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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 (he’s in his mid 30s and married), charmingly frank, with a lovely, soft, southern Irish tinge to his quietly humorous conversation, Mr Maher runs BHT from his home where he also teaches some of his pupils. 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.
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: ‘They won’t just tell you what you want to hear and take your money – they are realistic with you, and that includes bringing tutoring to an end if they feel it might become a crux or has run its course.’ 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." read more
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