5 steps to take your tuition business from 1:1 to group

My 2-Hour Tutor Roadmap will show you exactly how

How to start a tuition business UK

Swap the intensity of 1:1 tutoring for an online group tuition programme and boost your impact, income and freedom

Hi, I'm Ellie

I’m an ex-school teacher turned award-winning business owner and coach for  tutors who want to build a sustainable, ethical group tuition business

You’re likely in one of two places:

  • You’ve recently started your tutoring business but you’re struggling to get clients and not loving the idea of delivering even more of 1:1 sessions

OR

  • You’ve already built up a decent tuition business, but you’re stuck in the feast or famine cycle with 1:1 sessions and you’re interested in phasing this out in favour of a 2h per week group programme

Either way – that’s what I help with.

Group tuition programmes are the best way to deliver an incredible result, whilst freeing up your time and making more money (even while you’re on holiday)!

With the right structure and marketing strategy, you can enrol new students every month without ever needing to worry about squeezing in even more 1:1 tuition, or not being paid during school holidays

Want to know how?

Grab my 2-Hour Tutor Roadmap and come into my world where you’ll learn about:

I am about halfway through my time with Ellie and to say it has been transformational would be an understatement. From day 1 I have been challenged to change my way of thinking and encouraged to truly explore my potential. Alongside the personal development, I have also grown an entrepreneur and developed a wide range of marketing skills that are starting to pay dividends. Although I have not completed the course, I have already signed up 2 students to my high ticket programme and I have a long list of leads that I am working on as we speak. If you are in any doubt about working with Ellie, I would be happy to speak to you about my experiences.

Ross Crabb
Ross Crabb2023-10-22
Google

I found Ellie's course at quite a significant time in my life. I was going through treatment for breast cancer and had decided now was the time to put my health and happiness first. I had been looking for an exit strategy from the classroom for quite a while as I was demoralised by our education system and never ending government interventions and cut backs. I didn't know how I could continue without the skills and confidence to try something new. I was definitely institutionalised! Ellie showed me there was an alternative to the classroom that I was more than capable of doing. She gave me the confidence and belief that I could do it and supported me emotionally. Ellie is a lovely, caring person that wants the best for teachers. She has been there and knows exactly what we are going through. She held my hand through the whole process which is just what I needed. I have now handed in my notice and feel like a weight has been lifted. I have all the skills to grow my business and am really excited about the future. Thank you Ellie for all your help.

Alison Connolly
Alison Connolly2022-12-22
Google

I've just completed the 2 Hour Tutor Programme and I can honestly say it's been life changing. Ellie gives clear, actionable advice every step of the way which has allowed me to build my own business with minimal confusion and stress.

The Primary Educator
The Primary Educator
Abia.com

I have racked my brain to find another way to say that completing Ellie’s course has been life-changing because I’m aware it might sound cliched but there really is no other way to express it. My future now looks very different and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Laura Jackson
Laura Jackson2023-09-22
Abia.com

Joining the Happy and Free Teacher Academy has been truly life changing! Ellie covers absolutely every aspect of starting and maintaining an online business, and even helps you to generate ideas if you’re stuck! I have a new confidence and optimism for my business and I’m so grateful to Ellie for all her help and expertise over the last 12 weeks.

Tami Darias
Tami Darias2021-07-23
Facebook

I have nearly finished this course, although it has taken me longer than I thought that has never been an issue. The course is so much more than what I originally thought it would be. It has taught me things I didn't even realise I needed to learn. Ellie and her team are great, they are so supportive and the modules are set out in an easy to follow and structured way. I'm so happy that I signed up to this, it is fully worth every penny of my investment.

Nikki Collins
Nikki Collins2023-10-22
Google

I am half way through the course and can honestly say it is life changing. Its so positive, uplifting and supportive. The structure is brilliant, everything is so clear and the support is constant throughout. I lost all my confidence after leaving teaching, that has changed 100% , I am so excited now for what the future holds. Anyone thinking about this just reach out to Ellie, you wont regret it!

