Our mission at Plytime is simple - we want to make the most effective tutoring as affordable as possible
So that it is accessible for everyone
How we originated
Founders Ian and Lisa McCartney are passionate about trying to help people to be “their best”. They started their journey in 2013 when they created a maths game for their own children and went on to launch PLYT Games – number games proven to improve maths and designed for all ages and abilities to play together.
They soon realised that students loved competing and gamified learning so using their games they started tutoring at home & in schools and discovered
- All students benefit from one to one dedicated support
- Short focused sessions are far more efficient and effective
- Personalised content aimed at each individual is most effective
- Individual performance tracking can pinpoint areas to focus on – the more detailed the better
- Students are more engaged with gamified learning – especially if other students are involved – and push themselves harder
- They could make tutoring more efficient, effective and affordable… so they set about creating Plytime Learning
Where we are now
We’re building and testing the platform and we’re launching Plytime Learning focusing on primary Maths.
We’ll shortly be able to offer 11 Plus and primary English.
Where we are going
In line with our mission we will endeavour to bring the cost of one to one tutoring down as much as possible by continuing to improve efficiency and introducing our unique Advertising for Good initiative.
We aim to help you to be your best for the long term and we have big plans to expand into secondary education and beyond.