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We put the power into the hands of parents to find expert tutors who are passionate about education. On demand private tuition with verified expert tutors in your home, hotel or preferred public space.

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Keeping It Safe.

All Sophia Tutors undergo a rigorous vetting procedure to ensure that The Tutors Association Code of Practice and the highest level of standards of Safer Recruitment in Education standards are upheld.

Using our intelligent technology, our talented private tutors are vetted by our team of experienced educational leaders. All Tutors are subject to an enhanced DBS check as part of our verification process and every session booked via Sophia is covered by £1 million Professional Indemnity and £2 million Public Liability Insurance.

All our tutors have excellent academic records and also happen to be great people, who you can trust working alongside your children in your home.

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How to book a tutor

The Sophia on demand mobile App connects parents with expert tutors quickly and safely at the touch of a button.

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Sign up

Creating an account could not be easier via the Sopha App.

  • Step 1: Download the Sophia App on iOS or Android.
  • Step 2: Register your details and create your account.
  • Step 3: Verify your details using your mobile OTP.
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Location, Location, Location.

With Sophia, our tutors come to you to deliver 1:1 private tuition at a convenient location of your choice, be it at your home, office or another public place.

  • Step 1: Set your preferred locations and manage your addresses easily in the Sophia App.
  • Step 2: Intelligent Geolocation enables Sophia to match you with expert private tutors in your preferred area.
  • Step 3: If you live in London we can help. We cover London zone 1-6 including Knightsbridge, Westminster, St John's Wood, Highgate, Wandsworth and more.
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Search Tutors

Choose your desired level of expertise, select your location and search your preferred date and time so that you can find your ideal tutor quickly.

  • Step 1: You pick the place, time and subject. Sophia tutors offer English, Math, Science, Geography, History, Languages and more.
  • Step 2: Sophia avoids disappointment. We only show you tutors who are available for immediate booking. Confirmation is instant.
  • Step 3: Already know the tutor you want? No problem. Search their tutor profile directly and see when they are next available.
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The Choice Is Up To You

You know your child best. Sophia enables parents to select the tutor who best meets their needs.

  • Step 1: Our App enables you to view tutor profiles, shows you ratings and successfully completed sessions on the App so you can quickly filter your requirements and pick the right tutor for your child.
  • Step 2: Sophia builds trust by showing you reviews and ratings, so you know what other parents have thought about your chosen tutor.
  • Step 3: Peace of mind with our transparent pricing. Choose the duration and tier level of tutor you require. Payment is cashless, secure and goes direct to your tutor via our partners at Stripe.
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Your Bookings

Sophia makes booking 1:1 home tuition easy. A click of a button and your sessions are confirmed automatically.

  • Step 1: Bookings are confirmed automatically, there's no middlemen or delay in scheduling.
  • Step 2: Once you've booked, your tutor gets all the information they need in order to arrive at your location on time. Choose to share previous reports. Sit back and relax - there's nothing more you need to do.
  • Step 3: Need to chat with your tutor before the session? No problem. Our in App chat function makes communication with your tutor a breeze.

Our transparent tier system for choosing tutors is based on experience and qualifications.

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Qualifications Excellent academic background and passion for their subjects. Highly proficient communicators with a keen interest in working within education and have shown the desire to motive and inspire young learners. Degree educated, highly accomplished professionals in their field, including tutors currently undergoing teacher training. Full time professional tutors with proven record of achievement. Fully qualified teachers at leading schools with a proven track record in education. Many Sequoia tutors have taught within the independent school sector and held leadership positions of responsibility.
Experience Less than 3 years 3 years or more Fully Qualified Teacher
Cost £50/hour £75/hour £90/hour
Insurance Covered £1million Professional Indemnity
£2million Public Liability Insurance
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Meet Melissa

Melissa drives Sophia's vision, growth and strategic leadership at Sophia. A mom of 3, her tuition expertise as a tutor on the Sophia app is focused on Geography and the wider humanities after 16 years in the Independent School sector as Headteacher, Education Director and Advisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Sophia App will be downloadable from on iOS and Android for parents ready for launch in September 2019. We are currently on boarding our exceptional team of Sophia Tutors ready to meet the demand of parents at the start of the next academic year.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear from parents interested in registering for Sophia. Parents 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 parents 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 parents 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 will soon be launching in the Oxford and Cambridge areas. If you are interested in booking tuition with Sophia, please get in touch with us for more info click here.

Sophia covers the majority of London, including;

Abbey Wood, Acton, Anerley, Balham, Barnes, Belgravia, Bethnal Green, Bishopsgate, Blackheath, Bow, Brixton, Brockley, Camberwell, Canonbury, Catford, Charlton, Chelsea, Chingford, Chiswick, Clapham, Clapham Junction, Clapton, Covent Garden, Cricklewood, Deptford, Dulwich, Ealing, Earls Court, East Dulwich, East Finchley, East Ham, Eltham, Fenchurch Street, Finchley, Finsbury Park, Fleet Street, Forest Gate, Forest Hill, Fulham, Golders Green, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Hanwell, Hendon, Herne Hill, Highbury, Highgate, Holloway, Homerton, Hornsey, Hyde Park, Kennington, Kensington, Kentish Town, Kilburn, Lee, Leyton, Leytonstone, Lewisham, Liverpool Street, Lower Edmonton, Maida Hill, Manor Park, Mayfair, Mill Hill, Mortlake, Muswell Hill, New Cross, New Southgate, North Finchley, North Kensington, Norwood, Notting Hill, Olympic Park, Palmers Green, Peckham, Plaistow, Poplar, Putney, Regent's Park, Rotherhithe, Shepherds Bush, Shoreditch, Southgate, South Bank, South Kensington, South Lambeth, South Norwood, South Tottenham, Stockwell, Stoke Newington, Strand, Stratford, Streatham, St John's Wood, Sydenham, Thamesmead, Tottenham, Tooting, Upper Edmonton, Upper Holloway, Victoria Docks and North Woolwich, Walthamstow, Walworth, Wandsworth, West Brompton, West Ealing, West Kensington, West Norwood, West Wimbledon, Whetstone, Willesden, Wimbledon, Winchmore Hill, Wood Green, Woodford and South Woodford, Woolwich,

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