UK university students in global demand for online tutoring skills

It’s not just British cars that are enjoying a growth in exports this year, but also students from Britain’s top universities, whose online tutoring skills are now in global demand. And their popularity is expected to increase further, with the start of the academic year and the growing overseas interest in the British education system.*

According to online tutoring provider www.mytutorweb.co.uk, overseas pupils from 16 countries have been taught by their Russell Group university online tutors since the company’s launch last year, with virtual tutorials taking place in all corners of the globe: from the UK to Abu Dhabi, the Cayman Islands to Qatar and Malaysia to Gibraltar.

“Face-to-face British tutors have always been popular overseas, but the cost of travel, accommodation and tuition fees has prevented all but the very wealthy from using them,” says Robert Grabiner, founder of MyTutorWeb. “Enhancements in technology and improvements in broadband speed and connectivity in the UK have enabled us to provide affordable online access to the British education system, via the country’s highest achieving university students.”

“Maths, science and English are the most popular subjects for overseas students learning with us online,” adds Grabiner, “and demand lies largely with those preparing for GCSE’s and A-Levels or for UK school and university entry. Expat families, local students and international schools’ students all use the service.“

21 year-old Kathryn Tarrant, who is studying medicine at Manchester, has ​recently tutored a pupil from Abu Dhabi in GCSE maths, through MyTutorWeb. “My pupil had an online tutorial every week for several months, and if she had a test she would just ask for extra sessions,” says Kathryn. “She’s been in touch over the summer as she wanted to tell me that she got an A for her GCSE.”

MyTutorWeb is the only UK online tutoring provider whose tutors are solely Russell Group University undergraduates and postgraduates, all of whom must have achieved at least an A grade at A-Level in their tutoring subject/s. “Pupils enjoy learning from and feel comfortable with someone close to their own age, who has recently taken the same exams and excelled in them,”**says Grabiner.

“At this time of year we expect a seasonal spike of requests for help with UK university personal statements, together with Oxbridge and medical school preparation,” concludes Grabiner.