As a number of studies over the past few years have concluded, France (Superprof's home country) is the European leader of private tuition.
According to ConsoGlobe, annual turnover for supplemental instruction in France stands at around 2 billion euros.
Closer to home, the Financial Times reports that demand for one to one tutoring is up by a third in the UK. This is especially the case in University towns and the areas surrounding London where demand for Oxford tutors and Surrey tutors is rising.
The constant growth that can be witnessed in the market for private tuition has several causes including:
- The UK’s falling PISA score (which measures a country’s academic performance)
- Overcrowding in classrooms, resulting in an increased risk of children falling behind
- Changes to GCSE exams making them tougher
Historically, the market for private tutoring is split into academic support organisations and local private tutors.
With a tutoring company lacking the option to choose your tutor and individual private tutors not guaranteeing an effective methodology, new players have started filling in the gaps to offer clients high-quality support which is tailored to the learner based on their strengths and weaknesses.
And Superprof is one of these.
By putting tutor and tutee in contact with one another via a secure and easy-to-use online tutoring platform offering tuition in more than 250 subjects (which go much further than academic support), our dynamic startup has revolutionised one on one tutoring.
Since it was founded in August of 2013, Superprof has seen itself be accepted as a high-quality alternative in the eyes of all who wish to learn or refresh their memory with a tutor.
Whether you need help looking for a math tutor, French tutor, English tutor, chemistry tutor or even a guitar tutor, Superprof will be able to help.
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4 Years of Expertise in Tutoring
Superprof was founded by Yann Leguillon and Wilfried Granier, who had noticed the growing number of adverts for private tutors in a bakery.
These two engineers asked themselves two very simple questions:
- How are you supposed to check whether an advertising tutor has the right qualifications and methodology?
- How do you know whether the displayed tutoring services are still available?
In a bid to find a way of answering these questions (which can easily stand in the way of someone beginning their learning journey), Leguillon and Granier came up with a platform of pre-approved educators.
Superprof does all of the asking for you, so that you can rest assured that all of our tutors are qualified and experienced.
For nearly four years, the Superprof team who are passionate about sharing knowledge has three main objectives:
- Giving everyone the opportunity to make progress with high-quality teaching
- Allowing the tutee to choose their tutor
- Giving students a certain freedom by allowing them to take lessons when they so wish (which lets pupils follow an intensive course, for example, rather than regular lessons throughout the year)
Superprof’s modern approach to learning allows for a greater choice of subjects.
From academic support for students following the national curriculum to private music lessons and sports coaching, the disciplines offered by out fantastic teachers are extremely varied.
Not only can you find tutors for English, biology and history, but you can also find a private teacher who tutor singing, painting and football hourly.
You can even be tutored in origami!
Whether you’re a student or a teacher, your satisfaction is our priority.
When it comes to in home tutoring, the Superprof team knows that the needs of each student go beyond the acquisition of knowledge.
For this reason, the type of teaching available varies from tutor to tutor, as some specialise in teaching certain ages or levels.
This means that users can access high-quality tailored teaching with ease.
Science help is in high demand on Superprof, with a large number of physics and biology tutors UK.
This can be explained in part by the fall in performance of UK children when it comes to the sciences.
Even if you’re in college, sixth form, or higher education, we have tutors for you.
The variety of tutors, who may be university students, working or even retired teachers, explains why 93.7% of Superprof users say they are ‘very satisfied’ with our services.
The quality of the teachers on our platform can also be explained by their faultless motivation to help students to succeed.
Superprof keeps three important values for great results and high customer satisfaction:
- Sign-up is free
- Profiles are checked and verified
- Students can read about their potential tutors in reviews left by their previous students before scheduling a lesson
The last point is critical to the functioning of our website, as it allows each student to form an opinion of their future teacher and to ascertain whether their tutor’s methodology will suit them.
Thanks to this system, a home tutor who does not take their job seriously will receive fewer students and will, therefore, have a lower rating. By the same token, the best tutors climb their way up the ratings so users can be sure that they will receive quality tuition.
So, the review system is a crucial part of the trust which develops between learner and educator as well as between the Superprof team and users.
Receiving positive reviews on a regular basis motivates our tutors, shows them how well they are performing and encourages them to keep up the good work.
Cécile belongs to the vast majority of our online tutors who teach via webcam and teaches French as a foreign language on Superprof:
“Superprof is a fantastic platform to make yourself visible to potential customers. I am self-employed and 90% of my online French lessons come from Superprof users. Having customer reviews on my profile makes all the difference.”
A Team at Your Service
Superprof’s passion and professionalism made it a worthy winner of the ‘Coup de Cœur du Public’ (Public’s favourite) at the France Digitale Tour in June of 2016.
Camille from communication services, Mathilde from customer support and Simon, who looks after Superprof’s online visibility, work tirelessly behind the scenes as part of a team of 18 people to ensure the smooth running of the platform.
As part of a forward-thinking company looking to bring tuition into the digital age, half of the team is dedicated to using new technologies for the constant improvement of the Superprof website.
The Superprof website has:
- More than 12,000 searches each day
- A simple and ergonomic interface
- A powerful algorithm which personalises each request
- A system displaying tutor availability in real time
Students can be put in touch with as many tutors as they wish for one month and pay nothing at all!
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Europe's Private Tutoring Community
Today, Superprof is active in 10 countries around the world, particularly in the UK, Spain, the USA and most recently, Mexico.
However, before thinking on an international scale, the Superprof team worked to develop its presence all over France.
With popularity in all the big cities as well as in the more rural areas, Superprof boasts the largest group of tutors in Europe with over 1.4 million teachers worldwide.
Our teachers can provide academic support to help students with A Level exam preparation, study skills and homework from Toulouse to Edinburgh, but for those who can’t find a tutor in their area, there is always online tutoring.
Whether they deliver their lessons online or in person, our tutors are incredibly varied. On Superprof, you could come across:
- A university student who tutors to earn a bit of pocket money
- a certified teacher who offers GCSE exam prep sessions
- A retired teacher who helps students keep up with their classmates
- A professional who used their experience to benefit their students
What do all of these people have in common? A desire to share their knowledge and overcome any obstacles along the way!
If your preferred tutor is not available, Superprof will find you another tutor that suits your needs.
Although some people say that academic success never comes easy, but we at Superprof love a good challenge.
That’s why we can promise quality and value in our Superprof Guarantee.
- Trustpilot reviews which let users rate their experience with Superprof
- ‘Tutor profile verified’ sticker on tutors’ pages
- No advertising on our website
- A classification of relevance of our tutors according to your search
- Protection of your personal data
For all of these reasons, more than 170,000 students have already decided to put their trust in us and take private lessons on Superprof.
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