Who are they?
Capital Tuition Group
Flat 2, 1 Archway Mews
Putney Bridge Road
Tel: 020 3478 8514
We have met with Capital Tuition Group’s staff. In addition, 21 clients and 20 tutors completed an online survey (sent to 240 clients and 184 tutors) and we followed this up with additional short phone interviews with some of those surveyed.
The Good Schools Guide review of Capital Tuition Group
When a desperate mother offered Matthew Curnier BSc MSc PGCE (King’s College London) double pay to clear his diary to help prepare her daughter for a chemistry exam, he realised it might be time to stop working as a lone tutor. ‘I couldn’t do it as I was already booked up, but it was a real turning point and I started to take on other tutors in that autumn of 2015.’
Nearly a decade on, Capital is unrecognisable from the fledgling company we first reviewed, with 180 tutors now working with 150 families every year. They are members of The Tutors’ Association, approved providers of The National Tutoring Programme and work with over 17 schools (independent, state and short stay schools) in London, Surrey and Hampshire. It’s been quite a ride, admits Matthew, a science teacher who taught in state schools for five years and who has worked as a tutor for 15 (still does a little – ‘important to keep a hand in’).
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