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The cost of private Computer Science tuition can be as low as £21.60. The price of each individual lesson is dependent on how long your child would like tuition support and how many lessons they take per week. The more they learn, the lower the price of each lesson! Why not book a free trial session for you and your child to see how we can help?

Students can get access our pool of 143 private Computer Science tutors. Find out more and get a free trial session for your child.

Private online tutoring is one of the great benefits of getting tuition from GoStudent. We offer online tuition from one of our Computing tutors. Online tuition is a great option for you and your child, meaning you don't have to take your child to a class or cover the cost of a tutor to come to your home.

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As well as private Computer Science tuition, GoStudent can help your child with other subjects. Pick from:

  • English
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  • Maths
  • History
  • French
  • And more.

And with GoStudent your child isn't tied into one subject. If they are taking Computer Science tuition but then need support with a different subject, we can help them get that support with a specialist tutor for that subject.

Your child could benefit from private Computer Science tuition:

  • Private tutoring can help your child consolidate what they have been learning in school.
  • 1-2-1 tutoring can be great in helping your child work through their homework and coursework.
  • Personal tutoring is a great way for your child to build confidence ahead of their exams.
  • And tutoring is a great way to help your child if they need a little extra Computer Science help or if they are excelling at Computing and want to continue studying it at a higher level.
  • Tutoring is also a great way to give your child a little extra ICT help or if they are excelling at Computer Science and want to continue studying it at a higher level.

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Computer science tuition: Adapted to your child and their individual learning goals

Computer science and information technology have a huge impact on modern life, and they're involved in almost every aspect of it. Few contemporary discoveries can compare to computer technology in terms of speed of advancement or breadth of use; it has become a vital instrument in all fields of business, science, and engineering, as well as the foundation of a variety of modern services.

Despite the fact that computer technology supports practically every part of our life, many of us are unaware of how much we rely on it. Computer Science courses at school give students an awareness of computer systems fundamentals as well as a variety of core IT skills.

However, many students have problems getting high marks in Computer science lessons and exams. And that's understandable. Some students may have little exposure to this kind of technology at home or others may not see themselves as “techies.” And due to the fact that teachers in many schools have very little time to explain the subject matter or to answer students' questions in the necessary depth, students can become very lost very quickly.

Since many elements of Computer science lessons are not easy to understand (python coding or computer systems for example), parents are also often unable to help their children or provide them with homework help.

For all these reasons, many students are stressed, worried about bad grades and don’t enjoy Computer science lessons. But this doesn’t need to be the case.

Our tutors from GoStudent can support your child with their individual difficulties and learning goals in Computer science lessons. Regardless of whether your child is in primary school, secondary school or at university, you’ll be able to find the help you need.

Whatever level your child is in or whatever topic they are stuck with, we will find you the right tutor to suit their needs.

Our exam preparation and tutoring services are also very popular. Do you want homework help or exam preparation for your child? Contact us and we will give you the best possible support so that your child can achieve their goals.

The advantages of studying computer science

Computer science is an important subject to prepare students for the future. Computer science is the study of both computer hardware and software design, encompassing theoretical algorithms, artificial intelligence, and programming.

However, your child doesn't have to be interested in becoming the next person to hack Google's system to benefit from studying computer science. In fact, many teachers would argue that computing skills are one the most in demand skills from future employers. In a computer science course at school, children will learn about coding, how computer hardware works and even how to use certain kinds of software often found in the workplace.

Studying computing also helps students develop other types of soft skills such as computational thinking, a problem-solving strategy that combines decomposition, use of algorithms, abstraction, and automation.

Computer science has been shown in multiple studies to benefit pupils in ways other than computer skills. Higher rates of university enrolment and increased problem-solving abilities have been linked to IT studies at school.

An education in computer studies promises to greatly improve students’ readiness for the future world of work and active citizenship as these abilities become more important in the fast changing twenty-first century.

Additionally, Computer science prepares your child for a huge range of employment opportunities in the future. In fact, computer science graduates have access to some of the highest paid jobs available on the market.

What jobs can you do related to computer science? As computer science is a growing field, there are plenty of opportunities for computer scientists, both now and in the future.

Here's just a small selection of options:

Software Engineer: Software Engineers are computer scientists who create the computer programs that provide computer users with useful tools. Most software engineers work in larger companies, where they help develop a specific program for a customer's needs. Some, however, work alone and publish their computer programs for anyone to use free of charge. Software engineers can be found working in any industry from computer games to computer security.

Programmer/Analyst: A computer scientist who works with computer programmers instead of computer users (e.g. the people who actually use computer programs). The role is similar to that of a business analyst, but they work with computer systems instead of business processes or financial information, and usually have more experience in computer science.

Computer Scientists: Computer scientists work in computer science research rather than computer systems or computer programs. They study the ways computers can solve problems and contribute to our understanding of computer science.

Web Developer: Web developers create, design and optimise websites for both their own use (such as internal company sites) and for public viewing (such as social networking sites).

Computer Game Developer: A computer scientist who works with computer games. The role involves creating the computer program that makes computer games work - this is a very challenging and rewarding career, but it can mean working odd hours or in unpleasant conditions (such as very hot offices during summer).

