Who are they?
487 Fulham Road
Tel: 0207 3856795 / 07732 371880
Email: [email protected]
We have met with Bespoke Tuition’s staff. In addition, 41 clients and 47 tutors have completed an on-line survey (sent to 102 clients and 97 tutors) and we have followed this up with additional short phone interviews with some of those surveyed.
The Good Schools Guide review of Bespoke Tuition
Clients and tutors don’t talk about ‘Bespoke Tuition’ – they just talk about ‘Emma.’ ‘Emma is always dependable and extremely helpful.’ ‘Emma’s service is just amazing.’ ‘Emma provided me with the best tutor ever.’ All the more impressive when you consider that she’s taken on a whole team (all freelance) since we last reviewed this higher end agency, so there are now services specialists in travelling tutors, home schooling, mindfulness and speech and language. There are also club, course and masterclass leaders in study skills, critical thinking, writing club, Shakespeare workshop, debating and book and poetry club. Then there’s Bespoke’s accounts manager, plus specialists for the consultancy arm. Despite this small army (which must make for a jolly interesting dinner party), Emma remains the first and main point of contact throughout and does all the hand picking of tutors for clients. ‘I know every tutor and every family,’ says Emma, her sparkly, polished manner rarely failing to win them over.
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Review snapshot: A highly branded, tech-savvy, energetic tutor agency run by bright young things who have come in and shaken up industry norms. A company with a clear edge and one we would particularly recommend for home schooling.
Review snapshot: Tutors were consistently rated good or very good; a rating of average was as low as it got and even here numbers were relatively small. While there’s not much by way of formal training for tutors, resources are in ample supply – Lynne is on the must-invite list of every major examining board’s…
Areas covered: North west London locals make up the vast majority of the clientele - mostly in N14, N12, N3, N2, NW3, NW4, NW11, NW2, NW9, NW7 and HA8. Online tutoring has widened the company’s reach to include Cardiff, Nottingham, Potters Bar and even Cyprus…
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
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."
Review snapsot: Most tutoring is by trained teachers for GCSEs and A levels, with a little (but growing) amount at university level (‘but we hold our hands up if we can’t help, for instance we recently had to turn down a tutoring request from a property development student,’ says Matthew). Specialist subjects currently span biology, chemistry, physics, maths, further maths, English language, English lit, geography, history, RE, philosophy and ethics, psychology, French, Spanish, German, Latin, Ancient Greek, PE, business studies and economics. Small amount of 11+ and 13+ also on offer from non-teacher trained tutors.