Online Primary School English Tutoring

A strong start with English is the foundation for the rest of a student’s education, and primary school English tutoring with TLC LIVE is the ideal way to set them up for success. We use only fully qualified UK teachers as our tutors and every one holds a DBS. Since TLC LIVE launched 13 years ago, we have delivered more than 35,000 hours of primary school English lessons online to over 12,000 students. Our tutoring for schools starts at £13 and we are a government-certified quality assured tuition partner.

In 2022/23, on average, each of our primary English pupils made five months of attainment progress during the academic year, taking an average of 13 lessons.

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Why choose TLC LIVE for English tuition?

Fully qualified UK teachers

TLC LIVE only uses fully qualified UK teachers to deliver tutoring, to ensure the best outcomes for students. All teachers have an enhanced DBS.

Targeted 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. At the time of writing, our teachers have tutored 29,541 students and delivered 653,969 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.

How online English tuition with TLC works

English Curriculum Map Website showing which topics are covered at each Key Stage.

Lessons from £13

TLC LIVE is an affordable tuition option and group lessons for schools start from only £13 per pupil per session!

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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

“I chose TLC LIVE because their tutoring model was topic-based, which means pupils are met at the level they were currently at. The TLC LIVE model also assesses progression of pupils over the course of the tutoring sessions but also within each hour-long session and we receive a detailed feedback report at the end of each session for every child which is great for assessing impact.”

Joanne Nagel, Assistant Headteacher, St John and St James Primary School

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.”

How online primary school English tutoring with TLC works

Step 1

A student’s primary school English tutoring journey starts with our free comprehensive initial assessment. This quick assessment is designed to quickly identify strengths and areas for improvement. Lessons run through term time. You can book onto the whole course or join the remaining sessions whenever suits the student – and you’ll only ever pay for the lessons they attend.

Step 2

With the results of the assessment, the tutor creates a personalised learning plan for each student. Tutors draw from our library of over 35,000+ 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

Once the session is over, the tutor makes notes on the pupil’s performance and shares it with their teacher. Regular best-in-class pupil assessments provide data to quantify their progress.

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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 makes everything accessible straight away so I can progress students at their own pace. There is a terrific range of material that covers almost every aspect of learning.”


“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 straightforward. I also appreciate the videos, as they keep students engaged when they need a change of pace.”


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

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Each session lasts for 60 minutes.

Lessons can be scheduled to suit the student’s needs. 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 targeted interactive 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. The school can access this by logging into the TLC LIVE website and reviewing this feedback, watching the student 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. Each of our tutors also holds a DBS.

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 the student’s needs.

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