Third Space Learning

Third Space Learning

Founded in 2013, we are committed to closing the maths attainment gap through one-to-one teaching from our specialist maths tutors.

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Third Space Learning is the UK’s largest online maths tutoring company for schools.

Over the last 7 years over 2,000 schools have used our intervention programmes for 64,000 pupils, 55% of whom are eligible for free school meals.

Our one-to-one tuition is delivered online. This allows class teachers to direct each programme to target individual learning gaps as they arise. The result is a highly effective and completely personalised intervention, designed by teachers, for teachers.

How many pupils and schools can we work with?

16,800 pupils in approximately 1,200 schools.

Who are our tutors?

Specialist online maths tutors who have all completed a full-time three-week training programme designed in partnership with UCL.

How do we recruit our tutors?

  • Initial application to understand qualifications and experience
  • Online test to assess technical requirements and maths ability
  • Phone interview to evaluate attitude, enthusiasm and personality
  • Online teaching interview to assess teaching ability and subject knowledge
  • Criminal record checks (DBS-equivalent)
  • Three-week training programme resulting in final pass/​fail status

How do we train our tutors?

All tutors complete our three-week/135-hour training programme including teaching demonstrations, webinars and in-person training. Tutors are assessed on their ability to deliver student centred teaching, subject knowledge and familiarity with online tutoring guidelines and safeguarding policies. 

Hired tutors receive ongoing CPD, frequent lesson evaluations and personalised feedback.

How will we communicate with you?

Our customer support and communications teams have experience helping thousands of schools, from ensuring pupils are set up for their first one-to-one session to providing session reports and helping schools measure impact. 

They’re available to help with any additional support or questions via email, telephone or live chat.

How will we keep track of pupil progress?

Teachers select appropriate learning strands for each pupil, and we begin with a diagnostic assessment to identify gaps. Downloadable session reports show how pupils are progressing each week, including content covered and tutor and pupil feedback. Following our end of programme assessment, termly reports measure progress made over time.

More information about Third Space Learning can be found at:

Third Space Learning Summary
Online tuition:

Types of school:

PrimarySecondaryAll-throughAlternative provision

Subjects covered:



1-1 online
Cost to school of 15-hour block with subsidy applied: £68.74 
Cost to school per pupil for 15-hour block with subsidy applied: £68.74 

All prices are shown excluding VAT

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