Annabel Hughes
Annabel Hughes2023-07-14
Abia.com

This course made its way into my life when I truly needed it. It gave me a sense of direction and hope. Ellie is an extremely supportive and warm person who gets you 'thinking outside the box.' She has taught me more than I could have imagined and kept my spirits high throughout. Terry's mindset coaching was the perfect accompaniment. He helped me develop my focus, positivity and self belief. 🌞

Sky Sinclair
Sky Sinclair2022-11-18
Abia.com

I found Ellie's course at quite a significant time in my life. I was going through treatment for breast cancer and had decided now was the time to put my health and happiness first. I had been looking for an exit strategy from the classroom for quite a while as I was demoralised by our education system and never ending government interventions and cut backs. I didn't know how I could continue without the skills and confidence to try something new. I was definitely institutionalised! Ellie showed me there was an alternative to the classroom that I was more than capable of doing. She gave me the confidence and belief that I could do it and supported me emotionally. Ellie is a lovely, caring person that wants the best for teachers. She has been there and knows exactly what we are going through. She held my hand through the whole process which is just what I needed. I have now handed in my notice and feel like a weight has been lifted. I have all the skills to grow my business and am really excited about the future. Thank you Ellie for all your help.

Alison Claire
Alison Claire2022-01-13
Facebook

Ellie's help, guidance and support has been invaluable in getting my business up and running. Her expertise, experience and empathy has been key to my success. Thank you so much Ellie!

Thank you Ellie & Terry – this has been a life-changing decision!! I will forever be thankful to you both. It’s been quite a journey but your support has been invaluable and I wouldn’t be where I am today without you. keep on doing what you do, it’s such important work!

Jayne Curran
Jayne Curran2023-09-22
Google

I've just completed the Happy and Free Teacher Academy and I can honestly say it's been life changing. Ellie gives clear, actionable advice every step of the way which has allowed me to build my own business with minimal confusion and stress. I can also say that she's one of the most lovely people I've ever worked with. I chose the self study option and booked a 1:1 call later when I started to have more specific questions and Ellie was fantastic. She talked me through what I was struggling with and after just 1 hour, I knew exactly what to do next and how to do it. I'm now very excited to be joining her Alumni group and continuing on this journey. Thank you so much, Ellie!

Jennifer Shaw
Jennifer Shaw2022-12-22
Google

I found Ellie as I was coming up to my 20th year in education; teaching full time as a primary school teacher and Phase Leader. I was highly regarded, respected and outwardly doing a great job but inside I was drowning, exhausted, anxious, depressed and knew I couldn't continue till retirement that way. Ellie taught me the skills to launch my business and take my next step - out of the classroom! Thank you Ellie 😊

Martha Kilner
Martha Kilner2021-05-16
Facebook

Having just completed Ellie's course. I now have everything in place to start my our business. Ellie (along with Terry and Mel) have supported me to change my mindset, see my values and the things I believe are important as well as giving me the confidence to believe in myself. Ellie has been supportive and an inspiration throughout.

Katey Montgomery
Katey Montgomery2023-11-02
Abia.com

I have recently completed the 2 Hour Tutor programme and I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is serious about leaving teaching. It is thoughtfully planned out and Ellie is an encouraging and reassuring mentor. The support from Terry and Mel has also been invaluable - from mindset coaching, wording of key documents and IT support! Thank you all so much!

Angela
Angela2023-09-22
Google

Ellie and Mel are so supportive and understanding of people's needs. I feel so much more positive about starting my own business and have massively enjoyed the programme! Thanks!

Cat Hoaresmith
Cat Hoaresmith2023-12-20
Google

From the start, it is clear that Ellie has designed her course thoughtfully and compassionately. Leaving a teaching career (which I thought was for life) in order to set up a business is a big change. Ellie has been there in the classroom and is now a successful businesswoman so she can relate very well to others in the same situation. In the space of a few months, I have learned a great deal about owning a business and have felt supported along the way not only by Ellie but also by her colleagues: Mel & Terry. The self-study element is great as it fits nicely around other commitments (even if you're still working) and I have really enjoyed getting to know other people on the course. It's wonderful to have a little community of people going through the same process - we have been able to help each other out along the way. For me, this was invaluable. I feel the course is well worth the financial investment. Signing up with Ellie was the start of a huge new chapter in my life!

Jen Bromley
Jen Bromley2023-10-11
Facebook

I've just completed the Happy and Free Teacher Academy and I can honestly say it's been life changing. Ellie gives clear, actionable advice every step of the way which has allowed me to build my own business with minimal confusion and stress. I can also say that she's one of the most lovely people I've ever worked with. I chose the self study option and booked a 1:1 call later when I started to have more specific questions and Ellie was fantastic. She talked me through what I was struggling with and after just 1 hour, I new exactly what to do next and how to do it. I'm now very excited to be joining her Alumni group and continuing on this journey. Thank you so much Ellie!

