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Minerva Tutors
1 Fore Street
London
EC2Y 5EJ

Temple of Minerva
Pop Brixton
49 Brixton Station Road
London
SW9 8PQ

Tel: +44 (0)208 819 3276
Email: hello@minervatutors.com
Website: www.minervatutors.com

We have visited Minerva Tutors’ offices. In addition, 50 tutors and 327 clients were sent links to an on-line survey, which was completed by 25 clients and 25 tutors. For an explanation of the different tutor sections in the Good Schools Guide see which tutor agency?

The Good Schools Guide review of Minerva Tutors

Ever paused to question the normal boasts of tutor agencies? It was precisely this that led Hugh Viney (himself a tutor, after graduating from UCL in Classics) to found Minerva in August 2014. ‘Many agencies, for example, pride themselves on having hundreds of tutors, but parents know that just means they’re essentially a job-board because you can’t match well if you don’t know your tutors well,’ he says. Then there’s the claim by some agencies that their tutors are of such high quality that they don’t need training. ‘But surely we all need continual professional development (CPD),’ exclaims Hugh. And so Minerva – with its ‘fewer tutors, more hours’ mantra was born.

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