In fact, our first programming course was in the third year!
Looking back, I remember the first two years were very difficult and were almost exclusively filled with math-related courses.
You can do this by reading what other students say about their teaching methods and reading what the tutor says on their profile.
After that, it is only a matter of comparing tutors’ availability and costs to choose the one that is best for your needs.
In general, you should always hire a tutor to teach you the material and work on the homework with you.