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Bonas MacFarlane Tuition
1a Gertrude Street
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BM is directed by Charles Bonas, Will Petty and David Wellesley-Wesley, although it’s Harry Cobb who is in the driving seat, managing the business, with two assistants to help him place and select tutors. The rest of the business is made up of around 20 staff, based in offices in London, Dubai and Almaty (Charles’ wife is from Kazakhstan) and representatives in Edinburgh, Moscow, Lagos, Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur. Charles - ex-Harrow and Oxford (history), and a qualified teacher - started tutoring when he was studying law and has since clocked up 24 years of tutoring experience. Although he now only tutors and mentors a handful of children, he remains hands-on when it comes to client involvement more generally. ‘I’ve seen other tutor agencies where the director divorces themselves from client contact and I think that’s a recipe for disaster. I talk to parents, schools and children on a daily basis,’ he says. Will, also a highly experienced tutor, worked and trained at The Dyslexia Teaching Centre, and is now the company's chief assessor and lead consultant on school placements. David founded The Independent Schools Show and British Boarding Schools Show (their sister companies, that have enabled them to build up relationships with hundreds of schools) and works on relationship-building with schools. And Harry was a full-time tutor for nearly three years before joining BM in 2013.
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