Edinburgh Primary School Tutor

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At LS Tuition we provide one to one in-person and online tutoring to primary school children in Edinburgh; ages 4-12. We have taught over 500 lessons providing the very best in Primary School tuition in Edinburgh, Scotland. We are the best valued Edinburgh Primary Tutors.

We offer tuition in all primary curriculum areas covering Early/First/Second Level within the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland and Early Years Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1/ Key Stage 2 within the National Curriculum in England. The most requested lesson areas are Primary English, Primary Maths and Primary Science. We are based in Edinburgh, Scotland, but cover the whole of the UK through the LS Tuition online virtual classroom.

About Primary School Tutoring in Edinburgh

My name is Lydia and I own LS tuition. I am a fully qualified Primary School Teacher with a First Class Honours Degree in Primary Education from the University of Strathclyde. I am qualified to teach all subjects within the Scottish and English Primary School Curricula. I have an up to date PVG certificate and have taught over 500 hours 1-1 both online and face to face. I am a Primary Tutor in Edinburgh and a private teacher.

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Why a Private Tutor is Important

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There are many reasons why a child might benefit from having a private primary school tutor in Edinburgh.

Obvious reasons:

  • The teacher has made comments about the child needing some extra support
  • The parents can see that the child is finding areas of learning challenging
  • The child asks for private tutoring (not common but does happen!)

More abstract reasons:

  • The child is showing negative feelings towards a particular subject/homework/school in general (children do not hate learning, they hate that which is inaccessible to them – take a child who ‘hates’ maths – spend some focussed time with this child building their confidence and watch how they suddenly love maths!)
  • The child lacks confidence and second guesses themselves


The formative years are vital. Children are like sponges and what they are exposed to/their experience of education in these early years forms the foundations for how they will continue throughout their lives. It is therefore imperative that children engage with tutors or teachers who have studied and understands academic and socioemotional child development.

It is critical to understand that anyone can teach learning content, but not everyone can instill enthusiasm for learning in a child. At LS Tuition in Edinburgh, this is exactly what we do as a tutor. We understand that sometimes, the reason for your child needing an Edinburgh tutor, may lie not in their misunderstanding of content but rather their attitude towards learning. We are here to motivate and inspire you children to be the best version of themselves and carry this with them throughout their lives. 

Are you looking for a tutor in Edinburgh?

LS Tuition is a leading primary tutor in Edinburgh providing personalised one to one home tutoring and online tutoring. LS Tuition provides high-quality individually tailored tuition for primary school aged children within Edinburgh. 

Online Maths and English Tutoring For Children

All online tutoring takes place in the LS Tuition Virtual Classroom. The classroom recreates real-life conditions. Both students and tutors can see and hear each other whilst both having access to the same interactive workspace.

Key features include:


Both student and teacher have access to the same documents so they can collaborate in real time by reading together or working through Maths problems.


The ‘pointer’ feature acts like a human finger, directing the student’s attention to specific parts of a resource.


All manner of resources (videos, PowerPoints etc.) can be quickly uploaded, so lessons are varied and engaging. Pace is particularly crucial for young learners.


A range of accessible classroom tools (pens, shapes, rulers, erasers etc.) allow the student and teacher to write and draw on the screen.


The virtual classroom is extremely user-friendly and allows for high-quality online tutoring and learning. 

How do I book a Primary School lesson?

At LS Tuition we have an online booking system, where you can select a convenient time for your child’s tutoring session. You have total control over the booking where you can amend lessons, contact Lydia and cancel all in your own LS Tuition account.

Why choose LS Tuition?

Lydia is a fully qualified teacher and tutor with over 6 years’ experience working with children of all primary ages, teaching in-school, private tutoring in Edinburgh, and developing personalised and individually tailored learning programs.

Primary Tutoring in Edinburgh

We offer bespoke learning programs and lessons tailored specifically to your child’s needs. We also offer more comprehensive home learning packets developed to mirror home schooling experience.

From £50/hour, we are the best valued primary school tutoring service in Edinburgh with many repeat students. 

