Deciding to take private lessons is the first step to discovering the numerous and oftentimes confusing choices and options available to you in searching for the perfect tutor.
With Superprof as the number one company in Europe for home tutoring, the possibilities of benefiting from tailored learning with a personal tutor are endless.
However, it can be difficult for students to make sense of all the free adverts, usually leaving them in the dark when it comes to the qualifications and availability of the tutor.
Although one on one tutoring companies may be helpful for some, they may not always give the students the option to choose the best tutor who will fit their needs.
The Superprof founders saw this gap in the market for assured quality tutoring and decided to find a way to fill it.
They surrounded themselves with the most competent team and focusing on the importance of the individual strengths and weaknesses of each student, Superprof was created!
The website’s success has seen it's expansion into the international market, teaching now in more than 30 countries worldwide.
Seven years after its creation, let’s look back on the history of Superprof with its focus on learning style, varied services and invaluable experience in the market for online tutoring.
Superprof: Home Tutoring Revolutionised
We’ve all seen local tutors nearby advertising their home tutoring services on flyers or local notice boards, but often with their references at the bottom of the page.
These small adverts seen in the newspapers or in your local shop bulletins, have been the old way of promoting businesses and services. However, the times have changed and the world has gone digital!
However, how can you be certain that these tutors are serious about what they’re advertising online?
How do you know whether their availability, their qualifications and their methodology will be right for you?
It was in finding a proper answer to these questions that Superprof was born in August of 2013 when Wilfired Grannier and Yann Leguillon, the two founders of this academic tutoring startup, came up with the idea of this revolutionary knowledge-sharing platform.
The goals of these two engineer founders were clear:
- Offer a simple solution to put students in touch with tutors
- Allow users transparency as well as freedom when using the platform (customer satisfaction is a priority of Superprof)
- Bring the market for private tutoring services into the 21st century by tackling new challenges and using new technologies to enhance customer experience
- Actively promote the sharing of knowledge
Nearly seven years later, these objectives have largely been met and Superprof has even surpassed expectations in certain fields.
The young and dynamic team of this Parisian start-up has succeeded in creating Europe’s largest teaching community.
Today, Superprof has:
- More than ten million tutors worldwide offering their services to students
- Tutors of more than 1000 subjects
- Over 20,000 searches on its website each day
In the last 7 years, Superprof has worked diligently on developing a relationship of trust with its users, both tutors and students alike. This is in large part, thanks to the verified review system where the students themselves can rate and leave comments about their private teacher.
This feature allows other potential students to read about an educator or tutor, helping them to make the most informed decision and whether the specific tutor will best suit their needs.
Superprof's easy-to-use and reliable system means that customers are able to find a tutor with great ease and confidence.
The simple interface allows you to browse all available tutors in your area for free, all from the comfort of your own home.
With our tutors responding to messages in less than 24 hours, you can even start lessons the very next day!
Academic Support to Guitar Lessons with a Private Tutor
Private tutoring today concerns much more than aiming to improve academically.
Whether it's a parent looking to give their child that extra boost at school, a young adult wishing to improve their study skills, homework assignments or overall grades, or in a given subject like math or perhaps to improve grammar and vocabulary comprehension, or why not for improving writing skills or physics and biology instruction, there is a wide range of supplemental instruction available on any and all subjects with Superprof.
There are well over 250 disciplines to choose from on our platform. Wherever you live, you can easily find support whether as a student needing to follow a provincial school syllabus, to music lessons for any instrument, and even for sports coaching or fitness instructions, you can find support for any discipline at Superprof.
The most popular subjects include:
- Maths (Calculus, Algebra, etc)
- Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
- English Literature
With Superprof, you can easily find lessons for all levels and all budgets,
In school learning the basic curriculum is the main objective, from Kindergarten and right up to higher education. However, with the diversity of tutors who can offer tailored and personalised support to fit the needs of each student, it can help everyone have a better chance of achieving academic success.
You can also use Superprof to find intensive private lessons for test preparations, and support for Advanced AP Level or IB Diploma programs, or help with entrance exam preparations for LSAT or GMAT, etc.
The amount of household expenditures for recreation in Canada, had seen a recent increase in 2019 compared to previous years. Along with an increase expenditure for sports, which is why more and more Canadians are looking for tutoring in all areas and disciplines including recreational and sporting activities.
This is good news for those who wish to learn a recreational activity such as:
When it comes to sport, Superprof offers lessons in:
- Sports coaching and personal trainers
Superprof's passionate about sharing knowledge and believe that learning academic skills knows no limits, you can even be tutored in origami and poker!
Private Tutoring on a Global Scale
Having taken off in France, the Superprof team chose to aim bigger, going international and offering more people worldwide high-quality teaching.
In a digital age with the unlimited power of the internet, it was important for the Superteam to embrace its power to take a place on the world stage.
Without having to resort to raising fees, Superprof managed to successfully achieve its international goals and can now be found in over 35 countries around the world.
The initial European expansion started with:
- Superprof in Belgium
- Superprof in Switzerland
- Superprof in Italy
- Superprof in Spain
But Superprof now also has a presence in the USA, Brazil, India, London, Mexico, etc.
This allows students from all over the globe a chance to benefit from the expertise of the Superprof team, with the ease and convenience of finding their ideal private tutor.
Conscious of the modern-day challenges linked to new technologies, Superprof also offers the option to take online tutoring lessons via webcam with their tutors.
Are you hoping to move to Brazil and want to learn Portuguese with a tutor from Rio de Janeiro from the comfort of your sofa in Vancouver? Or yearn to speak and learn french with a Parisian before you board your flight to France?
With Superprof, this is 100% possible!
In order to succeed, your tutor will tell you that you must first have ambitions!
For this reason, the Superprof team goal is aimed towards expanding into China.
We’ll keep you up-to-date on this, but in the meantime, you can always take Chinese lessons!
An Algorithm to Find Your Ideal Personal Tutor
The skills of the sixteen original team members from the French start-up still work and succeed every day to improve their tutoring platform, offering users the easiest and most effective way to find the best tutors.
These skills are an essential part of the powerful algorithm which offers each customer or student a personalised experience on the Superprof website.
Firstly, this algorithm evaluates the quality of teaching of each home tutor who is signed up to deliver lessons on the website.
Superprof stands out in the market for private tuition because it's technologically revolutionised digital approach outshines the traditional adverts for private tutors of years past, that were usually scattered around shop windows and bulletin boards, or local newspapers.
Also, finding a tutor with Superprof means the complete certainty of a tutor’s qualifications and methodology before making contact with them, removing the stress from the process. Some tutor's even offer the first lesson free.
This algorithm also allows users to see the availability of each tutor, which is another fundamental difference from traditional flyers or bulletin board promos.
With other tutoring companies, the many formalities before even taking your first lesson can be tedious. At Superprof, you can start learning the very next day!
In addition to verifying qualifications, our Superalgorithm can also:
- Check the identity of tutors, meaning increased security
- Verify telephone numbers
- Measure the response time of each tutor
- Measure their rate of response
Thanks to this tool, each student gains precious time in their search for the ideal tutor.
Signing up on Superprof doesn’t require you to make an appointment. This central element of the platform allows the team to adapt to the needs of each learner as and when they are needed.
Some students may only require a few hours of tutoring or a refresher course, whereas other students need regular hourly sessions weekly throughout the school year to consolidate their knowledge and keep up with their classmates.
The freedom and opportunity for students to take control of their own learning process, are what makes Superprof the perfect option for so many.