Who are they?
British Home Tutors
25 Colehill Lane
Telephone: 0207 731 7815
Email: [email protected]
We have met with British Home Tutors staff. In addition, 24 clients and 24 tutors have completed an on-line survey (sent to 91 clients and 61 tutors) and we have followed this up with additional short phone interviews with some of those surveyed.
The Good Schools Guide review of British Home Tutors
Founded and run by Tom Maher MA (economics and philosophy from Trinity) (late 50s), an economics teacher who worked for many years at MPW, where most of his first recruits came from back in 1996. Gentle, charmingly frank, with a lovely, soft, southern Irish tinge to his quietly humorous conversation, he runs BHT from his home. The most humbleOne of the most modest tutor company owners we’ve met by a long shot – quite somethingrefreshing in an industry not exactly known for its humility. Notable Genuine sense of the responsibility weighs on his shoulders – ‘if a parent rings whose daughter wants to be a medic and needs that all important A in chemistry, we can’t be sending just anyone.’ None of which this is lost on parents: ‘Tom listened, thought hard and came back with a plan – he was always available throughout the year with suggestions, empathy, feedback and wisdom,’ said one. ‘Could not have been more helpful and efficient.’ ‘Totally reliable, listens and makes an effort to find the best match for your child.’
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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.