Bespoke private tuition, online or in person

Help your child become confident with computing under the expert guidance of our experienced teachers.

Our bespoke private tuition service provides one-to-one support, tailored to your child’s individual needs. In each private lesson, your expert BlueShift teacher will adapt our award-winning curriculum to support your child’s experience, pace and interests, to best support them on their coding journey. Choose between online or in-person tuition, at a time that suits you.

Book a session

Our popular online private tuition service brings expert tutors into your home through video-conferencing software; accelerating their learning from the comfort of their own home, and at a time that suits them! Book a trial session with one of our tutors and see if they are a good fit. Pricing begins at £50 an hour.

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Subscription service

Our private tuition subscription makes it easier for parents - no need to have to manually renew your sessions! With this option, you get 4 private tuition sessions every 4 weeks that you can book at a time convenient for you. By becoming a subscriber, you'll receive a 12.5% discount on every session!

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Our approach

Award-winning curriculum

Our core curriculum was expertly designed and tested in conjunction with University College London. Beginning with an easy-to-understand, drag-and-drop approach to block-based coding and progressing on to text-based languages such as Python and JavaScript, our curriculum is carefully designed to best support and prepare learners for the next stage in their coding journey. With our bespoke private tuition service, your expert tutor will tailor our curriculum to your child’s individual needs, ensuring they are both supported and challenged appropriately. If you are looking for tuition in a specialist topic not included in our core curriculum, please see our specialised pricing and get in touch with a member of our team.

Monitoring and progression

In your child’s initial trial session, their tutor will assess their existing coding ability, and suggest a bespoke learning plan that will help them progress their skills, either towards a particular goal or their general abilities. If you decide to continue learning with us, your child’s tutor will create a full learning plan, including lesson plans and objectives, to ensure that the student makes good progress in every session. At the end of each month, you will be sent a full report from your child’s tutor explaining their performance throughout their sessions and how they can continue to develop their skills.

Technical set up

We ask that students have access to a laptop or computer with a high-speed internet connection, a webcam, a headset/earphones, and a microphone. Before each session, you will be provided with easy-to-follow instructions on how to set up our video conferencing software, as well as any information about coding platforms needed for your child’s lesson.

Core topics

Scratch Jr.

Scratch

JavaScript (with Bitsbox)

JavaScript (with p5.js)

Python

Game design

Animation

Specialist topics

Minecraft

Roblox

Unity

Photoshop

Web development

Video production & editing

GCSE prep

Our teachers

Whether learning online or in-person, we know how important great teachers are. BlueShift teachers are coding professionals with a wealth of teaching experience and passion for passing their knowledge on to children. Not only is their subject knowledge second to none, their enthusiasm is infectious and makes learning a joy. All of our tutors are DBS checked, and are fully trained and supported to ensure that your child receives the highest-quality education.

  • Krystof

    Expert Teacher

    Dual degree European Social and Political Studies, UCL and SciencesPo Paris; MSt in Study of Religions, University of Oxford

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  • Sara

    Senior Teacher

    Bsc Information Management for Business, University College London; MSc Child Development, University of Oxford

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  • Mary

    Senior Teacher

    Currently studying Data Science, Turing College Lithuania; BSc Psychology, University of Greenwich

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  • Lloyd

    Expert Teacher

    BA Animation and Film Production, Plymouth College of Art

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  • Johanna

    Expert Teacher

    BSc Digital Arts Computing, University of London

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  • Calum

    Expert Teacher

    BSc Sound for Film, Television and Games, Southampton Solent University

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  • Daniel

    Senior Teacher

    MA Computational Arts, SOAS (UOL); BA Music and Social Anthropology, Goldsmiths (UOL)

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  • "I like learning new stuff and making new things. My tutor is really nice and she goes slow so I can understand"

    Valentina, aged 7

  • "Really amazing sessions and content, and the best tutors we have come across. Our son always looks forward to his sessions"

    Zeina, parent

  • "My favourite thing about my tuition is making games and then making AI (artificial intelligence) to play against me"

    Max, aged 11

Policies

Rescheduling lessons

If you need to reschedule a lesson for any reason, please give us at least 24 hours notice by either contacting your tutor or a member of our team at hello@blueshiftcoding.com and we will do our best to move the session for you.

If your child is feeling unwell, we might be able to reschedule your lesson up to 2 hours before the lesson is supposed to start for online tuition, and up to 4 hours before the lesson is due to start for in-person tuition.

Missing a lesson

Please be aware that if you miss a lesson for any reason and do not give us at least 24 hours notice we will take this as a no-show and charge you the full rate of this session without an opportunity to reschedule, as we must compensate our tutors for their time.

FAQs

  • Is my child the right age for tutoring?
  • Can I have tuition with more than one child at a time?
  • How often can I have the sessions?
  • What language should my child start with?
  • I don't want to book a package - can I pay as I go?
  • What if I don’t like the tutor allocated for my trial?