Jen Shaw
Jen Shaw2022-09-16
Facebook

Ellie is a TOP educational business coach whose programme has been inspirational and life-changing. After teaching for thirty years, I have now left the classroom and am about half way through building my own GCSE fast-track programme, which I'm feeling very confident about. I'm looking forward to moving from tutoring 1-2-1 to my group programme, which promises to be more effective for the students and a more sustainable income for me. I highly recommend Ellie's programme. It is superb.

Claire Davidson
Claire Davidson2023-11-22
Google

I have recently completed 2 Hour Tutor Programme and I would highly recommend the course to anyone who is serious about leaving teaching. It is thoughtfully planned out and Ellie is an encouraging and reassuring mentor. The support from Terry and Mel has also been invaluable - from mindset coaching, wording of key documents and IT support! Thank you all so much!

Angela Beckett
Angela Beckett2023-09-09
Google

Ellie really helped me at a time in my teaching career when I needed it most. Having been an unhappy secondary school teacher for several years (jumping through hoops, struggling to manage with my work/life balance and constantly feeling under pressure, overworked and under valued) I needed a change. She helped me with my low self esteem and developed my escape plan. I now have the confidence and toolkit to move forward with my new business venture knowing I’ll never have to worry about the stress of marking, target setting and exam preparation again.....priceless! Thank you so much!

Elizabeth May
Elizabeth May2021-04-11
Facebook

I am about halfway through Ellie’s amazing programme. I have spent £1000s on other trainings and all that did was make other coaches rich! This feels totally different. I feel totally supported. I love the community we have and seeing other people’s successes spurs me on. This time it feels different. This time my ADHD brain has a step by step process to follow and I am excited about the business l am building! Thank you Ellie, Mel and Terry🙏🏻

Jean Ramsey
Jean Ramsey2023-10-22
Google

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About Ellie

After 10 years in the UK education system, Ellie quit the classroom to set up her award-winning children’s language & music class company, BilinguaSing, which she franchised in 2014. 

Today Ellie uses all of her teaching and business experience to coach educators to become business owners, writes about education and helps her network of BilinguaSing franchisees to thrive in their businesses. In 2023 she authored her first solo book, The 2 Hour Tutor; which reached the #1 spot in 3 educational categories.

She’s an ‘extroverted introvert’ who dreams of living a nomadic life, educating her 3 kids while travelling the world; but for now lives happily in sunny Maidenhead.

Praise for Ellie

  • Ellie's help, guidance and support has been invaluable in getting my business up and running. Her expertise, experience and empathy has been key to my success. Thank you so much Ellie!

  • Jen Bromley
    Jen Bromley
    11-10-2023
    Facebook

    From the start, it is clear that Ellie has designed her course thoughtfully and compassionately. Leaving a teaching career (which I thought was for life) in order to set up a business is a big change. Ellie has been there in the classroom and is now a successful businesswoman so she can relate very well to others in the same situation. In the space of a few months, I have learned a great deal about owning a business and have felt supported along the way not only by Ellie but also by her colleagues: Mel & Terry. The self-study element is great as it fits nicely around other commitments (even if you're still working) and I have really enjoyed getting to know other people on the course. It's wonderful to have a little community of people going through the same process - we have been able to help each other out along the way. For me, this was invaluable. I feel the course is well worth the financial investment. Signing up with Ellie was the start of a huge new chapter in my life!

  • Jen Shaw
    Jen Shaw
    16-09-2022
    Facebook

    I've just completed the Happy and Free Teacher Academy and I can honestly say it's been life changing. Ellie gives clear, actionable advice every step of the way which has allowed me to build my own business with minimal confusion and stress. I can also say that she's one of the most lovely people I've ever worked with. I chose the self study option and booked a 1:1 call later when I started to have more specific questions and Ellie was fantastic. She talked me through what I was struggling with and after just 1 hour, I new exactly what to do next and how to do it. I'm now very excited to be joining her Alumni group and continuing on this journey. Thank you so much Ellie!

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Introducing The
2-Hour Tutor Toolkit

SPOILER ALERT… even the most amazing tutors make the same three mistakes when it comes to trying to transition to group tutoring.

This toolkit ensures you sail smoothly past those common pitfalls and hit the ground running.

I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to take this step – make more and work less.

Together we will nail the 3 foundations of a successful and lucrative group tuition programme, which will put you ahead of the game: 

And it’s just £27 today!

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