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Tutor Tier System

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
Enhanced DBS Check

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David and Melissa are passionate about helping you to find the perfect tutor. We both have an in-depth knowledge of the character, expertise and skill sets of our tutors, and are happy to spend time with you discussing your requirements.

We offer this to all of our clients as a free service. We are committed to ensuring the best possible experience when using Sophia. To schedule your free consultancy call, click the button below.


Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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