Field Study Tutors

Your geographical expert in the field

Our geography school trips are made to work as independently-led tours, but if you’re after a team member who has expert local geographic know-how, then our Field Study Tutors (FSTs) are just the people.

100% of groups…

Who opted for a Field Study Tutor on their 2022 Geography Tour rated them 5 out of 5.

Our Field Study Tutors are seasoned geography tourers and teachers. Because of that, they are a great support for you in your students’ field studies. Also, your FST brings in-depth knowledge of your chosen destination.

What’s more, this allows them to introduce your group to local cultures and customs along the way. And it doesn’t end there as they a part of the Rayburn team. So, they will have your itinerary to hand and will help with logistics on tour to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Ian Geddes – one of our Field Study Tutors, teaching on the landscapes of Morocco.

Cath Rule – our Iceland Geography expert, helping students learn in Iceland.

“Val was wonderful, and I cannot praise her highly enough or thank her enough, she was so knowledgeable about Iceland and the geographical/geological theory and fascinating to learn from. She had lots of tips and hints about where to go and what to do on all our visits and whilst some staff members had been before, we now have some of the best group photos because Val guided us. We were all constantly learning and absorbing her enthusiasm.”

St Leonards School

What should you expect from a Field Study Tutor?

  • An in-depth knowledge of your destination, sites, and curriculum
  • Help with logistics to make sure of the smooth running of your planned with care, bespoke itinerary
  • Lots of real-life accounts, stories, poems, facts and figures to keep your students gripped from start to finish

Frequently Asked Questions


  • How much does an FST cost?
    It will depend on the destination and length of your tour. So, the best way to get an answer is to speak to your tour consultant.
  • Can I ask for a Field Study Tutor we have had before?
    Of course! Many of our groups create a great friendship with their FST and wish to have them accompany their groups on tour year after year. Whilst we can’t guarantee it, we will do our very best to fulfil any requests.

“Cath was a total legend! Interesting, friendly, fantastic company and as much of an Iceland ‘nutter’ as the rest of us!”

The Gregg School

Ready to tour?


Our FSTs are available in all our geography destinations. So, speak to a member of our team about including the services of a Field Study Tutor on your next tour.


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