Online English GCSE Tutoring

English GCSE tutoring is a great way to ensure that your students go into the exam room with confidence and come out with results they can be proud of. At TLC LIVE, we use fully qualified UK teachers, each holding a DBS to help students at all ability levels prepare for their exams. We have already delivered over 54,241 hours of private GCSE English tuition to more than 18,000 students. Sessions start at £13, we cover OCR, AQA and Edexcel, and we are a government-certified quality assured tuition partner.

In 2022/23, on average, each of our secondary English pupils made seven months of attainment progress during the academic year, taking an average of 28 lessons.

Get in touch with our school booking team today to secure lessons for your students.

Why choose TLC LIVE for English GCSE tuition?

Expertise in language and literature

As real English teachers, our tutors are equipped to support students through GCSE English. Whether your child needs help studying up on a single Shakespeare play or long-term support from Year 10 to exam day, our tutors can help.

Familiarity with the texts

For GCSE English Literature, students need to become experts on several key texts, and these vary across the OCR, AQA, and Edexcel examination boards. At TLC LIVE, we have tutors available with experience teaching each of these texts.

Independent learning

Our interactive learning programmes foster independent learning. Students take on material safe in the knowledge that the teacher is on hand to help them when they get stuck.

Clear and easy to use

Learning material is set out logically and with clear instructions. Targeted assistance empowers students to develop the skills they need to study effectively and overcome knowledge gaps.

Real-time collaboration, from anywhere

Our tutors work with students in real-time from our secure web interface with no extra software needed. Regular assessments ensure that everyone involved – including the parents – can track the student’s improvement in over time.

Supportive, flexible teaching

Our innovative and practical approach to GCSE English provides support for students at all skill levels, including those with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) needs.

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

“TLC LIVE has provided an extremely valuable service to students at Bridgewater High School. In light of some of the gaps in learning which have emerged as a result of the pandemic, students have been able to identify and then close gaps in their English skills.”

Tim Eden, Assistant Headteacher, Bridgewater High School

“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

“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 Maths and English and feedback from students was that the sessions were helpful. When asked if they wanted us to extend their programme of tutorials the students WAS A RESOUNDING YES!”

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

Parent reviews of our Online English GCSE tutoring

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

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

“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 as a result of TLC LIVE.”

“Both of my children continue to attend TLC LIVE because the tutoring is tailored to suit their individual educational needs but, most importantly, they enjoy it.”

How online English GCSE tutoring with TLC works

Step 1

To identify skill gaps, students take a comprehensive initial assessment. This ensures that they can make the most of their time with their online English GCSE tutor. Lessons run through term time. You can book onto the whole course or join the remaining sessions whenever suits your child – and you’ll only ever pay for the lessons your child attends.

Step 2

The tutor designs a personalised, in-depth learning plan using TLC LIVE’s library of over 35,000+ hours of material.

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Step 3

During each 60-minute session, the online English GCSE tutor supports your child as they study. Students can log in from any internet-connected computer.

Step 4

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

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Get in touch with our school booking team today to secure GCSE English lessons for your students, or learn more about our tutoring for schools.

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What do our tutors say?

“I have found great success with the resource library – it’s full, varied, and covers a wealth of topics from grammar to creative writing. It is especially helpful that students have an opportunity to apply and embed the techniques with a choice of texts.”


“The approach to learning English is innovative and effective at all levels. I especially appreciate the tools for quickfire grammar practice and reading comprehension, and I find success interspersing these with longer, essay-style responses.”


Example English GCSE tuition content

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 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 of 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 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 is 60 minutes long.

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 educational 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. 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 your child’s needs.

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

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