About A+ Tutors
Who are we?
A+ Tutors is the trading name for A Plus Tutors Ltd.
If you would like to get in touch then please email or write to Charlotte McLellan using the following details.
84 Cammo Road
What is A+ Tutors all about?
Transforming the lives of students by informing them and connecting them with high quality tutors.
Why use us?
Helpful, Honest, Inexpensive, Lawful.
There are many websites, agencies and publications which help connect students with tutors but how many can say that they are helpful, inexpensive, honest, and lawful?
This site's primary purpose is to provide helpful information and advice to both students and tutors. The aim is to produce and maintain a high quality resource which is of genuine use to it's target audience.
With A+ Tutors you can easily find out who owns and runs the website (A Plus Tutors Ltd) and which country they are in (Scotland - see address above). Information and advice on tutoring for both students and tutors is freely available. The site is open about it's pros and cons, the fact that it is not an agency, is UK based and fully complies with UK law.
Tutoring agencies and most forms of advertising are very expensive for tutors who then pass these costs onto their students. Tutoring agencies take about £5 an hour from a tutor whilst advertising in newspapers starts from £10 per week. In contrast, an advert on A+ Tutors is £25 in in the first year and only £20 per year there after.
This site is not an agency.
Employment law is complex but important as it is there to protect all of us. The status of this website affects all who use it. It is not just a case of saying whether this site is or is not an agency. Like all other similar sites, we need to explain our status and your rights so that you can know if our service is right for you. Please see our rough guide to the law, agencies and tutor-student websites.
A+ Tutors has been online since January 2000. It was started as a one man hobby site and initially offered general help and advice to students and tutors. Tutors quickly started to find the site and were allowed to advertise their services for free. A few even provided advice pages of their own for use on the site.
In the first two years the site grew rapidly and beyond expectations. To reduce the resultant work load, and to cover increased costs, charging was introduced in 2002. In 2005 the advertising rates were increased to their current levels. In 2011 the site was converted into a limited company with the intent of becoming a true family business with improved focus on service as well as protecting the site's identity and integrity for the long term.
Because of this long history (for the internet), A+ Tutors is, without a doubt, the UK market leader for tutor-student websites - and has been for most, if not all, of it's existence. It is so successful with the search engines that over 1700 unique search terms are used to find it each month. Where once our rates were the lowest of our competition they are now used as the guide post.
The goals for the site continue to be: re-investment of the site's income to ensure continued market dominance and; to maintain it's high level of quality and family feel.