Search Engine Optimization Specialist/Consultant: SEO specialists help computer programmers and computer scientists to optimize their web pages (i.e. make them as efficient as possible) so that they appear higher in search engine results, such as Google or Bing.

Computer Programmer: A computer scientist who works with computer programming languages to create computer programs for users (e.g. games, security software) and computer programmers (e.g. computer programs that allow computer programmers to work more efficiently).

Computer Security Specialist: A computer scientist who works with computer security, keeping computer systems and users safe from cyber threats (such as hackers, viruses, malware or data leaks) by developing computer programs or policies.

In short, computer scientists can be found in all kinds of careers from computer programming to computer security. The future looks promising in terms of employment opportunities for computer science professionals and is projected to grow exponentially year after year. If computer science is the path you wish to take, there's never been a better time to begin.

Which topics can be covered in online computer science lessons?

Computer science is a very broad subject but in general, children are taught the basics of computer science even from primary school. Some of the most common topics covered in school IT curriculums are:

  • Computational thinking, computers and society, and creative design
  • How to think about problems in terms of computing and comprehend notions like abstraction, logic, algorithms, computer systems, data representation, and evaluation.
  • How to understand, develop, test, and modify computer programs in various programming languages
  • Web pages, digital animations, simulations, games, apps, and robotic systems are all examples of computational artefacts.
  • Computer science's ethical, historical, environmental, and technological dimensions, as well as how they affect society's social and economic development.

Our tutors are trained to teach all aspects of computer science and have to pass a subject knowledge test in order to get through the application process with GoStudent. This means that no matter what issue your child is having or what level they are at, GoStudent will be able to find the perfect tutor to fit the bill.

Computer science exam preparation

Many students work up a sweat when they think about their Computer science exams. This may be because they either started learning too late or not at all.

Is this the case with your child? Then now is the right time to get started with one of our friendly and professional tutors to help prepare them for their exam. Whether your child is studying for a Computer sciences GCSE or A level in England or the National 3,4,5, Computer science Higher or Advanced Higher in Scotland we have a tutor who knows the curriculum well.

Especially if time is tight, a tutor can help your child quickly learn and internalize the essentials so that they can go to their exam as stress-free as possible and get the grades they want.

Computer science homework help

Many students are unable to follow Computer science in the subject because they lack the appropriate learning experience.

While learning can be enhanced through homework or working on extra assignments, this is only if students are not overwhelmed while working alone.

For this reason, our tutors offer homework help for Computer science. This will help your child keep up with the material, have good experiences in Computer science lessons and to strengthen their self-confidence.

Tutoring for your Computer science degree

Courses in computer science vary greatly from university to university but in every course in the first few years students will learn key abilities such as creating and executing computer programs and systems, solving issues, applying mathematics, statistics, and data analytics. Students will learn how to program in a variety of languages and how to manage large software engineering projects. Students will also learn about computer hardware and gain a wide understanding of a variety of other subjects, including networks and telecommunications, information management, and the interface between computers and society.

Undergraduate Courses usually include:

  • Programming
  • Algorithms And Data Structure
  • Computer Architecture
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Networks
  • Parallel Computing
  • Embedded Systems
  • Algorithms Design
  • Circuit Analysis And Electronics
  • Digital Logic And Processor Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Scientific Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Database Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Virtualization
  • Computer Simulations And Games Programming

Often, the study of these different modules also requires initial mathematical knowledge, hence the first year of study is dominated by mathematical courses, primarily discrete mathematics, mathematical analysis, linear algebra, probability, and statistics, as well as the basics of electrical and electronic engineering, physics - field theory, and electromagnetism.

Students can often feel overwhelmed in the first few years of study or struggle with one particular subject. For example, a student might be great at coding in Python but struggle with more theoretical mathematical concepts. University level tutors can help students work on any of these weak points or even help with a particularly difficult project. At GoStudent we have tutors with a range of expertise in different areas so we can match each student with the tutor with the right skills to help them where they need it most.

Computer science: how can IT tutoring help my child get a place at university?

Computing studies is a competitive subject to gain entry to - which is why it is all the more important to make sure your child is reaching the entry requirements for GCSEs and A levels.

One of the advantages of GoStudent is that you can use your credits over a variety of subjects so you can study Computer science and the other subjects that are needed for entrance into university at the same time. The grades needed for entry to Computer science on average are listed below (data taken from UCAS.) Check out the homepage of your child’s desired university for more detailed information.

England, Wales & NI

A levels – To get on to a computer science related degree you will usually require at least two A levels or equivalent. Entry requirements range from CDD to AAA, with the universities and colleges most commonly asking for BBC. In addition to the different A level requirements above, you will also need at least five GCSEs (A-C) including science, English, and maths. Some universities require a maths GCSE for computer science degrees.

Scotland

Scottish Highers – Entry requirements for Highers (the most common qualification) range from BBBB to AAAAB, with universities or colleges most frequently requiring AAABB. Occasionally, universities ask for Advanced Highers to supplement Highers. If Advanced Highers are requested, universities or colleges typically ask for BBB.