Sophia

Frequently asked questions

Who is Sophia?

Sophia is an educational technology company which connects fully vetted and verified tutors with clients seeking 1:1 private tuition via our intuitive, on demand mobile app. Acting as an agent for tutors, we built Sophia exclusively to meet the needs of progressive clients and tutors living in a highly competitive, changing world.
Scheduling face-to-face home tuition with Sophia is stress free. High quality 1:1 private tuition is booked via our mobile app and tutors can often arrive within a few hours or be booked as a scheduled tuition session.

Sophia tutors are allocated to a tier level, based on their qualifications and experience. Booking confirmations are made instantly via our App, based on subject and tier level requirements selected by clients and the scheduled availability of tutors. Payment is cashless and operates with the click of a button through our payment partners at Stripe. This ensures that clients are able to pay tutors safely and securely.
This is tutoring reimagined.
Sophia is an intuitive on demand mobile app that connects tutors who love teaching with clients seeking high quality tuition. Gone are the old industry days of delays, disappointments, expensive ‘middlemen’, vying for jobs and monthly invoicing. We consider ourselves to be a disruptor of the private tuition industry as the first on demand mobile app in the UK and believe this to be a badge of honour.

Safety is paramount at Sophia. All tutors are vetted against the Safer Recruitment in Education standards for Keeping Children safe in Education and are met face-to-face by our highly experienced Education Team, so that there are no strangers on the platform. We wouldn’t put anyone on the platform that we wouldn’t feel comfortable with tutoring our own children.

Private Tuition you can trust. Sophia is delighted to be an industry leader in protecting all of our Sophia clients; students, parents and tutors. Every Sophia tutor working on the platform has a valid DBS certificate, verified references, and we are the first tutoring agency in the UK to ensure that every session booked via the Sophia App is covered by both £1million Professional Indemnity and £2million Public Liability Insurance.
All Sophia tutors have been fully vetted and met in person by our experienced education team, this includes holding a valid DBS certificate and verified reference. This ensures that all tutors on our platform have passed our stringent verification and onboarding process and comply with our high expectations.

Sophia Tutors are allocated into our unique Tier system based on their qualifications and experience. Clients are able to select the tier option that best suits the learning needs of students.

We regularly collect feedback to ensure you can book an outstanding and consistent tuition session – every time.

How to book?

The Sophia App will be downloadable from on iOS and Android for clients ready for launch in January 2020. We are currently on boarding our exceptional team of Sophia Tutors ready to meet the demand of clients at the start of the next academic year.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear from clients interested in registering for Sophia. Clients can subscribe and sign up for more information.

A member of our education team will reach out to you to find out more information about your tuition needs and ensure that we have your profile set up so you can use the Sophia App as one of our founding clients as soon as we are ready to launch.

Once the app is ready to download, all you have to do is follow the instructions on the App to complete your registration and verify your account.
All Sophia tutors have been fully vetted and met in person by our experienced education team, this includes holding a valid DBS certificate. This ensures that all tutors on our platform have passed our stringent verification and onboarding process and comply with our high expectations. Sophia Tutors are banned into our unique Tier system based on their qualifications and experience, and clients are able to select the tier option that best suits the learning needs of students. All sessions undertaken on the Sophia platform by our Tutors are covered by both Public Indemnity and Professional Indemnity Insurance through our InsurTech partners at Tapoly. We regularly collect feedback to ensure you can book an outstanding and consistent tuition session – every time.
Sophia offers tuition across all Key Stages and beyond. Whether you are looking for school entrance support at 4+, 7+, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance, Pre Test support in verbal and non-verbal reasoning, Scholarship Entrance, to subject specialist input for GCSE, A Level or IB, University Entrance or support for homework, assignments and wider academic challenges, there is a Sophia tutor for every student’s needs.
All of our tutors have strong academic credentials and are either experienced teachers, subject matter experts or university students passionate about their subjects. We offer tuition in; English, Mathematics, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Modern Foreign Languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, German, Humanities, Geography, History, RS, Philosophy, Music, Art, Drama, Sport, Coding, Computer Science, Business Studies, Economics, Psychology, University Admissions, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, CAT test prep, Pre-Test, Interview Preparation, 7+, 11+, 13+ Scholarship, Common Entrance exams, support for students with learning support and leadership and mentoring.

If there is a subject we don’t currently offer, but you are looking for – please do reach out and let us know.
Yes, absolutely! After your first tuition session using Sophia, you can request to re-book with that same private tutor right from within the Sophia app.
You can view our cancellation policy here
Sophia Tutors support students in across the state and independent school sectors. This includes selective Grammar Schools as well as Independent Schools who make their offers of admission based on selective entrance tests.

Although the list is always expanding to meet the unique needs of our students, this list has included; St Paul’s, Wycombe Abbey, Harrow, St Paul’s Girls, Westminster, Eton, North London Collegiate and City of London Schools. In addition, tutors have also supported international families during the schools admission process both in the UK and abroad, as well as with University applications at leading schools around the world.
Sophia provides 1-1 face to face private tuition via our on demand app in the Greater London area. We also offer online tuition for clients around the world with our team of UK based tutors which can be booked by downloading the app or via our web booking portal.