Who are they?
124 New Bond Street
Tel: 0207 748 0797
Email: [email protected]
We have met with Riviera Tutors’ staff. In addition, 24 clients and 20 tutors have completed an on-line survey (sent to 45 clients and 31 tutors) and we have followed this up with additional short phone interviews with some of those surveyed.
The Good Schools Guide review of Riviera Tutors
A family affair: Luke Sullivan (mid 30s), who graduated in English lit from Bristol, is the founder and main frontman. His wife, Olena – lawyer by training, and a recipient of the State Medal of Ukraine for her ‘outstanding contribution towards youth development’ – supports him with aplomb and takes care of their Russian-speaking families. Luke’s cousin Vanessa Chamberlain (Cambridge history graduate and ex-PWC) heads up accounts, tutoring management and scheduling. More recently, Laura Kellie (no relation, teacher and educational consultant) joined as head of teaching and learning which covers recruitment, CPD, safeguarding and SEND, student progress and curriculum development, while Charity Cooper (also no relation, accounting background) does budgeting, accounting and admin.
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The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants offer assessments in English, maths and in reasoning. Most schools assess these subjects when considering a child for a place. This is especially important for children coming from different countries with different educational systems. But there can be many reasons for checking a child's progress in these basic skills. Contact us for further information +44 (0) 203 286 6824.
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: Tutors were consistently rated good or very good; a rating of average was as low as it got and even here numbers were relatively small. While there’s not much by way of formal training for tutors, resources are in ample supply – Lynne is on the must-invite list of every major examining board’s…
Areas covered: North west London locals make up the vast majority of the clientele - mostly in N14, N12, N3, N2, NW3, NW4, NW11, NW2, NW9, NW7 and HA8. Online tutoring has widened the company’s reach to include Cardiff, Nottingham, Potters Bar and even Cyprus…
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."