We have visited JK Educate’s offices. In addition, 39 clients and 12 tutors have completed an on-line survey. For an explanation of the different tutor sections in the Good Schools Guide see which tutor agency?
The Good Schools Guide review of JK Educate
Lorrae Jaderberg and Katie Krais run a tight ship from their Hampstead Garden Suburb offices, with the help of one full-time client relations manager (who is the first point of call for all parents) and a team of part-time staff. Both women have a strong history in school leadership and SENCO that spans across the state and private sectors, having originally met when they job shared a year 4 class teaching role back in 1999. Katie went onto become head of years 3, 4, 5 and 6 – as well as being a teacher governor - and Lorrae was appointed as a deputy head teacher.
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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