Online Secondary English Tuition

If you’re looking for effective, affordable secondary English tuition, TLC LIVE is your answer. At TLC LIVE, we use only fully qualified UK teachers with a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), and we support students with English at Key Stage 3 and 4, including GCSE prep. Since we started operating 18 years ago, we have delivered in excess of 30,000 hours of secondary school English tuition to over 90,000 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 secondary school 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 secondary English tuition

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

“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.”


“I am pleased to inform you that Richa achieved an A* in English. Thanks to the entire team at TCL Live.”


“For Oliver, learning online is far more interesting than being taught in a classroom and much less intimidating. His tutor tailors each lesson to Oliver’s individual needs and we have been extremely impressed with the administration staff who have always been on hand to answer any questions we may have. They too seem to be genuinely concerned with making the student’s learning experience as fulfilling as possible. We would not hesitate to recommend TLC to anyone considering extra tuition for their children.”


Teacher reviews of our online tuition service

“I can highly recommend TLC LIVE. Over the years they have been assisting us with our GCSE students and have had a significant impact on raising our students’ achievements. We are also working with them on other year groups with equal success. I look forward to our continued partnership.”

Howard Lay, Executive Principal, Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill

“I must admit that I have been sceptical of the value and impact of on-line tuition until my association with TLC LIVE. The pupils have engaged, enjoyed and showed tangible progress since we started using the programme in Years 10 and 11. The service and communication is excellent and the flexibility to tailor the content to your pupils’ needs is outstanding. I have no hesitation in recommending TLC to any secondary school looking for high quality intervention strategies.”

Peter Gibbon, Assistant Head, Great Baddow High School, Chelmsford

“The Folkestone School for Girls used online tutorials with TLC Live for a number of our Pupil Premium students last year. Whilst the impact of individual strategies can be hard to assess, as part of a raft of measures, results were impressive. 100% A*–C Grades in English and feedback from students was that the sessions were helpful. When asked if they wanted us to extend their programme of tutorials the answer from the students was a resounding yes!”

Mark Lester, Vice Principal, Folkestone School for Girls, Folkestone

How online secondary English tuition with TLC works

Step 1

Students begin their secondary English tuition experience with our comprehensive initial assessment. The quick test is designed to identify strengths and areas for improvement.

Step 2

The tutor uses the results of the assessment to design a custom learning plan for the student, drawing from TLC LIVE’s library of over 20,000 hours of material.

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Step 3

The secondary school English tuition itself is delivered entirely online in 60-minute sessions. Students log in from any internet-connected computer and they’re ready to go.

Step 4

The tutor notes the student’s progress and performance after each session so they can track improvement over time.

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What do our tutors say?

“I’ve been at TLC LIVE for two years, and I focus on KS3 English. I really appreciate the library of content – it’s well written and varied and it tries to use up-to-date subject matter. I’m also free to bring my own content from my time teaching, so I always have the resources I need to make the most of each session.”

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“The TLC LIVE content is broad, challenging and differentiated. There is a broad range of questions for each topic, and that makes it easy to ensure that we’re on the right track. If the student is not understanding a topic with a given approach, we can always adjust and try a different one.”

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Example secondary English tuition content

Secondary KS3

What is the main effect of using repetition?
It directs the readers attention to another part of the text
It creates a picture in the readers mind
It reinforces a point in the readers mind
It helps to make the text easier to read

Choose the noun phrase from the sentence: “Can you ask John to get me today’s newspaper, please?”
can you
ask John
get me
today’s newspaper

Which of the following sentences contains pathetic fallacy?
The happy phone merrily.
The phone was like an alarm as it rang.
The phone was a strange beast.
The phone trilled loudly.

“Ancient Greece was a great civilisation. The first Greek civilisation began around 4,000 years ago. The best thing to come from them were the myths. “Theseus and the Minotaur” is brilliant!”
Choose the sentence from the text above which is a fact, rather than an opinion.
Ancient Greece was a great civilisation.
The first Greek civilisation began around 4,000 years ago.
The best thing to come from them were the myths.
“Theseus and the Minotaur” is brilliant!

Choose the noun modifier from the sentence: “Chrissie couldn’t find her office chair anywhere.”

Secondary KS4

When a character changes and develops over the course of a text, what might these changes relate to?
A change in the writers attitude
The writers inexperience
Important themes and ideas
The writers attempt to confuse the reader

What would be the target audience for a poster advertising Disney on Ice?
Adults aged 70 and over who enjoy walking
Teenagers aged between 15 and 19 who like heavy metal
Adults without children who enjoy opera
Children who like Disney and their parents

Which are the following sentences contains a metaphor?
As smooth as silk.
Life is a roller coaster.
The paper plane played in the air.
The leaves danced in the wind.

How can where a text is written impact a text?
It can make the text good or bad.
It can make the writer seem more or less intelligent.
It can make the write seem more or less reliable.
There may be vocabulary particular to geographical area.

“On some planets like Saturn and Jupiter, diamonds are not as rare as they are on Earth. Indeed, some scientists believe that it rains diamonds on these planets quite regularly. Carbon in the atmosphere falls and turns first into graphite and then into diamond. As they get closer to the core of the planet, however, they liquefy because it is so hot.”
In the paragraph above, the word liquefy means…
Turn into a gas
Become harder

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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