We visited Kings Tutors at the Institute of Directors, where they are based most days. In addition, 27 clients and 21 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 Kings Tutors
Instantly likeable and ultra-efficient director Emily Jack (BA in classics and English from Newcastle Uni) founded the company after tutoring for five years alongside her degree and a brief stint working in the financial services. ‘I wanted to set up my own company and I loved the way good tutoring can bring out a child’s full potential,’ she says. Works mainly from the morning room at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London - ‘It’s a lovely place to meet clients and tutors, and the light is wonderful,’ she says; we agree. But if you call in, you’re more likely to get Leonora (degree from Durham University; also worked as a nanny) who, as the main point of contact, helps to recruit tutors and works closely with clients to ensure successful placements.
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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