Who are they?
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We have visited Able Tutors’ offices. In addition, 24 clients and 13 tutors have completed an on-line survey (sent to 54 clients and 50 tutors) and we have followed this up with additional short phone interviews with some of those surveyed. For an explanation of the different tutor sections in the Good Schools Guide see which tutor agency?
The Good Schools Guide review of Able Tutors
You don’t get much from the Able Tutors website, particularly when it comes to its owner, Lynne Nathan, who doesn’t even rate a mention. But behind that anonymity, there’s a forceful personality with strong opinions on almost every aspect of education.
Lynne was an educational late starter. A reluctant office worker (‘you were expected to take a secretarial course and get married,’) she was permanently bored – as well as being aware of being cleverer than the people she worked for.
So she took herself off to night school, gained an A level in English and then whistled through a part-time degree in English and history at Middlesex University in just three and a half years, not bad going given that she was also raising young children at the time. A career in teaching beckoned, but proved a mixed and often stressful experience. So when parents kept asking her to give their children extra support in English and to recommend maths tutors, turning it into a paid career was the answer – and the company was born in 2009.
The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants offer assessments in English, maths and in reasoning. Most schools assess these subjects when considering a child for a place. This is especially important for children coming from different countries with different educational systems. But there can be many reasons for checking a child's progress in these basic skills. Contact us for further information +44 (0) 203 286 6824.