We're Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians Tutors

A team of local, highly experienced academic tutors who specialise in providing 1-2-1, personalised academic tutoring to students across Edinburgh, Fife & the Lothians.

Local & Experienced

All of our tutors are in the Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians area and are vastly experienced at delivering 1-2-1 tuition to students of all varieties.

Personalised Approach

We offer a personalised approach to learning with every student we teach. We understand that everyone learns at a different pace and in a different way.

Wide Range of Subjects

We're experts in a variety of subjects and pride ourselves on the depth of knowledge in each field we operate in. You can find out more below.

Who are we?

We're EFL Tutors, a student-led tutoring business

EFL Tutors were founded in 2020 as The Edinburgh Tutors, thanks to the growth we experienced due to the demand for our personalised, 1-2-1 approach with our students we decided to launch our business into the wider surrounding areas of the Lothians & Fife. We’re a student-led business focusing on helping build confidence and fill knowledge gaps in the wide variety of subjects we offer. Learn more by clicking below! 

We tailor our approach, every time.

Step One

Fill out the form on our website and we'll be in touch within 24 hours to discuss your specific needs to make sure we find a tutor that best suits you.

Step Two

Once we have a good understanding of what you're looking for and the knowledge required to help, we match you with a vetted and specialist tutor.

Step Three

The tutor will develop a plan to get the student the required support in their specialist area that fits the students' needs.

Step Four

Our tutor will undertake the tuition as planned  with the student and deliver the material in an easy to understand, supportive environment.

Step Five

After every lesson, we fully de-brief and take our learnings from each lesson to ensure that each future lesson is better than the last and a more effective use of time.

Want to learn more about our process?

Our entire strategy is on our about us page talking through our approach and why it makes us different

Not sure if you need extra support?

Here's some frequently asked questions to help you choose what's right for you.

student needing help from Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians Tutors

1-2-1 tutoring allows the student to gain maximum focussed attention with the tutor. Everything in the session will be designed and tailored to benefit them and their needs, individually.

Lessons can be flexible and have a clear pathway for progress with 1-2-1. The student and the tutor have the opportunity to build trust in a working relationship and rapport with each other.

1-2-1 tutoring is highly recommended as the optimum style for building confidence and autonomy in a students’ own abilities and can have really positive effect on their future learning.

Online tutoring works just as it would in-person, only, the learning
takes place on Zoom! Our tutors have plenty of digital resources
including questions, textbooks and notes and will also demonstrate
model answers and examples via an online whiteboard. They can then send any additional notes or model answers they make during the session to the student afterwards for their own benefit.

Our tutors are a diverse mix of bright, dedicated graduates,
undergraduates, and teachers with a verified ability to deliver high
quality tutoring.

You can meet them by clicking here.

Both of our directors are soon to be graduates themselves and have 
successfully been tutoring for over 5 years between them.

We know from experience that students with confidence and ability can make exceptional tutors. We think this because graduates and undergrads are academic specialists who have the most recent, relevant experience in exam systems. They have been through the motions of mastering the material, practicing the questions and achieving highly in the exams. Young, enthusiastic tutors can be at an advantage in helping the student relate and feel more at ease with the tutor so they can relax and let the learning take place.

Most sessions take place during weekday evening or weekends. Our
tutors are also flexible during the daytime, if you are looking for a
session then.

Most of our sessions run on an hourly basis weekly, however after
consultation we will be able to assess the individual needs of the
student and recommend a minimum number of sessions.

Meet The Directors

Meet our directors, Emily & Ben below!

Emily Mason


Emily founded The Edinburgh Tutors in 2020 which then grew into EFL Tutors early 2021. Emily has been tutoring privately since 2017 and has helped over 60 students become more confident and achieve better grades since then.

Emily is currently studying for her Masters in Chemical Engineering but her favourite subject to teach is National 5 Maths.

Ben Smith


Ben joined The Edinburgh Tutors in mid-2020 and has been tutoring in one method or another since his final years in High School.

Ben is currently working towards achieving a Masters in Chemical Engineering & Energy at Heriot Watt University. Ben specialises in tutoring Maths & Chemistry having studied both to an advanced level.

Meet the rest of the team!

We have a huge number of tutors, specialising in a wide range of subjects - meet them now!

Don't just take our word for it!

Read some reviews from previous students in our local area.

I think Forbes really enjoyed the lesson with Matei, having things explained to him clearly. I can see it has boosted his confidence already.


Tutor: Matei

We have been absolutely delighted with Chloe and her approach to her sessions with Max. I cannot praise her enough. The difference in Max is so noticeable, and he feels better in himself. The lessons seem to be going really well. Chloe and Max have a great rapport with each other. His confidence has really started to shine through in this little time. He is making leaps and bounds in school too, trying things out of his comfort zone. I really couldn't be happier or more thankful to Chloe.


Tutor: Chloe

Emily is a very good tutor, she answers all the many questions that her student is asking in the Maths region of her tutoring, she also brings in other resources which are very helpful and is a very friendly face.


Tutor: Emily

Emily has made fantastic progress with my daughter in such a short period of time. She has a lovely approach and manner and has worked well to build her confidence with Maths along the way. Great choice of tutor.

L. Simpson

Tutor: Emily

Chloe is brilliant. Summer is very relaxed with her which doesn't happen often. I had parents’ night last week for summer and her teacher said she has come on so much. She is now at the level for her spelling that she should be at, which is fantastic, so well done to Chloe for all her hard work with Summer. I couldn't be any happier with Summer’s progress, so thank you and massive thanks to Chloe.


Tutor: Chloe

Grace's prelims went well, thanks! Huge thank you to Matei for all the help.


Tutor: Matei