We offer bespoke learning programs and lessons tailored specifically to your child’s needs. We also offer more comprehensive home learning packets developed to mirror home schooling experience.

First Level / Key Stage 1 Tutoring

The First Level (Scotland) and Key Stage 1 (England) School Curricula emphasise 3 key areas:
– English 
- Maths
– Health & Wellbeing.
It is essential that all children be supported in developing their skillset with regard to reading, writing, grammar and spelling.

The Curriculum for Excellence (Scotland) and the National Curriculum (England) accentuate that all children have the right to be provided with opportunities that allow them to develop their critical/analytical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills.

Both First Level and Key Stage 1 build upon the Early Years curriculum whilst also scaffolding children’s learning and preparing them to enter into the Second Level or Key Stage 2 curriculum of school at the end of Primary 3/Year 2.

Second Level / Key Stage 2 tutoring

In Second Level and Key Stage 2, we build upon the First Level and KS1 curricula depending on whichever school curriculum your child is following. At this stage, we introduce children to more in-depth comprehension, types of questioning, HOTS (higher-order thinking skills), critical analysis, challenging spelling word patterns/grammatical rules and more demanding reading texts.

Tuition with this age-group will usually take place in the form of a guided Novel Study. Student and tutor will read a novel together and all areas of teaching and learning will take place within the context of this novel. Maths work in this final stage of Primary School builds upon skills already taught and supports the child in preparing for Secondary School.

Why contact us for a Primary School Tutoring in Edinburgh?


LS Tuition is far more than an Edinburgh tutoring service. We understand children and what they need. – tutors and the correct teaching. We support your children in developing not only academically but also as people. We ensure to use consistent praise and reinforcement, we encourage your children’s development of their confidence alongside their academics and we equate success with effort and resilience; which in-turn leads to high academic achievement. We understand how to motivate your children and instill enthusiasm for learning which aids towards them becoming independent, confident and successful.

Our job is to get to know your child, who they are, what they like, build rapport and guide them to becoming confident autonomous individuals who no longer require our company (even if they still want it!)

We ensure children are meeting all the appropriate benchmarks and learning outcomes for each school year and provide valuable insight not only with relation to the curriculum, but also in altering and adjusting the learning/materials to meet the child at their level.

We target critical Maths teaching/learning by employing a Method over Formula Framework. Schools focus on teaching written methods of numeracy/formulas but spend far less time developing mental agility and problem solving skills. It is these areas which we notice children find the most challenging. They can understand structured one-lane thinking but do not have the necessary skills to expand this into multi-lane, holistic, big picture thinking. At LS Tuition, we focus on supporting children in developing mental maths strategies and building their ‘bank’ of transferable skills.

At LS Tuition we also have access to a wide range of learning resources that we use in our lessons as well as offering these to parents and supporting them in using these with their children.

Our reviews speak for themselves! A common theme running throughout all of our reviews is the happiness we cultivate within each child we work with. All academic success is a result of positive health and wellbeing. At LS Tuition, we are particularly skilled in ensuring academic success through positive health an wellbeing.

We work towards providing your children with a wide and deep understanding of content as well as equipping them with the necessary tools to succeed beyond primary school into secondary school and even into higher education in Edinburgh.

There are many private tutors in Edinburgh but none like LS Tuition. We are the best primary tutors and private tutor in Edinburgh covering many Primary subjects such as maths and english. As a Tutor we provide face to face lessons, online lessons and the very best quality of teaching.

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How much does a teacher charge for tutoring?

A tutor will normally charge around £50 per hour. At LS Tuition, I am a fully qualified teacher specialising in primary school tutoring – our hourly rate is £50

Should I get a tutor for my 5 year old?

Most parents hire a private tutor for academic benefits, but there are emotional benefits as well. Building a child’s confidence is important when they are young, it can bring children a sense of achievement, and confidence. Starting with a tutor as early as 5 years old will bring confidence boost to your child.

How often should kids go to tutoring?

A good routine allows the tutor time to reinforce learning and also teaches good work ethic which they can take forward in life. It is recommended to have two sessions a week, although a minimum of once weekly will suffice

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