Christmas closing dates at MTC

MTC will be closed for Christmas  from Monday the 19th of December to Monday the 2nd of January inclusive.

We wish all our students and their families a very happy Christmas.

We are open throughout the year (with the exception of bank holidays and the Christmas fortnight – Monday 19th December 2022 until Monday 2nd January 2023 inclusive) and it is assumed that lessons will continue as timetabled during other school holidays.  Should you wish to make any changes to lessons, please contact the office and we will be happy to arrange.  Please note that we require a notice period of 48 hours for lesson cancellations/amendments (or on the preceding Friday for a Monday lesson). Without this, lessons will be charged in full.

Online Tuition with MTC

Online Lessons: The Convenient and Cost Effective Way to Access Tuition from MTC

Online lessons offer the full benefits of face to face tuition with the added convenience of being able to participate in a lesson from literally anywhere with an internet connection and, preferably, a screen, webcam and microphone.

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Online GCE Tutor

If you’re studying towards your GCSEs or A Levels, most topics can be effectively taught online. Whether that is learning about algebra and geometry for GCSE Maths, or analysing Shakespeare and modern poetry for A Level English Literature, an online lesson facilitates discussion with your tutor and the sharing of ideas, both verbally and visually. Both student and tutor log in to a virtual classroom and (assuming you have the use of a webcam) are able to see and talk to each other as if they were in the same room.

Maths Tutor GCSE

For maths lessons, a digital visualiser enables the tutor to share diagrams, charts and other visuals as if they were drawing on a whiteboard in front of you. Screen-sharing technology also allows both tutor and student to share their computer screen and better illustrate a point being made or work being done.

GCE English Tutor Online

Online tuition is also successful with more creative subjects, such as English Language and English Literature. Annotated scripts can be shared on screen, ideas can be discussed, and essays submitted all within the online, virtual classroom.

Science Online Tutors

Even science can be supported with online lessons. With the ever increasing expectation that students develop practical science skills and techniques at both GCSE and A Level, it is inescapable that some lessons will need to be conducted in a laboratory environment. However, we find that a supporting program of online lessons, covering the more theoretical elements of the syllabus can be beneficial.

Cost Effective and Safe Tuition

Online lessons with Macclesfield Tutorial College are not only convenient, they are also increasingly accessible as they represent a cost saving when compared to traditional, face to face tuition. Not only are transport costs removed since you are not obliged to come into the college, but there is also a reduced hourly rate for online lessons.

All tutors with MTC are DBS checked and, with online lessons, you have the added security of all lessons being recorded and stored. Should there be any reason to review what was discussed in a lesson, a recording can be accessed. This also serves as a handy study aid as lesson recordings can be used as a revision aid at a later date to review concepts and ideas discussed.

If you haven’t yet tried online lessons with us and are unsure how they may work for you, contact us for a no-commitment discussion about how we can help you.

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Online Lessons

Online Lessons Make Learning Accessible


The tuition available at Macclesfield Tutorial College has enabled 100’s of our previous students to achieve the results they required to achieve their goals (view testimonials). Whether young or old, we have great experience working with students of all ages aiming to expand their skills and qualifications. Students come to us for many reasons but their common objective is to learn and develop. Whether that is obtaining GCSE or A Level qualifications necessary to gain entry to higher education, retraining for a career change, or learning a foreign language before travelling, our tutors have the skill and experience to help. Now, the convenience of online lessons means that it is no longer necessary to visit the College in person. If you have access to the internet (and preferably a webcam and a microphone!) you could be enjoying the benefits of MTC tuition from the comfort of your own home. Add to that the fact that online lessons are a more costs effective means of accessing tuition from MTC, and you can see why many of our students are now taking advantage of them!

Distance Learning Using Online Lessons

The technology for video calls and online meetings is now commonplace and education is just one area which has benefitted. It is now possible to seek out the best tutors irrespective of location so you can benefit from lessons with an MTC tutor without the need to visit the college in Macclesfield.

Lessons take place in a virtual classroom but you will still have face to face time with the tutor and be able to communicate freely as if you were in the same room. We use digital visualisers to enable the tutor to be able to write on a virtual whiteboard, sharing diagrams, ideas and concepts as they would in a traditional classroom so most areas of study are possible.

