuring your child engages with reading and writing!

We help students from all over the world

Spires online Literacy 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 Literacy 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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