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The Good Schools Guide review of British Home Tutors
Run by Tom F Maher MA, an economics teacher but who now works on BHT full-time – testament to its success. Gentle, boyish (although he’s in his mid-50s and married), charmingly frank, with a lovely, soft, southern Irish tinge to his quietly humorous conversation, Mr Maher runs BHT from his home. Serious himself about teaching, he stresses this common denominator among his 70 or so tutors, all of whom are practising teachers and who tutor not solely for the cash but for the pleasure of seeing the big improvements one-to-one done well can make. Also stresses that BHT is not an agency in the usual sense – more of a co-operative of like-minded teachers with him at the centre. ‘BHT is a lot less commercially aggressive than many of the other tutoring companies out there and that appears to suit many of our families and tutors, but perhaps not our bank manager and potential investors so much’, he says.
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.
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: ‘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.’
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." read more
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