We have visited Elite IB Tutors’ offices. In addition, 400 tutors and 850 clients were sent links to an on-line survey, which was completed by 28 clients and 56 tutors. For an explanation of the different tutor sections in the Good Schools Guide see which tutor agency?
The Good Schools Guide review of Elite IB Tutors
Founded in 2011 by Tim Hoffmann when he was tutoring IB students after gaining his degree in Engineering Science from Oxford two years previously (he’d already scored 44 points for his IBDP from Antwerp International School in Belgium). The company has since grown organically, starting with interns, then appointing permanent staff around two years in. The company now operates in Switzerland and Singapore, while the London HQ now has six staff in addition to Tim. All are IB graduates and three started as tutors (still tutor now, although not for EIB to avoid conflict of interest). Families deal with client managers Bella, Chris or Sam, while Tim devotes his time to people management, assessments, interviewing tutors, UCAS support and Oxbridge preparation.
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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