We have visited Owl Tutors’ offices. In addition, a total of 316 clients and 86 tutors were invited to fill in an online survey, of whom 32 clients and 29 tutors completed it. For an explanation of the different tutor sections in the Good Schools Guide see which tutor agency?
The Good Schools Guide review of Owl tutors
Former-teacher-turned-banker Lawrence Drew turned to full-time tutoring only to find his previous experience undervalued. ‘They routinely put me forward for tuition jobs at the same rate as people with no formal teaching experience at all,’ he explains. And so Owl Tutors was born in 2011 – an agency that only takes on qualified teachers and pays them well. Drew (MBIOCHEM Hons) has since brought on two other full-time members of staff – partner Mike Davies (BSc Hons in Physics), another former teacher and full-time tutor; and Jenny Katzaros (BA in Classics; MSc in Political Science).
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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