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Finding a tutor for my child

Everything you need to know about choosing a tutor for your child.

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Whatever your reason for using tutoring services outside of school, you’ll want to get the best bang for your educational buck. Our quick checklist will make sure you find the most effective tutor for your needs.

 

Tutor agencies

Tutor agency reviews

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We have reviewed over 50 tutor agencies nationwide. These reviews are available online to logged in subscribers

Online tutoring

How to cope during lockdown

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The only way your child can be tutored during lockdown is online. So is it worth it? Can it ever be as good as face-to-face tutoring? And does it suit some children more than others? Find all this out, and more.

Do I need a tutor?

Your questions answered

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Are you sure your child really needs a tutor? Use our checklist to work out if it’s really necessary or if you’re better off helping your child via alternative means.

 

Further reading

Tutoring - getting your money's worth
Could tutoring harm my child?
Tutoring vs mentoring
11+ revision courses
Tuition Centres
Alternatives to tutoring
The Tutors Association

Most popular Good Schools Guide articles


  • Minerva Tutors overview

    Review snapshot: This is the Innocent Drinks (as in smoothies) of the tutor world – run by bright young things that have come in and shaken up all the industry norms, resulting in a friendly, energetic, highly branded, internet-savvy company with a clear edge.

  • Able Tutors overview

    Review snapshot: We’ve been very pleased,’ says a parent. ‘My child needed very specific help, Lynne had the right person, put us together and it made a big difference.’

  • Griffin & Bell overview

    Review snapshot: ‘It’s on the more expensive side, particularly for more experienced tutors, but it’s absolutely my favourite. They’re honest, on the ball and have the best quality tutors,’ concluded another parent. read more

  • Gabbitas Educational Consultants overview

    Review snapshot: ‘We have families that stay with us throughout their children’s upbringing – then we look after their own children. This really does happen, with generations of the same family having worked with us.’ ‘Having a small register, we know our tutors personally. Some have been with us for many years which helps greatly in matching clients and tutors appropriately.’    

  • Enjoy Education overview

    Review snapshot: "Founded in 2006 by Kate Shand who is committed, passionate, energetic and hugely likeable. Clearly on a mission to deliver a top quality service to her clients – and her tutors – Kate is eloquent on the personal nature of the tutor-client-agency relationship and has a positively moral take on what she sees as her job."


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