Edinburgh Tutor - Primary School Tutoring

Learn in a Supportive environment with Lydia Scaltsas

Edinburgh Tutor Services

At LS Tuition we provide one to one in-person and online tutoring to primary school children in Edinburgh; we cater for ages between 4-12. Lydia is the go-to Edinburgh tutor and had just opened her new tuition centre.

Lydia offers tutoring services in all primary curriculum areas covering First/Second Level within the Scottish curriculum and Key Stage 1/ Key Stage 2 within the National Curriculum in England.

The most requested lesson areas are Numeracy, Literacy and Primary Science. Lydia is based in Edinburgh, Scotland with her in person tutor centre, but also covers the rest of the UK through the LS Tuition online virtual classroom.

💙 Exciting News 💙

I am both delighted and very excited to finally be announcing the launch of the LS Tuition Learning Space! It is located a short drive south of Edinburgh City Centre and has been designed for children to feel comfortable during their tuition. 

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 / disclosure Scotland and have taught over 500 hours 1-1 both online and face to face. I am a highly regarded Edinburgh Tutor, covering the east coast of Scotland, teaching a wide range of subjects including English and Maths.

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Why should you hire Lydia?

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There are many reasons why a child might benefit from having a 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 or classes 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, 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 Edinburgh tutors?

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 the homeschooling experience.

First Level / Key Stage 1 Tutoring

The First Level (Scotland) and Key Stage 1 (England) School Curricula emphasise 3 key areas:
- 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 Lydia for your private tutor 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. We equate success with effort and resilience, which leads to high academic achievement. We understand how to motivate your children and instil 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 that we notice children find the most challenging. They can understand structured one-lane thinking but do not have the skills required 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 throughout our studies 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 exceptionally skilled in ensuring academic success through positive health and wellbeing.

We work towards providing your children with a broad and deep understanding of content and 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 Edinburgh tutors, but none like LS Tuition. Lydia is the best primary 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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Maths Tutor Edinburgh

Are you searching for a maths tutor in Edinburgh? Lydia is one of the most popular primary school Maths teachers in Edinburgh and Scotland. Maths tutoring is the perfect way to boost confidence whilst excelling in primary school.

Lydia provides tailored maths tutoring in Edinburgh, allowing your child to excel at the subject and grow in confidence.

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English Tutor Edinburgh

Are you searching for an Edinburgh tutors who specialise in English tutor? Lydia provides tailored English tutoring in Edinburgh and the surroundings. With her expert knowledge and supportive approach, she is the best tutor for primary school children.

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How much does Lydia 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 from £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 children have 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

What happens in the first lesson?

I will use your first lesson to get to know your child and assess them within literacy and maths against curriculum benchmarks. The final 10 minutes of the lesson I spend with you giving you my feedback regarding your child’s strengths, challenge areas and a plan for progression.

How much do you charge?

I charge £50 per hour which covers my time face to face with your child; the additional preparation time I spend creating a completely personalised learning plan; and the resources I purchase and use in my lessons.

Can I book lesson slots shorter than 1 hour long?

Whilst the majority of the lessons I teach are 1 hour long, I am willing to take bookings for both 30-minute and 45-minute lessons also, depending on the particular situation. If you would like to contact me here I will happily discuss this with you.

Where do lessons take place?

Under normal circumstances; my lessons can take place either online or in-person at your home. However, due to the current government restrictions all of my lessons are now taking place exclusively online in the L.S. Tuition Online Classroom see here for more information.

How can I access the LS Tuition Online Classroom for my lesson?

Once you book a lesson with me, I will send you a link to access your own personal lesson space within the L.S. Tuition online classroom. Upon clicking this link, you will be asked to type in the student’s name and will go through a brief camera, microphone and speakers check. You will then be brought to the classroom space. For more information regarding the online classroom please click here.

How does payment work?

When booking, you will be asked to input your credit card details to secure your lesson booking. All bookings and payments are made securely through the Stripe online payment platform. Stripe is a third party payment processing platform similar to PayPal. When I receive confirmation of this, I will confirm your booking.

Once you have decided you would like to continue with me on a daily or weekly basis, I will set up a subscription booking with you through Stripe which will automatically charge your card on the same day/time each week depending on when our lesson bookings are. This will save you from having to complete a manual payment each week. Subscription payments can be cancelled anytime and can easily be edited to accommodate for holidays etc. 

What happens If I need to cancel a lesson?

You can cancel any lesson up to 24 hours prior to the lesson start time. L.S. Tuition cancellation policy states that all lessons cancelled within 24 hours of the lesson start time will be charged at full price. The reason for this is that I will have already spent time planning/resourcing your child’s lesson and may have turned away/lost other bookings in the process. See full terms and conditions here.

Can I offer feedback for LS Tuition?

Feedback is the most valuable resource any of my students could offer for my potential students. Each time I receive a Google Review, you bring me one step closer to someone else who is searching for Private Tuition. As a small independent business, I rely wholly on reviews to instil faith in new students and allow me to reach a larger audience and continue doing what I love to do. If you can spare 5 minutes to leave me a Google Review here I would be incredibly grateful.

How long will my child require tutoring?

This very much depends on you and your child as an individual and is completely your choice. When you book in with me, this becomes your personal slot and you are free to engage with it for as long as you like. Though the majority of my students are long-term, I do also offer short-term tutoring for exam preparation or teaching related to a specific challenge area/concept.

Will my child get homework?

This is completely your choice. I offer homework as part of my collaboration with you and your child. This can be as much or as little as you wish. I will discuss all of this with you in our first lesson.

My child is struggling with school-work/home-learning - can this be part of their personalised tuition program?

My time with you is your time and as such, I am happy to provide personalised support in whichever areas and however you need it. If you would prefer to have me support with home-learning tasks, rather than design a personalised learning program for your child, of course I can do this. I can also provide a mix of both my own teaching and learning alongside home-learning support. I am eager to collaborate with you to design the most supportive program for your child.

How can I book a lesson?

You are able to book all lessons through the online booking system here on the L.S. Tuition website.

How will I know my child is progressing?

During our first lesson, I will assess your child against curriculum benchmarks and will further discuss with you the goals you have for your child and their learning. I will use the information you give me and your child’s assessment to design a personalised learning program that targets the goals we have discussed whilst promoting areas of strength and supporting challenge areas.

I end each tutoring session with your child 5 minutes early and spend the final 5 minutes discussing with you the content of the lesson and how your child has progressed – so you are always informed. I see tutoring as a collaboration between myself, you and your child and therefore maintain open and regular communication with all of my students via email and phone.

Are you qualified/background checked?

I have a First Class Honours Degree in Primary Education from the University of Strathclyde. I also hold a Grade A HNC in Early Education and Childcare from Edinburgh College and I am fully PVG (Police Background) checked.

What if I no longer wish to continue with tuition?

Students leave tuition for a variety of reasons. Some only come for a short time; to understand a concept or prepare for an exam. Others simply outgrow Primary Tuition and move on to higher education. Many also accomplish all their goals (although there is always more to learn!) and feel ready to tackle the next step independently.

Although I will be extremely sad to see you leave(!) you are of course welcome to do so at any time.

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