Online Private Tutoring

English Online Tuition

Whether your child needs a boost in confidence, exam prep or support nurturing a talent beyond the classroom, TLC LIVE’s online English tuition is the answer. Our online English tuition system uses fully qualified UK teachers, each holding a DBS, and supports students with English from Key Stage 1 to GCSE. In the 18 years we have been operating, we have provided over 38,000 questions for English language tuition to more than 18,000 students. Sessions cost £25, we cover 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?

Expert tutors & 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) or an enhanced DBS.

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, complete your free assessment and get started!

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Parent reviews of our online tuition service

Parents rate TLC’s online 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.”

“TLC has changed our lives. Both mine and my son’s. School was dreaded: parents’ evenings a list of things he had not achieved and homework was a battle. The TLC team have shown Finn a world where learning is fun and where he is given the time he needed to ‘grasp the nettle’. He loves his sessions and already his test results have gone up a whole level.”

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

Teacher reviews of our online tuition service

“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

“Samuel Ward Academy formed a partnership with TLC a number of years ago. The philosophy behind our joint working has always been to provide as much one to one support as possible for students that find maths and English challenging, in essence removing the barriers that stop them going on to achieve the qualifications they need to access further education and employment. Whilst it is difficult to disentangle the work of TLC from the other inputs these students receive, there is no doubt that they have a positive impact on the individuals they support.”

Andy Prestoe, Samuel Ward Academy, Haverhill

“Birchwood High School have worked with TLC for eight years and we have nothing but praise for the quality of tuition and the personal customer service. Whether face-to-face or online our students continue to thrive with the dedicated attention of excellent tutors. Highly recommended for quality intervention.”

Charles Gilbank, Birchwood High, Bishop’s Stortford

How online English tuition with TLC works

Step 1

Every child’s online English tuition journey starts with a free comprehensive initial assessment. This makes it easy to identify their skill gaps and make the most of the time available. Lesson courses run through term time. You can book your child onto the whole course or join the remaining lessons – and you’ll only ever pay for the lessons your child attends.

Step 2

The tutor then creates an in-depth learning plan designed specifically for your child. They draw from over 35,000+ hours of material to deliver engaging, effective sessions.

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Step 3

Online English tuition sessions last for 60 minutes, during which the tutor supports your child as they study. All the child needs to do is log in from any internet-connected computer and give it their best.

Step 4

At the end of each session, the tutor makes a note of your child’s progress and performance so they can track their progress over time.

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What do our tutors say?

“I started working with TLC LIVE four and a half years ago, and I focus on English – particularly KS2. I help students with creative writing, spelling, grammar and everything else that the curriculum calls for. Sometimes, all they need is a little support with things like remembering to use punctuation for free writing, and it’s great to see them gain confidence.”


“When starting TLC, many of the students I work with do not understand the concept of a main clause and therefore struggle with punctuation and using subordinate clauses. These are easy obstacles to overcome, and I’ve found that the TLC library of resources is generally good. I often see students make quick progress.”


Example English tuition content

Primary KS1

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

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

Secondary KS3

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.

Secondary KS4

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

Secondary GCSE

“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 English lessons are held in real time with a live tutor that the student can hear and speak to.

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Lessons can be scheduled to suit the student’s needs, whether after school or even on the weekend. TLC LIVE also runs 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 to maximise learning and address gaps in the student’s knowledge within the session.

Yes, every student is given their own individual English 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 English content that we update on a daily basis. We don’t use PowerPoints!

Tutors work with students in real time, guiding them through new skills and reviewing things the students may have forgotten. At the end of every session, tutors provide information on the student’s performance and progress. Parents can access this by logging into the TLC LIVE website and reviewing this feedback, watching as their child develops understanding, and eventually mastery, of the topics they are studying.

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’s degree. Our tutors also have a DBS 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 for one-off revision sessions or regular lessons.

Yes, you can cancel and reschedule a session provided that you give us 36 hours’ notice. Whether this is to change a student’s timetable permanently or simply for a one-off lesson, we can support you to ensure the lessons are running at a time that best suits your child’s needs.

For further questions, check out our full FAQ page or contact us.

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