Who are they?
Carfax Private Tutors
25 Beaumont Street
Telephone: +44 1865 520521
We have visited and had extensive consultation with Carfax Private Tutors.
The Good Schools Guide review of Carfax Private Tutors
Principal Rupert Alesbury was a King’s Scholar at Eton, studied French and Russian at Oxford, and picked up Mandarin Chinese, too, during a stint in China. Sartorially elegant as befits the principal of a ‘reassuringly expensive’ establishment, he is an experienced tutor himself, as are many of the other administrative staff. Academic registrar Victoria Jefferson has tutored and run tutor training courses at Oxford University, where she took her doctorate, and senior tutor Jonathan Christie has 30 years of experience running tutorial colleges in Oxford.
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Review snapshot: We’ve been very pleased,’ says a parent. ‘My child needed very specific help, Lynne had the right person, put us together and it made a big difference.’
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."