Many students find it beneficial to have a few sessions face-to-face in the College first, then they can have online sessions throughout term time and continue to supplement their school education.

A Level Online Study and GCSE Online Study

Online lessons can be used to support complete study courses with us, as well as occasional tuition. A full or part time A level or GCSE course with Macclesfield Tutorial College can be timetabled to accommodate your life outside college and our students benefit from schedules tailored to their needs. Online lessons can be used as part of a timetable, where appropriate, meaning that travel times can be limited. Certain components may require attending at the College, such as conducting science practicals in the College laboratory, but many elements of a modern syllabus can be covered via distance learning.

Online Security

Online lessons with Macclesfield Tutorial College are designed to provide peace of mind and offer the same degree of security as if you were attending the College itself. All of our tutors have a valid DBS certificate. The additional benefit, when compared with the traditional classroom environment, is that all lessons are recorded and are made available to the student to review and reinforce their learning. Lessons can also be reviewed by parents so they are kept informed of progress and reassured of the quality of subject matter and delivery. Online lessons are also subject to review by College staff for safeguarding and quality control purposes.


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Read more on our website or contact us now to enquire about booking an introductory online lesson with us – CONTACT DETAILS

Excellent Opportunities for Private Tutors

We are always on the look out for experienced and enthusiastic private tutors at all levels up to A Level. Most of our students are in or around the Macclesfield area and will often attend the College itself for lessons. We also offer online tuition, so your location is less important than your ability to engage with learners of all ages and to communicate your expert subject knowledge clearly and effectively.

We offer full and part time courses at GCSE and AS/A Level, as well as one-to-one private tuition in most subjects so, whatever your specialism, we’d love to hear from you.

Fur further information about the College, current vacancies and the application process, please visit our tutor vacancies page here .

Full or Part Time GCSE and A Level Courses

What Next?

If you are thinking about your options for next academic year, Macclesfield Tutorial College can help. Whether you are applying to college, taking A Levels, seeking a university place, or starting work, we offer flexible GCSE and A Level courses to fit into your lifestyle. You can also apply to sit exams with our private examination centre.

Macclesfield Tutorial College has a proud history in education spanning 25 years. We offer an extensive range of GCSE, IGCSE, and A Level courses across most subjects from English Language to Modern Foreign Languages, to the Sciences and beyond. The College is a great place to learn, with courses delivered by experienced and enthusiastic teachers in a focused yet friendly and relaxed environment. We offer tutorial rooms to cater for one-to-one lessons or larger spaces for group learning, as well as a fully equipped science laboratory for practical work.


Technology plays an important role in modern education and is utilised throughout the College. Audio-visual learning aids, interactive whiteboards, online research and learning facilities are all available, with Wi-Fi throughout. We have a well stocked research library and areas for quiet study or revision. We are also able to offer the convenience of distance learning via online lessons.

Our excellent facilities enable the College to offer both individual and group tuition to full and part-time students and teaching at the College is always based upon the needs of the student. With tuition focused primarily on the needs of the individual, lessons can be flexible so that other commitments can be undertaken alongside studying. Individual tuition, or small classes allows for a strong focus on personal support and promotes a sociable environment; this builds confidence and leads to greater achievement.

Private Candidate Examination Centre

Most students enter the College to prepare for GCSE and GCE level examinations, but other levels can be catered for. MTC also serves as a Private Examination Centre for external students. We provide the opportunity to expand their potential career opportunities regardless of age or previous results attained.

Accessible and Flexible Study for Students of All Ages

The College caters to students of all ages. Students are typically from sixteen years old and upwards but places are also available to younger students. We also offer full and part-time places to mature students. If you wish to come and see what makes us so amazing, please contact us to arrange a time.

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Tuition Discount: Multiple Lesson Booking

Book 12 tutorials with one of our private tutors and receive a 5% discount!

Macclesfield Tutorial College is offering a 5% tuition discount when 12 private lessons are booked and paid in advance for students at GCSE or A Level. Lessons are 1 hour in length.

After school tuition provides a fantastic opportunity for students to enhance their understanding, receive one-to-one guidance from private tutors and develop their examination technique.

Payment must be made before lessons commence.