Online Primary School English Tutoring

A strong start with English is the foundation for the rest of your child’s education, and primary school English tutoring with TLC LIVE is the ideal way to set your child up for success. Every one of our tutors is a fully qualified UK teacher with a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), and they are equipped to supports students with English across Key Stage 1 and 2. Since TLC LIVE launched 18 years ago, we have delivered more than 35,000 hours of primary school English lessons online to over 12,000 students. Our prices start at £25, we teach OCR, AQA and Edexcel and we are a government approved National Tuition Programme partner.

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Why choose TLC Live for English tuition?

Fully qualified UK teachers

TLC LIVE’s tutors each have at least two years of experience. They are proven subject experts, and all have a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC).

Bespoke learning content

Students complete a comprehensive initial assessment to help design a learning plan around each their specific needs.

All exam boards covered

All our tutors have up-to-date knowledge of the OCR, AQA, and Edexcel exam boards.

15 years of proven results

Tutors draw from tens of thousands of hours of tailored educational content to deliver engaging sessions.

Approved NTP tuition partner

The National Tutoring Programme (NTP) provides high-quality tuition to disadvantaged students. As an approved partner, we run online NTP-funded sessions in real-time with a dedicated tutor.

Tuition at all levels

TLC LIVE’s tutors assist students with varying abilities at all levels – from KS1 up to GCSE.

Lessons from £25*

TLC is an affordable option with no extra costs, such as travelling or materials. Simply book the number of lessons you want (minimum six), at a time that suits you and get started!

*Based on a minimum of 6 lessons.

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Parent reviews of our online primary English tuition

Parents rate TLC’s primary English tuition 4.46 out of 5 stars

“My daughter was in Year 5 and needed some enrichment with English. TLC enhanced her confidence and made the learning fun. Last May, she achieved outstanding results in SATS and now at Secondary school she continues to grow from strength to strength. My children continue to attend TLC LIVE because the tutoring is tailored to suit their individual educational needs but, most importantly, they enjoy it.”


“Having had three children attending TLC LIVE over the last couple of years, I can wholeheartedly recommend it. Not only does it provide a fun and interactive programme tailored to meet students’ individual needs, it also gives students the opportunity to learn at their own pace with the support of excellent and very encouraging tutors. I have seen my children gain in confidence, achieve better results at school and above all enjoy their learning because of TLC LIVE.”


“Bryony has made 3 years progress in 1 year of lessons with TLC LIVE going from a 3a to a 5b.”


Teacher reviews of our online tuition service

“From September to April we would be expecting a 2.0 improvement. Those children receiving TLC LIVE tuition from February to April achieved 2.8 in writing.”

Vicky McGregor, Deputy Head, Warwick Primary School, Wellingborough

“TLC have been a fantastic organisation to work with. They took the time to understand our needs, worked with us on a SATs programme and then delivered it seamlessly and at extremely high-quality. The students loved it and really engaged. Working with our teachers, TLC delivered continual monitoring and feedback. The staff were impressed, and the students attained fantastic SATs results. I am looking forward to continuing our relationship with TLC, who are definitely becoming part of our team.”

Alex Prior, Etonbury Academy, Arlesey

How online primary school English tutoring with TLC works

Step 1

The first step on a student’s primary school English tutoring journey is our comprehensive initial assessment, which is designed to quickly identify strengths and areas for improvement.

Step 2

With the results of the assessment, the tutor creates a personalised learning plan for your child. They draw from our library of over 20,000 hours of material to ensure that sessions are engaging and effective.

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Step 3

The online primary school English tutoring itself is delivered in 60-minute sessions. Students just need to log in from any internet-connected computer and give it their all.

Step 4

After the session, the tutor notes the student’s progress and performance so they can track improvement over time.

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What do our tutors say?

“Lots of students struggle with writing at length, but I’m able to provide them the support they need to practice and build their confidence. I love the way that TLC LIVE’s system means that everything is accessible straight away, so I can progress students at their own pace. There is a terrific range of work that covers almost every aspect of learning.”

English Tutor

“I’ve been with TLC LIVE for just over a year, and I’ve been impressed with everything. The material is so easy to access and tutor from, and everything is clear. I also appreciate the videos, as they keep students engaged when they need a change of pace.”

English Tutor

Example primary English tutoring content

Primary KS1

A story has been mixed up. Which sentence should come first?
When it opened its eyes, it saw the sky was full of stars.
Once upon a time, the moon was very lonely.
The moon and the starts played every night from then on.
So it closed its eyes and made a wish.

Choose the noun from the sentence: “The cat was hot.”

Which word should have a capital first letter:

Which word can you add the letters “ed” to the end of to make a new word?

Choose the word which means “to move on your hands and knees”.

Primary KS2

“In ancient Greece, people worshipped a number of gods and goddesses. They built temples to the gods in every town so they could pray and offer gifts. They believed that if they honoured the gods they would protect them from bad harvests and sickness.”

Where did the ancient Greeks go to pray?
The fields
The sea

Choose the proper noun from the sentence: “On Thursday, we will need to leave early.”

Which sentence is correct?
Did you want peas, beans or carrots?
Did you want peas, beans, or carrots?
Did you want peas beans or carrots,
Did you want peas beans or carrots?

She _____ that she had taken the last cake.

Which of the options is NOT a reason to start a new paragraph
The sentence ends
There is a jump in time
The person who is speaking changes
The topic changes

Frequently asked questions

Yes, they will! All of our online science lessons are held in real time with a live tutor that the student can hear and speak to.

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Lessons can run anytime to suit the organisation, whether that’s from school, from home, during the day or in an evening. TLC LIVE also run lots of lessons over holidays as targeted revision or catch-up sessions.

Yes! This is the whole point of TLC LIVE. The tutor will identify the student’s learning needs and skill gaps and build an individual learning plan around these requirements.

No. TLC LIVE lessons are structured in order to maximise learning and filling missing gaps in the time available.

Yes, every student is given their own individual science learning plan. After the initial assessment, we put a plan together that deals with the skill gaps identified. The plan will be adjusted as other areas of required academic focus come to light.

We have our own bespoke interactive educational science content that we update on a daily basis. We don’t use PowerPoints!

Tutors work with students in real time, guiding students through new skills or reviewing things the students may have forgotten. As students work on lessons to demonstrate understanding, and eventually mastery, of these skills, tutors will monitor their progress. Tutors leave feedback after each lesson providing information on the students’ performance and progress. Parents can log on to our website and check the feedback left by the tutor.

All of our UK based tutors are fully qualified to teach and have classroom teaching experience. We ensure all tutors have Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) and are PGCE qualified with an accompanying Bachelor Degree. They also have a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) as standard.

All lessons can be cancelled or rearranged with 36 hours notice. This gives you the freedom to use TLC LIVE as and when you need it whether one off revision sessions or regular lessons for the student.

Any lesson that needs to be cancelled or rearranged can be done so with 36 hours’ notice. Whether this is to change a student’s timetable permanently or simply for a one-off lesson, we can support to make sure the lessons are running at a time that best suits the needs of the student.

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