Who are they?
124 Cromwell Road
London SW7 4ET
Tel: 0207 060 4494
Email: [email protected]
We have met with Expert Tuition’s staff. In addition, 36 clients and 26 tutors have completed an on-line survey (sent to 161 clients and 51 tutors) and we have followed this up with additional short phone interviews with some of those surveyed.
The Good Schools Guide review of Expert Tuition
Founder and director Ahmed Alaskary (30s) was a whippersnapper of just 15 when he started tutoring – all the more impressive when you consider that he went to one of the worst performing state schools in the country. ‘Let’s be realistic,’ came the response when Ahmed suggested his GCSE media studies class should be aiming for A*s, rather than the As and Bs that the teacher was suggesting. Determined to prove his teacher wrong, not just for himself but his classmates, Ahmed swotted up and tutored them at lunchtimes in the library. By the end of year 10, he was teaching up to 30 students in maths, chemistry, biology, English, history and media studies both at lunchtimes and after school. Lo and behold, results shot up, Ahmed secured a place at a top sixth form (Tiffin) and the first seed of Expert Tuition – which he officially founded in 2012 - was sown.
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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.
Review snapshot: DT increasingly works in independent schools, including Habs and Sydneham, but more interestingly in state schools - to help small groups of struggling students, which they offer at a reduced rate. ‘The fact that DT does this work in state schools is the reason I work for them,’ one tutor told us.
Review snapshot: This is the BMW of tutor agencies – wow-factor quality, innovative, always evolving, an authority in the industry. It doesn’t pretend or want to be Ferrari – rich jet-setters and Russian oligarchs aren’t their target market.
Review snapshot: Tutors told us it feels like ‘the elite end of tutoring’ but ‘without being stuffy’. ‘Although a relatively new company, Golden Circle offers world-class education’, said one.
Review snapshot: A set-up so superb and so clearly desperately needed that you can’t help wondering why there’s nothing else like it around. And believe us, there isn’t. If anyone knows their onions regarding SEN, it’s Joanna, who also cares deeply about the tutors and families she works with. As for conditions…
Areas covered: Across London, Surrey, North Kent and increasingly Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, West Sussex and Berkshire, as well as internationally (Monaco and Germany) and online (including overseas, especially Doha and Dubai). read more